Gaza, May 19 (IANS) Fouad Yahya, a resident of the Gaza Strip, had never expected that one day a fish will help treat his skin disease, a therapy that he learnt about via the internet. "I smiled as I inserted both of my feet in a vessel filled with warm freshwater containing dozens of Garra Rufa fish, a toothless kind of fish used for such kind of therapy," Xinhua quoted him as saying
Gaza, April 28 (IANS) Families of Palestinian Salafi Muslims held in Hamas prisons gathered in Gaza City on Sunday, demanding the Hamas government to release their sons, reported Xinhua.
Gaza, April 23 (IANS) Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh welcomed Tuesday Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's determination to visit the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip despite US pressure. Erdogan's decision to visit the Palestinian territory "emphasizes that the era of US tutelage has ended", said Haniyeh in a statement issued by his office, reported Xinhua. Haniyeh is currently visiting Qatar.
Gaza, March 30 (IANS) Hama's Gaza chief Ismail Haniyeh Saturday led a high-ranking delegation headed to Egypt in a surprise visit, reported Xinhua citing sources. The visit came after Egyptian media reports blamed Hamas for the August killing of 16 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai, which borders Gaza with numerous smuggling tunnels underneath between the two. While the reason for the visit is not immediately know, the sources suggested that the delegation may meet with Hamas' leaders in exile for the movement's internal elections, which include the choosing of its supreme leader -- the head of the politburo.
Gaza, March 25 (IANS) A Hamas military court has handed down the death sentence to a Palestinian convict in the Gaza Strip for collaborating with Israel, a media report said. The sentence came just days after Hamas authorities in Gaza launched a campaign to fight collaboration, urging spies to turn themselves in for amnesty, Xinhua reported.
Gaza, Feb 16 (IANS) Hamas and Israel held indirect discussions, faciliated by Egypt, to further implement the November ceasefire that ended their clash in Gaza, a Hamas official said Saturday, reported Xinhua. The talks involve taking more steps by Israel to ease its blockade on the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and stop attacking Palestinians in areas Israel has recently given to the Palestinians -- the extra 3 nautical miles for fishermen and what had been a buffer zone along Gaza's northern and eastern borders with Israel, according to senior Hamas official Khalil al-Hayya. Al-Hayya told reporters that Hamas envoys do not meet the Israelis, but Egypt communicates between the two sides
Gaza, Dec 22 (IANS/WAM) A total of 436 Palestinian couples tied the knot at a mass wedding sponsored by the UAE's Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation. Deposed Palestinian prime minister Ismail Haniyeh attended the wedding ceremony at the Gaza Strip.
Gaza, Dec 17 (IANS) Israel Sunday allowed the export of strawberries, herbs and cherry tomatoes from the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian official said. The development comes after Israel and the Islamic movement of Hamas agreed on a ceasefire following their eight-day battle last month
Gaza, Dec 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Khaled Meshaal, political leader of Hamas, has reached the Gaza Strip, setting foot on Palestinian soil for the first time in 37 years. "I hope god will make me a martyr on the land of Palestine in Gaza," Qatar-based TV channel Al Jazeera quoted Meshaal as saying during his visit to Gaza, shortly after he drove through from Egypt into Gaza via the Rafah crossing.
Gaza, Nov 26 (IANS) UN's special envoy to the Middle East has urged Hamas to abide by the Egyptian−brokered ceasefire with Israel for the interest of people in the Gaza Strip, Xinhua reported. "Our message today to the Hamas leadership is also to abide by its commitment to stop all hostilities, including rocket attacks and attacks along the border," said Robert Serry Sunday