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12 Sep
11:55

Hamas: Friedman’s Remark Explicit Incitement

The remarks of US ambassador to Israel David Friedman, made during his presence in the illegal settlement of Sderot, are a direct aggression and explicit incitement against the Palestinian people, a spokesman for the Hamas resistance movement stated. Bassem Naim, a member of the movement’s international relations office, said, in […]

29 Aug
8:04

Update 2: “Hamas Arrests Ten Persons Believed To Be Behind The Fatal Bombings In Gaza”

Mousa Abu Marzouq, a member of the political bureau of Hamas, stated on Thursday that the security forces of the Interior Ministry in Gaza have arrested ten persons who are believed to be members of the cell that carried out the two bombings on Tuesday evening, which killed three security […]

22 Aug
8:29

Israeli Forces Strike “Hamas Facilities”

Israeli warplanes attacked, late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, several areas in the northern and southern Gaza Strip causing damage but no injuries, according to WAFA correspondent. It was reported that Israeli jets twice attacked a post on the Sheikh Ijjilin coast, east of Gaza City, causing fire and […]

17 Aug
5:42

Hamas: Israel’s Renewed Attacks on Gaza “Message of Escalation”

The Hamas Movement has condemned Israel’s persistence in targeting resistance posts in the Gaza Strip as “a message of escalation and aggression.” In press remarks on Saturday, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said that Israel’s renewed aerial attacks on Gaza were aimed to divert attention from what he described as “the […]

15 Jul
8:03

Hamas: “Our Struggle Is Against the Israeli Occupation, Not The Jews”

The Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, the ruling party in the besieged Gaza Strip, said in a statement following a speech by Fathi Hammad, a member of its political bureau, that the movement’s official stance is to struggle against the ongoing Israeli occupation of Palestine, and not the Jews. The official […]

04 May
1:55

Israeli Army Kills Two Hamas Fighters In Central Gaza

The Israeli army fired, on Friday evening, several missiles into a site run by the al-Qassam Brigades the armed wing of Hamas, in central Gaza, killing two fighters; the army said it was retaliating to gunfire that injured two soldiers. The Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed that […]

17 Apr
7:30

Palestinian Loses Eyesight After Hamas Interrogators Tortured Him In Gaza

A young Palestinian man who suffered from neurological disorders in his eyes impacting his vision, has completely lost eyesight after Hamas interrogators tortured him, and struck him on the head. The Palestinian, identified as Ahmad Safi, was supposed to undergo a surgery in Egypt, and told Hamas security forces about […]

18 Mar
5:03

Hamas Police, Gunmen, Raid Homes in Gaza

Hamas police and armed members, early this morning, raided homes of activists in the Gaza Strip and detained dozens of people involved in the popular movement against high prices and tax hikes, according to witnesses. Witnesses told WAFA that masked Hamas gunmen and security officers raided homes in Gaza City […]

03 Feb
5:14

Why did Hamas Refuse Aid Money from Qatar?

Scholar Imad Al-Soos discusses the massive changes in the relationship between the Israeli government and Hamas in Gaza, over past months, and how Hamas’ new policies affect the lives of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Dr. Imad Alsoos wrote his PhD at the Free University of Berlin. He’s a […]

07 Jan
5:23

5 Arrested by Hamas in Suspicion of PBC Office Attack

Gaza authorities arrested five men, on Saturday, in suspicion of raiding the headquarters of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), in Gaza City. The five armed assailants destroyed furniture, cameras and broadcasting equipment in the office. According to Hamas, the five were former PA employees whose salaries were suspended. The PBC is […]

31 Dec
5:30

Hamas Chief Visits Latin Church in Gaza

A Hamas delegation visited the Church of the Latin Monastery in Gaza, on Saturday, to express the movement’s congratulations to the Christian Palestinians. Senior Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh reiterated the close relationship between the Muslims and the Christians in Palestine and reaffirmed his complete solidarity with Palestinian Christians who confront the […]

16 Dec
7:48

While Israel Kills, The US Condemns Hamas

by Jihad Al-Khazen, Middle East Monitor/Days of Palestine Last week, the United States submitted a resolution to the UN General Assembly condemning Hamas for attacking Israel. The resolution was supported by 87 countries but opposed by 57, with more than 30 abstentions, and so was not adopted because it did […]

18 Nov
8:32

Israeli Sources Admit Hamas in Possession of “Game Changing” Missiles

An Israeli website known for its close links to the regime’s military intelligence services has admitted that the Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas is now possessing “game-changing” missiles that could hit targets in Israel with considerable ease and precision. The Debka file said, in a report on Saturday, that its […]

