Tag: Hamas

Mass protest in Gaza against Hamas amid electricity crisis

The serious energy crisis in the Gaza Strip has led to a rare popular protest and violent clashes between the residents and Hamas’s security forces on Thursday evening. For weeks, Gazans have been making do with less than half their usual electricity supply—barely a few hours a day—with no sign of the shortages alleviating anytime […]

Senior Hamas member threatens Israel with ‘new conflict’

Hamas political bureau member Saleh al-Arouri on Sunday threated that his group would start a new round of fighting with Israel over its alleged “violation” of Muslim rights in Jerusalem. Speaking to Hamas’s Al-Aqsa television channel, Arouri referred to the proposed “Muezzin Law” in Israel, which would prohibit mosques from using loudspeakers for the call […]

Hamas: Attack in Cairo seeks ‘to wreak havoc’

Hamas on Sunday evening condemned the terrorist attack on a Coptic church in Cairo, which killed 23 people and wounded at least 49. “The goal of such crimes that harm innocent people is to wreak havoc and cause an exchange of accusations between the parties living in the area, in such a way that assists […]

Hamas: The intifada will continue until the ‘occupation’ ends

Hamas declared on Thursday that the current wave of terrorist violence, which it refers to as the “Al-Quds Intifada”, will continue until the end of the “Israeli occupation”.   The terrorist movement which controls Gaza made the declaration in a statement released on the first anniversary of the wave of violence, which began just before […]

Israel builds wall deep underground to thwart Hamas tunnels

Israeli defence ministry officials say work has begun on a wall deep underground along the border with Gaza for the purposes of thwarting infiltration by Hamas through its tunnels.   Israel’s barrier will eventually extend to about 37 miles along the border with Gaza and be equipped with sensors. It was designed, said officials, to […]

After IDF-Gaza exchange of fire, Avigdor Liberman vows Israel will not let Hamas rearm

One day after the IDF and Gaza terrorists exchanged fire, including the harshest IDF response since the 2014 Operation Protective Edge, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said that Israel could not be expected to sit quietly while Hamas rearmed itself for further attacks on the country.   Liberman made his remarks Tuesday at the IDF’s Havat […]

Hamas: We’ll keep acting to free our prisoners

Spokesman Abu-Obeidah of Hamas’s military wing promised, Sunday, that the terror organization would work to free its terrorists held by Israel. Speaking in the city of Rafah on the Egyptian border, he warned “our enemy not to harm them.”   Abu-Obeidah said the Al-Kassam Brigades “continue preparations and training for victory,” and that Israel’s blockade […]

Hamas accuses Israel of trying to meddle in West Bank elections

The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) said Wednesday that they arrested Hussein Abu Kweik, a representative from Hamass election committee, in Ramallah overnight. He was arrested for alleged activities that could pose a threat to security in the area.A spokesman for Hamas in Gaza condemned the arrest and alleged that Israel was trying to meddle […]

Abbas calls on Israeli Arabs to help mend Hamas-Fatah rift

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called on Israeli Arab leaders to mediate between Hamas and Fatah, and said he would accept any understandings that they would draw up, Israel Radio reported on Sunday.   According to the report, Abbas made the suggestion at a meeting Saturday night in Ramallah. Among those in attendance were Arab […]

Palestinian sources say Hamas seeking to repair relations with Iran, report says

Three Hamas leaders from the military wing are persistently trying to restore relations with Iran, according to Palestinian sources.   Marwan Issa, the leader of Hamas’s military wing, the Kassam Brigades, and other leaders like Yehya al-Sinwar and Mahmoud Zahar, have maintained contact with Iran, sources told the London- based Asharq al-Awsat in a report […]