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09 Jun

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 […]

07 Jun

Salafists to Continue Firing on Israel if Hamas Does not Halt Crackdown

Walla! Israeli website, following the latest rocket on Israel yesterday, said that a Salafist group leader in Gaza announced the group will continue with its strikes if Hamas does not halt its crackdown on them, return their weapons and release their detainees which it arrested.Sirens broke out in Israel yesterday […]

06 Jun

Hamas Organizes Protest against Unity Government, UNRWA

Hamas, on Friday, organized a march in Jabaliya refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip, to protest the national unity government‘s alleged neglect of the coastal enclave, as well as policies of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA.According to Ma’an News Agency, the march set off from mosques across […]

03 Jun

Alleged ISIS-supporters Give Hamas 48 Hours to Stop Crackdown

Proponents of ISIS in the Gaza Strip have issued Hamas a 48-hour deadline to stop its crackdown on them, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday.In a statement sent to the media, the ISIS supporters claimed responsibility for a rocket fired at Israel from Gaza, last week. The claim could not […]

02 Jun

Report: “Hamas Forces Kill ISIS Supporter In Gaza”

Media sources in Gaza said the Hamas-run security forces in the Gaza Strip shot and killed, on Tuesday morning, a Palestinian man, believed to be a supporter of ISIS, in his home, in Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza City, believed to be a supporter of ISIS.Iyad al-Bozom, spokesperson of the […]

02 Jun

Deputy Head of Hamas: No Progress in Gaza

The Deputy Head of Hamas says there has been no humanitarian or economic progress in the Gaza Strip since the national consensus government was formed a year ago.According to Ma’an, Ismail Haniyeh says that the situation in Gaza has not changed at all due to the ongoing Israeli blockade, as […]

01 Jun

ISIS Offshoot Group Claims Responsibility For Killing A Hamas Commander In Gaza

June 1, 2015 7:44 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A group claiming allegiance with ISIS issued a statement, Sunday, claiming responsibility for assassinating a senior Hamas commander in the Gaza Strip, by detonating his store in Khan Younis.The group, calling itself Supporters of the Islamic State in Beit al-Maqdis, said it assassinated Saber Siam for what it claimed, “participating […]

12 May

Israeli General: ‘Israel and Hamas have common interests.’

The general responsible for Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip says that continued rule by Hamas is necessary for its stability, Israeli media reported Tuesday.’The alternative would be the Israeli military and chaos in governance,’ top-selling Yediot Aharonot quoted Major General Sami Turgeman as telling heads of southern Israel local […]

03 May

Carter: ‘We will push to apply Fateh and Hamas agreements’

Former US President Jimmy Carter says that he, along with a non-governmental organization which describes itself as a group of ‘independent global leaders working together for peace and human rights’, known as The Elders, will exert great effort to accomplish the reconciliation that Hamas and Fateh agreed upon last April.Carter […]

01 May

Hamas Prevents Workers Union Procession In Gaza

The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) denounced the decision of the Hamas-run security forces in Gaza, to prevent a procession marking International Workers’ Day, on Friday, May 1, 2015.The DFLP said the decision is a violation to the Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Expression, and an assault […]

29 Apr

No Real Sign of Reconciliation between Fateh and Hamas

The two main Palestinian political forces show no sign of moving the necessary steps to get to the solution of a fracture that has, for years, damaged the Palestinian cause. Meanwhile, the Hamas list was surprisingly victorious in student elections at BirZeit University, the historic stronghold of Fateh.In mid-April the […]

11 Apr

Hamas Demands Israeli Leaders be Brought Before ICC

Earlier this month, Palestine officially joined the ICC, after the Hague-based tribunal approved its accession bid.According to the Palestinian News Network (PNN), Hamas said Thursday that it will hand over any Palestinian to the International Criminal Court (ICC) before Israeli leaders are brought to tribunal. ‘Hamas is ready to cooperate […]

06 Apr

Hamas Holds March in Gaza for Yarmouk Refugees

Hundreds rallied in the Gaza Strip, Saturday, in support of thousands of fellow Palestinians trapped in Syria’s Yarmouk camp, which has been largely overrun by fundamentalist militants.Hundreds, many waving Hamas flags, according to Ma’an, took to the streets in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis in a march organised […]

19 Mar

U.S. Opens up to Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood, Syria and Iran

