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# hamas - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Senior Hamas military commander killed by Israeli air strike
# Middle East
# Middle East

Senior Hamas military commander killed by Israeli air strike

Nov 14th 2012, 4:20 PM 5,105 Views 130 Comments

Israeli said the death of Ahmed Jabari was the beginning of an operation to target militant groups throughout the Gaza Strip.

# hamas - Saturday 20 October, 2012

West Bank Palestinians voting in first election for six years
# Palestine
# Palestine

West Bank Palestinians voting in first election for six years

Oct 20th 2012, 4:20 PM 2,660 Views 30 Comments

About 25 per cent of the candidates in the local elections are women. The ballot are being boycotted by Hamas.

# hamas - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

US will intervene in Syrian crisis - but only if Assad uses chemical weapons
# Syria
# Syria

US will intervene in Syrian crisis - but only if Assad uses chemical weapons

Aug 21st 2012, 12:39 PM 3,216 Views 42 Comments

President Obama says the issue of Syrian WMDs is two-fold, raising fears that chemical or biological weapons may fall into the hands of anti-Israeli extremists.

# hamas - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Egypt: 20 die in Sinai air strikes
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt: 20 die in Sinai air strikes

Aug 8th 2012, 5:29 PM 2,434 Views 0 Comments

The campaign to uproot militants in Sinai was launched after gunmen ambushed a border guard outpost near Israel’s border and killed 16 soldiers, according to the military.

# hamas - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Hamas says it has been holding secret talks with 5 EU countries
# Secret Talks
# Secret Talks

Hamas says it has been holding secret talks with 5 EU countries

May 2nd 2012, 8:51 PM 3,434 Views 23 Comments

The Palestinian group says it has been holding secret political talks with five European Union member states in recent months – a possible signal that the isolation of Hamas is easing

# hamas - Monday 12 March, 2012

Israeli airstrikes kill 3 in Gaza
# Gaza
# Gaza

Israeli airstrikes kill 3 in Gaza

Mar 12th 2012, 2:08 PM 1,912 Views 71 Comments

Although the violence of recent days shows no immediate signs of subsiding, both Hamas and Israel seem eager to avoid the kind of all-out war that erupted three years ago.

# hamas - Sunday 12 February, 2012

Hamas rift emerges over Palestinian reconciliation deal
# Hamas
# Hamas

Hamas rift emerges over Palestinian reconciliation deal

Feb 12th 2012, 1:20 PM 1,209 Views 2 Comments

A Qatar-brokered deal between Hamas’ leader and the Palestinian president has sparked a rift in Hamas.

# hamas - Friday 9 December, 2011

Palestinian militants fire rockets into Israel after airstrike on Gaza
# Middle East
# Middle East

Palestinian militants fire rockets into Israel after airstrike on Gaza

Dec 9th 2011, 9:39 PM 1,792 Views 66 Comments

The latest exchange followed several days of violence in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

# hamas - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit released
# Gilad Shalit
# Gilad Shalit

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit released

Oct 18th 2011, 10:50 AM 704 Views 20 Comments

The soldier had been held by Hamas militants for the last five years in the Gaza strip.

# hamas - Friday 14 October, 2011

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit likely to return home next Tuesday
# Gilad Shalit
# Gilad Shalit

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit likely to return home next Tuesday

Oct 14th 2011, 3:25 PM 271 Views 19 Comments

The Israeli soldier will be freed by the militant Islamic Hamas in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

# hamas - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit to be released after five years
# Gilad Shalit
# Gilad Shalit

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit to be released after five years

Oct 11th 2011, 8:35 PM 531 Views 34 Comments

Shalit was captured in 2006 and has been held since then by Hamas militants, with little known of his condition.

# hamas - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Column: Is a Palestinian unilateral declaration of statehood really a road to peace?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is a Palestinian unilateral declaration of statehood really a road to peace?

Aug 31st 2011, 8:10 AM 40 Views 96 Comments

The Israeli Ambassador to Ireland writes that a bid to have an independent Palestinian state recognised by the UN, to live side by side with Israel, cannot be achieved in the present climate of violence.

