Tag: Hamas

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 […]

Analysis: Erdogan victory could mean more Turkey-Israel crises

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s resounding election victory came as bad news for Israel, which has suffered the brunt of his insults and schemes.   Erdogan’s ruling Islamist AK Party now has a free hand to continue its crackdown against the local media that criticizes its government and others that are deemed to be enemies […]

Hamas: ‘Intifada’ killed the Balfour Declaration

The Hamas paper has given new significance to the Israeli government’s concession Saturday, when it returned the bodies of five terrorists in breach of a Security Cabinet decision, and thereby let the Palestinian Authority (PA) hold a massive funeral for them in Hevron.   Faiz Abu Shamalah wrote in the Hamas-run Palestine Paper, analyzing the meaning of the […]

Top Hamas official: This intifada will never stop

According to Hammad, Allah took it upon himself “to persecute the Jews – the slayers of the Prophets, the bloodsuckers, the killers of the martyrs and of anyone who sacrifices himself.”   “This intifada and this jihad will never stop despite the security coordination,” he continued. “If you are true Palestinians, you will use weapons […]

Hamas call for ‘day of rage’ Friday

Earlier in the week, the IDF deployed two additional battalions to its Judea and Samria Division, three companies to the Jerusalem-West Bank perimeter area, and two reinforcement battalions to the Gaza border, to deal with disturbances along the security fence there.   On Thursday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud […]

Hamas call for ‘day of rage’ Friday

Hamas has called for “Friday confrontations” with IDF forces in the West Bank and along the Gaza border with Israel as part of a Palestinian “day of rage.”   Security forces were bracing for possible outbursts of violence after Thursday passed with a rare day of relative calm amid two weeks of nearly daily attacks. […]