The appointment of Robert Malley as White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf Region is not considered a sufficient indicator that there will be any radical change in U.S. strategy despite the campaign launched against the U.S. by the Zionists due to its openness to […]

10 Mar

Hamas: Long-term Ceasefire in Exchange for End of Gaza Siege

Walla Israeli website said, Monday, that Hamas has recently sent a series of letters to Israeli occupation authorities, offering a long-term ceasefire which would last for at least 5 years, in exchange for ending the siege on Gaza.According to the PNN, the letters also pointed to research about the ceasefire […]

06 Mar

Likud Ad Draws Comparison Between Israeli Workers And Hamas Fighters

Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that the election headquarters of the Likud Party of Benjamin Netanyahu removed on Thursday at night a video ad that compared workers of the Israel’s Ports and Broadcasting Authority to Hamas fighters.The video was initially meant to show how the strict security measures, taken by […]

15 Feb

Israel Sends Letter of Complaint to UN, Claims Hamas is Planning ‘New War Against Israel’

According to reports, Israel has sent a letter to the United Nations claiming that Hamas is preparing for a new war in Gaza Strip, against Israel.Israeli website Walla, reported that Ron Prosor Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations submitted a complaint to the Security Council and Secretary-General, claiming that […]

21 Dec

Abu Marzouk: “Hamas Is Committed To Ceasefire”

Dr. Mousa Abu Marzouk, deputy head of the Political Bureau of the Hamas movement said that Hamas is committed to Egyptian-mediated ceasefire agreement, as long as Israeli is committed too.On his Facebook page, Abu Marzouk said Hamas is not pleased with the repeated Israeli violations, adding that Israel must stop […]

18 Dec

EU recognizes Palestinian state; removes Hamas from terror list

December 18, 2014 5:23 AM Celine Hagbard International, News Report, Peace process 0

On Wednesday, the Parliament of the European Union voted to recognize ‘in principle’ a Palestinian state, and, in a separate action, the General Court of the European Union decided to remove Hamas from its list of terrorist groups.The dual decisions by the European Union came just a day after the […]

01 Dec

Hamas: Consensus Government Has Expired

The national consensus government declared by Hamas and Fateh, this past summer, has finished its interim term, a Hamas spokesman said Sunday.Sami Abu Zuhri stated, during a news conference in Gaza City, that the unity government’s six-month term had expired, and that a dialog should be resumed, on a national […]

27 Nov

‘Killing Hamas’ Taught as Basic Right for 2nd Grade Students in Tel Aviv

November 27, 2014 3:02 AM IMEMC & Agencies Internal Unrest, Israel, News Report 0

Teachers at an Israeli school recently delivered a worksheet to their students which includes, in a list of rights, the right of ‘Killing Hamas’.This surprised some students’ parents enough to cause them to make a formal complaint against the school, Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency reports. According to Channel 10 […]

18 Nov

Abbas Denounces Jerusalem Attack, Netanyahu: Abbas And Hamas Responsible

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the Jerusalem yeshiva attack that led to the death of four Israelis, and demanded Israel to stop its provocative attacks and invasions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied City.Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said, “Incitement by Abbas and Hamas movement” led to the attack. […]

06 Nov

Hamas Claims Car Attack in Jerusalem

Hamas has claimed responsibility for a Jerusalem car attack which killed one Israeli border policeman and injured 14 others, earlier in the day. An unidentified group of assailants kidnapped a 16-year-old Palestinian boy, on Tuesday.In a statement, Hamas decalred that, through the attack, Ibrahim al-Akkari took ‘revenge for his people,’ […]

06 Oct

Israel Accuses Hamas Of Violating Ceasefire

A senior Israeli military commander accused Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in Gaza, on Sunday, of violating the cease-fire, mediated by Egypt, by “test-firing” a missile into the sea.The commander told the Israeli Army Radio that “Hamas test-fired several missiles,’ and that Israel managed to uncover the “Hamas experiments” through satellite […]

25 Sep

Fateh & Hamas Agree to Let PA Take Charge in Gaza

The rival Palestinian political factions of Hamas and Fateh reached a ‘comprehensive’ agreement, on Thursday, to implement the return of their unity government in Gaza, after just two days of talks in Cairo, according to negotiators from both sides.Egyptian sources told Ma’an News Agency that the two movements were able […]

