The Syrian opposition is blaming pro-government militia members for the slaying of a prominent Palestinian militant in his house outside Damascus.
Kevin Flower reports on a new Israeli movie about the still unsolved assassination of a Hamas leader in Dubai in 2010.
Three Palestinians were hanged in Gaza on Saturday, one of them for "collaborating" with the Israelis, the territory's ruling Hamas government said.
Israel launched fresh airstrikes early Monday in Gaza, security officials and medical sources said, as talks about a possible cease-fire after three days of bombing apparently failed. At least 30 people were injured, including one critically, they said.
Despite a new urgency for reconciliation among Palestinians, few are optimistic. CNN's Fionnuala Sweeney reports.
The recent visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington primarily focused on Iran's nuclear program -- a long way from previous meetings that had, more often than not, focused on Israeli-Palestinian relations. There is little talk about a peace process these days.
In 2007, we stood on the Israeli side of the Erez crossing , where we tried and failed to get into the Gaza Strip. Inside, a Palestinian civil war was taking place, pitting political and philosophical rivals Hamas and Fatah against each other. After a succession of assassinations, kidnappings and street battles, Hamas took complete control of Gaza, and for the first time in its history, had to figure out how to run a government. In 2011, when the post-Mubarak government of Egypt decided to start letting small numbers of folks into Gaza through their Rafah crossing, we knew it was our chance to finally get a rare glimpse of the embattled Gaza Strip and to see what life was like under the rule of Hamas.
VICE makes their way into Gaza for a rare glimpse of what life is like under Hamas rule.
In a change in policy, the leaders of the Syrian-backed Islamic militant group Hamas declared their support Friday for anti-government protesters in Syria.
Israeli security forces stormed the West Bank home of a Palestinian parliament member affiliated with Hamas on Tuesday morning.
Hamas condemned Friday the arrests of two Palestinian lawmakers and called for a halt to recent peace talks.
As Palestinian politicians meet in Cairo this week to discuss the long-awaited and much-delayed implementation of a national reconciliation agreement signed by political factions earlier this year, officials in the Fatah party of Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas have been surprisingly open and confident in their predictions of concluding a deal that will include their bitter rival Hamas.
Jordan's King Abdullah made a rare visit to the West Bank Monday to hold talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as the Palestinian leader is expected to renew reconciliation talks with rival political faction Hamas later in the week.
Missiles fired from Israeli warplanes overnight Sunday struck a Hamas naval building in northern Gaza, killing 1 person and injuring at least three others, according to Hamas security and medical officials.
The dramatic Gilad Shalit-Palestinian prisoner swap gives a political boost to the anti-Israel Hamas movement, which negotiated the deal with Israel, analysts said.
The details of the prisoner-exchange deal announced between Israel and Hamas -- a swap of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier held captive by Hamas since 2006, for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners -- are not yet fully known. But after five years of failed negotiations, it is clear that both sides have made concessions. And that is a sign of hope.
One person was killed and at least 12 were injured Saturday when more than two dozen rockets fired by Gaza militants slammed into Israeli cites.
In a move that could portend an increase in violence between Israelis and Palestinians, the Hamas military wing announced it was ending a de facto two-year truce with Israel early Saturday.
Gaza's ruling Hamas government said Tuesday it executed two Palestinian men for collaborating with Israel.
CNN's Nima Elbagir on the significance of the reconciliation agreement signed by the two largest Palestinian factions.
Flags of Hamas green and Fatah yellow flew alongside the Palestinian Authority flag on the streets of Gaza on Wednesday, as thousands turned out to celebrate the formal adoption of a reconciliation agreement between the two largest Palestinian factions.
As Palestinian political factions prepared Tuesday to formally sign a political reconciliation agreement in Cairo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the Palestinian Authority to pull out of the deal, saying it would jeopardize the already-stalled Middle East peace process.
An Israeli teenager who was wounded on a bus attack earlier this month died from his injuries Sunday, police said.
Israeli forces struck targets in Rafah and Khan Yunis in Gaza on Friday, killing 12 people and injuring at least seven, Palestinian sources said.
Hamas claimed responsibility Thursday for shooting a missile that struck an Israeli bus, critically wounding a teenage boy on his way home from school.
Palestinian journalists are finding reporting increasingly difficult in the face of the growing abuse toward them by Palestinian security forces in the West Bank and Gaza, according to a report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch.
While the recent retraction of the most damning criticism against Israel's military offensive in Gaza came as a surprise to Hamas, the militant group says the substance of the controversial "Goldstone Report" hasn't changed.
Three people were killed in the Gaza Strip early Saturday morning during an Israeli airstrike, according to medics and a Hamas police spokesman.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that he is ready to visit Gaza immediately in an effort to end the internal political division between the two main Palestinian political parties, Hamas and Fatah.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank took to the streets in mass demonstrations Tuesday demanding an end to the inter-Palestinian political division and an end to Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories.
