Search Results for : Khaled Mashal

08 Dec
1:34

Khaled Mashal Arrives In Gaza

Leader of the Hamas Political Bureau, Khaled Mashal, arrived in the Gaza Strip Friday after 37 years in exile, making his first trip to the besieged coastal region via the Rafah Border Terminal with Egypt.The moment he crossed the Terminal, Mashal kneeled onto the ground to pray, and headed to […]

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 […]

20 Aug
10:27

Mashal Invited to London for Long-term Truce Talks

Azzam Tamimi, head of Hamas-affiliated institution said on Wednesday that former British prime minister and Middle East Quartet envoy Tony Blair invited Hamas leader Khaled Mashal to London, for discussing a long-term truce with Israel.Tamimi said that Mashal’s visit did not take place because Hamas wanted to know the details […]

17 Aug
10:29

Mashal: Gaza-Israel Talks to be Mediated by Tony Blair

August 17, 2015 10:29 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

On Sunday, a senior adviser to Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Yasin Aktay, said that there will be a truce between the Gaza-based Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and the Israeli occupation authorities, regarding the lifting of the blockade on Gaza. “Gaza is heading towards a comprehensive agreement on the issue […]

21 May
6:08

Mashal: “Palestinian Reconciliation, Not An Alternative To Resistance”

[Tuesday, May 20, 2014] Head of the Political Bureau of the Hamas movement, Khaled Mashal, stated that Palestinian reconciliation and national unity are not alternatives to the legitimate resistance against the Israeli occupation, but are meant to strengthen it.His statements came in a speech he gave in Doha- Qatar, during […]

10 Oct
1:52

Mashal Calls For Massive Popular Armed Resistance

Head of the Political Bureau of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), Khaled Mashal, called for launching massive popular, armed, resistance against Israel, and said that only armed resistance can deter Israel.Mashal slammed the Palestinian Authority (P.A) in the West Bank for what he called “criminalizing armed resistance”, and added that […]

10 Jan
5:16

Abbas Meets Mashal In Cairo

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, met in Cairo Hamas’ political bureau chief, Khaled Mashal, as part of efforts to secure full Palestinian reconciliation and unity.The meeting is part of a series of meetings, mediated by Egypt, that will take place between senior Fateh and Hamas officials. Leaders of the two movements […]

09 Jan
5:11

Mashal Arrives In Cairo

Khaled Mashal, head of the Political Bureau of the Hamas movement, arrived in Cairo on Tuesday evening following an invitation from Egyptian President, Mohammad Morsi; Mashal, and a number of senior Hamas officials who accompanied him, will remain in Cairo for a few days.Sources close to the Hamas movement stated […]

08 Jan
3:20

Abbas, Mashal, Likely To Meet In Cairo

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and Hamas’ Political Bureau Chief, Khaled Mashal, will likely be holding a meeting in Cairo Wednesday, Egyptian sources reported; the meeting has not been scheduled or confirmed yet.Egyptian President, Mohammad Morsi, called for a meeting between Abbas and Mashal, and stated that he hopes this meeting […]

09 Dec
12:16

Mashal Calls On Arab Countries To Support Resistance

Speaking the massive celebration marking the 25th anniversary of the foundation of Hamas, in Gaza, Khaled Mashal head of the Political Bureau of the Hamas movement, called on the Arab countries to support the Palestinian resistance with “arms and money”, and said that “Palestine is from the river to the […]

27 Nov
12:30

Mashal Phones Abbas, Confirms Support To UN Bid

November 27, 2012 12:30 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Palestinian Politics 0

Head of the Political Bureau of the Hamas movement, Khaled Mashal, phoned Monday Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, informing him that the Hamas movement approves and supports the UN bid Abbas will be presenting on November 29.Mashal said that the Palestinian bid must be based on a national Palestinian vision and […]

26 Nov
9:55

Mashal To CNN: “We Are Not Behind Tel Aviv Bombing, We Accept State in 1967 Border”

In an exclusive interview with CNN’s, Christiane Amanpour, in the Egyptian Capital, Cairo, head of the Hamas Political Bureau, Khaled Mashal, stated that his movement is not behind the Tel Aviv bombing that took place Wednesday, and confirmed that Hamas accepts a Palestinian State in the 1967 territory, and is […]