12 Nov
11:15

Israel To Increase Military Deployment On Gaza Border, Hamas Says It Ready For Any Scenario

November 12, 2018 11:15 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Khan Younis, News Report 0

After a military and security session to evaluate the situation in the Gaza Strip, especially in the aftermath of the killing of seven Hamas fighters in an undercover offensive in Gaza, also leading to the death of one soldier, Israel has decided to significantly boost its military deployment along the […]

04 Nov
10:02

Reports: Hamas Reportedly Agrees to End Protests in Exchange for Israeli Concessions

November 4, 2018 10:02 AM admin Diplomacy, Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Non-violent action 0

According to a number of local sources, Hamas leaders have reportedly reached a deal with the Israeli government to prevent their fellow Palestinians from protesting at the border each week, in exchange for some concessions from Israel. As part of the deal, Israel will allow Hamas officials to receive money […]

28 Oct
10:53

Hamas Condemns Attack on US Synagogue

“The Islamic Palestinian Resistance Movement condemns the killing of any human, whether he is a Muslim, Christian, Jew or a follower of any religion,” quoted the official. “It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we received the news about the terrorist attack on a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh, which resulted in […]

27 Oct
3:42

Report: “Hamas and Israel Reach An Understanding”

The al-Hayat daily has reported Friday that Egypt has brokered a possible “understanding” between Israel and Hamas, the ruling party in Gaza. This alleged agreement would increase the fishing zone back up to 9 nautical miles, and then to 20 nautical miles, as stated by the Oslo Accords. The Israeli government […]

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23 Oct
12:57

Will Qatar Finance An Agreement Between Hamas And Israel?

According to the Israeli Kaan News Agency, it appears that Qatar will be financing an agreement between Israel and Hamas, in order to end the Great Return March processions. It said that Qatar would be transferring money to the Gaza Strip to pay salaries, and provide aid, in exchange for […]

22 Aug
11:53

Israel Refuses To Grant Medical Treatment For Gaza Patients Related To Hamas Members

The Israeli government has informed the High Court of its decision refusing to allow medical treatment for Gaza patients, even those who require life-saving intervention, “if they are related to members of Hamas,” except for patients 16 years of age, or younger. The government said that even if the patients’ […]

19 Aug
6:28

Tension Mounts Over Truce Deal between Israel and Hamas: Report

Disagreements within the Netanyahu administration have increased tensions between Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Israeli media reports. Yedioth Ahronoth daily writes, according to the PNN, that Education Minister Bennett, head of the Jewish House Party, thinks Lieberman’s surrender to Hamas would lead to war, while […]

22 Jul
4:31

Israeli Army Leadership Does Not Believe Hamas Is Responsible For Killing The Soldier

Senior Israeli Military officials said that they do not believe Hamas was behind the death of an Israeli soldier, who was shot with sniper fire from Gaza Friday, and added that the person who shot the soldier acted without Hamas’s approval. Israel believes that Hamas did not approve the shooting […]

21 Jul
9:21

Hamas Fingers Kushner as ‘Spokesman for Israel’

Hamas, which won the last free Palestinian elections, held in 2006, hit back after an op-ed blamed it for plight of Palestinians, and urged it to abandon resistance. The op-ed, co-authored by Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, shows that American officials are “mere spokesmen for the Israeli occupation,” […]

05 Jul
7:13

Germany Mediating Prisoner Deal between Hamas and Israel

Germany is reportedly mediating between Israel and the Gaza ruling movement, Hamas, for a prisoner exchange deal, according to a report by Al Hayat daily. According to the report, based on Western sources, Germany initiated contact with both sides and emphasized that Israel and Hamas consider Germany a fair entity […]

04 Jul
8:11

Netanyahu Warns Hamas of Heavy Price if No Truce

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly threatened the Hamas movement of paying an intolerable price if it does not settle for Israeli peace terms. The Israeli occupation government held an official ceremony marking four years since its offensive against Gaza in 2014. Jpost quoted Netanyahu as saying that he […]

21 Jun
2:52

Hamas Tells Egypt It Is Ready For Comprehensive Deal; Israel Mulling Military Offensive

According to al-Akhbar Lebanese News Agency, the Hamas movement in Gaza has informed Egypt that it is willing to reach an indirect deal with Tel Aviv, which includes restoring calm, providing information about Israeli soldiers missing or killed in Gaza since the war in 2014, and other important issues, especially […]

