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PALESTINE POLITICS: Hamas Says Ready to Hand Gaza to Palestinian Unity Government

PALESTINE POLITICS: Hamas Says Ready to Hand Gaza to Palestinian Unity Government

“All parties must seize this opportunity to restore unity and open a new page for the Palestinian people,” U.N. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov said in a statement, adding that the U.N. was ready to assist the talks in order to alleviate hardship in Gaza.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Hamas Leader Ismail Haniyeh in Egypt to Discuss Gaza Blockade

PALESTINE POLITICS: Hamas Leader Ismail Haniyeh in Egypt to Discuss Gaza Blockade

Chief of Palestinian group Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh was elected Hamas leader in May. The group maintains a sizeable armed wing in Gaza since seizing the enclave from Fatah in 2007.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Gaza ‘Unlivable’ Ten Years After Hamas Seized Power: UN

PALESTINE POLITICS: Gaza ‘Unlivable’ Ten Years After Hamas Seized Power: UN

“Across the board we’re watching de-development in slow motion,” Robert Piper, U.N. coordinator for humanitarian aid and development for Gaza Strip, West Bank.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: UN Envoy Warns of Dire Crisis as Gaza Faces Power Cuts, Gallons of Raw Sewage Pouring into the Sea

PALESTINE POLITICS: UN Envoy Warns of Dire Crisis as Gaza Faces Power Cuts, Gallons of Raw Sewage Pouring into the Sea

“In Gaza, we are walking into another crisis with our eyes wide open,” the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, told the Security Council in New York.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: 3 Palestinians Sentenced to Death By Hamas for Killing Mazen Fuqaha

PALESTINE POLITICS: 3 Palestinians Sentenced to Death By Hamas for Killing Mazen Fuqaha

“The field court has sentenced the three convicted of carrying out the crime of the assassination of martyr Mazen Fuqaha to death,” said Brigadier-General Naser Suleiman, chairman of the Hamas-run military judiciary.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hold Local Elections in West Bank But Not Gaza

PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hold Local Elections in West Bank But Not Gaza

“No doubt this is the democratic life we have promised our people,” said Fatah Deputy Chief Mahmoud al-Aloul. “Unfortunately this joy is taking place in the West Bank alone because Hamas is preventing the people from practising this right in Gaza.”

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Ismail Haniyeh Elected New Hamas Political Chief

PALESTINE POLITICS: Ismail Haniyeh Elected New Hamas Political Chief

Palestinian movement Hamas elected Ismail Haniyeh to lead its political office on Saturday, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum told Reuters in Gaza.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Hamas ‘Ready to Support’ 1967 Israeli-Palestinian Borders: Hamas New Political Charter

PALESTINE POLITICS: Hamas ‘Ready to Support’ 1967 Israeli-Palestinian Borders: Hamas New Political Charter

“Hamas advocates liberation of Palestine, ready to support the state on 1967 borders without recognising Israel or ceding any rights,” Khaled Meshal said.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Hamas Removes Call for Israel’s Destruction in New Policy Document

PALESTINE POLITICS: Hamas Removes Call for Israel’s Destruction in New Policy Document

Hamas has fought three wars with Israel since 2007 and has carried out hundreds of armed attacks in Israel and in Israeli-occupied territories since it was founded three decades ago.

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PALESTINE: Next Gaza War Will Be The ‘Last’ – Avigdor Lieberman

PALESTINE: Next Gaza War Will Be The ‘Last’ – Avigdor Lieberman

Avigdor Lieberman said next war would be “their last. I would emphasize again: It will be their last confrontation because we will completely destroy them.”

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PALESTINE: Abbas Takes Center Stage In Local Palestinian elections

PALESTINE: Abbas Takes Center Stage In Local Palestinian elections

Palestinian Authority (PA), which governs the Israeli-occupied West Bank, announced that it  would postpone the municipal elections for up to four months.

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PALESTINE: October 8 Municipal Elections Suspended

PALESTINE: October 8 Municipal Elections Suspended

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri accused the court of stopping the election to “rescue” Fatah, who they believe would overwhelmingly lose the election.

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PALESTINE: Netanyahu ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ Comment Against Palestinians Backfires

PALESTINE: Netanyahu ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ Comment Against Palestinians Backfires

Most countries view Israeli West Bank settlements as illegal and an obstacle to peace.

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PALESTINE: Abbas To Israeli Knesset Arab Members: Unite Hamas, Fatah

PALESTINE: Abbas To Israeli Knesset Arab Members: Unite Hamas, Fatah

The Gaza Strip has been ruled by Hamas since the terrorist group won Gaza’s 2006 parliamentary elections and ousted Fatah in a violent 2007 coup.

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AUSTRALIA: World Vision Aid Suspended Over Hamas Funding Accusations

AUSTRALIA: World Vision Aid Suspended Over Hamas Funding Accusations

Mohammad El Halabi, World Vision’s manager of operations in Gaza, was arrested by Israel on June 15 while crossing the border into the enclave, which is under the de facto rule of Hamas.

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PALESTINE: Hamas Calls Egypt To Stop Pumping Salty Water Along Gaza Strip Border

“The move represents a major threat to groundwater and a large number of houses on the Palestinian side of the borders,” said Abu Zuhri, adding that Hamas.

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PALESTINE: Mohammed Dahlan And The Future Of Palestinian Politics

The Americans and British liked Mohammed Dahlan style. Read more.

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