Dervla Murphy spent a month in Gaza once it was possible to get in via Egypt after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, and has brough out a book.
Singer Mohammed Assaf has had messages of support from Palestine's president, despite being arrested more than 20 times by Hamas for his singing.
Palestinian women are turning their kitchens into a much-needed source of revenue â€” and fellowship.
Israel says it is phasing out white phosphorus smokescreen munitions whose use during its 2008-2009 offensive drew war crimes allegations.
Starting with the new school year in September, Gaza boys and girls in middle and high school will be breaking the law if they study side by side.
Gaza's third international marathon has been cancelled after the ruling Hamas movement refused to allow women to run.
The United States has blocked a UN Security Council statement condemning the escalating conflict between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
We look at the last week of airstrikes between Israel and Palestine, which has turned into the bloodiest period of conflict in Gaza for some time.
Israeli strikes in Gaza have pushed the death toll to 40 as the US claims militant rocket fire is a 'precipitating factor' in the conflict.
In Gaza, the emergence of militant organisations beyond the control of the ruling Hamas make the consequences of Israel's operation unpredictable.
The Israeli navy have boarded and diverted a boat carrying pro-Palestinian activists seeking to breach Israel's naval blockade on the Gaza Strip.
Some 450 000 litres of fuel have been delivered to the crisis-hit Gaza Strip through Israel's Kerem Shalom border crossing.
Hamas will not do Iran's bidding in any war with Israel, according to senior figures within the militant Islamic group.
A visit by Gaza's Hamas leader has angered official Palestinian representatives in Tunisia who say they were 'ignored' during the talks.
Israeli aircraft struck Hamas outposts in Gaza and Palestinians fired rockets into southern Israel on Friday as violence escalated.
Israel launched a series of air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, targeting a Hamas security complex and tunnels used to smuggle weapons.
Gaza's 1,5-million people are facing a food crisis as a result of the destruction of great areas of farmland during the Israeli invasion.
Four days after Israel halted its war in Gaza, Hamas decided it was time for victory celebrations. In the past, thousands would gather for rallies.
Hamas officials stepped in on Sunday to offer cash handouts worth a total of $52-million to Gazans who had lost family members, homes or businesses.
Voicing shock and anger at the "heartbreaking" devastation, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited the Gaza Strip on Tuesday to pledge aid.