20 Jun
9:44

Israel Targets Several Sites in Gaza, Hamas Responds with Rocket Fire

Israeli military planes carried out airstrikes targeting several locations allegedly belonging to the Hamas movement, in the besieged Gaza Strip, overnight Tuesday, while Hamas fighters fired dozens of rockets into Israeli territory in the predawn hours of Wednesday. At least three Palestinians were injured in the shelling of the Tel […]

18 Jun
8:12

Hamas Members Suppress Anti-division Protest in Gaza

Members of the ruling Hamas movement, on Monday, reportedly assaulted citizens who took part in a rally headed by the Prisoners and ex-prisoners Committee  and factions in the Strip,  on the 11th anniversary of the Hamas coup against the Palestinian Authority. The protest called for the end of the division […]

31 May
3:10

Hamas Leader: Mediation to Return to Ceasefire Agreement

Hamas political bureau member Khalil Al-Hayia announced the reaching of an agreement to return back to ceasefire, in the Gaza Strip.   Al-Hayia said, in press statement on Wednesday, that Palestinian resistance factions were able to overcome the Israeli aggression and change rules of engagement, adding that several mediations have taken […]

17 May
8:07

Hamas: Military Force Will Be Used if Blockade Continues

Hamas’ chief in the Gaza Strip vowed, on Wednesday, to use military force against Israel if the blockade on the region continues. Speaking to Qatar-based Al-Jazeera TV on Wednesday evening, Yahya al-Senwar stressed that the March of Return rallies, which have been taking place since March 30, on the borders […]

16 May
8:53

Israel Slaughters Unarmed Palestinian Protesters While Trump Administration Shouts ‘Hamas!’

The Israeli military killed over 60 and wounded over 2,000 Palestinians protesters in one day, as Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner opened the US embassy in Jerusalem. Journalist Ali Abunimah says the Trump administration is misleadingly pointing the finger at Hamas to distract from Israel’s crimes. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of […]

20 Apr
9:28

Haniyeh: Hamas Ready for Prisoner Swap Deal with Israel

Chief of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh said, on Tuesday, that his movement is ready for a prisoner swap with Israel through third-party mediation. In a televised speech to mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Haniyeh said: “We are ready to start talks to achieve a prisoner exchange deal via a mediator.” […]

31 Mar
10:07

Hamas: Gazans Will Continue to Protest on the Border, Will Not Give Up Right of Return

Hamas resistance leadership has announced that the protests on the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel will continue, after visiting the various protest locations. Head of the Hamas political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, was east of Gaza City. Hamas leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, was in the southern Gaza Strip […]

18 Mar
7:44

Hamas Positions Targeted by Israeli Airstrikes after Bomb Detonation on Gaza Border

Israeli airforce fighters struck a series of targets in Gaza, on Saturday night, in retaliation for a bomb detonated near the border the same day, reports the Israeli military spokesperson. In a series of posts to their official twitter account, military officials claim to have targeted Hamas outposts in the […]

25 Feb
8:24

Palestinian Mother and Daughter Rusaila and Sara Shamasneh to be Released Today

February 25, 2018 8:24 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian mother and daughter Rusaila Shamasneh, 48, and Sara Shamasneh, 14, will be released on Sunday, 25 February, from Israeli occupation prisons. The Shamasneh women are the mother and sister, respectively of Mohammed Shamasneh, 23, who was killed by Israeli occupation forces in 2016. They were seized from their home in Qatana in […]

14 Jan
6:14

Netanyahu Threatens Hamas with Even Greater Force

Israeli Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu, on Sunday, threatened to use “even greater force if necessary,” after an Israeli strike on a tunnel at the Gaza-Sinai border in Rafah. “There are those who have said the IDF just targeted sand dunes — this is incorrect,” Netanyahu said in remarks to Israeli […]

09 Jan
9:11

Norman Finkelstein: Hamas Isn’t The Threat That Israel Claims (2/4)

In part 2 of TRNN’s interview on his new book “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein argues that Israeli propaganda — sometimes with Hamas’ help — has wildly exaggerated Hamas’ arsenal and the effectiveness of the “Iron Dome” missile defense system. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 […]

30 Nov
6:27

Hamas Office of Refugee Affairs: UN Caused Historical Massacre through Partition Resolution

Hamas’ Office of Refugee Affairs of the Islamic Resistance Movement stated that the United Nations committed a historic massacre against the people of Palestine by adopting the Partition of Palestine, separating it into two states, an Arab state and another Jewish one.   Marking the seventieth anniversary of the Partition […]

