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Hamas Islamic Resistance - Press Release issued by Hamas concerning the speech of US President Trump in Al Riyadh. Abbas: Hamas continues to legitimize division. WASHINGTON (Ma'an) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday that he would not accept working with the Hamas movement so long as it “continues to legitimize division,” adding that he had decided to “rethink everything I do with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.”

Abbas: Hamas continues to legitimize division

Hamas Islamic Resistance - Haniya a head of Hamas political bureau. New Hamas program softens language, but some goals remain. GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Islamic militant Hamas on Monday unveiled what had been billed as a new, seemingly more pragmatic political program aimed at ending the group's international isolation.

New Hamas program softens language, but some goals remain

With the new manifesto, Hamas rebrands itself as an Islamic national liberation movement, rather than a branch of the pan-Arab Muslim Brotherhood, which has been outlawed by Egypt. It also drops explicit language calling for Israel's destruction, though it retains the goal of eventually "liberating" all of historic Palestine, which includes what is now Israel. Islamic Resistance - A Document of General Principles and Policies. In the Name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful The Islamic Resistance Movement “Hamas” A Document of General Principles and Policies Praise be to Allah, the Lord of all worlds.

Islamic Resistance - A Document of General Principles and Policies

EXCLUSIVE: Hamas recognises PLO as 'national framework' for Palestinians. A supporter and daughter commemorate the 29th anniversary of Hamas in Gaza in December (AFP) Hamas has officially recognised the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) as the "national framework" for the Palestinian people, but calls for it to be "rebuilt on democratic foundations to safeguard Palestinian rights".

EXCLUSIVE: Hamas recognises PLO as 'national framework' for Palestinians

The historic recognition is contained in a new "reference" document due to be unveiled on Monday in Doha, and stands in stark contrast to its original charter which was written as an alternative to the PLO. Hamas calls for the PLO to be rebuilt. It states: "It should therefore be preserved, developed and rebuilt on democratic foundations so as to secure the participation of all the constituents and forces of the Palestinian people, in a manner that safeguards Palestinian rights. " Hamas aims to improve international image with new program. GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Islamic militant group Hamas has drafted a new political program it hopes will improve ties with neighboring Egypt and the West, and present a more moderate image that will help it get off Western terrorism lists.

Hamas aims to improve international image with new program

The internationally isolated group, which has ruled the Gaza Strip for the past decade, characterizes itself in the manifesto as a Palestinian resistance movement against Israeli occupation, dropping references to holy war against Jews. It also raises the possibility of a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, lands Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war. Hamas Islamic Resistance - Press Release concerning the latest meeting with Fateh leadership.

Hamas Islamic Resistance - Press release concerning the official launch of Hamas Political Document. As power crisis deepens, PA cuts electricity payments to Gaza. Israel, The West Bank and Gaza Travel Warning. Gaza is under the control of Hamas, a U.S. government-designated foreign terrorist organization.

Israel, The West Bank and Gaza Travel Warning

The security environment within Gaza and on its borders is dangerous and volatile. Violent demonstrations and shootings occur on a frequent basis and the collateral risks are high. While Israel and Hamas continue to observe the temporary cease-fire that ended the latest Gaza conflict in 2014, sporadic mortar or rocket fire and corresponding Israeli military responses continue to occur. Within Israel and the West Bank, the possibility of random violence continues to exist and can happen without warning. The frequency of attacks has declined significantly since a rise in political and religious tensions led to a spike in violence in October 2015. For your safety, the Department of State recommends that U.S. citizens: When planning their own travel, U.S. citizens should consider the following rules that apply to U.S. government employee travel:

Will assassination lead to war? On Friday night, Mazen Al-Fugha—a senior leader of Hamas’ military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades; former prisoner of Israel; business administration graduate; husband; and father of two young children—was gunned down in his own neighborhood.

Will assassination lead to war?

Forensics show the weapon was a gun with a silencer, a first in Gaza and the sure sign of a professional “hit.” To we Gazans, assaults and murders have become part of our lives. In between the wars waged by Israel every two to three years, there are scattered attacks—never giving us time to take a calm breath. We live in fear and anxiety; when a war ends, we begin anticipating the next. Hamas aims to improve international image with new program. GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Islamic militant group Hamas has drafted a new political program it hopes will improve ties with neighboring Egypt and the West, and present a more moderate image that will help it get off Western terrorism lists.

Hamas aims to improve international image with new program

The internationally isolated group, which has ruled the Gaza Strip for the past decade, characterizes itself in the manifesto as a Palestinian resistance movement against Israeli occupation, dropping references to holy war against Jews. It also raises the possibility of a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, lands Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war. The document plays down ties to Hamas' parent movement, the regional Muslim Brotherhood, which is being targeted by Egypt's government as a terror organization. Such language has drawn accusations of anti-Semitism. Election of new Hamas Gaza Strip leader increases fears of confrontation. Hamas has elected a hardliner from its armed wing as its next leader in the Gaza Strip, escalating fears that Israel and the group may be heading towards yet another round of deadly confrontation.

Election of new Hamas Gaza Strip leader increases fears of confrontation

Yahya Sinwar, a 55-year-old who rejects any reconciliation with Israel, was released after 22 years in an Israeli jail in 2011 as part of a prisoner swap for the captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. He will now take over from prime minister Ismail Haniyeh, who is a candidate for the leadership of the Islamist group’s entire organisation. Haniyeh has served as the prime minister of the Hamas government in Gaza since its takeover in 2007. Yahya Sinwar elected as new head of Hamas politburo in Gaza. Ismail Haniyeh, left, and Yahya Sinwar.

