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Turkey has rejected claims brought up in an investigation by Israeli intelligence that it has helped strengthen Hamas, the Islamist governing party of the blockaded Palestinian territory of Gaza, the Jerusalem Post reported on Thursday. Israel's claims came after a Turkish citizen, Cemil Tekeli, was arrested ...
In a dangerous and bizarre precedent, a federal judge disallowed references to the Council on American Islamic Relations' (CAIR) ties to Hamas in a lawsuit brought by a civil liberty group against the San Diego Unified School District, reported the Investigative Project on terrorism. However, U.S. District ...

Rival Palestinian political factions Hamas and Fatah signed a landmark reconciliation agreement in October, whereby control of the Gaza would be handed over to a Fatah-led unity government. However the deal has since encountered setbacks and the agreed Gaza handover date was not recognised by ...
Turkey - Turkey on Tuesday blasted as "incompatible with reality" accusations by Israel it had helped the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas to gain in military strength, following the arrest and deportation of a Turkish citizen. According to the Israeli authorities, Turkish national Cemil Tekeli was ...
(JTA) -- A federal appeals court has thrown out a verdict that found the Jordan-based Arab Bank guilty of helping finance the terrorist activity of Hamas, but the plaintiffs in the case will still receive compensation. On Friday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York determined that the federal jury ...
Turkey gives cash to the military wing of Hamas via a person with close ties to senior Turkish officials, Mordechai Sones wrote in Israel National News. The information was revealed in an investigation of a Turkish man, Cemil Tekeli, who was arrested on Jan. 1. The detention of Tekeli and another man, ...

An assassination attempt against a Hamas military leader last month has sparked speculation as to whether Israel and Hamas have opened a northern front in Lebanon in their ongoing struggle. On Jan. 23, Turkey handed over Ahmad Beitiye to Lebanese authorities for suspected involvement in the Jan.
The first gamble was the decision to take part in elections to the Palestinian Legislative Council in 2006 and try to become the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people instead of Fatah, the party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Hamas won the election, but in the absence of political ...
According to the Shin Bet, both men were recruited by Zahar Jabareen, a Hamas operative who was deported from the West Bank after Israel released him from prison in 2011 as part of the deal to gain captured soldier Gilad Shalit's release. Jabareen is one of the heads of Hamas' West Bank Command.
Nablus: Israeli forces on Tuesday shot dead a Hamas militant suspected of murdering a rabbi as two killings of Israeli settlers in a month sparked deadly clashes in the occupied West Bank. Another Palestinian was killed and several dozens wounded later in clashes with Israeli forces during a raid in the ...
A prisoner swap between Tel Aviv and Hamas could not take place without Egyptian mediation, a senior Israeli official saying yesterday. Speaking to Israeli radio, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's advisor on prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action, David Meidan said: "The issue of the Israeli ...
It's based on the recognition that although the Israel Defense Forces has forged a balance of deterrence against Hamas, such deterrence is effective on condition that the other side has something to lose -- and in this it's very similar to the deterrence formula against Hezbollah. It's a formula that's easy to ...
In June, as a punitive measure against Hamas, the Palestinian Authority reduced the flow of electricity into Gaza to three to four hours a day. Some service has been restored, but last week, a hospital serving 66,000 people in the northern Gaza Strip halted operations because of lack of power to fuel its ...
(ANSAmed) - Gaza, FEBRUARY 5 - Hamas said on Monday that the attack in the West Bank, in which an Israeli was stabbed and later died of his wounds, "shows that the Al-Quds intifada ... Hamas called the attack a "heroic operation" that "represents a natural reaction to the Israeli military occupation".
I heartily object to your editorial on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. That an individual Hamas spokesperson criticizes UNRWA is as irrelevant to any sober analysis of the Trump Administration's decision to punish the Palestinians by withholding money from UNRWA as is the long-held ...
Gaza is just days or even hours away from war, Palestinian factions have warned, as tensions build between the militant group Hamas and Israel. Sources close to Hamas's political leadership told the London-based al-Hayat newspaper that chances of war with Israel "stood at 95 percent" and could ...
31 added the head of Hamas' political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, to its list of Specially Designated terrorists. "Haniyeh has close links with Hamas' military wing and has been a proponent of armed struggle, including against civilians," announced the US State Department. "He has reportedly been involved in ...

