December 21, 2014
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  • 30/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK warns Israel over Argentine priest safety

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner published a press release in her Twitter account where she made Israel responsible for the safety of Argentine priest Jorge Hernández, who serves in the Gaza strip, and warned that any harm done to him “will have severe consequences for the bilateral relations.”

  • 22/10/2014 | World

    Palestinian driver kills baby in Jerusalem attack

    A baby died and eight other people were hurt when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop, then police shot the driver as he fled, police and a hospital official said.

  • 05/11/2014 | World

    Tension soars in Israel after new attack by Hamas

    A Palestinian rammed his car into pedestrians in central Jerusalem today in the second attack of its kind in two weeks, killing one person and fuelling concerns of another Palestinian uprising.

  • 11/11/2014 | World

    Palestinian rift reopens as Abbas blames Hamas for bombings

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused his Hamas rivals of carrying out a series of bombings against officials loyal to him in Gaza last week, in a move sure to harm already floundering unity efforts.

  • 28/08/2014 | World

    Israel first lady visits Tregerman family

    Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the family of Daniel Tregerman, the 4-year-old with Argentine roots who was killed by a Hamas mortar last Friday.

  • 16/09/2014 | World

    Israel says mortar fired from Gaza breaks truce

    Israel said a mortar bomb was fired at it from the Gaza Strip today in the first such attack since a seven-week war in the enclave ended on August 26, but Hamas said Palestinians remained committed to the truce.

  • 09/10/2014 | World

    Palestinian unity gov't meets for the first time

    Palestinian technocrat prime minister Rami Hamdallah arrived in the Hamas-dominated Gaza Strip today and convened the first meeting of a unity government there since a brief civil war in 2007 between Hamas and forces loyal to the Fatah party.

  • 24/08/2014 | World

    Netanyahu warns civilians to leave as Israel destroys 13-storey building in Gaza

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Palestinian civilians to leave immediately any site where militants are operating, one day after Israel took the Gaza war to a new level by flattening a 13-storey apartment tower.

  • 26/08/2014 | World

    Israel military attacks Hamas 'terror sites'

    Israel has bombed more of Gaza's tallest structures, bringing down a 13-storey apartment and office tower and destroying most of a 16-floor residential building after warning occupants to get out.

  • 28/08/2014 | World

    Hamas leader says Gaza only 'milestone to reaching our objective'

    Hamas will not cease resisting Israel until all its demands are met, the group's overall leader Khaled Meshaal said, adding the latest Gaza conflict was only "a milestone to reaching our objective".

  • 23/08/2014 | World

    “I just want peace”, says mother of 4 –year-old Daniel Tregerman

    By Damian Pachter Staff

    After the death of her four –year-old son Daniel, Gila Tregerman called today for a peaceful solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and stated “I just want peace,” during a phone conversation with the

  • 23/08/2014 | World

    Four-year old child, son of Argentine father, killed by Hamas

    Daniel Tregerman, a four-year old child whose father is of Argentine origin, was killed by Hamas when a rocket fired by the organization from the Gaza strip hit Israel on Friday.

  • 23/08/2014 | World

    Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting rages

    Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinians to halt hostilities and resume peace talks, but both sides kept up attacks, including an Israeli air strike which destroyed a residential tower block in the centre of Gaza City.

  • 21/08/2014 | World

    Three Hamas commanders killed by Israeli air strikes

    Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in an air strike on the Gaza Strip today, the clearest signal yet that Israel is intent on eliminating the group's military leadership after a failed attempt on the life of its top commander this week.

  • 21/08/2014 | World

    Hamas official admits group abducted Israeli teens

    A top Hamas official said members of his militant group kidnapped three Israeli teenagers whose deaths in June provoked a spiral of violence that led to the war in Gaza, the first acknowledgement of the movement's involvement.

  • 22/08/2014 | World

    Gunmen execute 18 alleged collaborators; Israel launches air strikes

    Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel today, a day after Israeli forces killed three Hamas commanders, the highest-ranking militants to die in the six-week war.