29 Jun
8:33

Mashal Of Hamas Received By King Abdullah of Jordan

Jordan’s King Abdullah II, welcomed on Thursday the head of the Hamas Political Bureau, Khaled Mashal, and his accompanying Hamas officials, in the Jordanian capital, Amman, and held talks on developments in the region.Jordan’s official news agency reported that Jordan is actively involved in the efforts to find a comprehensive […]

25 Nov
12:46

Abbas, Mashal, Meet in Cairo, Affirm National Unity

November 25, 2011 12:46 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, News Report, Palestinian Politics 0

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and the Hamas Political Bureau Chief, Khaled Mashal, met in Cairo, affirming the Palestinian national unity and partnership. An understanding was reached to hold legislative and presidential elections in May 2012.Talking to reporters after meeting Hamas delegates in Al Andalus Palace in Cairo, Abbas stated; “I […]

17 Nov
6:49

Abbas & Mashal To Meet Soon

Senior leaders of the Fatah and Hamas movements stated that Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, and Hamas Political Bureau head, Khaled Mashal, will be holding a meeting in approximately one week in an attempt to implement the National Unity Agreement.President Abbas said that the meeting is scheduled to be held […]

19 Oct
9:21

Mashal Calls On Abbas To Implement National Unity Agreement

October 19, 2011 9:21 AM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Khaled Mashal, head of the Hamas Movement’s political Bureau in Damascus, called on President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday, to hold a meeting with Hamas in Cairo next week. The object of such a meet is to conclude all outstanding issues, which are delaying the full implementation of the Palestinian reconciliation […]

14 Oct
11:52

Mashal, Abbas, To Meet Soon

A senior source within the Hamas movement reported that arrangements are being made to secure a meeting between Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and Hamas Political Bureau head, Khaled Mashal.The source, who elected to remain anonymous, told the Hamas-affiliated Palestinian Information Center, that contact between Fateh and Hamas is ongoing to […]

09 May
7:18

Mashal: “Recognizing Israel Cannot Be Done Before The Palestinians Establish Their State”

Head of the Political Bureau of the Hamas movement, Khaled Mashal, urged the United States and the European Union to support the Palestinian Unity Agreement, and added that a Palestinian recognition of Israel cannot be conducted before an independent state is established.“Enable the Palestinians to live free in their own […]

03 May
11:02

Mashal Meets Egypt’s Security Chief

Head of the Political Bureau of the Hamas movement, Khaled Mashal, met on Monday with Egypt’s Security Chief, Murad Muwafi, and a number of Egyptian security leaders. Izzat Al Rishiq of Hamas’ Political Bureau told the Hamas affiliated Palestinian Information Center that Mashal and Muwafi held talks on the situation […]

02 May
5:39

In Preparation To Sign Palestinian Unity Deal, Mashal Arrives In Cairo

Accompanied by senior Hamas delegates in exile, head of the Political Bureau of the Hamas movement in Syria, Khaled Mashal, arrived on Sunday evening in Cairo in preparation to sign the Palestinian unity agreement, with Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas. The Hamas-affiliated Palestinian Information Center reported that Hamas figures Dr. Sami […]

09 Feb
12:47

Mashal: “Netanyahu’s Maneuvers Collapsed Peace Talks, Swap-deal”

Khalid Mashal, head of the political bureau of the Hamas movement, accused the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, of obstructing peace talks and a prisoner-swap deal. Mashal said that there is not chance for Middle East peace under the current Israeli leadership. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/feb2010/khaled_meshaal.jpg 300 0) Khalid Mashal – Wikipedia Khalid […]

23 Feb
3:40

In a Meeting with Hamas’s Mashal, Egyptian Foreign Minister Hopes End of Embargo in Sight

Egyptian Foreign Minister, Ahmad Abuelghait, voiced hope yesterday that the international economic boycott imposed against the Hamas-led government would come to a halt with the installation of a new Palestinian unity government. In a statement released by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry after separate meetings with Hamas’s political bureau chief, Khaled […]

08 Nov
9:26

Mashal calls on resistance factions to avenge the Beit Hanoun killings

November 8, 2006 9:26 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Hamas political bureau cheif, Khaled Mashal, called on the Palestinian resistance factions to retaliate to the Israeli attacks against the Palestinian people “and the massacres conducted against them”. “Resistance is the real retaliation to the Zionist massacres against the Palestinian people”, Mashal stated, “the Palestinians must retaliate hard and avenge […]