24 Sep

Fateh and Hamas Resume Reconcilation Talks in Cairo

Both the Hamas and Fateh Palestinian political movements met in Cairo, on Wednesday, with the aim of fully implementing a reconciliation agreement signed in April, according to Egyptian officials.Ma’an News Agency reports that the talks were conducted under the supervision of director of Egyptian intelligence Muhammad Farid Tuhami, with a […]

23 Sep

Hamas Official: Indirect Talks with Israel to Continue in the Last week of October

September 23, 2014 10:08 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Eizat Al Rishq, a member of Hamas political bureau, announced on Tuesday that the indirect talks with Israeli mediated by Egypt will resume in the last week of October. Al Rishq added that the round of talks on Tuesday have ended by both the Israeli and Palestinian delegations submitting their […]

17 Sep

Israeli Report: “Hamas Arrested Group Responsible For Firing Shell Into Eshkol”

September 17, 2014 11:15 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

According to Israeli security sources, the Hamas movement in Gaza has arrested an armed group that fired a shell into the Eshkol Regional Council of Settlement.The shell did not cause any damage or injury. Israeli daily Maariv quoted the sources stating Israel indirectly sent a message to Hamas demanding the […]

08 Sep

PA Deputy: Authority Will Not Pay Hamas Wages

Deputy Prime Minister Muhammad Mustafa, of the Palestinian Authority, said Sunday that the PA will not pay the salaries of Hamas civil servants in Gaza, but may provide financial assistance.’We are looking for a temporary solution to send money through non-governmental organizations such as the United Nations or any other […]

01 Sep

Cairo Truce Negotiations to Begin Soon, PA to Pay Hamas Employees

The Palestinian Authority (PA) is set to pay civil servants employed by Hamas in Gaza, on Wednesday, following an extended salary crisis which came upon the forming of the new Palestinian unity government, this past April.According to Ma’an News Agency, senior Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzouq stated that an agreement […]

24 Aug

Israeli Claims Against Hamas Under Scrutiny

Friday afternoon, Isreali PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s office tweeted an image of masked Hamas soldiers about to execute informants to Israel, along with another of ISIS extremist militia alongside Iraqi soldiers.The office then deleted the original tweet, following direct ‘contacts’ in regard to the validity of the message being presented, as […]

24 Aug

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

Israel Retracts False Claim Regarding Alleged Hamas Rocket Base

UN PRESS RELEASE 23 August 2014, East JerusalemIsraeli officials retracted this morning their earlier claim on Friday that the rocket that killed a four-year-old child in Southern Israel was launched from an UNRWA school in the Gaza Strip. See: Israeli Child Killed by Palestinian Rocket in Sderot The Israeli news […]

21 Aug

Including Senior Hamas Leaders, Twelve Palestinians Killed Thursday

August 21, 2014 12:25 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Palestinians medical sources in the Gaza Strip have reported that at least twelve Palestinians have been killed and at least 200 have been injured in the extensive Israeli bombardment targeting different parts of the besieged coastal region.The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad said Israel assassinated the […]

20 Aug

Israeli Airstrikes Continue Wednesday Morning; Hamas Accuses Israel of Sabotaging Peace Talks

August 20, 2014 10:50 AM Celine Hagbard Gaza Strip, News Report, Truce 0

Sources in Gaza report that Israeli airstrikes that began at midnight, Tuesday morning, with the ending of the temporary ceasefire, continued throughout the night until Wednesday morning.The Wednesday morning airstrikes reportedly killed 7 in central Gaza City, mainly from the Allouh family. This is in addition to three civilians, including […]

08 Aug

Hamas: No Reply from Israel on Ceasefire

[Thursday Evening 8/7/14]: Hamas has stated that Israel has not yet replied to its ceasefire offer, warning of an ‘escalation’ in hostilities should Israel failed to do so — this just hours before the three-day ceasefire is set to expire at 8am on Friday.According to Ma’an, sources privy to the […]

02 Aug

Timeline Does Not Fit the Claim that Hamas Broke Friday’s Ceasefire

The airstrike on the Rafah market during the humanitarian ceasefire on Friday was apparently a ‘revenge attack’ for the killing of two soldiers and the abduction of one which took place earlier that morning in the city, according to local reports. But while the attack on the market clearly took […]

01 Aug

Hamas: “Israel Violated Ceasefire, Fighters Retaliated”

The Media Office of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, issued a press release accusing Israel of repeatedly violating the 72-hour ceasefire, shortly after it started, an issue which pushed armed resistance groups to retaliate, and clash with invading soldiers.It said Hamas holds Israel fully responsible for these violations, and all […]