  • 19/08/2014 | World

    Israel, Palestinians seek deal before ceasefire ends

    Israel and the Palestinians struggled to reach a lasting deal in Egyptian-mediated talks before a day-long extension of a Gaza ceasefire runs out.

  • 19/08/2014 | World

    Gaza truce collapses, Netanyahu orders negotiators home

    A ceasefire in the Gaza Strip collapsed, with Palestinian militants firing rockets into Israel, prompting Israeli air strikes that health officials said killed a woman and a young girl.

  • 20/08/2014 | World

    Hamas accuses Israel of trying to kill its military chief as Gaza war rages on

    An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed.

  • 13/08/2014 | World

    Gaza ceasefire extended for five days

    Israel and Palestinian factions negotiating in Cairo agreed to extend a truce for five more days to allow them to reach a lasting agreement to end the fighting in Gaza, the head of the Palestinian delegation said.

  • 16/08/2014 | World

    Hamas says Israel must accept Palestinian demands or face long war

    Offers made to the Palestinian delegation in Cairo do not meet the aspirations of the people, said Hamas's head of foreign affairs, Osama Hamdan, raising doubts about the chances of reaching a truce with Israel in the Cairo-brokered talks.

  • 17/08/2014 | World

    Netanyahu says undeterred by Hamas' 'long war' threat

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said any deal on Gaza's future at truce talks in Cairo must be contingent on Israel's security needs, cautioning Hamas against carrying out its threat of a long war if Palestinian demands are not met.

  • 09/08/2014 | World

    Palestinians say to leave Cairo if Israel does not resume Gaza talks

    Palestinian negotiators will leave Cairo on Sunday unless Israel agrees to return to Egyptian-mediated negotiations to end the war in Gaza without setting conditions, the head of the delegation Azzam Ahmed said.

  • 10/08/2014 | World

    Netanyahu: 'Israel will not negotiate under fire'

    Israel said it was prepared for protracted military action in Gaza and would not return to Egyptian-mediated ceasefire talks as long as Palestinians kept up cross-border rocket and mortar fire.

  • 10/08/2014 | World

    Israel, Hamas agree on new 72-hour ceasefire

    Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to an Egyptian proposal for a new 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza starting at 2100 GMT, officials from the warring sides said.

  • 06/08/2014 | World

    Senior Hamas official Marzouk says "no agreement on extension" of Gaza truce

    A senior Cairo based Hamas official said there was no agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians over the extension of a 72-hour Gaza ceasefire that took effect on Tuesday.

  • 08/08/2014 | World

    Israel strikes Gaza Strip after militants resume rocket fire

    Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip today in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in the month-long war.

  • 02/08/2014 | World

    Israel PM Netanyahu says Hamas will pay heavy price for more attacks

    Israel will go on fighting Hamas in the Gaza Strip even after the army completes its core mission of destroying the cross-border tunnels used by Palestinian militants to attack its territory, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

  • 02/08/2014 | World

    Israeli soldier feared abducted by Hamas was killed in action

    Hadar Goldin, an Israeli soldier feared abducted by Hamas Islamist militants in the Gaza Strip, was determined to have been killed in action during Israel's operation in the Gaza Strip, an army statement said.

  • 05/08/2014 | World

    Palestinian Authority seeks ICC war crimes case against Israel

    Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki said there was "clear evidence" of war crimes by Israel during its offensive in Gaza as he met International Criminal Court prosecutors today to push for an investigation.

  • 01/08/2014 | World

    Truce crumbles as 40 killed in Gaza, rockets hit Israel

    A Gaza ceasefire crumbled only hours after it began with at least 40 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and Tel Aviv accusing militants of violating the truce by firing rockets and mortars.

  • 01/08/2014 | World

    Israeli soldier may have been killed in ambush, Hamas armed wing says

    The Hamas Islamist group's armed wing in the Gaza Strip said it had no clear indication on the whereabouts of an Israeli soldier that Israel has accused them of abducting, adding he may have been killed during an ambush.

