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4 Palestinians sentenced to life for murdering Israelis: army

Jerusalem - Four Palestinians were on Wednesday handed life sentences for the killing of an Israeli couple as drove in the West Bank with their children last year, the army said.

Hamas says not seeking war but will fight Israeli incursions

Kear Darom - Hamas Gaza leader Ismail Haniyeh said on Friday his Islamist movement is not seeking war with Israel but will not tolerate its troops entering the Palestinian territory.

Hamas boosts Gaza border force to ease rift with Egypt

Gaza - As peace offerings go, prefabricated metal huts on a sand dune may seem unimpressive, but they are what the Islamist Palestinian movement Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip, has chosen.

Egypt says Hamas, Brotherhood involved in top prosecutor's murder

Cairo - Egypt on Sunday accused the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas and the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood of involvement in last year's killing of the country's top prosecutor Hisham Barakat.

Israel arrests 'Hamas operative' after car ramming attack

Jerusalem - Israeli forces have arrested an alleged member of the militant group Hamas on suspicion of running over four Israeli soldiers, leaving one in serious condition, the army said on Friday."Overnight, in a joint operation...

Israel detains 24 Hamas suspects in West Bank raids

Jerusalem - Israel security forces arrested 24 suspected members of Palestinian Islamist group Hamas in overnight raids in the northern West Bank, the army said on Tuesday.

Hamas warns Israel against 'foolishness' after deadly strike

Gaza - Islamist movement Hamas on Sunday warned Israel against "foolishness" after an air strike by the Jewish state in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire killed a pregnant woman and her toddler.

Hamas leader in landmark Saudi visit

Jeddah - The head of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, met Saudi King Salman during a pilgrimage to Mecca, in a rare encounter since a two-year rift, state news agency SPA reported Saturday.

Egypt quashes Hamas terror blacklisting

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday quashed a February decision by another tribunal branding the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas a "terrorist" group, a court official said.

Hamas executed Palestinians during Israel war: Amnesty

Jerusalem - The Islamist group Hamas used its 2014 Gaza war with Israel to "settle scores" with rival Palestinians, executing at least 23 in possible war crimes, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

Hamas denounces EU decision to keep it on terror list

Gaza - Hamas on Friday denounced a European Union decision to keep the Palestinian Islamist group and de facto Gaza Strip ruler on its terrorism blacklist, despite a court ordering its removal.

Egypt brands Hamas a 'terrorist' group

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday branded the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas a "terrorist" group over its alleged links with jihadists behind deadly attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula.

Egypt court rules Hamas armed wing 'terror group'

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, declaring it a "terrorist" group.

Hamas refuses to allow Gaza orphans to visit Israel

Sderot - More than three dozen Gaza children orphaned during the recent war with Israel were blocked Sunday from leaving the embattled territory after the Palestinian group Hamas withdrew its approval of the trip.

Israel strikes Gaza, killing militant after soldier shot

Gaza - Israel launched an air strike in southern Gaza on Wednesday and killed a Hamas militant after a sniper attack on a patrol seriously wounded a soldier, the army and medics said.

EU court strikes Hamas from terror blacklist

Luxembourg - The Palestinian Islamic militant group Hamas must be removed from the EU's terrorism blacklist, but its assets will stay frozen for the time being, a European court ruled on Wednesday.

Op-Ed: On Egypt adding a buffer-zone to the bilateral embargo on Gaza

What Egypt's moves to establish a buffer zone on its Sinai frontier with the Gaza Strip tells us about the broad nature, and reasoning, behind the binational blockade of that Palestinian enclave.

Op-Ed: Abbas turns up rhetoric against Israel

New York - The US expressed annoyance at the UN speech of Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority. Abbas accused Israel of carrying out acts of genocide during the recent Operation Protective Edge.

Abbas may end unity with Hamas over Gaza governance

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has threatened to break off a unity agreement with Hamas if the Islamist movement does not allow the government to operate properly in the Gaza Strip.

Video: 15 missiles intercepted at once by Israel's Iron Dome

A video going viral online shows 15 missiles reportedly being shot into the sky in Israel, and moments later the Iron Dome missile-intercepting technology quickly dispatches all of the incoming attacks.

Palestinian leader Abbas offers to return to Egypt for Gaza talks

Cairo - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas agreed Saturday to return to Cairo to resume ceasefire talks with Israel and Hamas but neither warring party has committed to participate.

Palestinians and Israelis agree to new ceasefire

Cairo - Gaza Strip communities stayed quiet Sunday and Monday as a new 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas took hold.

