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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.

Islamic Jihad rejects Palestine state within 1967 borders

Gaza - The radical Palestinian group Islamic Jihad has rejected Hamas's new policy of easing its stand on Israel and accepting the establishment of a Palestinian state limited to the 1967 borders.

HRW condemns Hamas detention of 'mentally ill' Israelis

Jerusalem - Human Rights Watch on Wednesday condemned the "illegal" detention of two Israeli citizens by Hamas, releasing new details about the men who are believed to be mentally ill.

Hamas seen facing long path to end isolation despite new policy

Jerusalem - Hamas has softened its stance on Israel after long calling for its destruction, but the Palestinian movement must do more to convince the world to end its isolation, analysts and diplomats said Tuesday.

Hamas eases stance on Israel with new policy document

Doha - Hamas unveiled a new policy document Monday easing its stance on Israel after having called for years for the country's destruction, as the Palestinian Islamist movement seeks to improve its international standing.

New Hamas document accepts Palestinian state with 1967 borders

Doha - The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas unveiled Monday a new policy document easing its stance on Israel after having long called for its destruction, as it seeks to improve its international standing.

Hamas to amend controversial charter in bid to ease ties

Gaza - Hamas is to unveil a new version of its controversial founding charter which called for the destruction of Israel in a bid to ease its international isolation, party officials said.

On missile-hit warship, Israel readies for all threats

- White specks appear on the horizon and a voice crackles over the radio with a warning: "The speed boat is acting independently."Two boats on suicide bombing missions had been spotted either side of the INS Hanit, one of the Israeli navy's top warships....

Gunmen kill Hamas official in Gaza

Gaza - Gunmen in the Gaza Strip on Friday shot dead a Hamas official who was freed by Israel in a 2011 prisoner swap, the interior ministry in the Palestinian enclave said.

Hamas military hardliner elected group's Gaza chief

Gaza - Hamas elected in secret a hardline member of the Palestinian Islamist movement's armed wing as its new Gaza leader on Monday, indicating a tougher stand against longtime adversary Israel.

UN worker accused by Israel of aiding Hamas sentenced to 7 months

Jerusalem - A Palestinian UN worker accused by Israel of aiding the Islamist group Hamas was sentenced to seven months' jail Wednesday in a plea deal which will see him released soon.

Israel says will not release bodies of slain Hamas men

Jerusalem - Israel on Sunday ruled that it would not release to their families the bodies of Hamas militants killed during attacks on Israelis but would instead bury them, the government said.

Hamas welcomes landmark UN vote on Israel settlements

Gaza - Hamas on Saturday welcomed a landmark UN Security Council vote demanding a halt to Israeli settlements in occupied territory, with the Palestinian Islamist movement saying it marked an "important evolution.

World Vision urges Israel to try 'Hamas aid' case in public

Jerusalem - World Vision's global president has questioned Israeli accusations that the NGO's Gaza head diverted millions of dollars in aid to Hamas and said his trial should be open to the public.

Give arrested aid worker fair trial, Amnesty tells Israel

Jerusalem - Amnesty International on Monday called on Israel to give an aid worker charged with aiding the Islamist movement Hamas a "fair and open trial", citing allegations of abuse in custody.

World Vision questions Hamas aid theft accusations

Jerusalem - World Vision questioned Tuesday Israeli accusations that tens of millions of dollars in aid were funnelled off to the Islamist movement Hamas, calling the alleged sum "hard to reconcile" with reality.

Israel alleges Gaza World Vision head sent millions to Hamas

Jerusalem - An Israeli court on Thursday charged the Gaza director of the World Vision non-governmental organisation with passing millions of dollars to the Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas and its armed wing.Mohammed al-Halabi was alleged to have diverted $7.

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.
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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 woman in Tel Aviv in shock over missile attack
Israeli woman in Tel Aviv in shock over missile attack
The Times
Palestinian Fatah delegation chief Azzam al-Ahmed (L) laughs with Hamas prime minister in the Gaza S...
Palestinian Fatah delegation chief Azzam al-Ahmed (L) laughs with Hamas prime minister in the Gaza Strip, Ismail Haniya (C) during a press conference in Gaza on April 23, 2014
Said Khatib, AFP
Palestinians who were displaced from their houses due to fierce clashes between Israel and Hamas ret...
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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Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta  left  meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ra...
Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, left, meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah in the West Bank
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Gilad Shalit campaign
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Palestinian boys watch the funerals of five militants killed during Israeli air strikes over night  ...
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
Said Khatib, AFP
Hamas and the Assad regime recently had a nasty falling out. Despite providing a safe haven in Damas...
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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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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Khlaid Mashaal (L) and Ismail Haniyeh (R) in Gaza  during Mashaal s first ever visit to the Gaza Str...
Khlaid Mashaal (L) and Ismail Haniyeh (R) in Gaza, during Mashaal's first ever visit to the Gaza Strip.
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CROSSING: An Egyption aid convoy waits to enter the Gaza Strip at the Rafah crossing in 2009.
CROSSING: An Egyption aid convoy waits to enter the Gaza Strip at the Rafah crossing in 2009.
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Israeli soldiers march next to an army deployment area near the border between Israel and the Hamas-...
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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CROSSING: Palestinian workers wait to return to northern Gaza from Israel at the Erez Crossing in 20...
CROSSING: Palestinian workers wait to return to northern Gaza from Israel at the Erez Crossing in 2005.
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Noam Shalit during an interview in the tent in front of the Israeli Prime Minister s residence in Je...
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
Israeli soldiers stand on Merkava tanks in an army deployment area near Israel's border with th...
Israeli soldiers stand on Merkava tanks in an army deployment area near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on July 8, 2014
Jack Guez, AFP
Relatives mourn during the funeral of Bashir Abdel Aal  a 20-year-old Hamas militant who was killed ...
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
Said Khatib, AFP
Qatari Emir beside Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza
Qatari Emir beside Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza
The Times
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Palestinian murdered and dragged through the streets of  Gaza after being accused of spying for Isra...
Palestinian murdered and dragged through the streets of Gaza after being accused of spying for Israel.
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A Palestinian woman carries a mock Qassam missile at a rally in support of Hamas following Friday pr...
A Palestinian woman carries a mock Qassam missile at a rally in support of Hamas following Friday prayers, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on August 8, 2014
Abbas Momani, AFP

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