  • 02/08/2014 | World

    Israel continues Gaza offensive, truce efforts renewed in Egypt

    Egypt was due to host a Palestinian delegation later today to try to salvage the truce. Israeli envoys had also been expected in Cairo at the weekend, but Netanyahu officials did not say whether they would still go.

  • 29/07/2014 | World

    UN says more rockets found at one of its Gaza schools

    The United Nations agency that looks after Palestinian refugees said it had found a cache of rockets at one of its schools in the Gaza Strip and deplored those who had put them there.

  • 31/07/2014 | World

    Israel 'determined' to destroy Hamas tunnels 'with or without ceasefire'

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, has said he would not accept any ceasefire that stopped Israel completing the destruction of militants' infiltration tunnels.

  • 31/07/2014 | World

    Israel, Hamas agree to 3 day Gaza truce

    Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in their conflict in the Gaza Strip starting on Friday, US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today.

  • 27/07/2014 | World

    Hamas accepts 24-hour humanitarian truce

    Hamas Islamist militants have agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in their conflict with Israel in the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the group has said, hours after fighting between the sides resumed.

  • 29/07/2014 | World

    Israel flattens home of Hamas Gaza leader

    Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, flattened the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets in the enclave. Health officials said at least 30 Palestinians were killed in some of heaviest bombardments from air, sea and land since the Israeli offensive began in response to Hamas rocket fire.

  • 24/07/2014 | World

    Israeli shelling kills at least 17, hundreds injured in UN Gaza shelter

    At least 15 people were killed and many wounded when Israeli forces shelled a UN-run school sheltering Palestinian refugees in northern Gaza, said a spokesman for the Gaza health ministry.

  • 25/07/2014 | World

    Israel, Gaza militants agree to a 12-hour truce

    Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip have agreed to a UN requested 12 hour humanitarian truce to begin on Saturday morning, and efforts to secure a long-term cease-fire moved ahead.

  • 26/07/2014 | World

    Ceasefire ends as Gaza militants resume firing rockets into Israel

    Militants resumed firing rockets into Israel from Gaza around two hours after the end of a 12-hour ceasefire, the armed wing of Islamist group Hamas said. Israeli police said warning sirens sounded across the country as rockets were fired as far as the Tel Aviv area.

  • 22/07/2014 | World

    Kerry urges Hamas to accept Egyptian peace proposal

    US Secretary of State John Kerry urged Hamas to seek peace negotiations based on an Egyptian truce proposal that the Islamist militant group has rejected.

  • 23/07/2014 | World

    Hamas leader ready to accept truce with conditions as death toll continues to rise

    Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal called today for a temporary truce to allow humanitarian relief into Gaza, but said his group would keep fighting against an Israeli offensive and would not agree to a more lasting ceasefire without full negotiation of terms.

  • 23/07/2014 | World

    Khamenei calls for end to "murderous" Israeli regime

    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei today called for a referendum canvassing the Arabs and Jews that live in Israel in order to end the "Zionist state", but said until such a vote could be held, armed resistance was necessary.

  • 18/07/2014 | World

    Israel steps up Gaza offensive as Hamas fires more rockets

    Israeli forces on Saturday pressed ahead with a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, where Palestinian militants kept firing rockets deep into Israel's heartland, pushing the death toll past 300 in almost two weeks of conflict.

  • 19/07/2014 | World

    Gaza fighting enters 13th day; no solution in sight

    Israel fired shells into the Gaza Strip and militants kept up rocket fire into the Jewish state on Sunday with no sign of a diplomatic breakthrough to end the worst fighting between Israel and Hamas in two years.

  • 20/07/2014 | World

    More than 100 killed in Gaza's bloodiest day

    Hamas's armed wing said it had captured an Israeli soldier, as fighting in Gaza led to the bloodiest losses in a nearly two-week military offensive, with some 100 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers killed.

  • 16/07/2014 | World

    Shelling kills four boys on Gaza beach; Israel, Hamas set five-hour truce

    Israeli shelling killed four Palestinian boys on a Gaza beach today, an incident the military called tragic, and Israel and Hamas said they would cease attacks for five hours on Thursday for a humanitarian truce requested by the United Nations.

