Israel's planned annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank would be a "declaration of war", Gaza rulers Hamas said on Thursday, as a UN envoy warned the move could fuel extremism.
HE the Chairman of Qatar's Gaza Reconstruction Committee, ambassador Mohamed al-Emadi, met the leadership of the Hamas movement in Gaza headed by Yahya al-Sinwar.
A Palestinian was killed by Israeli airstrikes on Saturday, the health ministry in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip said, in an attack launched in response to rocket fire.
Hamas leader Ismail Haniya said Thursday his Palestinian movement rejected next week's US-sponsored Middle East economic conference in Bahrain as it would amount to Arab "normalisation" of ties with Israel.
Hamas leader Ismail Haniya said Tuesday the rocket from Gaza that hit a house in Israel last week launched due to a technical error, his first official statement on the strike.
Two Palestinians including a Hamas policeman suffocated to death from gas in a cross-border tunnel under Gaza's frontier with Egypt, the enclave's interior ministry said Monday.
A Hamas armed wing member killed by Israeli fire after soldier injured was killed by Israeli tank fire along the Gaza border Tuesday