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Palestinian men work at a passport control station held by the Palestinian Authority at the northern entrance of the Gaza Strip just after the Israeli-controlled Erez crossing, on November 1, 2017 in Beit Hanun. An AFP journalist saw Hamas installations at a separate checkpoint with Israel being dismantled. Under the …

Israel Reopens Border Crossing into Gaza Strip

JERUSALEM – Israel reopened its only crossing for people with the Gaza Strip on Monday, a week after shutting it over violence along the border with the Palestinian enclave.

Palestinian security forces loyal to the Palestinian Authority stand at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip on July 17, 2018. - Israel further tightened its blockade of the Gaza Strip preventing fuel deliveries through its only goods crossing with the Palestinian enclave after scores of …

Hamas Warns of ‘Dangerous Consequences’ Over Closure of Gaza Crossing

The Hamas terrorist group on Monday warned Israel of “dangerous consequences” over its fresh restrictions at a commercial crossing with the Gaza Strip, as the administrators of the Rafah passage linking Egypt to the Palestinian enclave announced its crossing would also be shuttered in both directions on Tuesday.

Visiting Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya talks to reporters at a press conference at Doha International Airport before his departure on Sunday, Dec 3, 2006. (AP Photo/Hamid Jalaludin)

Hamas Leader Heads to Cairo Ahead of Gaza Protests

The head of Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas left for Cairo on Sunday, sources in the movement said, a day before major protests are expected in the enclave over Washington’s controversial Jerusalem embassy move.

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Hamas Hands Border Crossings to Palestinian Authority

RAFAH – Hamas handed over control of the Gaza Strip’s borders with Egypt and Israel to the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday in the first key test of a landmark Palestinian reconciliation accord agreed last month.

Palestinian men wait to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip, on August 20, 2015.

Hamas Accused of Cronyism at Gaza Border Control

TEL AVIV – Hamas is facing accusations of cronyism for giving preference to its own members during the very limited periods the Rafah Crossing, the Gaza Strip’s only gateway to the outside world, is open. In 2015, the crossing was open for 26 days

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Report: Egypt Stops Hamas Commandos from Linking Up with Iran

A bus full of Hamas operatives traveling through the Sinai Peninsula was stopped abruptly on Thursday, and initial reports stated that four members of Hamas—a Palestinian rival terrorist organization headquartered in Gaza—had been abducted by terrorists loyal to the Islamic State.