  • 17/07/2014 | World

    Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza Strip

    Israel launched a Gaza ground campaign after 10 days of bombardments from the air and sea failed to stop militants' rocket attacks, stepping up an offensive that already has taken a heavy toll in civilian lives.

  • 18/07/2014 | World

    UN chief to travel to Middle East in bid to end fighting

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to the Middle East on Saturday in a bid to end the fighting between Israel and Palestinians, alarmed at a serious escalation that includes a ground offensive by Israel, said a senior UN official.

  • 13/07/2014 | World

    Thousands flee town in Gaza after Israel warning

    Israeli forces dropped leaflets into the town of Beit Lahiya near Gaza's northern border with Israel. They read: "Those who fail to comply with the instructions to leave immediately will endanger their lives and the lives of their families. Beware."

  • 15/07/2014 | World

    Gaza ceasefire fails as rocket attacks, air strikes resume

    Israel resumed air strikes in the Gaza Strip today after agreeing to an Egyptian-proposed ceasefire deal that failed to get Hamas militants to halt rocket attacks.

  • 16/07/2014 | World

    Israel sets temporary Gaza humanitarian truce

    Israel said it would temporarily halt fire in the Gaza Strip on Thursday for a five-hour period, citing humanitarian reasons.

  • 11/07/2014 | World

    Gaza death toll passes 100; Israel to counter rockets 'with all power'

    An airstrike outside a family home early Saturday pushed the Palestinian death toll past 100 in four days of cross-border fighting as Israel showed no sign of pausing despite international pressure to negotiate a ceasefire with the militants.

  • 13/07/2014 | World

    Israeli commandos clash with Hamas, Gaza death toll rises to 149

    Israeli navy commandos clashed with Hamas gunmen during a raid on the coast of the Gaza Strip today, the first such gunfight of a six-day Israeli offensive on the territory aimed at stopping Palestinian rocket fire.

  • 13/07/2014 | World

    Israeli commandos clash with Hamas militants

    Israeli naval commandos have clashed with Hamas militants in a raid on the coast of the Gaza Strip, in what appeared to be the first ground assault of a six-day Israeli offensive on the territory aimed at stopping Palestinian rocket fire.

  • 08/07/2014 | World

    Israel bombards Gaza Strip, Hamas rockets land deep

    At least 23 people were killed across Gaza, by a bombardment Israel said may be just the start of a lengthy offensive against Islamist militants whose rockets struck deeper than ever before into Israel.

  • 09/07/2014 | World

    At least 53 killed in Hamas enclave, Gaza rocket land deep in Israel

    Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes, and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel's heartland in intensifying warfare that Palestine said has killed at least 53 people in the Hamas-dominated enclave.

  • 10/07/2014 | World

    Obama tells Israel US ready to help end hostilities

    President Barack Obama expressed concern to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today about the risk of an escalation of hostilities in the region and said the United States was ready to help bring them to an end, the White House said.

  • 02/07/2014 | World

    Palestinian teen found dead in possible revenge attack

    The discovery of a body in a Jerusalem forest has raised suspicions that a missing Palestinian youth had been killed by Israelis avenging the deaths of three abducted Jewish teens.

  • 07/07/2014 | World

    Hamas says Israeli air strikes in Gaza kill 6 of its men

    Israeli air strikes killed six Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip today, the Islamist group said, in the deadliest attacks in a surge of violence exacerbated by the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli youths and a Palestinian teen.

  • 08/07/2014 | World

    Israel intensifies Gaza air strikes after Palestinian rocket attacks

    Israel bombarded dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip today, stepping up what it said might become a long-term offensive against Islamist Hamas after a surge in Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli towns.

  • 16/06/2014 | World

    Israel expands military operation in West Bank hunt for missing teens

    Israeli armed forces has swept through half a dozen Palestinian towns and arrested more Hamas officials, expanding a search for three teenagers into a crackdown on the Islamist group accused of abducting them.