31 Jul

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

Hamas: 91 Israeli Soldiers Killed Since Beginning of Gaza Offensive

Hamas military wing al-Qassam Brigades announced, early Monday, that they had killed two Israeli soldiers and wounded another during clashes which took place east of Jabaliya, in the northern Gaza Strip.According to the Palestinian News Network(PNN), the Brigades issued a brief statement declaring that Israeli forces had attacked Jabalya by […]

30 Jul

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 […]

29 Jul

Hamas Leader Haniyeh Latest Target of Israeli Missiles

July 29, 2014 1:10 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The house of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh was the target of an Israeli missile, early this morning. Reports say there was no one inside the house and there were no casualties. Haniyeh’s son confirmed the strike on his Facebook page.The 51-year-old Haniyeh was Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority […]

29 Jul

Kerry: Lasting Resolution Must Lead to Disarmament of Hamas

According to John Kerry, international efforts to secure a truce between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza must lead to the disarmament of the democratically elected Hamas party.The US Secretary of State departed from the Middle East, Sunday, after week-long discussions held there over possible means to ending the Israeli military […]

27 Jul

New Reports Show That Murder of 3 Israeli Teenage Settlers Was Not Carried Out by Hamas

July 27, 2014 1:16 AM Celine Hagbard News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The alleged kidnapping and murder of three Israeli settlers, in late June, was the oft-cited reason for Israel’s escalation against the Hamas government in the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip. But new evidence indicates that Hamas was not responsible at all for the murders, according to reporters who spoke with Israeli police.The […]

20 Jul

Hamas Re-issues Terms For Ceasefire With Israel, After Intervention by Qatar, Turkey

July 20, 2014 1:11 PM Celine Hagbard Diplomacy, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

A Hamas-affiliated website has published the ceasefire terms that Hamas and Islamic Jihad have reportedly submitted to the U.S. through a Qatari intermediary. The terms include an immediate cessation of military operations and the end of the siege of Gaza that has been ongoing since 2006.The proposal includes a requirement […]

17 Jul

Israel, Hamas Agree to Temporary UN Ceasfire Request

Israel officials have agreed to temporarily halt the assault on Gaza after UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, called for a ‘humanitarian ceasefire’, according to Ma’an News Agency.Earlier, the UN demanded Hamas and Israel to ceasefire to allow the entry of humanitarian supplies Hamas has […]

17 Jul

Hamas: No Official Stance on Egyptian Initiative

As Israeli PM Bejamin Netanyahu pledges to expand and intensify the military assault on Gaza, in the shadow of failed attempts at an Egyptian-brokered truce, a Hamas spokesman says that the official stance of the group on the initiative has not been decided yet. Furthermore, both Hamas and Islamic Jihad […]

09 Jul

Ahrar Center Denounces Arrests of Hamas Officials In West Bank

The Ahrar Center for Detainees’ Studies and Human Rights strongly denounced the abduction of several political Hamas leaders in the occupied West Bank, as Israel’s war on the Palestinians in Gaza escalates.Fuad al-Khoffash, head of the Ahrar Center, stated the soldiers kidnapped Dr. Ghassan Thouqan, a lecturer at the Najah […]

30 Jun

Israel Drops anti-Hamas Lollipops in West Bank

The Israeli state has found it appropriate to drop hundreds of anti-Hamas lollipops in Nablus and Ramallah, in what Ma’an News Agency has deemed ‘a renewed attempt to incite Palestinian popular opinion against the Islamist political group’.Residents of the West Bank’s two largest cities discovered, on Sunday morning, that hundreds […]

29 Jun

Hamas: “Israeli Escalation In Gaza, Pushed By Army Failure In West Bank”

The Hamas movement has denounced the latest Israeli military escalation against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, and said that Israel’s failure in the West Bank is the reason behind its desire for a larger escalation against the Gaza Strip. Salah Bardaweel, a senior political […]

28 Jun

Family of Hamas Suspect Denies Allegations

Omar Abu Eisha, the father of one of the suspects accused by Israel of taking part in the alleged abduction of three Israeli settlers, has denied that his son was involved. This week, Israel claimed Marwan al-Qawasmeh, 29, and Amer Abu Eisha, 33, to be the two main suspects behind […]

