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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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Israel Says Attack on Jerusalem Bus was Hamas Suicide Bombing

JERUSALEM, April 21 – Israel said on Thursday that an attack on a Jerusalem bus this week that wounded 15 people was a suicide bombing, the first such attack in years. Suicide bombings on Israeli buses were a hallmark of the Palestinian revolt of 2000-2005 but have been rare since. A spate of stabbings, car-rammings

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Israeli Convicted of Palestinian Murder that Helped Trigger 2014 War

JERUSALEM, April 19 – An Israeli man was convicted on Tuesday of murdering a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem, as a court rejected his insanity plea for a crime that helped trigger the 2014 Gaza war. Prosecutors said Yosef Haim Ben-David organised the killing of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khudair. Two Jewish youths who helped him abduct

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Israeli Army Claims Finding New Infiltration Tunnel from Gaza

JERUSALEM, April 18 – Israel’s military said on Monday it has discovered a new infiltration tunnel, built by Hamas militants, stretching from the Gaza Strip several hundred meters (yards) inside Israeli territory. “We have neutralized the tunnel in Israeli territory, rendering it unusable for infiltration by Hamas terrorists,” Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Lerner, a military spokesman, said

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With New Decree, Palestinian Leader Tightens Grip

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ali Sawafta GAZA/RAMALLAH, West Bank, April 11 – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has quietly established a constitutional court that analysts say concentrates more power in his hands and may allow him to sideline the Islamist group Hamas in the event of a succession struggle. The nine-member body, which will have supremacy

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