The U.S. state Department has designated Ismail Haniyeh, the head of the Palestinian political party and militant group Hamas, as a terrorist. The move comes as the Trump Administration continues to face worldwide protest over its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and as the U.S. ...
WASHINGTON • The US has put Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas' head Ismail Haniya on its terror blacklist and slapped sanctions on him - a move sure to raise tensions after Washington recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The 55-year-old Haniya, who was named head of Hamas last May, ...
The Israeli Air Force hit a Hamas observation post in the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to a rocket shelling from the enclave against Israel, the press service of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said. "Overnight, in response to the rocket fired at southern Israel, an aircraft targeted a Hamas observation post ...
Ramallah, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Saeb Erekat slammed Thursday the U.S. decision to add Islamic Hamas movement leader Ismail Haniyeh to "terrorist list." "PLO rejects and condemns the U.S. finance department's decision to add Islamic ...
Damascus: "It's about time…" snapped prominent Kuwaiti writer Fouad Hashem, referring to yesterday's decision to blacklist Esmail Haniyah, head of Hamas and former prime minister of Gaza. The US State Department described him as a "proponent of armed struggle" who "threatens stability in the Middle ...
Tel Aviv, Israel (AP) -- The U.S. has added the leader of Hamas to its list of international terrorists, ratcheting up pressure on the Islamic militant group. State Department counterterror official Nathan A. Sales told a Tel Aviv conference that Ismail Haniyeh is now considered a "specially designated global terrorist.
The U.S. state Department added to its official terrorist blacklist on Wednesday, designating the head of the Palestinian militant movement Hamas along with three other groups, and imposing sanctions on all of them. In a statement, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that "these designations target key ...
Alami suffered a serious leg injury during the Israel-Hamas war in the summer of 2014, according to the group's own website, but the circumstances of his injury are mysterious. According to the Times of Israel, he may have been hurt when an elevator collapsed in a tunnel where he was hiding, or injured in ...
Hamas says one of its senior officials has died, three weeks after accidentally shooting himself while cleaning his weapon in Gaza. Spokesman Hazem Qassem said on Tuesday that Imad al-Alami had been unconscious since the Jan. 9 shooting. Hamas initially hastily announced al-Alami died naturally ...
"At first I refused, because of their support for Hamas and the anti-Semitism being broadcast on Al Jazeera. But over time, I saw that more and more Jewish leaders were going there, and I realized that at this point, they won't be able to use me for propaganda, because everyone is already going, but I might ...
Lebanese security forces revealed on Monday that two Israeli officers participated in the assassination attempt on Hamas official Mohamed Hamdan in Sidon two weeks ago. According to Al-Akhbar, Israeli intelligence not only commissioned local agents to kill Hamdan, but also had its own team in Lebanon ...
Hamas security officials on the southern border with Egypt's Sinai Peninsula were warned Monday to vacate their posts after receiving concrete intelligence indicating the Islamic State jihadist group was planning an attack, i24NEWS has learned. Hamas reportedly ordered 50 percent of southern forces to ...
Hamas has been unhappy with UNRWA over, among other things, reports that it might include lessons about the holocaust in its curriculum. Hamas contends the Holocaust is "a lie made up by the Zionists." The U.N. agency denied that its human-rights curriculum "includes anything about the Holocaust.".
Israeli intelligence believes that Hamas is focusing on greatly improving its drone capabilities in the Gaza Strip, in light of Israel's success in intercepting rockets and destroying, cross-border tunnels. rebels and terror organizations in the region are increasingly using attack drones, as was apparently the ...
During the second intifada (2000-2005), Hamas conducted most of its attacks against Israelis from the West Bank, not from Gaza. Today, it would be virtually impossible for a Hamas terror cell from Gaza to overcome Israel's border fence and other security measures. Also, the tunnels it has dug into Israel ...
The top Islamic Hamas leader is accusing the United States of preferring its alliance with Israel over its interests in other parts of the Middle East. Ismail Haniyeh says Tuesday that U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's tour in Israel was "unwelcome," adding that his speech before the Israeli parliament a day ...
On January 14, Hamas official Mohammed Hamdan was wounded when a bomb exploded in his car next to his home in the Lebanese port city of Sidon. Betiah fled to Turkey after the bombing. "The bomb that targeted a Hamas member in Sidon is a dangerous beginning and it is not possible to be silent ...