25 Jun

Including Two Legislators, Four Hamas Officials Kidnapped In Bethlehem

June 25, 2014 11:22 AM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

[Wednesday at dawn, June 25, 2014] Israeli soldiers invaded the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and kidnapped two legislators, members of the Change and Reform Bloc of Hamas, and two other political leaders of the movement.Local sources said the army kidnapped legislators Khaled Tafesh and Anwar Zboun, after breaking into […]

20 Jun

Israel Alleges al-‘Arouri Of Hamas “Planned The Abduction Of Israelis”

In the first direct accusation since the three Israeli settlers went missing a week ago, an Israeli security source, accused Hamas leader, Salah al-‘Arouri, of being the mastermind, and financier, of the believed kidnapping.The Israeli Walla News has reported that “Hamas, especially al’-Arouri, is responsible for the abduction of the […]

20 Jun

Soldiers Demolish Home Of Hamas Leader Near Ramallah

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Friday at dawn [June 20 2014] the ‘Aroura village, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and demolished the home of Hamas political leader, member of its political Bureau, Saleh al-’Arouri. Local sources said a number of military vehicles and armored bulldozers […]

18 Jun

Israel “Weighing Options” To Transfer Hamas Leaders To Gaza

The Israeli Defense Ministry is studying all “legal options” to forcibly remove dozens of senior leaders of the Hamas movement, in the West Bank, and illegally expel them to the Gaza Strip, the Arabs48 news website has reported.It said the Ministry is awaiting the “legal opinion” of the Israeli Supreme […]

18 Jun

Israel To “Worsen” Living Conditions Of Hamas Detainees

June 18, 2014 11:31 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Israeli online daily, Haaretz, has reported that Israeli ministers held an urgent meeting, and decided to worsen the conditions of imprisoned Hamas members held in various Israeli prisons and detention camps, and that the government is examining the possibility removing Hamas leaders from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip. […]

06 Jun

Ya’alon Demands Abbas To Disarm Hamas, Control Gaza

June 6, 2014 12:55 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Defense Minister, Moshe Ya’alon, called on the Israeli Government of Benjamin Netanyahu to act on controlling the Gaza Strip, and to disarm the Hamas movement, along with other armed resistance groups in the coastal region.Ya’alon claimed that Abbas cannot control Gaza, and that Israel wants to disarm the Hamas […]

04 Jun

U.S: “Interim Government Does Not Have Hamas Ministers”

The United States stated it would deal with the new Palestinian unity government, a caretaker government before elections are held, adding that the government will be judged by its actions, and by its commitment to the Quartet Conditions.The US said the new Palestinian government does not have Hamas ministers, or […]

31 May

Hamas Launches Rally in Solidarity with Hunger Strikers

A march was organized in the West Bank by Hamas, on Friday, in solidarity with Palestinian administrative detainees in the Israeli jails. Furthermore, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has taken a position to dissolve the Prisoners’ Ministry.Hundreds of Palestinians and lawmakers took part in the demonstration, beginning at the Al-Beireh Mosque […]

30 May

Fatah: New Government Formed Within Hours, Hamas: It Could Take Days

According to a statement by a senior Fatah official, Faisal Abu Shahla, on Thursday afternoon, a government of national consensus would be decided upon and made public in the coming hours, as negotiators attempt to work out the last of disagreements from both sides. However, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri […]

21 May

Hamas-Fateh Unity Government Talks Advancing

[Tuesday, May 20, 2014] The Arabs48 news website has reported that unity and government formation talks between the Fateh and Hamas movement, as well as other factions, are advancing, and that the files of Interior and Finance Ministries could be resolved soon.It said that talks are currently ongoing to determine […]

19 May

Hamas Leader: Palestinian Muslims, Christians United

Dr. Mousa Abu Marzouk, a senior member of the Hamas political bureau, says all Palestinians, regardless of religious diversities, are sailing on the same boat.Abu Marzouk, making a visit to the Greek Orthodox Church in Gaza, on Monday, said that all Palestinians, including Muslims and Christians, are in the target […]

14 May

Al-Ahmad Arrives in Gaza for Hamas-Fatah Unity Talks

Senior member of Fatah and reconciliation officiator Azzam al-Ahmad arrived in Gaza, Tuesday evening, via Erez Beit Hanoun crossing, to discuss the formation of a unity government with Hamas.Fatah spokesman Fayez Abu Atiyeh told Ma’an News Agency that al-Ahmad’s visit to Gaza is a part of ongoing efforts to implement […]