  • 29/06/2014 | World

    Israel bombs the Gaza Strip after rocket attacks

    Israeli aircraft has attacked at least six militant targets in the Gaza Strip, hours after rockets fired from the Palestinian territory set a factory in Israel on fire, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

  • 01/07/2014 | World

    Israel: ‘Hamas responsible for kidnappings, murders’

    After the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teenagers, Tel Aviv intensified its strikes to Hamas, blaming the Palestinian Islamist group for the abduction and killings. “We will continue to pursue the murderers of the teen,” Israeli defence minister said.

  • 01/06/2014 | World

    Netanyahu urges int'l community not to recognize Palestinian unity gov't

    "I call on all responsible elements in the international community not to rush to recognise a Palestinian government which has Hamas as part of it and which is dependent on Hamas," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

  • 02/06/2014 | World

    Abbas swears in Palestinian unity gov't

    President Mahmoud Abbas has swore in a Palestinian unity government in a reconciliation deal with Hamas Islamists that led Israel to freeze US-brokered peace talks.

  • 15/06/2014 | World

    Israel blames Hamas for teens kidnapping

    Israel said Hamas militants had abducted three Israeli teenagers in the occupied West Bank, warning of "serious consequences" as it pressed on with a search and detained dozens of Palestinians.

  • 24/04/2014 | World

    Israel halts peace talks in response to Abbas pact with Hamas

    After a six-hour closed-door meeting, Israeli Security Cabinet “decided unanimously that the government of Israel will not hold negotiations with a Palestinian government that is backed by Hamas, a terror organisation that calls for Israel's destruction.”

  • 27/04/2014 | World

    Abbas calls Holocaust 'most heinous crime'

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called the Nazi Holocaust "the most heinous crime" against humanity in modern times, in an apparent bid to build bridges with Israel days after troubled peace talks collapsed.

  • 27/05/2014 | World

    Fatah, Hamas agree on unity Cabinet

    Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have agreed on the make-up of a national unity government, officials from both parties said, in the most significant step yet toward healing their seven-year rift.

  • 08/01/2014 | World

    Hamas frees Fatah men, urges rival to reciprocate

    The Hamas government in the Gaza Strip freed seven imprisoned members of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction today, saying it was trying to promote reconciliation with its West Bank-based rival.

  • 23/04/2014 | World

    Netanyahu urges Abbas to choose between Hamas or peace with Israel

    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cautioned Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas over just-revived unity talks with Hamas, saying he had to choose between peace with Israel or its Islamist enemy.

  • 23/04/2014 | World

    Hamas, Abbas agree on unity pact, elections

    The Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) agreed to implement a unity pact and to hold national elections, both sides have announced.

  • 09/01/2013 | World

    No sign of progress as Palestinian rivals meet in Egypt

    Separate meetings between Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi and the leaders of Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah in Cairo today yielded no signs of progress towards healing their five-year feud.

  • 02/04/2013 | World

    Palestinian Hamas Islamists re-elect Meshaal as leader

    The Islamist Palestinian Hamas group re-elected the relatively pragmatic Khaled Meshaal as its leader despite past criticism of him by hardliners in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

  • 12/09/2013 | World

    Cairo accuses Hamas of training Egypt militants

    Egyptian state television accused Palestinian Hamas of training Egyptian Islamists in how to carry out bombings, putting more pressure on the Muslim Brotherhood, ally of Hamas.

  • 08/12/2012 | World

    Feted in Gaza, Hamas leader hits out at Israel

    Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, in an uncompromising speech during his first ever visit to Gaza after decades of exile, told a mass rally he would never recognise Israel and pledged to "free the land of Palestine inch by inch"

  • 09/12/2012 | World

    Netanyahu: Hamas's Gaza jubilation proves Israel is at risk

    Hamas's vow to vanquish Israel after claiming "victory" in last month's Gaza conflict vindicates Israel's reluctance to relinquish more land to the Palestinians, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

  • 12/12/2012 | World

    Gaza perfume sales soar with rocket name

    Sales of a citrus-scented perfume marketed in Gaza have soared since it was named in honour of the rockets that Palestinians shot at Israel during a war last month, the manufacturer said.