26 Oct
7:54

Mashal is expected in Cairo for talks on prisoner swap deal

Hamas political bureau chief in Syria, Khaled Mashal, is expected to  travel to Egypt soon for talks on a prisoner swap deal with Israel. The deal could see the release of hundreds of Palestinian detainees in exchange for the captured Israeli soldier in Gaza, Gilad Shalit. Fawzi Barhoum, a Hamas […]

25 Oct
7:46

Mashal conducts a brief visit to Qatar

October 25, 2006 7:46 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Khaled Mashal, political bureau chief of the Hamas party, conducted a brief visit to Qatar and held a meeting with the prince of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, on the developments in the Palestinians territories including the rising tension between Hamas and Fateh. Qatar is attempting to mediate […]

22 Apr
7:45

Mashal: ‘Hamas is ready to coexist with Israel if it withdraws to the 1967 borders’

April 22, 2006 7:45 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

In an interview with a German television,  Khaled Mashal, head of the Political bureau of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, said on Friday that the movement will be ready to co-exist with the state of Israel if it withdraws from the occupied Palestinian territories since 1967 including the east of […]

22 Mar
8:42

Mashal: `“Israel cannot have stability with occupation`

March 22, 2006 8:42 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Khaled Mashal, Hamas Hamas Political Bureau leader in exile, said on Wednesday during an interview in Abu Dhabi, that the movement will continue its resistance and that Israel cannot have stability with occupation. Mashal added that the policy of the United States and its clear siding with Israel would inflame […]

24 Feb
3:55

Mashal urges Israelis to elect moderate government, end occupation

February 24, 2006 3:55 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Khaled Mashal, Hamas political chief, said during a phone interview on Thursday that the movement is ready to hold talks with anybody, including the U.S, except for Israel, and called on the Israelis to elect “a moderate government” in the coming elections.The statements of Mashal came during an interview with […]

24 Nov
8:33

Mashal: Hamas not to renew calm

In a telephone conversation with Palestinian detainees in the Negev detention camp Wednesday, Hamas Bureau Chief, Khaled Mashal, affirmed that the movement isn’t inclined towards renewing the present calm declared by the Palestinian factions last March in Cairo.   The calm expires on December 2005. Mashal stated that his Movement […]

05 Feb
5:09

Mashal: ‘summit, a test to Israel’s real intentions’

Translated by Saed Bannoura-IMEMC Head of Hamas political bureau, Khaled Mashal said that Hamas considered Sharm Al-Sheikh summit as a positive step which enables the Palestinians examine the real Israeli stand. The following interview was conducted by “Kul Al-Arab” newspaper, published in Israel . – What is your opinion about […]

04 Feb
4:30

Mashal: `“The Israeli position will be examined in Sharm Al-Sheikh summit`

February 4, 2005 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by Saed Bannoura-IMEMC Head of Hamas political bureau, Khaled Mashal said that Hamas considered Sharm Al-Sheikh summit as a positive step which enables the Palestinians examine the real Israeli stand. The following interview was conducted by “Kul Al-Arab” newspaper, published in Israel . – What is your opinion about […]

19 Jan
3:17

Knesset Official: Mashal is Still Marked for Assassination

January 19, 2005 3:17 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Uval Steints, chair of the Knesset foreign and security affairs committee said that Israel might retry to assassinate the secretary general of Hamas Khaled Mashal.   Uval Steints, chair of the Knesset foreign and security affairs committee said that Israel might retry to assassinate the secretary general of Hamas Khaled […]

11 Jan
5:54

Finkelstein on Gaza’s Right to Resist Military Occupation (3/4)

In part three of TRNN’s interview on his new book “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein discusses the legality, and utility, of Hamas’ armed resistance to Israel’s occupation. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. Finkelstein is the author of […]

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 […]

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 […]

08 Sep
9:35

PNC Convocation Postponed

The Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) decided, Monday, to postpone holding the convocation of Palestinian National Council (PNC), which was to be held mid-September, in Ramallah. Al Ray reports that Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, a member of executive committee, said to Anadalou news agency that the executive committee […]

28 Oct
9:20

Netanyahu: No Peace with Palestine Without Recognition of Israel as a ‘Jewish’ State

October 28, 2014 9:20 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that no peace agreement would be achieved unless through mutual negotiations without precondition, keynoting that lasting peace will only be possible via the formula of a demilitarized Palestine and the recognition of Israel as a Jewish state.At the opening of the winter Knesset […]