04 May

Yair Lapid: Israel May Still Negotiate with Hamas

Israeli finance minister and chairman of the Yesh Atid Party, Yair Lapid, has stated to the Wall Street Journal that there is a chance for Israel to potentially conduct talks with Hamas if the group ‘renounces terror’ and ‘recognizes Israel’.He added that this is not the first time something of […]

24 Apr

Lieberman: “Fateh-Hamas Agreement, An End to Negotiations”

April 24, 2014 5:39 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister and head of Israel Our Home Party, Avigdor Lieberman, stated Wednesday that the signed agreement between Fateh and Hamas movements “is an end to political negotiations with Israel”.The two movements agreed to form a technocrat government which would also include other factions and independent figures. In a […]

23 Apr

PLO and Hamas Sign Reconciliation Agreement

Representatives of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and Hamas agreed to form a government of national unity, and have called for general elections within five to six weeks, officials said early Wednesday. Published on April 23, 2014, by the Alternative Information Center (AIC). The agreement was reached during talks held […]

21 Apr

Senior Hamas Official Arrives in Gaza for Reconciliation Talks

Senior Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzouq arrived in Gaza via the Rafah crossing, on Monday, where he was welcomed by a delegation of Hamas and Fatah officials.The senior official, who is based in Egypt, arrived in the besieged territory for reconciliation talks with a delegation of PLO officials. Senior Fatah […]

17 Apr

Hamas Calls on Arab, Muslim Countries to Expel Israeli Ambassadors

Spokesman for the Hamas movement Fawzi Barhoum, on Wednesday, called on all Arab and Muslim leaders to expel Israeli ambassadors in their countries in order to pressure Israel to end its attacks and violations on Palestinians.Barhoum said in a statement that recurring Israeli raids on Jerusalem and al-Aqsa mosque are […]

09 Apr

Hamas Calls for End to PA Security Coordination with Israel

Hamas said today [Wednesday, April 9, 2014] that Palestinians in the West Bank should ‘give full rein’ to resistance against the Israeli occupation and end security cooperation with Israel. (Ma’an/AFP) The move comes just hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered Israeli government officials to stop cooperation with Palestinian […]

06 Apr

Jenin Court to Release Hamas Leader on Bail

April 6, 2014 11:17 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Jenin, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Magistrate’s Court of Jenin made a ruling, Sunday, to release a Hamas leader on bail.Family sources said that Sheikh Abu Aoun, a prominent Hamas leader in the West Bank, was referred by the Preventive Security Service to the public prosecutor a few days ago, Al Ray reports. The sources […]

02 Apr

Hamas Rejects Extension of Negotiations

Hamas said today, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, that it rejects the extension of negotiations with Israel, and called on the Palestinian Authority to “stop this travesty.”The extension of talks would mark the “genuine ending of the Palestinian cause”, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said. US peace efforts are teetering on […]

25 Feb

Israel Alleges Uncovering A Hamas Cell In West Bank

February 25, 2014 11:27 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

[Monday, February 24, 2014] The Israeli Military Censorship Department claimed that the police, with the Internal Security Agency, managed to uncover a Hamas-run cell over the last few months, and arrested 15 young men from Beit ‘Or Al-Tihta, near the Central West Bank city of Ramallah. Israel claimed that Palestinians […]

24 Feb

Hamas to Privatize Gaza Crossings

The Hamas government has said that it plans to let private contractors take over the running of the Palestinian territory’s border crossings with Egypt and Israel.Photo: Palestinian children carry placards during a rally in front of the Rafah border crossing with Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip on Jan. 29, […]

11 Feb

Hamas Leaders Arrested West of Ramallah, Raids Conducted Across West Bank

February 11, 2014 9:04 PM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Israeli soldiers have arrested two Palestinians in the town of Ni’lin, West of Ramallah in Palestine.Both were political leaders of the Hamas movement. According to the Palestinian News Network (PNN), the soldiers invaded the homes of both persons and violently searched them, causing property damage during the arrests. One of […]

10 Feb

Soldiers Kidnap Two Hamas Political Leaders Near Ramallah

February 10, 2014 12:59 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

[Monday at Dawn, February 9, 2014] Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded Ni’lin town, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and kidnapped two political leaders of the Hamas movement.Ahmad al-Beetawy, Coordinator of the International Solidarity Foundation for Human Rights, has reported that the soldiers kidnapped Shokry Mahmoud al-Khawaja, […]