30 Nov
5:23

Israeli Forces Attack Hamas Positions Following Claims of Mortar Fire

Israeli occupation forces shelled the border of the Gaza Strip on Thursday, under the pretext that Palestinians had fired mortar shells at an Israeli military post, Several mortar shells were reportedly fired at an Israeli military outpost toward the north, causing material damage but no injuries, according to Israeli media. […]

17 Nov
10:22

US Approves Financial Siege on Hamas

The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the US House of Representatives, yesterday, approved a law against the Hamas movement practicing what it called “terrorist activities,” and claimed that it used Gaza civilians as human shields. Members of the committee stressed that there must be a financial siege on Hamas, and […]

08 Nov
9:04

Senior Hamas Leader says Faction No longer Responsible for Gaza Residents

Senior Hamas official Mousa abu-Marzook said, on Monday, that his movement is no longer responsible for the residents of the Gaza Strip. He called for the Palestinian factions to put pressure on the Government of National Accord to carry out its duty and fulfil its responsibilities in the besieged enclave. […]

20 Oct
7:19

Reconciliation Government: Trump Envoy Says Hamas Must Disarm

Members of the Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas march during a graduation ceremony in Gaza City on December 4, 2014. (AFP/Mohammed Abed, File) US President Donald Trump’s Middle East Peace Envoy Jason Greenblatt released a statement on Thursday, echoing statements by the Israeli government on the recent Palestinian reconciliation […]

19 Oct
6:34

Pitfalls of the Fateh-Hamas Reconciliation

by Khalil Shaheen on October 18, 2017 The Fateh-Hamas reconciliation announced on October 12 may sound like a breakthrough, but many questions remain. Of course any progress bridging the two sides is a welcome development for people in Gaza, who have suffered since 2007 from Israel’s cruel blockade and, more recently, from the […]

13 Oct
8:44

Hamas, Fateh Reach Reconciliation Deal in Cairo

Palestinian factions Hamas and Fateh have reached a consensus on reconciliation to end a decade long of national split, Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh announced, Thursday morning, without providing further details. Hamas member Taher al-Nono said in a statement, on Thursday, to the pro-Hamas Palestinian Information Center, that Haniyeh announced that […]

30 Sep
4:39

Israel Angered by Russian Hosting of Hamas Official

Israel protested after Russia hosted a senior Hamas leader in Moscow, Saleh Arouri who was part of a Hamas delegation to Moscow. For several years, Arouri was based in Turkey, where he communicated instructions to Hamas. He then moved to Doha, Qatar, and now lives in Lebanon. The Hamas delegation, […]

18 Sep
10:00

Hamas to Dissolve Administrative Committee, Hold Elections

Hamas, the de facto ruling party of the Gaza Strip, has pledged to dissolve its administrative committee that runs the besieged coastal enclave and expressed readiness to hold general elections, in a bid for reconciliation with the Fateh-led Palestinian Authority (PA). A statement from Hamas said, according to Ma’an News […]

16 Sep
6:54

UN Official Praises Hamas’ Willingness to Recognize PA’s Reconciliation Terms

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process expressed support for Hamas’ expressed willingness to reconcile with the Fateh movement, head of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority (PA), in a statement released on Wednesday. Nickolay Mladenov said that he welcomed developments this week, after a Hamas delegation in […]

08 Sep
11:42

Hamas Declares Interest in Long-term Cease-fire Deal

Less than a week after senior Hama official Hassan Yousef’s release from Israeli prison, where he had been held for 22 months, he has expressed Hamas’ new interest in engaging in a long-term cease-fire. “Hamas is prepared to make a long-term cease-fire with the Israeli occupation, in return for it […]

17 Aug
4:33

Abbas: Gaza to Face Further Cuts if Hamas Refuses PA “Reconciliation” Terms

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated threats against the Hamas movement, the de facto ruling party in the besieged Gaza Strip, on Tuesday, threatening further repressive measures should Hamas not unconditionally abide by the PA’s demands to resolve the decade-long intra-Palestinian conflict. Numerous attempts have been made in the […]

15 Aug
5:23

Hamdallah Meets with Hamas to Discuss Reconciliation

Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah met with a delegation of Hamas deputies of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) on Monday to discuss ways to end the decade-long political rivalry between the Hamas movement, the de facto ruling party in the blockaded Gaza Strip, and the Fateh-led PA in […]

12 Aug
5:06

Zamir: Hamas Not Interested in Warring with Israel

On Wednesday, the head of the Israeli occupation forces’ Southern Command, Eyal Zamir, said that the Hamas movement does not seem interested in fighting a war against Israel, now. Zamir added, following the firing of a rocket from the Gaza Strip towards southern Israel, that Hamas is not interested in […]

