"Brother Ismail Haniyeh was re-elected as the head of the movement's political office for a second time," one official says. His term will last four years.
The Palestinian resistance group and the Lebanese Shia armed group have had long-standing ties and the recent violence in Gaza might have helped to strengthen their connections.
US President Joe Biden expresses "strong support" for Israel's strikes in besieged Gaza but raises concerns about civilian casualties and protection of journalists.
The meeting took place at an undisclosed location and discussed "the dangers to the Palestinian cause" including "Arab plans for normalisation" with Israel.
Rival Palestinian factions are meeting in attempt to facilitate long-overdue elections in Palestinian territories, but ordinary Palestinians view it with scepticism.
An Israeli teenager was killed and her father and brother were injured by a bomb blast blamed on Palestinians near a settlement in the occupied West Bank, Israeli officials said.
Gaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli forces near the perimeter fence with Israel, hours before Gaza anniversary rally, one year after the first of weekly Great March of Return protests.
The Israeli army says its warplanes struck "several" targets in the Gaza Strip as a fragile truce with the territory's Hamas leaders appeared to falter. The UN says Israeli attacks on Gaza could be a crime against humanity.
Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh passed through the Rafah crossing, along with dozens of other Palestinians. Gaza officials say that Egypt has quietly resumed operations at the Rafah crossing over the past week, this time working with Hamas.
The announcement came after Israeli strikes in Gaza killed three Palestinians, raising the death toll in Gaza to seven in 24 hours, and 14 since Israel's raid began on Sunday.
Many people in the West Bank don't approve of Hamas' methods, but that doesn't change their objection to the US decision to place Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on its terror list.
Despite Hamas' steps towards unification in Palestine, the US first declared that it recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and has recently designated Hamas' newly elected leader Ismail Haniyeh a "terrorist". But why now?
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