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Fatah, PA take part in Israeli security conference

An official Fatah and Palestinian Authority (PA) delegation participated in the Israeli security conference in Herzliya which began yesterday, according to Al-Araby Al-Jadeed. The delegation included Palestinian Commissioner for International Relations, Nabil Shaath, Vice Chairman of the Palestinian Committee for Interaction with the Israeli Society, Elias Zananiri, among other officials. …

US calls on UN to blacklist Hamas and punish its backers

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley exonerated Israel of any responsibility for Gaza’s humanitarian crisis, calling for a Security Council resolution to blacklist Hamas and punish its backers. “The Security Council must unite to say that enough is enough,” she said on Tuesday. “We need to pressure Hamas to …

In eye of regional storm, Hamas pushed closer to Tehran

It seems that the internal elections held by Hamas in May are no longer an exclusively Palestinian affair. Many regional leaders congratulated the Hamas leadership after Ismail Haniyeh was elected as head of Hamas’ political bureau at home and abroad and when Yahya Sinwar was elected head of Hamas’ political bureau in …

Israel declassifies Naksa archives

Declassified documents chart political decisions made following 1967 war, including then-Prime Minister Levy Eshkol lamenting that Israel could not ‘send all the Arabs to Brazil.’ Middle East Online TEL AVIV – Israel on Thursday released thousands of previously classified official documents charting political decisions during the 1967 Six-Day War when …

Gaza security forces reveal details of investigation into Mazen Fuqahaa’s killing

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Days after it was announced that the suspected killer of Hamas leader Mazen Fuqahaa had been arrested, the Hamas-run Ministry of Interior in the Gaza Strip has released the details of the case. Fuqahaa’s assassination in front of his home in Gaza City in March sparked …

Hamas leader issues direct plea to Trump to seize ‘historic opportunity’

Doha, Qatar (CNN)The leader of the Palestinian militant group Hamas has told CNN that US President Donald Trump has an “historic opportunity” to find an “equitable solution” for the Palestinian people. In an interview in Doha, Khaled Meshaal told CNN’s Nic Robertson the Trump administration has a “greater threshold for …

Hamas accepts Palestinian state with 1967 borders

Hamas has presented a new political document that accepts the formation of a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders, without recognising the statehood of Israel, and says that the conflict in Palestine is not a religious one. The positions were made official on Monday in Qatar’s capital, Doha, by Khaled …

PA officer sentenced to 6 years in prison over role in 2011 death of Israeli settler

  BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A Palestinian Authority (PA) police officer was sentenced to six years in prison by an Israeli military court on Tuesday for his involvement in an incident in which an Israeli settler was shot and killed in the northern occupied West Bank in 2011. According to Israeli …

Will Hamas respond to leader’s assassination?

Ever since unknown gunmen assassinated Hamas military leader Mazen Faqha on March 24, the movement has been threatening to retaliate against Israel, which it accused of being behind the assassination. Threats came from inside and outside of the Palestinian territories, from both political and military leaderships. The Palestinians have been …

Palestinian rights groups condemn Gaza executions

7 April 2017 Palestinian human rights groups have condemned the execution by authorities in the Gaza Strip of three civilians accused of collaborating with Israel. According to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, the Hamas-controlled interior ministry in Gaza hanged the men, aged 55, 42 and 32, on Thursday morning. …