20 Oct
12:59

Abu Zurhi Denounces Abbas’ Call for Defending Al-Aqsa

October 20, 2014 12:59 AM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, News Report, Palestine 0

An official from the Gaza-based Palestinian political faction Hamas, on Saturday, downplayed an earlier call by Palestinian President and PA leader, Mahmoud Abbas, for Palestinians to stay at al-Aqsa Mosque in order to defend it against Israeli attacks.Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zurhi described Abbas’ invitation as ‘untruthful’, Al Ray Palestinian […]

19 Oct
12:02

Several Injured as Israeli Forces Raid Villages, Disperse Weekly Protests

October 19, 2014 12:02 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers again attacked weekly peaceful marches which took place in several Palestinian villages and towns, across the occupied West Bank.PNN reports that, during Friday’s weekly demonstration in Bil’in, near Ramallah, two participants were injured as dozens of others suffered from teargas inhalation, according to local sources. See original article […]

18 Oct
1:25

Thousands Attend Funeral of Slain Palestinian Child

October 18, 2014 1:25 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

In the central West Bank village of Beit Laqiya, this Friday, thousands of people attended the funeral of 13-year-old Bahaa Samir Badir, who was shot dead by Israeli soldiers on Thursday. Further restrictions imposed on al-Aqsa Mosque have forced thousands of people into the streets of occupied East Jerusalem for […]

30 Sep
11:19

Netanyahu Flames UNHRC Response to Gaza Massacre

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the United Nations Human Rights Council for its refusal to accept Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip, on Monday, saying that it encouraged resistance fighters to use human shields as a war tactic.He asserted that speaking out against Israeli attacks on Gaza sends ‘a […]

14 Sep
9:45

Haniyeh Rules Out Direct Talks With Israel

Chief Hamas official Ismail Haniyeh stated, on Saturday, that the faction would not be holding any direct talks with Israel.There will be ‘no direct negotiations with the Zionist enemy,’ Haniyeh announced publicly, in Gaza, and called on Palestinian President and Fateh member Mahmoud Abbas to ‘review’ his own strategy of […]

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06 Sep
12:21

This Week in Palestine Week 36 2014

September 6, 2014 12:21 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 9 m 32s || 8.73 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for August 30th to September 5th, 2014. Palestinian diplomats seek UN resolution to end Israel’s occupation to […]

04 Sep
7:57

Negotiators Meet With Kerry

Palestinian negotiators met with US Secretary of State John Kerry for over two hours of ‘constructive’ talks concerning future relations with Israel, said a US official.Media sources said, it was Kerry’s first face-to-face talks with Palestinian negotiators since Washington’s failure to secure a truce between Israeli and Palestinian resistance in […]

24 Aug
7:33

Hamas Agrees to Apply for ICC Membership

Hamas has now signed a proposal for Palestinian application for membership at the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the Netherlands, through which legal action could be taken against Israel, a senior official of Gaza’s ruling party said, on Saturday.The declaration follows two days of talks between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas […]

23 Aug
1:15

Abbas Arrives in Cairo For 3 Day Visit

August 23, 2014 1:15 AM IMEMC & Agencies International, News Report, Truce 0

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and an accompanying delegation landed in Cairo, on Friday afternoon, to begin a 3-day visit to the region during which he is scheduled to meet with Egyptian officials, with the aim of reaching a lasting state of truce with Israel.Abbas was accompanied by PLO chief negotiator […]

22 Aug
4:21

Europeans Urge New UN Resolution on Gaza

Britain, France and Germany have reportedly launched a new UN bid which aims to end six weeks of horrific violence in the Gaza Strip.In a document obtained by AFP, the three countries pushed for an immediate and sustainable ceasefire which would put an end to the fighting in Gaza, as […]

18 Aug
6:43

Abu Marzook: “Netanyahu is Obstructing Ceasefire Talks”

Member of the Political Bureau of the Hamas Movement, Dr. Mousa Abu Marzook, stated that Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is obstructing indirect talks, and has rejected the Egyptian ceasefire initiative.Abu Marzook, who is also a member of the Palestinian team for indirect Egyptian-mediated talks with Tel Aviv, said Netanyahu’s […]

17 Aug
3:43

Chances of Long-term Ceasefire Appear Remote Despite New Talks

August 17, 2014 3:43 PM IMEMC & Agencies International, News Report, Truce 0

Though indirect talks between Cairo delegation parties began anew, on Sunday, Israeli ministers are saying it’s quite possible that no deal will be reached.According to Ynet, a member of the Palestinian delegation told AP, Sunday, that the gaps between sides were still significant and that it was ‘far from certain […]

