Posts Tagged ‘Hamas’

Senior Hamas official: ‘Qasim Soleimani gave us everything Iran has to offer’

January 15, 2020 Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/senior-hamas-official-qasim-soleimani-gave-us-everything-iran-has-to-offer/ (Please support MiddleEastObserver.net on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver) Description: In an extended interview with Al-Mayadeen TV, senior Hamas official Dr. Mahmoud al-Zahar discusses the role of the late Iranian General Qasim Soleimani in supporting ‘Palestinian resistance groups’ and particularly his relationship with the Hamas movement. The following translation contains keys excerpts from the […]

Dispute between Hamas and Fatah is depriving Gazans of passports—and the opportunity to travel

This report is by a writer from WeAreNotNumbers.org in Gaza. For over a decade Israel and Egypt prevented Palestinians from exiting Gaza by tightly controlling crossings that lead outside of the besieged strip. Palestinians now say that another block they face in traveling abroad is from the Palestinian Authority who have used a quiet policy to […]

Hamas, Israel trade barbs after rocket fire during Netanyahu rally

Israeli ministers and Palestinian terror group Hamas traded threats and accusations Thursday, a day after rocket fire from Gaza at the southern city of Ashkelon forced Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to halt a campaign event and take cover. In response, the Israeli military said warplanes and helicopter gunships struck several Hamas targets early Thursday, including […]

Hamas praises ICC for readying probe of alleged war crimes by Israel… and it

A spokesman for the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers praised the announcement by the International Criminal Court’s top prosecutor that there was a “basis” to move forward with investigating alleged war crimes in the Palestinian territories, including by the Islamist terror group. “The Hamas movement welcomes the decision of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court […]

In call to Hamas head, Iran FM hails Gazan ‘victory’ in latest fight with Israel

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh Monday evening and affirmed Tehran’s support for the Palestinian “resistance,” the terror group based in the Gaza Strip said in a report on its official website. Iran provides significant backing to both Hamas’s military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, and that of the […]

Iranian FM, Hamas leader discuss Gaza developments

Tasnim – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Hamas Political Bureau Chief Ismail Haniyeh exchanged views about the latest developments in the Gaza Strip and the Israeli attacks on the coastal enclave. In a telephone conversation on Monday night, Zarif condemned the Tel Aviv regime’s recent acts of aggression against the Palestinian nation, including […]

Peretz, Lapid say Hamas rocket fire shows failure of government’s Gaza policies

Opposition lawmakers on Saturday assailed the government, saying that discriminating between the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror groups during a flare-up in violence this week between Israel and Gaza was an error, after Hamas was said to have fired two rockets toward Beersheba in the early hours of the morning. Labor-Gesher alliance chairman MK Amir […]

Flareup bequeaths a new ‘alliance’ as Hamas and Israel eschew mutual hostilities

The latest escalation of violence between Israel and the Gaza Strip may have looked much like the many that have preceded it, perhaps even marginal by comparison with rounds of conflict we have seen in the past. It was relatively limited. There was no loss of life on the Israeli side. And it was relatively […]

Why Hamas is staying out of Israel’s fight with Islamic Jihad

Israeli security and political coordination with Hamas has served mutual interests for many years. Now Hamas is hoping to stay out of the current fighting in order to potentially expand its political power in the West Bank. By Menachem Klein Palestinians gather around the home of Palestinian Islamic Jihad field commander Baha Abu Al-Atta after it was […]

Palestinian Islamic Jihad is smaller than Hamas, but boasts equal arsenal

An Israel airstrike in the Gaza Strip has killed Baha Abu al-Ata, a senior leader of Islamic Jihad, setting off well over 100 rocket strikes from Gaza at Israeli civilian centers and retaliatory IDF airstrikes. Israeli officials described Abu al-Ata as the mastermind of recent attacks against Israel and the organization’s top commander in Gaza. […]

Hamas says it arrested three suspected jihadists at Gaza border

Hamas security forces in Gaza foiled an attempt by three suspected jihadists to sneak into Egypt and arrested them after an exchange of fire Friday, the terror group said. The forces “foiled a dawn attempt to infiltrate Egypt by way of the southern Gaza Strip border,” according to the interior ministry of the Hamas-ruled coastal […]

Hamas: Iran Provided Palestinian Resistance with Weaponry & Money

November 4, 2019 Gaza’s Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar Monday gave Iran the greatest credit for supporting the Palestinian resistance and providing it with money, expertise and weaponry. Sinwar stressed that the Palestinian resistance has developed anti-armored missiles, adding that it can fire missiles at Tel Aviv for six consecutive months. Sinwar also reiterated that the […]

Top Hamas official taken back to Saudi prison after hospitalization: Report

Saudi authorities have reportedly transferred a high-ranking official of the Palestinian Islamic resistance movement Hamas to prison, weeks after he was taken to hospital because of health complications. The Prisoners of Conscience, an independent non-governmental organization advocating human rights in Saudi Arabia, announced in a post on its official Twitter page on Thursday that Muhammad […]

Hamas chief warns Israel over terror suspect hospitalized after interrogation

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on Monday warned Israel it bears responsibility for the life of a terror suspect who was hospitalized in critical condition after being interrogated. “The Zionist occupation will pay the price for its crimes against the prisoners,” the head of the Gaza-ruling terror group was quoted as saying by the Kan public […]

Latest Gaza rocket fire shows Hamas trying to follow the Hezbollah precedent

The firing of five rockets into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip late Friday came as little surprise, despite the period of relative calm between Israel and the Palestinian enclave’s Hamas rulers. For at least two weeks, Hamas has been accusing Israel of violating understandings with the terror group brokered by Egyptian and international mediators, […]

Hamas arrests 10 in Gaza accused of fatal bombings Tuesday

Gaza Update 2: ‘Hamas arrests ten persons believed to be behind the fatal bombings in Gaza’ IMEMC 29 Aug — Mousa Abu Marzouq, a member of the political bureau of Hamas, stated on Thursday that the security forces of the Interior Ministry in Gaza have arrested ten persons who are believed to be members of […]

Israel blames Islamic Jihad for Gaza violence, tells Hamas to clamp down

The Israel Defense Forces on Thursday blamed the Iran-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad for the recent increase in violence from the Gaza Strip and called for Hamas, the de facto ruler of the enclave, to rein in the terror group. “We do not plan to accept terror attacks and rocket fire against our citizens,” the IDF’s […]

Hamas: Hezbollah and Iran will join war if Israel tries to ‘break resistance’

An official with Palestinian terror group Hamas on Saturday told a Lebanese newspaper that in the next major conflagration, should the Gaza rulers feel that Israel is trying to “break” the group, its regional allies will join forces with Hamas. This was one of the understandings reached between Hamas and Iran during a high-level meeting […]

Shin Bet busts Hamas cell planning Jerusalem bombing attack

The Shin Bet security service on Tuesday said it thwarted plans by Hamas members from Hebron to conduct a bombing attack in Jerusalem earlier this summer, retrieving the three-kilogram (6.6 pounds) explosive device they intended to use. The Shin Bet said the cell, along with others arrested by Israeli forces in recent months, had been […]

Iran-Hamas relations into a new path

MNA – A Hamas leader in Lebanon Osama Hamdan said Friday that the movement’s relations with Tehran have entered a new path. He made the remarks in a meeting with Hussein Sheikholeslam, former advisor the Iranian Foreign Minister, in Beirut. Hamdan noted that efforts made in the framework of the so-called ‘Deal of the Century’ […]

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