Tag: Hamas

Israel strikes Hamas target in Gaza after rocket fire

The Israeli military says its aircraft struck a Hamas target in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire from the territory.   The military says that it hit a military training facility of the Islamic militant group that rules the Gaza Strip early on Monday. No injuries were reported.   Hours earlier, a rocket […]

EXCLUSIVE: Days Before Sanctions Relief, Iran Offers to Upgrade Relations with Hamas Terrorists

TEL AVIV, Israel – Less than a week before the international community is set to lift a decade of sanctions imposed on the Iranian regime, Teheran has pledged greater financial and political support for Hamas in exchange for a clear condemnation of Saudi Arabia, Hamas sources told Breitbart Jerusalem.   Earlier this month, Khaled Kaddoumi, […]

Analysis: Fatah, Hamas pledge more violence against Israel in 2016

After failing to offer their people any hope for the future, Fatah and Hamas are now telling Palestinians that they should expect more violence and bloodshed during in 2016.   In separate messages to the Palestinians on New Year’s Eve, the two rival Palestinian parties pledged to pursue, and even step up, “resistance” attacks against […]

Analysis: Israel-Turkey thaw may be only temporary

Israel and Turkey appear to be close to normalizing relations, though it is not yet a done deal.   Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamist ideology and coziness with radical groups such as Hamas are likely to get in the way sooner or later.   Erdogan and his AKP government’s rhetoric against Israel, its harboring […]

Hamas activity in Turkey an obstacle to Ankara-Jerusalem reconciliation

The shutting down of Hamas’s operations in Turkey is emerging as one of the sticking points preventing the signing of an agreement normalizing ties between Israel and Turkey, The Jerusalem Post has learned.   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Likud faction on Monday that a rapprochement with Turkey is not yet a done deal, […]

Hamas leader meets Turkish president amid talk of Jerusalem-Ankara detente

Hamas is closely following reports about rapprochement between Turkey and Israel and is waiting for official word from Ankara on the issue.   On Saturday, Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal met in Istanbul with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the first meeting between the two since reports surfaced about an agreement between Turkey and Israel to […]

UN-sponsored conference accuses Israel of ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Jerusalem

“In Jerusalem, a policy of ethnic cleansing was pushing Palestinians out of the city. Since September, the situation had erupted,” the press release states, quoting comments made at the conference.   The International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem, held in Jakarta and organized by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of […]

Hamas and Hezbollah leaders meet in Beirut to discuss Palestinian intifada

Hamas and Hezbollah officials discussed the latest developments in the Palestinian and Lebanese arenas in Beirut on Sunday, as well as ways of coordinating their moves against Islamic State.Naim Qassem, deputy secretary-general of Hezbollah, received the Hamas delegation, headed by Musa Abu Marzouk, the deputy head of Hamas, and Osama Hamdan, who is in charge […]

Hamas: We’ll provide resources to J’lem terrorists

While Hamas, which dominates Gaza and much of Judea-Samaria, may be at odds with Fatah, which controls the area around Ramallah, Islamists in both areas are cooperating closely, Israeli security officials said.   The coordination extends to how, where, and when terror attacks are to be conducted, in order to achieve the ideal effect.   […]

Hamas demands British apology

Hamas is demanding that Britain apologize for the 1917 Balfour Declaration, in which then-UK Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour declared that Britain would support the establishment of a national homeland for the Jewish people in the Land of Israel.   In an official statement to mark 98 years since the declaration, Hamas’ refugee affairs department said the […]