31 Jul
9:43

Netanyahu Rejected Plan to Assassinate Hamas Leaders

According to Israeli media, Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a proposal to kill Hamas political leaders in response to the ongoing firing of rockets by resistance fighters from Gaza to Israel.Newspaper Israel Today said, Wednesday morning, that a proposal was presented to the Israeli prime minister regarding a plan to kill Hamas […]

30 Jul
2:00

Hamas Denies Agreeing to 24-hour Ceasefire

July 30, 2014 2:00 AM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Truce 0

Hamas leadership denied, on Tuesday, that it had accepted a deal for a 24-hour ‘humanitarian’ ceasefire, contrary to earlier claims by Palestinian leadership.According to Ma’an News Agency, Dr. Sami Abu Zuhri, speaking for Hamas, said that ‘Yasser Abed Rabbu’s statement that Hamas agreed to a ceasefire for 24 hours is […]

28 Jul
4:30

Israeli officials Mock Kerry Ceasefire Proposal; Reject any Long-Term Truce

On Friday, a draft of US Secretary of State John Kerry‘s ceasefire proposal was shown to Israeli officials. The draft apparently called for the opening of border crossings between Gaza and Israel and included measure to ensure ‘the economic livelihood’ of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. According to Haaretz, the […]

25 Jul
7:38

Gaza Ceasefire Talks Intensify

July 25, 2014 7:38 AM IMEMC & Agencies International, News Report, Truce 0

Talks to end the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip intensify and US Secretary of State John Kerry is now shuttling between Jerusalem and Cairo.24 July 2014 | Alternative Information Center | Sergio Yahni Kerry said that negotiations were making progress, ‘But there is still work to be done’, he […]

25 Jun
6:20

Hamas Government In Gaza Prevents Zahar From Travelling

Palestinian sources in the Gaza Strip have reported that the Hamas government in the coastal region prevented Mahmoud Zahar, one of the political leaders of Hamas, from travelling, as he and a delegation he heads were trying to cross into Egypt on their way to Lebanon and Iran.The sources said […]

08 Feb
6:44

Fateh And Hamas To Meet In Cairo

Member of the Political Bureau of the Hamas movement, Izzat Al-Rishiq, stated Thursday that representatives of his movement and the Fateh movement of President Mahmoud Abbas, will be holding a meeting in Cairo this Sunday to discuss the formation of a unity government.On his Facebook page, Izzat Al-Rihiq of the […]

14 Jan
5:34

Fateh-Hamas Meeting To Be Held Wednesday

Representatives of the Fateh and Hamas movements will be holding a meeting this coming Wednesday in Cairo, Azzam Al-Ahmad, member of the Fateh Central Committee reported.The Maan News Agency reported that the small-scale meeting will be held to discuss the means to implement the Palestinian Reconciliation Agreement. Al-Ahmad added that […]

10 Jan
12:14

Abbas Meets Morsi In Cairo

Following his Wednesday meeting with Khaled Mashal of Hamas, and several Hamas officials in Cairo, Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, held a meeting with his Egyptian counterpart, Mohammad Morsi.The meeting between Abbas and Morsi took place at the Presidential Palace in Masr Al-Jadeeda, in the Egyptian capital. The meeting focused on […]

10 Jan
5:41

Dr. Dweik: “Reconciliation Is A Main Demand For The Palestinians”

Dr. Aziz Dweik, elected head of the Palestinian Legislative Council, stated that national reconciliation is a main demand the Palestinians want to achieve, and added that President Mahmoud Abbas is insisting on finalizing the elections file before other files an issue that would “obstruct reconciliation between Fateh and Hamas”.Dweik, head […]

11 Dec
12:19

Israel To Sponsor Ads Attacking Abbas In European Papers

December 11, 2012 12:19 PM Saed Bannoura International, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli daily, Maariv, reported, Tuesday morning, that Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, instructed Israeli ambassadors in five European countries to sponsor ads in major newspapers attacking the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, and describing him as an obstacle to peace.Maariv stated that the World Jewish Congress will be funding these ads […]

05 Dec
8:41

Hamas: “We Are Going To Cairo This Month To Implement Unity Agreement”

