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Op-Ed: Two rockets target Israel even after Hamas promises no attacks

In an attempt to reach a deal with Israel, Hamas announced that they will unilaterally stop launching balloon and rocket attacks onto Israeli territory. In return they want to see Israel ease sanctions on Gaza.

With Israel thaw, Hamas leader tours globe seeking support

Gaza - Egypt, Turkey, Malaysia: the leader of Hamas has been on a whistle-stop tour of prominent Muslim countries seeking legitimacy and support as an informal truce firms up with Israel.

Palestinian president says to discuss elections with Hamas, factions

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Sunday he would discuss plans for new parliamentary elections with all factions, including longtime rivals Hamas.

Iran leader says US plan to 'destroy Palestinian identity'

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the objective of a US plan for Middle East peace was to "destroy Palestinian identity", as he met Monday with a Hamas delegation.

Hamas arrests 5 over Palestinian government media raid

Gaza - Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip arrested five men Saturday over a raid at the Palestinian Authority's media headquarters, in which valuable equipment was destroyed.

Netanyahu warns Hamas after deadly West Bank attacks

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he had issued a warning to Hamas after recent deadly attacks in the occupied West Bank, including two shootings claimed by the Islamist movement.

Israel's Netanyahu hails UN Hamas vote despite defeat

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday hailed majority backing in the UN General Assembly for condemning militant group Hamas even though a draft resolution failed to win enough votes to pass.

US fails in UN bid to condemn Palestinian Hamas movement

New York - A US resolution championed by Ambassador Nikki Haley to condemn the Palestinian Hamas movement at the United Nations for firing rockets at Israel failed to win enough votes for adoption on Thursday.

UN to vote on Haley's last stand: condemning Hamas

New York - The UN General Assembly will vote Thursday on a US-drafted resolution condemning the Palestinian Hamas movement, in what could mark US Ambassador Nikki Haley's parting gesture at the United Nations.

US tells UN it takes vote on Hamas 'very seriously'

New York - US Ambassador Nikki Haley is urging countries at the United Nations to back a US-drafted resolution condemning the Palestinian Hamas movement, warning in a letter that the United States takes the vote "very seriously.

UN to vote Thursday on US measure condemning Hamas

New York - The UN General Assembly will vote Thursday on a US-drafted resolution that would condemn the Palestinian Hamas movement, a measure championed by US Ambassador Nikki Haley.

US lobbies Europe to back UN vote on condemning Hamas

New York - The United States is leading a push at the United Nations to win crucial backing from European countries for a resolution condemning the Palestinian Hamas group, the Israeli ambassador said Tuesday.

Latest Gaza flareup: what does it mean?

Gaza - A truce in Gaza has left Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu battling to keep his government afloat after defence minister Avigdor Lieberman walked out in protest.

Key Netanyahu partner slams moves for truce with Hamas

Jerusalem - A key partner in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing coalition on Tuesday condemned moves for a long term truce agreement with Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas.

Hamas leaders to meet in Gaza amid Israel truce reports

Gaza - The leadership of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas is to convene late Friday for a rare meeting, officials said, amid speculation of a long-term truce between the Gaza Strip's rulers and Israel.

Croatia blocks extradition of suspect in Hamas murder

Zagreb - Croatia's top court on Monday blocked the extradition of a Bosnian man to Tunisia over the alleged murder of an aerospace engineer, described by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas as one of its members.

Hamas head to lead new Gaza border protests Friday

Gaza - The leader of Gaza's ruling movement Hamas announced he would go Friday to the Israeli border to take part in fresh protests, four days after 60 Palestinians were killed in violence.

White House blames Hamas for Gaza bloodshed

Washington - The White House blamed Hamas for violent protests in Gaza that saw 52 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces Monday, saying the Jewish state has the right to defend itself.

Philippines to deport Hamas 'rocket scientist'

Manila - The Philippines said Monday it would deport an elderly Iraqi man described as a scientist for Hamas and accused of helping the Palestinian militant group lob missiles at Israel.

Hamas says will not attend Palestinian meeting over Jerusalem

Gaza - Islamist movement Hamas said Saturday it would not participate in a meeting of Palestinian leaders to debate responses to the controversial US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Fatah vows fresh protests and shuns Pence over Jerusalem move

Ramallah - Fatah called on Palestinians to keep up their demonstrations over Washington's policy shift on Jerusalem as the movement confirmed its leader will refuse to meet with US Vice President later this month in protest at the controversial decision.

Hamas official says unity deal to remain on track despite car bomb

Gaza - Hamas security chief Tawfiq Abu Naim left hospital Saturday after being wounded in a car bombing and pledged that an agreement aimed at ending a decade-long rift with rivals Fatah would remain on track.

Hamas chief in Egypt for first visit since election

Gaza - The head of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas Ismail Haniya travelled on Saturday to Egypt for his first visit there since his election, the group said.

US takes aim at Iran over ties to Hamas

New York - The United States on Thursday described remarks by a Palestinian Hamas leader boasting of strong military ties with Iran as a "stunning admission" that showed Tehran was violating a UN ban on arms exports.

EU court upholds Hamas terror listing

Luxembourg - The European Union's top court on Wednesday upheld the bloc's decision to put Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on its terrorism blacklist.

EU court to rule on Hamas terror listing

Brussels - The EU's top court rules Wednesday on whether Islamist movement Hamas should be taken off the bloc's terror black list, a move that would likely spark anger in Israel and the United States.

Hamas denies it built tunnel under UN schools in Gaza

Jerusalem - Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas has denied that it or any other militant group built a tunnel under two UN schools in Gaza after its discovery drew a strong UN protest.

Suspected killer of Hamas commander arrested in Gaza Strip

Gaza - Hamas has arrested the suspected murderer of one of its key military commanders in Gaza, the Palestinian Islamist movement's leader said Thursday, while maintaining Israel was behind the March assassination.

Suspected killer of Hamas commander arrested in Gaza Strip

Gaza - Hamas has arrested the suspected murderer of one of its key military commanders in Gaza, the Palestinian Islamist movement's leader said Thursday, while maintaining Israel was behind the March assassination.

Suspected killer of Hamas commander arrested in Gaza Strip

Gaza - Hamas has arrested the suspected murderer of one of its key military commanders in Gaza, the Palestinian Islamist movement's leader said Thursday, while maintaining Israel was behind the March assassination.
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