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Hamas's new leader radically shifts military strategy - The Jerusalem Post

From military budget overhauls to shifts in tunnel operations, Hamas leader Yayha Sinwar is shaking up Gaza. By Anna Ahronheim. September 27, 2017 18:59. 3 minute read. > Lawmakers: Electing Sinwar reveals Hamas aims to start a new conflict · >.and more »

Hamas chief: Palestinian reconciliation meant to stop Israeli Gaza siege - The Jerusalem Post

Hamas chief in the Strip Ismail Haniyeh tells the Palestinian people that talks underway to solve the rift between Hamas and Fatah are really meant to stop Israel from "swallowing up the West Bank." By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA, JPOST.and more »

Palestinian Reconciliation: Abbas Says No to 'Hezbollah Model' in Gaza as Hamas Hopes to Retain Armed Wing - Haaretz

Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip and senior Palestinian Authority officials issued further declarations over the weekend about their commitment to reconcile and said both sides are committed to moving the process ahead. But even if the parties reach ...and more »

Quiet on settlement activity, Mideast Quartet calls for PA control of Gaza - The Jerusalem Post

WASHINGTON – The Middle East Quartet, a working group on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict comprised of Russia, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations, has issued a statement addressing the growing humanitarian crisis plaguing the ...and more »

Army believes Hamas focusing tunnels more on defense than attack - The Times of Israel

Hamas appears to be changing its tunnel strategy, shifting from a focus on border-crossing attack routes to more internal defense structures, as Israel steps up work on its underground barrier surrounding the Gaza Strip, according to IDF assessments on ...and more »

Hamas Reportedly Agrees to Egypt's New Plan for Prisoner Swap With Israel - Haaretz

The leader of Hamas in Gaza said on Thursday that the organization has agreed to a framework for prisoner exchanges between Hamas and Israel proposed by Egypt two weeks ago. Israeli political sources told Haaretz Friday morning that Yahya Sinwar's ...and more »

The sea was a breath of fresh air for isolated Gaza. Now the water stinks. - Washington Post

GAZA CITY — The beach has long provided much-needed relief for the 2 million residents of the Gaza Strip, cut off from the rest of the world. They come to swim, play soccer, relax, or as many poetically put it — speak to the sea. "It's like talking ...and more »

MPs urged to help Palestinian student denied exit visa from Gaza to take up place at Goldsmiths - The Independent

A Palestinian scholarship student due to begin a masters programme at Goldsmiths, University of London is worried that he may have to forfeit his place on the course thanks to the delay of his travel papers from the Israeli authorities. Mohammed Awad ...and more »

Five PA Security chiefs to meet with Hamas in Gaza next Monday - The Jerusalem Post

Hamas announced last week that it dissolved its governing body in Gaza and that it is prepared to hand over responsibility for the Strip to the PA. By Adam Rasgon. September 27, 2017 17:50. 1 minute read. > Why do state-seeking Palestinians oppose ...and more »

Unemployment in Gaza reaches highest levels since 2014 - Middle East Monitor

Gaza's unemployment rate rose to 44 percent during the second quarter of 2017, reaching the highest rate since the end of Operation Protective Edge in 2014. The figures were published in a 27 September press release by Gisha, an Israeli NGO focusing on ...and more »