Osama Hamdan, head of the International Relations Department of the Hamas movement, stated that Hamas will be heading to Cairo this month to participate in meetings meant at implementing the Palestinian unity and reconciliation agreement, and warned Israel against continuing its violations to the ceasefire in Gaza.Talking to the Safa […]

29 Nov
1:37

Turkish PM To Visit Gaza

Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, stated that he will be visiting the Gaza Strip on December 5, in order to express support to the Palestinian people living under siege and constant Israeli violations.The Zaman Turkish Newspaper reported that Erdogan also intends to meet Khaled Mashal, head of the Political […]

22 Nov
3:01

Ceasefire Takes Effect; Egypt Takes Responsibility Of Maintaining It

November 22, 2012 3:01 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Egyptian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Kamel, stated in a press conference with U.S. Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, in Cairo, that the ceasefire between Israel and the resistance in Gaza started on 9 at night Wednesday. Clinton thanked Egypt’s President Mohammad Morsi for his role.Clinton said that the new Egyptian leadership […]

08 Nov
9:21

Syria Closes Hamas Offices In Damascus

November 8, 2012 9:21 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, reported that the Syrian security forces broke into offices that belong to the movement, and the home of Hamas Political Bureau, Khaled Mashal, and closed all offices run by the movement.The Palestinian Information Center stated that the attack took place Monday, November 5, and that the […]

27 Feb
3:16

Fateh: Hamas Must Allow the Elections Committee to Operate in Gaza

The Fateh movement of president Mahmoud Abbas, demanded on Monday that the Palestinian elections committee be allowed to conduct the necessary work in the Gaza Strip in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections.Fateh Spokesperson, Fayiz Abu Ayita, stated in a press statement that the “Palestinian General Elections, Presidential, […]

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10 Feb
10:48

This Week in Palestine week 6 2012

February 10, 2012 10:48 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 93 m 020s || 8.28 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for February 4th to 10th 2012 Main Palestinian rival groups Fatah and Hamas leaders met this week, […]

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03 Feb
11:03

This Week in Palestine week 5 2012

February 3, 2012 11:03 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 10 m 31s || 9.64 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for January 28 through February 3rd 2012 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s visit of the Gaza Strip […]

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30 Jan
8:35

Palestine Today 01 30 2012

January 30, 2012 8:35 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 25s || 3.13 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday January 30th, 2012. A settler seizes land near Jenin, and the Head of the Hamaz political Bureau […]

30 Jan
3:37

King Abdullah Meets Hamas Leader in Amman

King Abdullah II of Jordan met the head of the Hamas Political Bureau, Khaled Mashal, on Sunday in Amman. Mashal is conducting his first official visit to Amman in twelve years; the official visit was conducted under the direct mediation of Qatar.Mashal arrived in Amman along with the Crown Prince […]

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30 Dec
11:33

This Week in Palestine week 51 2011

December 30, 2011 11:33 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 10 m 42s || 9.80 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for December 24th to the 30th 2011 Palestinians commemorate the third anniversary of the war on Gaza […]

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27 Dec
7:19

Palestine Today 12 27 2011

December 27, 2011 7:19 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 23s || 3.10 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday December 27, 2011. Arab League Peace monitors arrive in Syria to confirm Assad is ceasing his military […]

27 Dec
7:47

Hamas Expresses Support For Syrian Regime

Head of the Political Bureau of the Hamas movement, Khaled Mashal, stated that the Hamas movement supports the Syrian President, Bashar Assad, “As he supported the Palestinian resistance and the Palestinian people in every possible way,’ according to Mashal, the Milad News Agency reported.The Hamas official said that Hamas “Respects […]

23 Dec
2:05

Hamas, Islamic Jihad, To Join Temporary PLO Panel

Palestinian sources in Cairo reported Thursday that the Hamas and the Islamic Jihad Movements agreed to join the temporary panel of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO). The Palestinian National Initiative also agreed to join it.The agreement was made during a meeting in Cairo, headed by Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and […]

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10 Dec
12:40

This Week in Palestine week 49 2011

December 10, 2011 12:40 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 9 m 40s || 8.86 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for December 3rd to the 9th 2011 An Israeli escalation of attacks against the Gaza Strip leaves […]

03 Dec
8:48

Turkey To Grant Hamas $300 Million

December 3, 2011 8:48 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

Turkish sources reported that Prime Minister of Turkey, Receb Tayyip Erdogan, sent a confidential letter to Ismail Haniyya, Prime Minister of the Hamas-led government in the Gaza Strip, inviting him to visit Turkey, and informing him that he has decided to grant Haniyya’s government $300 Million. The urgent aid to […]