10 Aug
5:24

Hamas Detains Gaza Journalist

Hamas militias, on Wednesday, detained a journalist in the Gaza Strip after summoning him for questioning, according to sources at the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, and a call has been made for the release of a TV correspondent held by Hamas for two months. The syndicate said, according to WAFA, that […]

12 May
7:46

Hamas Claims Arrest of Fuqaha Assassin

The Hamas movement, on Thursday, said that it has arrested the assassin of one of its top military chiefs, Mazen Fuqaha. The announcement came during a conference in Gaza today, by Hamas leader Ismail Haniyyeh. “Everyone knows Israel wants to harm Hamas
 we’ve stopped the assassin who pulled the trigger following […]

12 Apr
9:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Legislator And A Hamas Spokesperson, From Their Homes In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, a Palestinian legislator, who is originally from Jerusalem, and a Hamas spokesperson, after storming their homes, in Ramallah, in central West Bank. One Palestinian was also abducted in Hebron. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted legislator Ahmad Attoun, and Hamas […]

08 Apr
7:34

Will Hamas Party Charter Accept a Two State Solution? (VIDEO)

A leaked Hamas charter suggests a willingness to accept a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, says Palestinian researcher at the Free University of Berlin, Dr. Imad Alsoos. Shir Hever is an Economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international […]

03 Apr
12:50

PFLP Reiterates Call to Confront Oslo Accords, Criticizes Al-Fateh, Palestinian Authorithy and Hamas

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Central Committee of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) has reiterated its call for confronting the Oslo Accords. The PFLP is the second-largest Palestinian party organized in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), and has repeatedly called for the discontinuation of policies under the […]

31 Mar
12:35

Hamas Publishes Video Threatening Israeli Officials

The Hamas movement released a video on Wednesday, threatening top Israeli security officials, as the group continued to vow revenge for the alleged assassination of Mazen Fuqaha, a senior member of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades — Hamas’ armed wing. According to Israeli news outlet Ynet, the video displays images […]

30 Mar
8:18

ICHR Demands Hamas To Void Decision Restricting Freedom Of Movement

The Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) issued a statement voicing serious concerns regarding a decision made by the Ministry of Interior and National Security, run by the Hamas movement in Gaza, placing strict conditions that severely limit the freedom of movement of Palestinians wishing to travel through Beit Hanoun […]

25 Mar
6:30

Senior Militant Hamas Leader Mazen Fuqaha Assassinated – Beyond the “Israel did it” PR

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : Mazen Fuqaha, one of the senior leaders of the armed wing of Hamas, has been assassinated, confirmed Hamas’ Al-Qassam Brigades. On their website, the brigades blame Israel, but the list of possible and probable suspects is longer than the PR-laundry list. (Photo: Mazen Fuqaha during the 2011 […]

25 Mar
12:52

Hamas Commander Assassinated in Gaza

Unknown gunmen assassinated, on Friday evening, a commander of al-Qassam Brigades and ex-detainee in Israeli jails, Mazen al-Fuqaha. According Hamas Interior Ministry in Gaza spokesman, Iyad al-Bezem, policemen found the body of Fuqaha with four bullets in his head. An inquiry has been opened into the incident, he said. A statement by the […]

14 Feb
12:05

Hamas Secretly Elects New Leadership in Gaza

The ruling party in the Gaza Strip, the Hamas movement, today announced its new leader following “secret” elections in the strip. The new leader, Yahia Sanwar, is a senior commander who was released from Israeli prisons in the Shalit prisoner exchange deal in 2011, and is considered one of the […]

16 Jan
9:27

Hamdallah: Hamas Must Hand Over Energy Authority to Solve Crisis

PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, on Monday, demanded that Hamas relinquish the power authority it currently presides over, in the Gaza Strip, to the national unity government, in order to solve the ongoing energy crisis. He said, in a press conference held at the Energy and Natural Resources Authority in Ramallah, that for the […]

24 Oct
6:42

Lieberman: Israel Will Lift Seige on Gaza Strip if Hamas Demilitarizes

In a controversial move, the leading Palestinian newspaper, Al-Quds, has conducted a long interview with Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman,  raising sharp criticism within the Palestinian community who called the interview an act of “normalizing occupation”. In the interview, Lieberman said, according to the PNN, that Israel is ready […]

24 Oct
10:34

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Into A Hamas Site In Gaza

The Israeli Force fired, on Monday morning, at least one missile into a site, rub by the Al-Qassam Brigades the armed wing of Hamas, east of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, after a shell was reportedly fired from Gaza. Israeli military sources said the Air […]

02 Sep
10:42

Marzouk: Hamas Will Never Recognize Israeli State

Member of Hamas’s political bureau Mousa Abu Marzouk has reiterated his movement’s rejection of any call for recognizing the state of Israel, expressing its dismay at some Arab attempts to normalize relations with the ongoing occupation. Abu Marzouk, who is on an official visit to Algeria, made his remarks during […]

29 Aug
12:01

Shaul Family: “Hamas fighters captured our son alive, not shreds.”

