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Hamas Clamps Down on Gaza’s “Insecure” Israeli SIM Cards

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, Nov 17  – Hamas-run authorities in Gaza are trying to stop the sale and distribution of pre-paid SIM cards from Israeli cellular providers, arguing the cards pose economic and security risks and allow users to access “immoral” content. Officials from the Palestinian telecommunications and interior ministries, which are overseen by Hamas,

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Israeli Aircraft Attack Hamas in Gaza after Rocket Hits Israeli Town

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, Oct 5  – Israeli aircraft attacked Palestinian militant targets in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, wounding at least one person, witnesses said, after a rocket fired from the enclave hit an Israeli border town. Israeli police said there were no casualties in the rocket strike on Sderot, but Israel has a

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EU Court Moves to Keep Hamas, Tamil Tigers off Terrorism List

LUXEMBOURG, Sept 22 – The European Union’s top court took a step on Thursday towards confirming the removal of Hamas and the Tamil Tigers from an EU terrorism blacklist, despite protestations from Israel and the Sri Lankan government. An advocate general at the European Court of Justice, whose advice is usually followed by judges, recommended

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Has Hamas Reached A Dead End?

Cash-strapped Hamas faces local elections & internal leadership changes BY Ben White In Gaza, the movement is strapped for cash, as the territory’s residents continue to suffer under Israel’s illegal blockade. The unemployment rate in the first quarter of 2016 stood at 41.2 percent, while 80 percent of the population depends on humanitarian assistance to

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Israel Accuses World Vision’s Gaza Representative of Funding Hamas

By Ori Lewis ASHKELON, Israel, Aug 4 – Israel accused U.S.-based Christian relief group World Vision’s Gaza representative on Thursday of funnelling millions of dollars in aid money to Hamas, charges that the Islamist militant group denied and the charity voiced scepticism over. Mohammad El Halabi, World Vision’s manager of operations in Gaza, was arrested

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Israeli Forces Kill Hamas Militant in West Bank Raid

JERUSALEM, July 27 – Israeli troops shot dead a Hamas fighter on Wednesday who the military said was responsible for an attack that killed a rabbi in a drive-by shooting in the occupied West Bank earlier this month. The militant was killed in an overnight raid in the territory, during which residents of the Palestinian

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Hamas Executes Three Convicted Palestinians in Gaza

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, May 31 – Security forces from the Islamist group Hamas executed three convicted Palestinians at dawn on Tuesday, a move condemned by local and international human rights groups and likely to lead to deeper division among Palestinian factions. The three were found guilty of murder in separate cases and sentenced to

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