  • 21/11/2012 | World

    Hamas-Israel ceasefire takes hold but mistrust runs deep

    A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers took hold today after eight days of conflict, although deep mistrust on both sides cast doubt on how long the Egyptian-sponsored deal can last.

  • 22/11/2012 | World

    Israel pulls back from Gaza, invasion force intact

    Israel began withdrawing the army that had been poised to invade the Gaza Strip to go after Hamas, with both sides declaring they had won their eight-day battle.

  • 01/12/2012 | World

    Hamas complains to Egypt after Israeli army kills Gazan

    Hamas accused Israel of violating the shaky, Egyptian-brokered Gaza truce of Nov. 21 after Israeli troops killed a Palestinian taking part in a protest at the enclave's border fence.

  • 28/10/2012 | World

    Israel kills Hamas gunman

    Israel killed a Hamas gunman it accused of preparing to fire a rocket from the Gaza Strip and a separate Palestinian salvo struck a southern Israeli city, causing no damage.

  • 14/11/2012 | World

    Top Hamas commander killed in Israeli airstrike, group calls for revenge

    Israel killed the military commander of Hamas in an airstrike on the Gaza Strip today, bringing the two sides to the brink of a possible new war.

  • 15/11/2012 | World

    Rockets hit near Tel Aviv as Gaza death toll rises

    Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip targeted Tel Aviv today in the first attack on Israel's commercial capital in 20 years, raising the stakes in a showdown between Israel and the Palestinians that is moving towards all-out war.

  • 20/06/2012 | World

    Hamas signals ready for truce after Israel kills 2

    Gaza militants said on Wednesday they were ready to sign up to an Egyptian-brokered truce to end three days of cross-border fighting after Israeli air strikes killed a Palestinian militant and a 14-year-old boy.

  • 23/06/2012 | World

    Israel kills 2 in strikes on Gaza as truce falters

    Israeli air strikes on Hamas security targets in Gaza killed two Palestinians and wounded 30 people today, medical officials in the Islamist-ruled territory said, while heavier rocket fire by militants wounded an Israeli man.

  • 22/10/2012 | World

    Israeli forces clash with Hamas, kill two gunmen in Gaza foray

    Israeli forces killed two Palestinian militants during an incursion in the northern Gaza Strip that touched off clashes with gunmen from the governing Hamas movement, local officials said.

  • 18/10/2011 | World

    Israeli soldier Shalit released in mass prisioner swap

    Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and hundreds of Palestinians crossed Israel's borders in opposite directions as a thousand-for-one prisoner swap brought joy to families but did little to ease decades of conflict.

  • 19/01/2012 | World

    Israel arrests Hamas head of Palestinian parliament

    Israeli soldiers arrested senior Hamas official, Aziz Dweik, speaker of the Palestinian parliament on suspicion of involvement with terrorist groups, the Israeli military and Hamas said.

  • 06/02/2012 | World

    Palestinian rivals agree to form unity government

    The leaders of rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas signed a deal in Qatar today to form a unity government of independent technocrats for the West Bank and Gaza, headed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

  • 04/05/2011 | World

    Palestinians end four-year rift at Cairo ceremony

    Palestinian leaders formally ended a four-year rift between the secular Fatah and Islamist Hamas groups at a ceremony in Egypt, a reconciliation they see as crucial to their drive for an independent state.

  • 11/10/2011 | World

    Hamas confirms reaching Gilad Shalit's swap deal with Israel

    A spokesman for the armed wing of Hamas confirmed today a prisoner swap deal had been reached with Israel in exchange for soldier Gilad Shalit.

  • 17/10/2011 | World

    Israel court gives green light to Shalit swap

    A deal between Israel and Hamas to exchange hundreds of Palestinian prisoners for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was on course for Tuesday after Israel's highest court rejected petitions to block it.

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