The family of an Israeli soldier captured by Hamas’ al-Qassam Brigades, during the 2014 Israeli military assault on the Gaza Strip, Oron Shaul, confirmed that their son was taken alive by Hamas, not “shreds”. See: 07/23/14 Missing Israeli Soldier Identified 07/26/16 Israeli Army Claims Captured Soldier Dead According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, Shaul’s […]

23 Jul
10:45

Palestinian Municipal Election Registration Kicks Off: Mashal, Hamas ‘Unafraid’

The registration process for the Palestinian municipal elections began on Saturday, and is to continue over the next five days. The Central Committee for Municipal Elections has called on Palestinian citizens to register their names according to their place of residence. The registration process will continue until next Wednesday, the […]

06 Jul
8:54

Official: Hamas Wants Shalit Deal No. 2

An Israeli official has confirmed, according to Al Ray, that Hamas is demanding the Israeli occupation, through indirect contacts, to release fifty Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails before the start of any negotiations on the prisoner swap, in which Israel will receive the bodies of soldiers Oron Shaul, Hadar Goldin and two […]

17 Jun
5:53

PA & Hamas Reconciliation Talks in Qatar – The Omitted Context of Regional and Geopolitics

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and delegates visited the Qatari capital of Doha, to pick up on the stalled national reconciliation talks with Hamas. While news reports focus on day-to-day politics, there are very few media that focus on the context — that is regional rivalries […]

16 Jun
7:55

Meeting between Fateh and Hamas in Doha

On Thursday, Palestinian Arabic dailies focused on a gathering between Hamas and Fateh officials in Doha, last night, as part of an effort to forward intra-Palestinian reconciliation talks. According to the reports, two delegations from Hamas and Fateh gathered in Doha, the capital of Qatar, for talks on achieving Palestinian national reconciliation. […]

31 May
12:01

Hamas Executes Three Convicted Palestinians In Gaza

The Hamas-run Interior Ministry in the Gaza Strip has supervised, on Tuesday at dawn, the execution of three convicted Palestinians, despite repeated calls and condemnations from human rights groups. The Hamas-affiliated Palestinian Information Center said the three Palestinians were convicted of several crimes, including murder, committed more than a year […]

26 May
8:38

Hamas Approves Execution Of 13 Convicted Palestinians  

Hamas legislators in the Gaza Strip, and the Hamas movement, said they intend to allow the execution of 13 Palestinians, convicted with several crimes, without the approval of the president, as stated in the Palestinian Law. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights calls for abolition of capital punishment. Thirteen Hamas […]

20 May
5:26

Hamas: “Lieberman’s Threats Do Not Scare Us”

Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) said Friday that the threats of the newly appointment Israeli Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, against the movement and the Gaza Strip, do not scare it, and that it will always remain steady. Member of the Political Bureau of Hamas Fathi Hammad said during a massive procession […]

19 Apr
12:33

Hamas Tunnel Discovered by Israeli Forces

Israeli forces discovered a tunnel, inside the ’48 territories, coming out of the southern Gaza Strip, just over a week ago, the army revealed on Monday morning. The tunnel has since been “neutralized,” a military spokesperson said, but would not elaborate on whether it was destroyed or merely sealed off. According to […]

09 Apr
10:46

Palestinian Factions Denounce Hamas’ “Children Repentance Video,” Hamas Defends It

April 9, 2016 10:46 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Various Palestinian factions in occupied Palestine issued statements strongly denouncing a recent video that surfaced on social media outlets, showing Hamas members in a school yard, lining up students to “get them to repent their sins,” or wrong doings. Hamas officials defended the move as a “legitimate act to preserve […]

15 Mar
12:30

Gaza: Hamas Officer Dies in Tunnel Accident

March 15, 2016 12:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

A Hamas field commander died on Monday, in a tunnel accident which occurred in the Gaza Strip, the party stated.The Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing, said that Abd al-Salah al-Butnaji died while he was working in a tunnel in Gaza. Al-Butnaji, 36, was from the al-Shujayya neighborhood of […]