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01 Dec
7:51

Palestine Today 12 01 2011

December 1, 2011 7:51 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 12s || 2.93 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday December 1, 2011. Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni met with President Abbas in Jordan, and a senior […]

01 Dec
1:37

Yousef: “Adopting Nonviolent Resistance, A Wise Move”

Dr. Ahmad Yousef, one of the senior political leaders of the Hamas movement, stated Thursday that the recent meeting between President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas Political Bureau Chief, Khaled Mashal, set the vision of a unified strategy for the struggle against the occupation, adding that the movement is adopting nonviolent […]

26 Nov
2:22

Islamic Jihad Will Not Participate In New Elections

The Islamic Jihad Movement stated Friday that it will not participate in new presidential and legislative elections scheduled to be held in May next year.Nafeth Azzam, member of the Political Bureau of the Islamic Jihad stated that the movement “reiterates its stance regarding not participating in the elections as they […]

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25 Nov
11:51

This Week in Palestine week 47 2011

November 25, 2011 11:51 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 9 m 30s || 8.69 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for November 19th to the 25th 2011. Palestinian rival parties Fatah and Hamas are close to reconciliation, […]

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24 Nov
8:27

Palestine Today 11 24 2011

November 24, 2011 8:27 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 38s || 3.33 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday November 24, 2011. In the news today, the Israeli Knesset passes a controversial bill that attacks the […]

23 Nov
1:45

Netanyahu Rejects U.S., International Calls To Release Palestinian Money

November 23, 2011 1:45 PM Saed Bannoura International Politics, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported that U.S. Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, phoned Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, urging him to release Palestinian tax money Israel has been withholding since Palestine was voted as a full UNESCO member. Netanyahu also rejected a request from the U.N. in this regard.Officials at the […]

38401
18 Nov
10:32

This Week in Palestine week 46 2011

November 18, 2011 10:32 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 7 m 50s || 7.17 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, from November 12 to the 18th 2011. As Palestinian leading factions, Fatah and Hama, heads for unity […]

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17 Nov
7:50

Palestine Today 11 17 2011

November 17, 2011 7:50 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 32s || 3.25 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org, for Thursday November 17, 2011 Seven Palestinians are arrested across the West Bank, and Fatah and Hamas announce a […]

17 Nov
7:33

Abbas: “We Seek Peace. We Want A Balanced U.S. Role”

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas stated, during a speech on the 7th anniversary of the death of President Yasser Arafat and the 23rd anniversary of his declaration of independence, that the Palestinian Authority does not want a clash with the United States, but wants a balanced American role regarding the […]

20 Oct
5:40

Abu Marzouq: “Egypt Guarantees Implementation Of Phase 2”

October 20, 2011 5:40 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Deputy head of the Hamas Political Bureua, Dr. Mousa Abu Marzouq, told the Hamas affiliated Palestinian Information Center that Egypt provided grantees for the movement regarding Israel’s commitments to implement phase 2 of the prisoner-swap deal. He added that Khaled Mashal, head of the Political Bureau of Hamas, delayed his […]

38174
20 Oct
3:12

Palestine Today 10 19 2011

October 20, 2011 3:12 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 25s || 3.12 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday October 19th, 2011 Several arrests were made across the West Bank, and warm welcomes are received by […]

19 Oct
9:50

Fateh And Hamas Call For National Reconciliation

The Fateh movement in the Gaza strip expressed its hope in achieving national unity and reconciliation, by ending the split between the movement and Hamas, after the release of many Palestinian leaders, figures and symbols.The movement declared the day of the release to be a Palestinian national wedding and celebration, […]

18 Oct
6:19

Prisoner-Exchange Deal Officially Kicks Off

October 18, 2011 6:19 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The prisoner-swap deal, signed between Hamas and Israel, has overcome the final hurdle after the Israeli High Court rejected all appeals filed against the deal by Israelis. Hundreds of detainees have been loaded onto buses and taken to various locations in preparation for their release, Egyptian sources have reported that […]

17 Oct
7:21

Hamas Leaders Arrive In Cairo To Welcome 40 Exiled Detainees

October 17, 2011 7:21 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Vice president of the Political Bureau of the Hamas movement in Gaza, Mousa Abu Marzouq, will be heading to Cairo on Monday as part of a Hamas delegation, to welcome forty detainees who will be forced into exile as part of the prisoner-swap deal. Khaled Mashal, head of the […]