03 Feb

Israel Renews Administrative Detention of Hamas MP

Israeli occupation forces renewed, on Sunday, the administrative detention of Hamas MP from Hebron, Hatim Qafisha,54.Media sources interested in prisoners affairs said that Qafisha’s administrative detention was supposed to end today., but that the occupation has renewed it for another six months, Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency has reported. Israeli […]

29 Jan

Israel Alleges Arresting A Hamas “Cell” In Jerusalem

January 29, 2014 2:19 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli media sources reported Tuesday [January 28, 2014] that the Israeli Internal Security managed to uncover a “Hamas cell” in occupied East Jerusalem, and that its members planned attacks in Israel.An Israeli security official said that 16 Hamas members have been arrested in recent weeks in Jerusalem, and that most […]

11 Jan

Hamas In Gaza: “Amidst Israeli Escalation, Resistance Has The Right To Retaliate”

The Hamas-led government in the besieged Gaza Strip warned that Israel is escalating its aggression on Gaza, and that armed resistance groups in the coastal region have the right to retaliate.Abdul-Salam Siyam, secretary of the Ministerial Council in Gaza, said that the Israeli military is deliberately targeting the Palestinians, and […]

26 Nov

Hamas government in Gaza working with rival Fateh party to restore electricity, end flood of sewage

November 26, 2013 1:09 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

The Palestinian Prime Minister in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, announced Monday that his government is working with the Fateh party which controls the West Bank to try to re-supply Gaza’s main power plant with fuel, after a month without power led to sewage flooding from its water treatment plant.The main power […]

29 Oct

Israeli Forces Arrest 2 PLC Members and 20 Other Palestinians Affiliated to Hamas

October 29, 2013 3:29 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the Israeli forces’ detention of 2 Members of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) from the Change and Reform Bloc of Hamas: Nizar Abdul Aziz Abdul Hamid Ramadan (53); and Mohammed Maher Yusef Bader (55), both from Hebron, in addition to 20 […]

06 Sep

Hamas: “We Are Ready For Possible Israeli War On Gaza”

September 6, 2013 2:18 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Palestinian Minister of Interior and National Security of the Hamas-led government in Gaza, Fathi Hammad, stated that his ministry is ready for any possible Israeli war against the Gaza Strip, amidst threats of a US-led war on Syria.His statements came during a seminar with the Nurses Union in Gaza city. […]

01 Sep

Tel Aviv Claims Uncovering A Hamas Cell

September 1, 2013 3:34 PM Saed Bannoura Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Israeli Internal Security Service (Shin Bet) claimed it managed to uncover Hamas cell, and arrested its members, allegedly for planning to use explosives to detonate a mall in occupied Jerusalem.Israel said that the army arrested two Palestinians (22 – 25 years of age) working at the Mall, and that […]

20 Aug

“Tamarrod” Calls For Rebelling Against Hamas In Gaza

August 20, 2013 7:22 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A Gaza-based group known as “Tamarrod”, Arabic for Rebellion, published a video through its Facebook page, and other social media outlets, stating that November 11 2013, will be a day of rebellion against what it called “oppression and injustice by Hamas”.The video started by their emblem, a verse from the […]

13 Aug

WAFA: “Hamas Prohibits Celebrations Of Prisoners Release”

August 13, 2013 5:29 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA), run by the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, has reported that the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip issued orders preventing any celebrations for the release of Palestinian detainees, who will be freed from Israeli prisons later on Tuesday at night.The release […]

09 Aug

Fatah dismisses papers that describe plot against Hamas

The two documents allegedly written by Fatah, that describe a plot against the Hamas party, were dismissed today as fabrications by members of Fatah’s revolutionary council. On Tuesday, Hamas members attended a conference concerning the documents that they allege were sent by Fatah to the media and security attachĂ©s at […]

24 Jul

Hamas Accuses Fateh Of Causing Chaos In Gaza

The Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip accused the Fateh movement of President, Mahmoud Abbas, of acting on causing tension and chaos in the coastal region.Hamas spokesperson, Sami Abu Zuhri, stated that Fateh Media Spokesperson in Gaza, Ibrahim Abu An-Naja, is implementing what he called “a plan to recreate chaos […]

18 Jul

Egyptian Military Leader Accuses Hamas Of Arming Muslim Brotherhood

Egyptian Commander of the Third Field Army, Major General Osama Askar, accused the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip of smuggling missiles to members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.Askar claimed that the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, smuggled Grad missiles to fighters of the Muslim Brotherhood to […]

