Power-Sharing Deal Between Former Foes Taking Shape in Gaza.
A power-sharing deal between two former arch foes is slowly taking shape in Gaza and could lead to big changes in the Hamas-ruled territory, including an easing of a decade-long border blockade. In the latest sign that the Egypt-backed understandings are moving forward, Hamas permitted more than 2,000 supporters of its ...
The Qatar crisis, the deep state, and a mysterious leak.
The latest in the seemingly endless series of Middle Eastern conflicts has just taken another turn. But for Americans, what's happening overseas may be less important than the way the ongoing conflict is playing out in the American press. Back on May 24, the Qatar News Agency broadcast a news story in which the Qatari emir ...
Hamas blocks Fatah officials from traveling to West Bank.
Hamas' security forces in Gaza have prevented Fatah figures from traveling to the West Bank in what observers say is the movement lashing out at President Mahmoud Abbas' escalating measures against the Gaza Strip.
Palestinians spying for Israel risk execution by Hamas.
Spying for Israel is perhaps the most shameful act of treason a Palestinian can commit. And yet, a network of hundreds of Israeli collaborators' within the Gaza Strip forms the backbone of Israel's security operation against its most hostile and troublesome neighbor. After the assassination of a top Hamas official
New Hamas chief's first speech reflects strategic shift.
Ismail Haniyeh's maiden speech as the head of Hamas' political bureau was uncharacteristically dry and vague for the movement, avoiding potentially divisive policy details and providing leeway for any future shift in positions.
New batch of PA employees in Gaza forced to retire
The Palestinian Authority referred more than 6,000 civil employees to early retirement, allegedly to exert pressure on Hamas to dissolve the administrative committee, hand over the Gaza Strip and approve elections.
How an Oregon-born immigrant to Israel found a job giving tours of Hamas tunnels
This story is sponsored by Nefesh B'Nefesh. TEL AVIV – Capt. Libby Weiss spent most of the summer of 2014 in a Hamas tunnel, and she wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else. Israel's military captured the tunnel, which extended from Gaza into Israel near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, during Operation Protective Edge against ...
UAE arranged for hacking of Qatar government sites, sparking diplomatic row: Washington Post
The United Arab Emirates arranged for Qatari government social media and news sites to be hacked in late May in order to post fiery but false quotes linked to Qatar's emir, prompting a diplomatic crisis, the Washington Post reported on Sunday, citing U.S. intelligence officials. The emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, ...
The UAE reportedly planned to hack into Qatar's government sites to cause chaos
Thomson ReutersWASHINGTON - The United Arab Emirates arranged for Qatari government social media and news sites to be hacked in late May in order to post fiery but false quotes linked to Qatar's emir, prompting a diplomatic crisis, the Washington Post reported on Sunday, citing U.S. intelligence officials. The emir, Sheikh ...
The United Arab Emirates was behind the hacking of Qatari websites that caused major upheaval in the region, according to a bombshell Washington Post report. Citing US intelligence sources, the Post reports that the UAE orchestrated the posting of incendiary false quotes from Qatar's emir about Iran, Israel, Hamas, and...
Egypt, Dahlan foiling Abbas' plot against Hamas in Gaza Strip
Senior Fatah leaders have lashed out at Egypt over deals reached with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' archrival Mohammed Dahlan to improve conditions in Gaza, even as Abbas is trying to pressure Hamas there.
Netanyahu: Anyone who raises a hand against us faces a powerful response
July 13, 2017, 7:27 PM During a ceremony on Thursday marking three years since Israel's operation in Gaza against Hamas, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that Israel will not accept any violation of its sovereignty, 'not in the south, not in the north, not anywhere'. He said that 'anyone who raises a hand against us ...
High Time for Sofian Zakkout, Pillar of the American-Muslim Community, to Be Investigated for Ties to Hamas
The question is, then, whether Sofian Zakkout's attachment to Hamas is "merely" emotional, or whether he is an official member of the terrorist organization. All evidence points to the latter. It is time for the FBI to investigate Zakkout and his
Living conditions in Gaza 'more and more wretched' over past decade, UN finds
A decade after Hamas seized the Gaza Strip, the living conditions for two million people in the Palestinian enclave are deteriorating “further and faster” than the prediction made in 2012 that the enclave would become “unlivable” by 2020, a new United Nations report has found.
Gaza 'unliveable' ten years after Hamas seized power: U.N.
JERUSALEM - A decade after the Islamist group Hamas seized Gaza, the Palestinian enclave is effectively unliveable for its 2 million people, with declining incomes, healthcare, education, electricity and fresh water, the United Nations said.
Gaza 'unlivable' ten years after Hamas seized power: U.N.
JERUSALEM - A decade after the Islamist group Hamas seized Gaza, the Palestinian enclave is effectively unlivable for its 2 million people, with declining incomes, healthcare, education, electricity and fresh water, the United Nations said.
Lieberman: No breakthrough on Hamas release of Israelis
July 9, 2017, 5:38 PM Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman Sunday absolutely refuted media reports of a breakthrough in negotiations with Hamas for the return of two soldiers lost in the 2016 Gaza war and two Israeli civilians whom Hamas is holding in the Gaza Strip. He underlined the constant effort being made to gain their ...
Four Palestinians were part of deadly Islamist attack in Sinai
July 9, 2017, 8:38 AM Four former members of the Palestinian Hamas military army took part in the large-scale ISIS attack Friday on Egyptian checkpoints in northern Sinai, which left 23 Egyptian soldiers dead and 33 injured. This is reported by Maj. Gen. Poli Mordecai, Coordinator of IDF operations in Judea and Samaria. He ...
This week's news that Gaza's Hamas rulers have entered into a new pact with former Fatah strongman Mohammed Dahlan appeared to signal a new phase not only in Palestinian politics but in the wider Palestinian-Israeli and Arab regional arena. What once seemed unthinkable has become a reality, as the balance of power shifts ...
Palestinians: Mohammad Dahlan, the New Mayor of the Gaza Strip?
Dahlan will be functioning under the watchful eye of Hamas, which will remain the real de facto and unchallenged ruler of the Gaza Strip. Hamas is willing to allow Dahlan to return to the Palestinian political scene through the Gaza Strip window. But he
Even if the Canadian branch of Islamic Relief claims not to have directly funded these Hamas groups, its own accounts reveal grants of millions of dollars to its parent organization, Islamic Relief Worldwide, which oversees the movement of money to a
Hamas and human rights groups hold Abbas personally responsible for the deaths of the children and the possible deaths of other patients in need of urgent medical treatment not available in Gaza Strip hospitals. One human rights group went so far as to
The key reason offered by Saudi Arabia and seven other nations for their sudden sundering of ties with Qatar is the country's enabling of terrorism. They do have a point: Qatar has hosted leaders of Hamas, a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, and has long provided a platform to Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the spiritual leader ...
Under the regimes of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, Palestinians are free to criticize Israel and incite against it. But when it comes to criticizing the leaders of the PA and Hamas, the rules of the game are different. Such criticism is