# hamas - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Gaza militant killed in Israeli airstrike
# Israel
# Israel

Gaza militant killed in Israeli airstrike

Aug 24th 2011, 5:24 PM 132 Views 3 Comments

The airstrike came after rockets were fired into Israel, according to the Israeli Defence Forces.

# hamas - Monday 22 August, 2011

Rocket fire from Gaza despite ceasefire
# Israel
# Israel

Rocket fire from Gaza despite ceasefire

Aug 22nd 2011, 8:14 AM 372 Views 13 Comments

Israel’s Defence Forces say that southern Israel was attacked overnight, after a Hamas official said that a truce had been agreed.

# hamas - Sunday 21 August, 2011

Southern Israel pounded from Gaza by Hamas militants
# Gaza Strip
# Gaza Strip

Southern Israel pounded from Gaza by Hamas militants

Aug 21st 2011, 1:41 PM 557 Views 31 Comments

Rocket and mortar attacks hit an empty school and dozens of other targets as diplomats try to quell the violence.

# hamas - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Israel accuses Al Jazeera journalist of Hamas membership
# Israel
# Israel

Israel accuses Al Jazeera journalist of Hamas membership

Aug 16th 2011, 7:08 PM 221 Views 5 Comments

The Palestinian journalist appeared before an Israeli military court today.

# hamas - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Israel hopes to expel activists within 72 hours
# Israel
# Israel

Israel hopes to expel activists within 72 hours

Jul 10th 2011, 9:18 AM 952 Views 44 Comments

The timetable will depend on foreign airlines’ ability to fly the activists home.

# hamas - Monday 4 July, 2011

Greece blocks Gaza flotilla boat
# Gaza Flotilla
# Gaza Flotilla

Greece blocks Gaza flotilla boat

Jul 4th 2011, 8:24 PM 1,046 Views 44 Comments

Four Irish activists arrived back in Dublin today as a result of their vessel being damaged in Turkey last week, as Greece blocks a boat trying to join the international flotilla from Crete.

# hamas - Friday 1 July, 2011

Israel spokesperson says flotilla activists "think they live in a Bond movie"
# Gaza
# Gaza

Israel spokesperson says flotilla activists "think they live in a Bond movie"

Jul 1st 2011, 3:28 PM 693 Views 50 Comments

Israel has asked for evidence linking its agents to sabotage of the Irish boat the MV Saoirse. Meanwhile the Tánaiste says the government would take a very serious view if it was sabotage.

# hamas - Sunday 12 June, 2011

Trouble ahead? Hamas rejects Fatah's nominee for Palestinian prime minister, complicating unity deal
# Palestine
# Palestine

Trouble ahead? Hamas rejects Fatah's nominee for Palestinian prime minister, complicating unity deal

Jun 12th 2011, 4:34 PM 147 Views 1 Comment

Efforts to reconcile the two previously warring factions from the Gaza Strip and the West Bank have been hit once more by this latest setback.

# hamas - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

Palestinians postpone local elections until October
# Palestine
# Palestine

Palestinians postpone local elections until October

May 17th 2011, 3:28 PM 147 Views 0 Comments

President Mahmoud Abbas says elections won’t be held in July to allow reconciliation between the Fatah movement and the Hamas group, who are working on forming a unity government.

# hamas - Thursday 5 May, 2011

France demands: Peace talks soon or a Palestinian state
# Israel Palestine
# Israel Palestine

France demands: Peace talks soon or a Palestinian state

May 5th 2011, 5:52 PM 617 Views 0 Comments

France has dealt a blow to Israel’s hopes to isolate incoming Palestinian unity government by threatening to support a unilateral declaration of Palestinian independence if peace talks do not begin by September.

# hamas - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

Fatah and Hamas proclaim landmark reconciliation pact
# Palestine
# Palestine

Fatah and Hamas proclaim landmark reconciliation pact

May 4th 2011, 8:45 PM 553 Views 0 Comments

The pact aims to end the bitter four-year rift between the rival Palestinian factions – however, Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu has said that the agreement is a “tremendous blow for peace”.