09 Jul

Mousa: “Hamas Will Pay A Heavy Price For Interfering In Internal Egyptian Affairs”

Legislator Yahia Mousa, a political leader of the Hamas movement, stated that the Hamas movement and the Gaza Strip will pay a heavy price for interfering in internal Egyptian affairs, and called on his movement to reconsider its regional policies, especially with neighboring countries. In an interview with the Wattan […]

25 Jun

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 […]

24 Jun

Islamic Jihad Fighter Killed By Hamas Fire in Gaza

The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement, reported that one of its leaders was shot and killed by live rounds, fired by security officers of the Hamas-led Ministry of Interior in the Gaza Strip.The Brigades said that Raed Jundiyya (Abu Al-Qassem), 38, from Ash-Shujaeyya neighborhood in […]

20 Jun

Hamad: “Hamas Held Meetings With U.S, E.U. Officials In Amman”

Dr. Ghazi Hamad, a political leader of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) revealed, Wednesday, that political leaders of Hamas held meetings with several European ambassadors and officials, and with senior American leaders.Hamad said that the core of the meetings focused on removing Hamas from the “terror list”. He told the […]

17 Jun

Hamas Official Demands Hezbollah To Withdraw Fighters From Syria

[Monday June 14 2013] The Hamas movement called on the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party to withdraw its fighters from Syria [supporting President Bashar Assad], and to focus on the struggle against Israel.Dr. Mousa Abumarzook, member of the Political Bureau of the Hamas movement, posted a statement by Hamas on his Facebook […]

17 Jun

Hamas Formed Special Unit To Counter Shell Fire From Gaza, Report Claims

[Monday June 17 2013] Israeli sources have reported that the Hamas movement in Gaza formed a special unit to prevent resistance groups from firing shells into adjacent Israeli areas.Israeli Wallah News stated that Egyptian mediators managed to keep the truce holding between Hamas in Gaza and Israel, and claimed that […]

05 Jun

Hamas, Fateh Leaders Hold A Meeting In Gaza

Officials of the rival Fateh and Hamas movement held, Tuesday, a meeting in Gaza city, in an attempt to bridge the gaps between the two movements.The Maan News Agency has reported that Dr. Nabil Shaath, member of the Central Committee of the Fateh movement, and Legislator Faisal Abu Shahla, held […]

22 May

Israel Claims Arresting Two Hamas, Islamic Jihad “Cells” In Hebron

The Israeli Security Agency (Shabak) revealed Tuesday that the army managed to arrest, a month ago, members of two “cells” that belong to the Hamas and Islamic Jihad movements in the Hebron area, in the southern parts of the West Bank. Israeli daily, Maariv, has reported that the Israeli Shabak […]

08 May

Report: “Hamas Attacks Gunmen, Stops Them From Firing Shells”

The Field Follow-up Committee at the Ibin Tamima Media Center in Gaza, claimed that members of the Hamas security forces, opened fire at Salafi fighters, in northern Gaza, and wounded one of them, after preventing them from firing shells into adjacent Israeli targets, the Palestine News Network (PNN) has reported.The […]

03 May

Haniyya: “Hamas Rejects The Modified Arab Initiative”

Prime Minister of the Hamas-led government in the Gaza Strip, Ismail Haniyya, stated that Hamas rejects the modified Arab peace initiative and added “Palestine is not a property, not for sale or trade”.Haniyya made his statements as he welcomed European, Tunisian and Egyptian relief convoys in Gaza. He said that […]

08 Apr

Israel Claims Arresting A “Hamas Cell” In Jerusalem

April 8, 2013 4:49 PM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Israeli “Internal Security Services” revealed Monday that the army arrested, last month, several Palestinians who allegedly “formed a cell for the Hamas movement in the Shu’fat refugee camp, in occupied East Jerusalem.”The Israeli Radio reported that five Palestinians have been arrested by the army and “confessed during interrogation that […]

15 Mar

Bardaweel: “Hamas Will Continue To Smuggle Weapons Into Gaza”

Salah Bardaweel, a political leader of the Hamas movement in Gaza, and an elected member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, stated Thursday that his movement will continue the smuggling of weapons into the coastal region as part of its resistance activities against the Israeli occupation, and added “no one in […]

08 Feb

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 […]