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Quiet on settlement activity, Mideast Quartet calls for PA control of Gaza - The Jerusalem Post

A Palestinian Hamas militant takes part in a Gaza rally marking the twelfth anniversary of the death of late Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin.. (photo credit: SUHAIB SALEM / REUTERS). WASHINGTON – The Middle East Quartet, a working group on the Israeli ...and more »

Palestinian Reconciliation: Abbas Says No to 'Hezbollah Model' in Gaza as Hamas Hopes to Retain Armed Wing - Haaretz

Palestinian Hamas militants attend the funeral of their comrade, in Rafah in the southern of Gaza Strip August 17, 2017. IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA/REUTERS. After Hamas folds, Palestinian government to convene in Gaza for first time in years · Hamas leader ...and more »

Five PA Security chiefs to meet with Hamas in Gaza next Monday - The Jerusalem Post

Hamas announced last week that it dissolved its governing body in Gaza and that it is prepared to hand over responsibility for the Strip to the PA. 1 minute read. Share on facebook. Share on twitter. Five PA Security chiefs to meet with Hamas in Gaza ...and more »

Hamas chief: Palestinian reconciliation meant to stop Israeli Gaza siege - The Jerusalem Post

Hamas chief in the Strip Ismail Haniyeh tells the Palestinian people that talks underway to solve the rift between Hamas and Fatah are really meant to stop Israel from "swallowing up the West Bank." 2 minute read. Share on facebook. Share on twitter ...and more »

How blood money, diplomacy and desperation are reuniting Palestine - Reuters

GAZA (Reuters) - A decade on, Rawda al-Zaanoun is at last willing to forgive the gunmen who killed her son during the civil war that split Palestine. It has been painful, but she says it is time. Palestinians shake hands during a reconciliation ...and more »

Hamas leader places prisoner swap deal 'in Israel's court' - The Jerusalem Post

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar claimed on Thursday that the organization accepted an Egyptian proposal for an Israeli-Hamas prison swap. In an meeting with Palestinian youth, Sinwar said that "the ball is in Israel's court". Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds ...and more »

Hamas's new leader radically shifts military strategy - The Jerusalem Post

From military budget overhauls to shifts in tunnel operations, Hamas leader Yayha Sinwar is shaking up Gaza. 3 minute read. Share on facebook. Share on twitter. Yahya Sinwar arrives at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza on October 18, 2011 ...and more »

Ambushed: UN Heads Turn in Stunned Disbelief as PLO Lies Exposed by Former Hamas Leader - The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com

There was an Epic Moment at the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday, as heads turned and eyes bulged in stunned disbelief—especially in the PLO delegation—as a member of Hamas, Mosab Yousef, took the microphone to expose PLO lies ...and more »

Army believes Hamas focusing tunnels more on defense than attack - The Times of Israel

A Palestinian youth crawls in a tunnel during a graduation ceremony for a training camp run by the Hamas movement on January 29, 2015, in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip. (AFP photo/Said Khatib). Hamas appears to be changing its tunnel strategy ...and more »

The sea was a breath of fresh air for isolated Gaza. Now the water stinks. - Washington Post

GAZA CITY — The beach has long provided much-needed relief for the 2 million residents of the Gaza Strip, cut off from the rest of the world. They come to swim, play soccer, relax, or as many poetically put it — speak to the sea. “It's like talking ...and more »