25 Feb
5:37

Why It’s Dangerous to Conflate Hamas and ISIS

While Israel’s efforts to link Palestinian resistance to its military occupation to global terrorism are not new, it has expanded its propaganda to address Arab as well as Western audiences. By so doing, it is clearly seeking to exploit the global aversion to movements that have drifted towards extremism and […]

09 Feb
9:32

Report: Hamas Under Fire for Israeli Allegations of ISIL Affiliation

A senior Israel official alleged, on Monday, that Hamas has been providing medical treatment to Islamic State-affiliated fighters from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, in claims which Hamas rejected as ‘baseless.’Yoav Mordechai, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), made the allegations in an interview with Saudi newspaper Elaph. ‘We […]

03 Feb
11:04

Tunnel Collapse Kills Two Hamas Fighters

February 3, 2016 11:04 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Two Hamas resistance fighters were killed in a tunnel collapse in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday night, just one week after seven other fighters were killed in a tunnel collapse in northern Gaza.In a statement, Hamas’ military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, identified the fighters as 35-year-old Fouad […]

14 Jan
7:15

4 Collaborators Sentenced to Death by Hamas Court

January 14, 2016 7:15 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, News Report, Prisoners 0

A military court in the Gaza Strip, on Wednesday, sentenced four Palestinians to death for collaboration with Israel, Palestinian security sources said.Security sources told Ma’an News Agency that the Hamas-run military court tried three suspects in absentia, all of whom were sentenced to death, as well as a fourth from […]

16 Oct
3:37

Hamas Day of Rage: Additional Troops Deployed at Gaza Border

Israeli forces have announced heavier deployments at the border area with Gaza, following the announcement of a Hamas-prompted ‘Day of Rage’ planned for Friday, an Israeli army spokesperson said.The spokesperson said, according to Ma’an News Agency, that Israeli authorities undertook a ‘situational assessment’ following increased clashes and upheaval along the […]

06 Oct
11:25

Israel Vows Crackdown on Hamas Murder Suspects

On Monday night, Israeli forces arrested five alleged Hamas members over the shooting of a settler couple in the West Bank city of Nablus, as the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged an “iron fist” against them. As IOF announced the kidnapping of the alleged Hamas members over last week’s […]

20 Sep
8:41

Israeli Drone Captured by Hamas in Northern Gaza

September 20, 2015 8:41 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas says it has captured a drone belonging to the Israeli regime in the north of the besieged Gaza Strip, the second such incident in about two months.Press TV/Al Ray reports that, according to media reports on Saturday, members of the Hamas military wing, Ezzedine […]

09 Sep
7:33

US Blacklists 3 Hamas Leaders

The US State Department announced, on Tuesday, that three Hamas leaders, along with a Hezbollah spokesperson, have been added to the specially designated global terrorist list, subjecting them to US sanctions.According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, senior commander Muhammed Dief and two freed leaders, Yahya Sinwar and Ruhi Mushtaha, […]

27 Aug
9:34

Airstrikes in Gaza over Alleged Attack by Hamas

The Israeli air force, on Thursday morning, has reportedly shelled a site of the Hamas movement, claiming that a rocket was fired from there into Israel.Local sources reported no injuries, according to the PNN. Israeli media claimed that, just before, a rocket was fired from Gaza into Eshkol, in an […]

22 Aug
3:53

ISIS Affiliated Group Abducts Four Hamas Members In Egypt

Senior Egyptian Security sources said the investigations are still ongoing regarding the abduction of four Hamas members, after ISIS affiliated fighters stopped a bus heading from Egypt’s Rafah to the al-‘Arish, several days ago, and abducted them.The sources said gunmen of Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group, that pledged allegiance to ISIS, […]

20 Aug
3:58

Israeli ‘Spy Dolphin’ Captured by Hamas

The military wing of Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, has captured a dolphin sent by Israeli forces to spy on the Gaza Strip, it was reported on Wednesday.In a statement, Al-Qassam Brigades said that its diving unit had captured the dolphin several weeks ago, and had found cameras and other surveillance […]

11 Aug
10:16

Israel Says It Arrested A Senior Hamas Fighter From Rafah

The Israeli Security Service (Shabak) has reported that the army arrested, earlier in July, a senior Hamas fighter, allegedly responsible for digging tunnels across the border, and various other military activities, including explosives and military training.It said the Palestinian, Ibrahim ‘Adel Shehada Sha’er, 21 years of age, from Rafah in […]

05 Aug
4:57

Hamas Official: No Deal with New Palestinian Ministers

A senior Hamas official said, Tuesday, that his movement will not deal with the new ministers sworn into the Palestinian government in a reshuffle, last week.Hamas political bureau member Moussa Abu Marzouq said, on the movement’s official website, that there is a national agreement on removing the incumbent Prime Minister […]

