28,000 homes damaged in Gaza during war with Israel, report

The minister of public works and housing in Gaza on Thursday released new statistics about damage caused by Israel’s military offensive during the summer, as the reconstruction process slowly begins. Mufid al-Hasayneh said that 28,000 homes were damaged during Israel’s offensive, with 3,000 completely destroyed. Over 88,000 affected families have registered with the UN refugee […]

Syrian troops mass at Palestinian camp as conflict flares

Syrian troops backed by tanks gathered outside the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus on Monday, the scene of clashes between Palestinians loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and rebels supported by Palestinian fighters, activists said. Clashes inside the camp continued on Monday with thousands of people fleeing to nearby suburbs

Syrian planes attack mosque in Yarmouk Palestinian camp

A mosque in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in southern Damascus that was sheltering some 600 refugees from neighbouring districts has been attacked from the air and hit by at least one rocket, and there are reports of many casualties. Yarmouk is a stronghold of the pro-Assad Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, […]

Syrian Warplanes Bomb Palestinian Refugee Camp in Damascus

Syrian opposition activists say government warplanes have bombed a Palestinian camp on the southern outskirts of the capital, Damascus, killing at least eight people. The activists said Sunday’s air strike was the first of its kind on the Yarmouk refugee camp since forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad began suppressing a popular uprising in March […]

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah: The rebels can’t win the war in Syria

Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday during a student graduation ceremony that there is no way the rebels in Syria could win the war against President Bashar al-Assad. “If you are betting that the regime will fall in Syria, all your information is wrong. Do not build your information on wrong assumptions,” Hezbollah […]

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal ends exile, visits Gaza strip

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal ended decades of exile on Friday with a triumphal first ever visit to the Gaza Strip that underscored the Islamist group’s growing confidence following its latest conflict with Israel. After passing through the Egyptian border crossing, Meshaal knelt and touched the ground with his

Hamas leader to visit Gaza for first time in 45 years

Hamas’s exiled leader will step onto Palestinian land for the first time in 45 years on Friday for a “victory rally” in the Gaza Strip, displaying his newfound confidence after last month’s conflict with Israel. The Islamist group’s leader, Khaled Meshaal, who has not visited the Palestinian Territories since leaving the West Bank at age […]

Palestinian envoy gets ‘state’ name plate in UN assembly

A new “State of Palestine” name plate was put up in the UN General Assembly on Friday for Palestinian envoy Riyad Mansour, who condemned Israel’s planned new settlements in the occupied territories. Israel revealed plans to build 3,000 more settler homes in east Jerusalem and the West Bank