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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu holds Hamas responsible for kidnapped teens, one of whom is American

Israel PM blames Hamas for teens’ kidnapping (via AFP) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday accused the Islamist Hamas movement of kidnapping three teenagers as a massive West Bank manhunt for the missing youths entered its third day. As troops wrapped up the biggest arrest operation in years…  …

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Hamas responsible for teens’ kidnapping

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday accused militants from the Islamist movement Hamas of kidnapping three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank. His remarks were made after troops arrested 80 Palestinians overnight, many of them Hamas……

Hamas TV for kids: Let’s shoot all the Jews!

A recent episode of the Hamas-affiliated television program Pioneers of Tomorrow featured a disturbing combination of talking bee mascot and a discussion of shooting Jews — all of them. The Palestinian children’s program, which runs on Hamas’ state-run Al Aqsa TV station, has a history of glorifying suicide bombers and…

Israel to pay ‘very high price’ if it attacks Gaza: Hamas

Gaza's Hamas premier Ismail Haniya warned Israel Sunday it would pay dearly if it heeded its foreign minister's call to reoccupy the enclave to try to halt rocket attacks. "We tell the enemy and (Foreign Minister Avigdor) Lieberman who is threatening……

2,500-year-old bronze statue of the Greek god Apollo discovered by Palestinian fishermen

A life-size bronze statue of the Greek god Apollo, which recently surfaced in Gaza, has prompted the territory’s Hamas rulers to seek international archaeological help to unravel the mystery behind it. According to Gaza’s antiquities authority, the rare statue, which weighs 450 kilograms(1,000 pounds) and is 1.7 metres (5.8 feet)…

Israel troops carry out Gaza incursion

Israeli troops entered northern Gaza on Wednesday, briefly sealing the Erez border crossing between the Palestinian territory andIsrael, Hamas officials said. “Occupation forces moved into the northern Gaza Strip and began bulldozing work and closed the Erez crossing to travellers,” the interior ministry of the Islamist movement Hamas which rules Gazasaid in a statement. Witnesses told AFP that two Israeli…

Iran warns Hamas not to compromise with Israel

Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei on Sunday warned the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas against any “compromise” in its fight against Tehran’s nemesis Israel, his official website reported. “Always be wary of infiltration by the compromisers in a resistance organization, which will gradually weaken it,” Khamenei told the visiting Hamas Gaza…

U.S. says Palestinian deal ‘internal’ matter

WASHINGTON — The United States Monday remained on the sidelines over a deal signed between Hamas and Fatah to end a long-running discord between rival Palestinian movements, saying it was an internal affair. “As we’ve said many times, questions of Palestinian reconciliation are an internal matter for Palestinians,” said US…

Hamas chief due in Jordan 12 years after expulsion

Khaled Meshaal, political chief of the Hamas movement that rules Gaza, is due in Jordan on Sunday on his first official visit since he was expelled in 1999, the government spokesman said. “Khaled Meshaal will visit Jordan on Sunday, along with the Crown Prince of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Tamim al-Thani,” Rakan Majali, who is…

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