31 Jul
2:53

PA Reshuffles Government, Hamas Denounces Move As A ‘Coup’

The Palestinian Authority, on Thursday, announced that a long awaited reshuffle of the Palestinian cabinet had been agreed upon, Palestinian officials told Ma’an News Agency.Hussein al-Araj, formerly the Deputy Minister of Local Governance and Governor of Nablus and Hebron, will serve as the Minister of Local Governance, sources said. Sabri […]

30 Jul
8:45

Hamas Rejects Fateh’s Demand for Gaza Rule

Hamas officials on Wednesday rejected demands by Fateh leadership to hand over rule of the Gaza Strip and called for an ‘uprising’ against Palestinian Authority security forces.Fateh leader Azzam al-Ahmad had said on Sunday that Hamas ‘foiled’ efforts towards a unity government, and that the group must hand over rule […]

29 Jul
8:28

Hamas Organizes Demonstration to Save Al-Aqsa Mosque

The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in Gaza, today, called for a wide demonstration in the West Bank next Friday (31/ 7/2015), in order to save Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque from near daily settler attacks.In an official statement, the movement said that this “Day of Rage” will be the response to […]

26 Jul
5:40

Hamas Military Wing Offers Thousands Combat Training

The armed wing of Hamas opened its Gaza summer camp, Saturday, aiming to provide basic combat training for 25,000 Palestinians in the embattled coastal enclave.Hamas, the de facto power in Gaza, is reportedly engaged in indirect contacts with Israel to try to reach a long-term truce, but a year after […]

20 Jul
8:25

ISIS Affiliates Suspected of Car Bombing Hamas Members

On Sunday morning, at least six vehicles owned by local leaders in Hamas, as well as activists in the Islamic Jihad, were bombed and burned out in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza City.Local sources said, according to the PNN, that Salafist activists, affiliated with the Islamic State (ISIS), are […]

11 Jul
3:26

Hamas: No Talks on Exchange Deal

A Hamas leader said Friday that talks will only take place with Israel regarding an exchange deal after Israel releases Palestinians who have been rearrested, despite being released in past prisoner swaps.Hamas’ Ismail Radwan said in a statement that “Israel must pay for everything,’ referring specifically to the Palestinians released […]

10 Jul
12:03

Hamas Announces Development of New Missiles

Hamas’ military wing announced, on Wednesday night, that it developed two new homemade rockets, and gave them names of slain leaders.In a rally held in the central square of the Gaza City to mark the first anniversary of latest Israeli onslaught against Gaza, Hamas Military Wing Al-Qassam Brigades announced developing […]

09 Jul
1:13

Gaza Rally: Hamas Marks One Year Since 2014 War

Hamas’ armed wing, Al-Qassam Brigades, held a rally in Gaza City, late Wednesday, to mark the anniversary of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.According to AFP, several hundred people crowded into a central Gaza City square after the traditional fast-breaking meal during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan for […]

03 Jul
11:34

PA Detains Over 100 Hamas Members in Arrest Campaign

Palestinian Authority security forces detained over 100 Hamas affiliates in the West Bank, overnight Thursday, an official from the Hamas movement said, Friday.According to Ma’an News Agency, Senior Hamas official Izzat al-Rishaq stated that the detentions were a ‘stab in the back’ for Palestinians during the holy month of Ramadan, […]

21 Jun
4:11

Hamas Military Wing Claims Friday Shooting

Hamas’ military wing, Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, reportedly claimed responsibility for Friday’s West Bank shooting that left an Israeli man dead and another lightly injured.“One of the fighters ambushed a settler vehicle and shot at them from point-blank range after having observed the area continuously,” a statement released by the […]

17 Jun
10:08

Hamas: Extension of Truce with Israel Possible

June 17, 2015 10:08 PM IMEMC & Agencies International, News Report, Truce 0

Hamas officials are expecting that it will soon be possible to extend the temporary truce with Israel to a period of 5 years, according to a proposal laid out by Qatar which includes an easing of the Israeli siege on Gaza and the establishment of a floating seaport off the […]

09 Jun
3:02

Russia Offers to Host New Fateh/Hamas Reconciliation Meeting

Russia has offered to host a reconciliation meeting between Hamas and Fateh in Moscow, Lebanese newspaper as-Safir reported Monday.The offer was reportedly made by the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, who is also the Russian President’s Special Representative for the Middle East. According to as-Safir, Hamas had accepted the […]