The Egyptian uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak after nearly 30 years in power was a watershed moment in the Middle East, inspiring a wave of rebellions and serving notice to Arab governments that no leader is immune from the collective wrath of his people.
Palestinian youth chant for change during a rally in the West Bank. CNN's Kevin Flower reports.
Hundreds of Palestinians rallied for unity in Ramallah Thursday, calling on Hamas, Fatah and other Palestinian political factions to heal the divide among them amid arguments over elections scheduled for September in the Palestinian territories.
Israeli forces carried out air strikes late Thursday in Gaza, but there were no reports of casualties, Israeli officials and a Hamas official concurred Friday.
In the summer of 2007, two Palestinian groups -- Fatah and Hamas -- fought street battles in Gaza. Fatah, loyal to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, was losing. And a U.S. diplomatic cable indicates that "desperate, disorganized, and demoralized" Fatah members appealed to Israel to attack their rival.
On my last day on a visit to Beirut, Lebanon, I participated in a long conversation with a Hamas political leader.
Israeli security forces seized money and property belonging to a convicted Hamas financier overnight, the Israel Defense Forces announced Monday morning.
The Palestinian Authority president repeated his stance Thursday that Israel's settlement activities are impediments to peace talks, but he also criticized his rival, Hamas, and the Iranian regime.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and other world leaders met in Syria Tuesday with the exiled leader of Hamas, the Palestinian movement that runs Gaza.
Israeli troops killed two militants on Friday in an operation targeting Hamas in the West Bank, an act that has sparked outrage over Israeli-Palestinian Authority security ties and militant vows of "revenge."
The military wing of the Islamist group Hamas Wednesday threatened to retaliate against the Palestinian Authority if its arrests of its West Bank activists continue.
The political leader of Hamas said in an interview Monday that the Islamist group will continue to fight what he called Israel's occupation of Palestinian territory, declaring the group's resistance "a legitimate and just cause, and therefore we will win no matter what."
Although locked out of peace talks, Hamas' political leader talks to CNN's Nic Robertson about the settlement issue.
Representatives of the two main Palestinian factions - the Islamist group Hamas and the Fatah party led by President Mahmoud Abbas - met on Friday into the early hours of Saturday and agreed on several disputed points in a reconciliation document mediated by Egypt, Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal told CNN.
A wanted Hamas operative was killed overnight in an Israeli military operation in the occupied West Bank, the military said Friday.
Ben Wedeman reports from Gaza on the Palestinian divisions that could undermine peace talks due to resume this week.
Members of the militant wing of Hamas and representatives of 10 other militant groups met Thursday and said they were joining forces and that attacks on Israelis would continue.
The Israeli military said Wednesday it is still looking for the perpetrators behind a drive-by attack Tuesday evening that left four people dead, including a pregnant woman.
Four Israelis -- including a pregnant woman -- were killed Tuesday near Hebron in the West Bank in a shooting for which the militant wing of Hamas claimed responsibility, officials said.
A senior Hamas member was killed during Israeli air strikes in Gaza, Hamas security forces said Saturday.
Turkey's foreign minister met with Hamas' leader-in-exile Khaled Meshaal during a visit to Syria Monday, a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry confirmed Tuesday.
A senior Hamas official who was released from prison last month has been taken into custody again for failing to leave East Jerusalem as he had been ordered to do, Israeli police spokesman Shmulik Ben Rubi confirmed to CNN Wednesday.
The United Nations' special coordinator for Middle East peace expressed his concerns Thursday over reports of Hamas breaking into charity offices in Gaza and closing them down, a statement said.
An Israeli airstrike in the Gaza town of Beit Lahiya killed three Hamas supporters on Tuesday, Palestinian sources told CNN.
An Israeli ministerial legislation committee has approved a bill that seeks to toughen the incarceration conditions of Hamas prisoners.
The ruling Hamas government in Gaza said it executed two Palestinian men Thursday for collaborating with Israel.
Israeli security forces killed a Hamas militant near the West Bank town of Hebron early Monday, an Israel Defense Forces spokesman said.
Israel and Hamas both failed to investigate serious violations of the laws of war during the Israeli incursion into Gaza in 2008 and early 2009, according to a new report released Sunday by Human Rights Watch.
It was something straight out of a James Bond film: A team of alleged killers in a swank Dubai hotel, some of them scoping out their target in an elevator while dressed in tennis clothes and carrying rackets and backpacks.
The U.S. Treasury put a bank and a television station -- both from Gaza -- on its terrorist-financing list, saying they were controlled by Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist movement.
Middle East experts and major players dissect a CNN interview of the son of a Hamas leader who says he spied for Israel.
A top official in the Palestinian militant group Hamas lashed out at the son of a Hamas founding member who says in a new book he was an Israeli spy for a decade.
The son of a founder of the Palestinian militant group, Hamas, Tuesday told CNN that he was a spy for Israel.