Yahya Sinwar elected as new head of Hamas politburo in Gaza

GAZA (Ma’an) -- The Hamas movement elected Yahya Sinwar as the new head of its politburo in Gaza to replace Ismail Haniyeh on Monday. Khalil al-Hayya was meanwhile elected to serve as the deputy head of Hamas’ politburo during the party’s internal elections. Political pundit Ibrahim al-Madhoun told Ma’an that it was normal to inject “new blood” in Hamas’ ruling class, and that the change in leadership would affect the movement’s policies, particularly regarding reconciliation with rival party Fatah and diplomatic relations with countries such as Iran, Turkey, and Egypt. “This new orientation will open deeper relations with Egypt and will provide more clarity and flexibility on many issues,” al-Madhoun asserted, adding that the fate of relations between Hamas and Israel also rested on Sinwar’s shoulders.

Israeli news outlets reacted to Sinwar’s nomination by calling him a “radical,” “ruthless,” and “hawkish” hardliner within Hamas. Fatah and Hamas to form unity government. The Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority (PA) has agreed to form a unity government with rival organisation Hamas, Al Jazeera has learned. The agreement was reached late on Tuesday after a three-day negotiation in the Russian capital Moscow. The two organisations will form a new National Council, which will include Palestinians in exile, and hold elections. "Today the conditions for (such an initiative) are better than ever," said Azzam al-Ahmad, a senior Fatah official said. Hamas Islamic Resistance - Hamas documents Israeli, PA violations against Palestinians in November.

The Hamas Information Office has released a monthly report documenting Israeli and Palestinian Authority (PA) violations against Palestinians during November 2016. According to the report, the Israeli occupation forces "IOF" had over the last month killed 5 Palestinians, including 4 in the West Bank, while it had over the same period detained 375 Palestinians, including 54 minors, 28 freed ex-prisoners and 11 women. Among the detainees were 15 Hamas cadres who had just been released from PA prisons after various periods of interrogation and detention over political grounds.

Israeli forces had also knocked down a mosque and 29 Palestinian residential buildings as well as 30 agricultural and industrial facilities. At Rafah border. Palestinians await permission to enter Egypt as they gather inside the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip on Dec. 21, 2014 (AFP/Said Khatib, File) Abbas Rival Dahlan Plans Comeback Through Gaza Restoration. Mohammed Dahlan, touted as a possible successor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, is counting on oil-rich Gulf nations to help him unify his people’s rival governments and rehabilitate the war-battered Gaza Strip.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan -- a grouping known as the Arab Quartet -- are ready to back a two-year program to rebuild Gaza, Dahlan said in an interview in Egypt. “We stand before our people who are weak and totally exhausted by poverty, unemployment and division,” he said. Has Israel’s defense minister given up on toppling Hamas? Has Israel’s defense minister given up on toppling Hamas? Hamas leader speaks out after controversy. Ahmed Yousef, adviser to the deputy chairman of Hamas’ political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, speaks as he sits at his home in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, Aug. 16, 2007. (photo by Abid Katib/Getty Images) Author: Ahmad Abu Amer Posted October 10, 2016 GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — On Sept. 17, Hamas issued a press release denouncing media outlets for attributing prominent member Ahmed Yousef’s positions to the movement.

The war over Fatah leadership has begun. Former Palestinian Security Minister Mohammed Dahlan talks to reporters in his office in Gaza City, Feb. 1, 2005. (photo by REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) Author: Shlomi Eldar Posted June 27, 2016 On the eve of his departure to Ankara on June 24 to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Khaled Meshaal, the head of Hamas' political bureau, invited journalists to his hotel in Doha to react to the expected reconciliation agreement between Israel and Turkey. "There is a regional plot to parachute someone from the outside to rule Gaza and Ramallah," he cautioned.

Ap: i leaders e il sacrificio dei bambini. 21 giugno 2016ESTERI La tragica morte di tre fratellini palestinesi, in un incendio che ha distrutto la loro abitazione nella Striscia di Gaza, il 6 maggio scorso, dimostra ancora una volta di che bassezze siano capaci i leader palestinesi per sfruttare i loro bambini per scopi politici e interessi meschini. The mistakes of Hamas and the need for recalibration. Turkish President Erdoğan meets Hamas leader Mashal in Istanbul - DIPLOMACY. What is it Like to Live in a Refugee Camp in Gaza - Palestine Chronicle. Palestinian refugees seeking safety after they were expelled from their homeland. (Photo: File) Yousef M. Palestinians don't attack Israeli soldiers in pursuit of 'economic peace' Following France's stuttering attempt to restart the peace process, US Secretary of State John Kerry met Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas in Amman.

This could lead to a meeting between Israel and the PA possibly in July, bringing together Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Hamas names new intelligence chief, sidesteps agreement with Fatah. Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah (R) waves during a news conference in Gaza City, March 25, 2015. 10 anni dal Disimpegno da Gaza, per i coloni israeliani è il primo e ultimo ritiro.

Hamas caught between Tehran and Riyadh. Hamas concludes first-ever military training camp for girls. Exclusive: Hamas Official Discusses Decline of Iranian Support. Hamas Islamic Resistance - Hamas: Abbas leads a conspiracy to strangulate Gaza. Israel's control of the airspace and the territorial waters of the Gaza Strip. Erdogan and Meshal Meet in Istanbul as Israel, Turkey Move Toward Reconciliation - Middle East News - Haaretz - Israeli News Source Haaretz.com.

Hamas visit to Cairo could signal rapprochement: Experts. Hamas members arrested in Jerusalem bus bombing case. Margine Protettivo 2014.