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Yahya Sinwar, the new Hamas 'strongman' in Gaza.

Yahya Sinwar, the new leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, is a top commander in the Islamist movement's armed wing with decades of intelligence experience and a reputation for secrecy.

- The Daily Star - LB

New Hamas Gaza leader in rare public appearance.

The new leader of Hamas in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, made his first public appearance since his election for the inauguration of a mosque on Friday, winning praise from his predecessor.

- The Daily Star - LB

Following school closure, incitement education continues.

Organization which glorifies murder of Israelis hosts conference for J'lem Arab schoolkids - a day after Hamas school in Jerusalem closed.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Israeli fighter jets intercept Hamas drone.

February 23, 2017, 4:25 PM The small UAV launched Thursday by Hamas from the Gaza Strip did not reach Israeli airspace before it was intercepted and blown up over the Mediterranean. DEBKAfile: Identifying, locating and destroying a tiny drone is a complicated technical operation that calls for close intelligence and air ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

PA accuses Israel of 'terrorism' against schools.

PA blasts as terrorism' Israel's decision to close Hamas-affiliated elementary school in Jerusalem.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Food vs. guns: Will Hamas chose Egypt or Iran?.

The military wing of Hamas in Gaza pressures the new boss Yahya Sinwar to mend ties with Iran, while the residents of the Gaza Strip need the assistance of Egypt against the misery of the long closure.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Will Hamas boycott upcoming local elections?.

On Feb. 15, Hamas submitted to the Central Election Commission its three conditions for participating in Palestinian local elections rescheduled for May 13.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Israel reinstates life term of Hamas prisoner freed in swap.

An Israeli court has ordered a senior Hamas member to complete his life sentence after the man was freed in a 2011 swap of hundreds of inmates for an Israeli soldier held by Hamas, a Palestinian activist said Thursday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Israel orders senior Hamas prisoner โ€“ held for 33 years then freed in 2011 swap โ€“ to complete life sentence.

The senior Hamas member was freed along with hundreds of other inmates after serving 33 years in a 2011 swap for an Israeli soldier

- National Post - CA

Hamas politician and UNRWA employee?.

UNRWA workers leader and school director reportedly elected to Hamas political bureau.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Israeli fighter jet downs Hamas drone.

JERUSALEM , An Israeli Air Force fighter jet shot down a Hamas drone before it could enter Israel's airspace. The drone was struck Thursday over the Mediterranean Sea, according to reports. Pieces fell into the sea off the coast of Gaza. The Israel Defense Forces posted a video of the interception on YouTube. “The...

- JTA - US

Arab school in Jerusalem closed for incitement

Elementary school affiliated with Hamas closed over incitement in curriculum. 'Our sovereignty in Jerusalem begins.'

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Israel reinstates life term of Hamas prisoner freed in swap

An Israeli court has ordered a senior Hamas member to complete his life sentence after the man was freed in a 2011 swap of hundreds of inmates for an Israeli soldier held by Hamas, a Palestinian activist said Thursday. Israel has rearrested scores of Palestinians for allegedly resuming anti-Israel activities.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Israeli warplanes shoot down Hamas drone: army

Israeli warplanes on Thursday shot down over the Mediterranean a drone controlled by the Gaza Strip's Islamist rulers Hamas, the army said

- The Daily Star - LB

Israel shuts Jerusalem school accused of Hamas links

Israeli police said Thursday they had closed a private Palestinian school in occupied east Jerusalem, accusing its officials of belonging to Hamas.

- The Daily Star - LB

Israel reinstates life term of Hamas prisoner freed in swap

RAMALLAH, West Bank รขย€ย” A Palestinian activist says an Israeli court has ordered a senior Hamas member to complete his life sentence, after the man was freed in a 2011 swap of hundreds of inmates for an Israeli soldier…

- Billings Gazette - US

Israel reinstates life term of Hamas prisoner freed in swap

RAMALLAH, West Bank " A Palestinian activist says an Israeli court has ordered a senior Hamas member to complete his life sentence, after the man was freed in a 2011 swap of hundreds of inmates for an Israeli soldier held by...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Ambassador Haley meets with Goldin family

US Ambassador to the UN meets with family of fallen soldier, pledges to work to return bodies of soldiers held by Hamas.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

EU parliamentarians demand to enter Gaza

5 EU parliamentarians slam Israeli refusal to allow them to enter Gaza, demand lifting of blockade on Hamas-run territory,

- Arutz Sheva - IL

UCLA Professor Accuses University of Hypocrisy on Anti-Hamas Posters

- TruthRevolt.org - US

Hadar Goldin's parents visit 9/11 memorial

Parents of IDF soldier whose body is being held by Hamas visit 9/11 memorial with relatives of September 11 victim.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Egypt builds closer ties with Hamas

After years of strained relations, Egypt is moving closer to Hamas in Gaza, offering concessions on trade and free movement in return for moves to secure the border against Daesh fighters who have killed hundreds of Egyptian policemen and soldiers in northern Sinai.