14 Oct
8:32

Names Of The Prisoners Who Are To Be Freed In First Phase Of The Swap Released

October 14, 2011 8:32 PM IMEMC & Agencies Arab World, News Report, Prisoners 0

Abu Mojahed, spokesperson of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, stated that implementation of the first phase of the prisoner-swap deal will be next Tuesday, the Palestinian news agency, Ma’an reported.He added that when Israel releases the prisoners, the Palestinians will make sure the group contains all of […]

13 Oct
7:24

Hamas Releases Details on First Phase Of Swap Deal

October 13, 2011 7:24 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Senior Hamas sources reported that the first stage of the mediated prisoners-swap deal with Israel will secure the release of most of the detainees who have been imprisoned by Israel for 25 years or more.Khaled Mashal, head of the Hamas Political Bureau in Syria, stated that the total number of […]

12 Oct
8:34

Hamas Hails Palestinian Prisoners-Swap Deal

October 12, 2011 8:34 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, News Report, Prisoners 0

Khaled Mashal, head of the Hamas Political Bureau, said 1,027 prisoners will be released in a deal brokered by Egypt, in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, captured in 2006 by three Palestinian resistance factions and held since then in the Gaza Strip. ‘This is a national achievement that we […]

15 Jun
8:13

Fateh, Hamas, Agree On New PM, To Hold Another Round Of Talks Tuesday

On Tuesday, the Fateh and Hamas movements held in Cairo their first meeting to implement the National Unity Agreement, and agreed to hold the next round of talks next Tuesday, June 21.The coming meeting will be held with the participation of Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and Hamas Political Bureau Chief, […]

37162
26 May
3:00

Palestine Today 05 25 2011

May 26, 2011 3:00 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 34s || 3.26 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media Centre www.imemc.org, for Wednesday May 25th, 2011 A “Move over AIPAC” activist who interrupted Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu during his speech […]

25 May
9:19

Hamas Leaders At Odds Over Negotiations

After the Hamas political bureau chief, Khaled Mashal, said that the movement would give Israel a chance to prove its seriousness in peace talks, Hamas political leader, Mahmoud Zahhar, denounced the statements of Mashal.The recent statements are considered the first time that Hamas leaders express conflicting opinions. Hamas’ political bureau […]

37064
10 May
3:12

Palestine Today 05 09 2011

May 10, 2011 3:12 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 6 m 10s || 5.64 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today on this Monday 9th of May 2011. This is the daily round up of today’s events from around Palestine as brought to you by the International Middle East Media […]

37030
03 May
3:00

Palestine Today 05 2 2011

May 3, 2011 3:00 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 37s || 2.40 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center www.imemc.org, for Monday May 2nd, 2011 The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) reported on Friday evening that four Palestinian political prisoners […]

07 Apr
2:10

Egypt To Invite Palestinian Officials For Unity Talks

Egyptian sources reported Wednesday that the new Egyptian government will host several Palestinian officials in Cairo in the coming few days. The talks will focus on efforts to achieve internal Palestinian unity. The sources said that the government will soon be sending invitations to officials and delegates to visit Cairo […]

04 Mar
12:26

Hamas Delegates Start A Tour To Discuss Shalit File

Delegates of the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip started a tour that would include meetings with the movement’s leaders in the Arab World to discuss the file of prisoner-of-war Corporal, Gilad Shalit, who was captured by the resistance in Gaza in mid 2006. The delegates are headed by Hamas […]

04 Dec
4:10

Hamas Denies Al-Qaeda Presence In Gaza

December 4, 2010 4:10 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

Hamas Prime Minister Haniyya firmly declared that there is no al-Qaeda in Gaza but also denounced a new group of extremists is rising, the Associated Press reported on Thursday. The Prime Minister of the deposed government of Gaza, Ismail Haniyya , spoke at a rare news conference for foreign reporters, […]

22 Dec
9:40

Palestinians In Gaza Protest Egypt’s Border Wall

December 22, 2009 9:40 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Thousands of Palestinians protested on Monday at the Salah Ed Deen Gate area, near the border with Egypt, against the Iron Wall Egypt is installing with American support and supervision along its border with Gaza.The protest was called for by the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip. Egyptian troops were […]