There is "no reason to think" Israeli agents were involved in the mysterious death in Dubai of a senior Hamas militant, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Wednesday.
A shadowy figure murdered in his Dubai hotel room by a hit squad that the police say operated with European passports. It sounds like the plot of a John Le Carré spy novel, but this is reality and the hunt is on for the killers of top Hamas official Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.
Israeli authorities discovered and disarmed an explosive barrel Wednesday, the third to wash up on an Israeli beach this week, the Israel Defense Forces said.
Two barrels filled with explosives washed up on beaches in Israel on Monday, according to Israeli authorities.
Mourners buried a senior Hamas militant Friday after his recent death in Dubai -- a death Hamas calls an "assassination."
An explosion in a Beirut, Lebanon, suburb killed two members of the Hamas militant group and injured two others, a Hamas representative announced Sunday.
Talk of a possible deal to release an Israeli soldier captured more than three years ago heightened Monday amid diplomatic activity in the region.
Something is stirring within the Hamas body politic, a moderating trend that, if nourished and engaged, could transform Palestinian politics and the Arab-Israeli peace process. There are unmistakable signs that the religiously based radical movement has subtly changed its uncompromising posture on Israel.
A human rights group says more than half of the Palestinians killed during Israel's three-week offensive against Hamas in Gaza earlier this year were civilians, contradicting an Israeli military claim.
A radical Muslim sheikh's call for the creation of an Islamic emirate in Gaza sparked clashes with Hamas forces that left 21 people dead and injured at least 121 others.
A radical Muslim cleric is among those killed after Hamas police storm a Gaza mosque. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
A radical Muslim sheikh called Friday for the creation of an Islamic emirate in Gaza, sparking clashes with Hamas forces that left 13 people dead, Hamas sources tell CNN.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour investigates how one madrassa student is recruited to join the Taliban.
Palestinian militant groups including the armed wing of Hamas are committing war crimes when they fire rockets into Israel, according to a report by campaign group Human Rights Watch.
Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal on Thursday called on the United States to take a more active role in the Mideast peace process "so that America and the rest of the world can take a break from the headache of the region."
Five militants died early Monday as they attempted to carry out an attack against Israeli forces, near Nachal Oz Crossing in northern Gaza, Hamas security sources said.
Former Hamas senior adviser talks to CNN's John Roberts about Obama's Middle East speech.
A U.N. team entered Gaza on Monday to investigate possible human rights abuses by Israel and Hamas during a three-week conflict that ended January 18.
Israeli anti-terror forces killed a suspected West Bank Hamas military leader Thursday, the country's military announced.
Israeli security forces are questioning 10 Hamas terrorism suspects, including four Hamas legislative council members, who were arrested in overnight raids across the West Bank, the military said Thursday.
A group of British politicians is trying to force the government in London to talk to Hamas, the militant Palestinian movement considered a terrorist organization by the United Kingdom, one of the politicians told CNN.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday ruled out working with any Palestinian unity government that includes Hamas if Hamas does not agree to recognize Israel.
Islamic fundamentalist group Hamas passed Sen. John Kerry a letter for President Obama while Kerry visited Gaza on Thursday, senior State Department officials said.
CNN's Ben Wedeman catches up with American lawmakers during their first trip to Gaza in years.
The Palestinian militant group Hamas said Monday that it is willing to consider the release of an Israeli soldier who was seized in a cross-border raid more than two years ago.
Israeli and Hamas negotiators have "almost reached agreement" on a long-term truce for Gaza, a spokesman for Hamas told CNN early Friday.
Amnesty International has accused Hamas militants in Gaza of kidnapping, killing and torturing fellow Palestinians they accuse of spying for Israel, the organization announced Tuesday.
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal on Sunday praised Iran for helping Hamas achieve "victory" over Israel in Gaza, according to Iranian media reports.
CNN's Karl Penhaul reports on claims Fatah spies helped Israel during the Gaza conflict.
In the wake of an Israeli offensive aimed at crippling Hamas, Gaza's ruling party, Hamas is accusing rival Palestinian faction Fatah of spying for Israel.
Palestinian militants declared Sunday that they would stop attacks on Israel for a week, a statement that came hours after Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced a unilateral cease-fire in the country's assault on Hamas in Gaza.
CNN's Karl Penhaul profiles an aid worker's quest to make his voice heard from Rafah on the Gaza side of the border.
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports from Raffa that people only venture out if they feel it is safe.
Israeli military action in Gaza is comparable to that of German soldiers during the Holocaust, a Jewish UK lawmaker whose family suffered at the hands of the Nazis has claimed.
A house north of Gaza City, where IDF says senior Hamas members were, was reduced to rubble by an Israeli airstrike.
An Israeli artillery strike Thursday killed the third most senior Hamas leader in Gaza, Hamas television announced.
The Israeli military says it has found a "sketch" detailing "the deployment of explosives and Hamas forces" in the Al-Attara neighborhood in northern Gaza.
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