Meanwhile, Hamas has been dealt another severe blow -- this time, in its underground tunnel project. Hamas has invested tens of millions of dollars in digging the tunnels as a military threat to Israel and a smuggling avenue from Egypt to bring in supplies and ease residents' distress. It turns out that Israel ...
A week ago, a Hamas operative, Mohammed Hamdan, was injured in an explosion while he was getting into his car in Sidon in southern Lebanon. Lebanese media outlets accused Israel of an assassination attempt. Israel, as usual, refrained from commenting, except for a wisecrack by intelligence Affairs ...
Gaza, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas said Tuesday the real test of the decisions made by PLO is to enforce actual implementation on the ground. Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum stressed in a press statement which was sent to Xinhua that "mechanisms should be put in ...
Here is a snapshot review of the Israeli-Palestinian situation; PM Netanyahu of Israel gets the red carpet in India, where deals worth billions of dollars are about to be signed in the next few days, and while he is there, the Israeli Air Force demolished another Hamas tunnel, and Chairman Abbas gave a ...
In the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt, ISIS has declared war on another extremist group, Hamas. In a video, ISIS militants called on their followers to bomb Hamas locations. And then the video ends with the execution of an alleged Hamas operator. To help us understand what's happening and why, we are joined ...
Hamas has said that initial indicators suggest the involvement of Israeli hands behind the assassination attempt on official Mohamed Hamdan in the Lebanese city of Sidon. In a statement yesterday, the movement reported that the Hamas official, who is a Palestinian refugee residing in Lebanon, was ...
The two made three basic claims: That Hamas, by stubbornly insisting on building up its military force, bears primary responsibility for Gazas distress; to change the circumstances and allow Gazans to live in conditions that are more than just keeping their heads above water, as Lieberman put it, there must ...
The destruction of the Hamas tunnel on the Gaza border Saturday night supports the conclusion that Israel has found a defense against the threat of attack tunnels under the Strip. Even if the defense isnt perfect, its pretty effective. The tunnel that was identified and blown up over the weekend near the ...
Israel says it has destroyed a cross-border tunnel dug by Hamas into Israel, which continued to Egypt, claiming it could have been used to smuggle militants and weapons from Egypt to Gaza and to stage attacks against Israel. Israeli planes destroyed the tunnel shaft on the Palestinian side last Saturday ...
Beirut: A bomb blast wounded an official of the Palestinian group Hamas in the Lebanese city of Sidon on Sunday, destroying his car, security sources and the Hezbollah movement's al-Manar television station reported. The targeted official was Mohamed Hamdan, also known as Abu Hamza, the sources ...
Hamas said on Saturday that it would not participate in a meeting of Palestinian leaders to debate responses to the controversial U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The decision not to take part in the meeting to begin late on Sunday is a further setback to failing reconciliation efforts between ...
A car bomb explosion in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon has slightly wounded a member of Hamas, according to the Palestinian group, which blamed Israel for the assassination attempt. Mohammed Hamdan suffered a leg injury on Sunday after a bomb planted in his car detonated, Hamas' media ...
"Sinai Province is exploiting the animosity between Hamas and its former members to send a number of messages, including that Sinai is a better refuge than Gaza in the hope of increasing the number of recruits, and to pursue an array of goals, undermining the recent breakthrough in talks held between ...
Gaza, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- leaders of Hamas movement and Islamic Jihad said on Friday that they won't attend the two-day meetings of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Central Council scheduled for next week. Qatar-based Musa Abu Maezooq, a member of Hamas politburo, wrote on his ...
Izzat al-Rishq, a member of Hamas' political bureau and head of its office of Arab and Islamic relations, told Al-Monitor, "Meshaal's visits to Mauritania and Morocco are part of Hamas' outreach in Arab and Muslim countries and the world. Hamas visited Turkey, Qatar, Iran, Malaysia, Lebanon, Sudan and ...
Early this month, an Islamic State affiliate in Sinai released a gruesome video of a former Hamas member executing Hamas man Musa Abu Zamat. The "judge" of the Wilayat Sanai group, named as Abu Kazem al-Maqdisi, condemned Zamat for transferring weapons to Hamas. The video identifies the ...


 

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