Hamas resumes rocket fire as 72-hour truce ends

Gaza - Israel resumed air strikes against Palestinian facilities in the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to missiles fired by Hamas militants marking the end of a 72-hour ceasefire.

Israel withdraws ground forces from Gaza Strip

Jerusalem - Israel claimed to have withdrawn ground forces from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and said it will observe a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire proposed by Egypt but not initially accepted by the militant group.

Op-Ed: Video: Israeli kids want to grow up to 'kill all Arabs'

By now, many of you have seen or heard about a Hamas TV video showing Palestinian children and an actor in a bumble bee costume talking about killing Jews.

Bank provokes outrage from Muslims after shutting down accounts

City Of London - Authorities with HSBC Holdings have shut down multiple bank accounts citing that they were "outside of our risk appetite". Activists are responding by calling the practice "Islamaphobic" and demanding an explanation.

Report: Hamas shoots protesters, executes alleged spies

Gaza - Around 20 Gaza residents have been shot by Hamas fighters for protesting against the Islamist resistance group, while more than 30 Palestinians suspected of collaborating with or spying for Israel have also reportedly been shot.

Israel hits another UN school in Gaza, at least 20 refugees dead

Jabaliya - At least 20 Palestinians were killed when Israeli tank shells directly blasted a United Nations school housing thousands of refugees in Jabalia early on Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Hamas may not be behind kidnapping of 3 Israeli teenagers

Jerusalem - The kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers indirectly led to the current conflict in Gaza. The testimony of an Israeli official over the weekend to a BBC reporter appeared to grant that the main suspects were not under orders from Hamas.

U.S. military intelligence director pessimistic on Mideast peace

Aspen - Israel might face an even greater threat from the Gaza Strip if the ruling Hamas terrorist group was destroyed, a top U.S. intelligence official said Saturday.
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Downtown Sderot: Damage by a Palestinian Qassam rocket fired by Hamas terrorists from inside the Gaz...
Downtown Sderot: Damage by a Palestinian Qassam rocket fired by Hamas terrorists from inside the Gaza strip. The warhead consists of a simple metal shell surrounding the explosives, and is triggered by a fuse constructed using a simple firearm cartridge, a spring and a nails.All this is done to inflict as much damage as possible
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Palestinian boys watch the funerals of five militants killed during Israeli air strikes over night, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 7, 2014
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Israeli soldiers march next to an army deployment area near the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on July 25, 2014
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Hamas and the Assad regime recently had a nasty falling out. Despite providing a safe haven in Damascus and millions in funds and weapons to Hamas to wage terrorism against Israel, the terror group has chosen to betray the regime by declaring support for the opposition. In response, the regime evicted Hamas from Syria.
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Hamas rockets in photo attributed to Hamas press office.
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Israeli woman in Tel Aviv in shock over missile attack
Israeli woman in Tel Aviv in shock over missile attack
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Palestinians who were displaced from their houses due to fierce clashes between Israel and Hamas return to check their homes in the Shejaiya neighbourhood of Gaza City, on August 1, 2014
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CROSSING: Palestinian workers wait to return to northern Gaza from Israel at the Erez Crossing in 2005.
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Neighbors view damage to the Kaware family home in northern Gaza, where eight people died last month in an Israeli air strike.
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A ball of fire is seen following an Israeli air strike on July 9, 2014 in Gaza City
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Hamas fighters in Gaza City
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Israeli woman injured from w:Hamas Grad rocket fired at Beer Sheva civilian area from Gaza is taken ...
Israeli woman injured from w:Hamas Grad rocket fired at Beer Sheva civilian area from Gaza is taken to medical center.
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CROSSING: An Egyption aid convoy waits to enter the Gaza Strip at the Rafah crossing in 2009.
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FIGURES: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (left) and then-U.S. President George W. Bush...
FIGURES: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (left) and then-U.S. President George W. Bush address the press at the White House in Washington, D.C., in 2003.
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A Palestinian woman carrying a child makes her way through debris as people inspect the remains of a house belonging to a member of the Islamist Hamas movement following an Israeli air strike on July 8, 2014 in the Gaza strip town of Khan Yunis
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Israeli soldiers stand on Merkava tanks in an army deployment area near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on July 8, 2014
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Noam Shalit during an interview in the tent in front of the Israeli Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem. Photo by Alessandro Di Maio, November 11, 2010
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Relatives mourn during the funeral of Bashir Abdel Aal, a 20-year-old Hamas militant who was killed by Israeli tank shells minutes before a five-hour truce went into effect, on July 17, 2014 in Gaza
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