Palestinian militants took aim at Jerusalem for the first time Friday, launching a rocket attack on the holy city in a major escalation of hostilities as Israel pressed forward with a relentless campaign of airstrikes in the Gaza Strip.
Ibrahim Barzak and Josef Federman
, November 16, 2012
After months of wavering, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas took a decisive step today toward reconciliation with the Islamic militant group Hamas, a move Israel promptly warned would close the door to any future peace talks.
Ibrahim Barzak and Karin Laub
, February 06, 2012
Israel has expelled a Hamas lawmaker who was recently arrested after seeking refuge in the Red Cross' office in east Jerusalem. Ahmed Abu Atoun was released from an Israeli military prison Tuesday and expelled to the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the West Bank.
Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal says 450 prisoners will be released within a week, and the rest of 1,027 prisoners two months later in the swap deal that secures the release of Israeli soldier in captivity since 2006.
The militant Islamic Hamas rulers of Gaza warned Israel today that it will escalate hostilities against Israel if tensions don't subside along the Gaza-Israel border, and the shadowy leader of its military wing vowed to make Israel "disappear."
The Israeli military indicted a soldier Tuesday on a charge of manslaughter during last year’s war in the Gaza Strip — the most serious criminal charge to come out of an internal investigation into the devastating offensive in the Hamas-ruled territory.
Mosab Hassan Yousef says he will be killed if he is deported from the United States to the West Bank. The oldest son of one of Hamas' founders, he was an Israeli spy for a decade, and he abandoned Islam for Christianity, further marking him a traitor.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday he is pushing for a vote on a United Nation’s report that accuses both Israel and Hamas of war crimes during the Gaza war, reversing a decision that has left him at the lowest point of his presidency.
An exiled Hamas leader urged Barack Obama on Monday to talk directly with the militant group, saying it is the representative of the Palestinian people and the American president’s drive for Mideast peace is impossible without them.
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