- The Daily Star - LB

Mutual distrust, common interests: Egypt gets closer to Hamas to counter threats from ISIS

Thomson ReutersCAIRO/GAZA — After years of strained relations, Egypt is moving closer to Hamas in Gaza, offering concessions on trade and free movement in return for moves to secure the border against Islamic State fighters who have killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers in northern Sinai. Egypt has been at odds ...

- Business Insider - US

The Offer that Turns the Gaza Strip into Singapore

Last week, Hamas received an offer that no sane entity would turn down. The offer did not come from Hamas's allies in Iran and the Islamic world. The offer, to turn the impoverished Gaza Strip into "the Singapore of the Middle East," came from Israel.

- Hudson New York - US

Seeking to secure Sinai, Egypt builds closer ties with Hamas

CAIRO/GAZA - After years of strained relations, Egypt is moving closer to Hamas in Gaza, offering concessions on trade and free movement in return for moves to secure the border against Islamic State fighters who have killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers in northern Sinai.

- Reuters - US

Hamas court sentences three to death

Hamas court sentences three to death...

- MENAFN - JO

Hamas condemns Gaza trio for 'collaborating' with Israel, finalizes death sentenes of another three

A military court in the Islamist Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on Sunday sentenced three Palestinian men to death for “collaborating” with Israel, the interior ministry said. The three, condemned to be hanged, can appeal the sentence, according to a statement from the ministry. The court noted that three other ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Has the military wing tightened its grip over Hamas?

The election of military leader Yahya Sanwar as the head of Hamas' political bureau in Gaza has raised questions on the movement's policy at home and abroad and the military wing's grip over the movement.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Hamas sentences 3 to death for 'collaboration' with Israel

Military court in Gaza sentences three to death by hanging for "collaborating" with Israel.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Hamas sentences 3 Gazans to death for 'collaboration'

GAZA CITY, Feb 20 โ€” A military court in the Islamist Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip yesterday sentenced three Palestinian men to death for collaborating' with Israel, the interior ministry said. The three, condemned to be hanged, can appeal...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Hamas court in Gaza sentences 3 to death for alleged spying

Sunday's verdicts raise the number of people on death row to 10, a number likely to increase since others are still appealing their death sentences.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Hamas court in Gaza sentences 3 to death for alleged spying

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip " Hamas military courts in Gaza have sentenced three Palestinians to death for allegedly spying for Israel and upheld the sentences of three others.Sunday's verdicts raise the number of people on death...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Lieberman offers Gaza development if Hamas returns MIAs

February 16, 2017, 9:28 PM Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman proposed Israeli economic development for the Gaza Strip if Hamas returns the Israelis missing in action and other captives. In an interview to the government’s Arabic language website Thursday, Lieberman said that if Hamas were to relinquish its aggressive ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

The Muslim Brotherhood: Wellspring of Terrorism

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt released an official statement calling on its supporters to "prepare" for "jihad", in January 2015. "The Muslim Brotherhood at all levels have repeatedly defended Hamas attacks... including the use of suicide bombers

- Hudson New York - US

Internal struggle behind reported new Hamas appointments

February 13, 2017, 1:41 PM Hamas hardliner Yahya Sinwar was reported by Palestinian media Monday to have stepped up as successor to Ismail Hanieh, who is in line for promotion from Hamas’ Gaza Strip prime minister to chief of its political bureau, in place of Khaled Meshaal. Sinwar, a convicted terrorist, was released ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Palestinians' Fort of Torture

Because it is not Israelis who are perpetrating the abuse, the reports are ho-hum to these journalists. Hamas is an extremist Islamist movement that does not consider itself obliged to abide by international laws and treaties concerning basic human

- Hudson New York - US

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