# hamas - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Palestinian factions agree to reconciliation deal
# Palestine
# Palestine

Palestinian factions agree to reconciliation deal

May 3rd 2011, 9:12 PM 459 Views 0 Comments

Fifteen Palestinian factions have agreed to a reconciliation deal, which aims to end a four-year rift between the two major Palestinian political movements, Hamas and Fatah. Israel has called the deal a “hard blow to the peace process.”

# hamas - Thursday 28 April, 2011

Israel rejects Palestinian government with Hamas

Israel rejects Palestinian government with Hamas

Apr 28th 2011, 8:40 PM 639 Views 0 Comments

Israeli leaders have today rejected a unity deal between Hamas and Fatah – insisting they will not enter any negotiations with a Palestinian government that includes the Islamic militant group.

Rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah reach unity agreement
# Palestine
# Palestine

Rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah reach unity agreement

Apr 28th 2011, 7:05 AM 313 Views 3 Comments

The agreement comes four years after Hamas seized control of the Gaza strip in a violent takeover. Israel and the US appeared to reject the deal given Hamas’ stated goal of destroying the Jewish state.

# hamas - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

Militant implicated in Italian activist's death in Gaza commits suicide
# Gaza
# Gaza

Militant implicated in Italian activist's death in Gaza commits suicide

Apr 19th 2011, 7:02 PM 342 Views 0 Comments

Hamas said its troops were storming a building in which the trio believed to be responsible for death of pro-Palestinian activist Vittorio Arrigoni were hiding.

# hamas - Friday 15 April, 2011

Body of Italian peace activist found in Gaza
# Gaza
# Gaza

Body of Italian peace activist found in Gaza

Apr 15th 2011, 2:39 PM 688 Views 0 Comments

Vittorio Arrigoni was abducted and strangled by an Islamic group with ties to Al Qaeda.

# hamas - Sunday 10 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Apr 10th 2011, 7:36 PM 2,606 Views 0 Comments

In todays Fix: Poland remembers the victims of last year’s plane crash in western Russia; an Oxford academic cancels his book launch in NUI Maynooth over Lucinda Creighton’s “anti-Turkish and anti-gay” comments; and we hear Obama’s first campaign song. Maybe.

Hamas makes rare appeal to Israel to halt fighting
# Gaza
# Gaza

Hamas makes rare appeal to Israel to halt fighting

Apr 10th 2011, 2:47 PM 474 Views 2 Comments

A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is being discussed after days of violent fighting, following a rare appeal by Hamas to halt cross-border fighting.

# hamas - Saturday 9 April, 2011

18 Gazans dead as Israel continues to retaliate for rocket attacks by Hamas
# Gaza
# Gaza

18 Gazans dead as Israel continues to retaliate for rocket attacks by Hamas

Apr 9th 2011, 10:59 AM 571 Views 0 Comments

The violence follows an attack on an Israeli school bus earlier in the week which seriously wounded a 16-year-old boy.

# hamas - Friday 8 April, 2011

Israel fires on Gaza killing militants as violence intensifies
# Gaza
# Gaza

Israel fires on Gaza killing militants as violence intensifies

Apr 8th 2011, 11:15 AM 223 Views 0 Comments

The attacks came in response to a Hamas rocket attack on an Israeli school bus near the border with the Gaza Strip on Thursday.

# hamas - Thursday 31 March, 2011

Israel considering plans to build island off the coast of Gaza Strip
# Gaza Island
# Gaza Island

Israel considering plans to build island off the coast of Gaza Strip

Mar 31st 2011, 3:25 PM 710 Views 4 Comments

The island would cost billions and take years to construct but would protect Israeli security, according to the country’s government.

# hamas - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

One confirmed dead, dozens injured in Jerusalem bus station bombing
# Israel
# Israel

One confirmed dead, dozens injured in Jerusalem bus station bombing

Mar 23rd 2011, 7:02 PM 421 Views 4 Comments

A 60-year-old woman has died following an explosion in Jerusalem city centre earlier today.

# hamas - Monday 14 February, 2011

Palestinian cabinet quits ahead of anticipated reshuffle
# Middle East
# Middle East

Palestinian cabinet quits ahead of anticipated reshuffle

Feb 14th 2011, 3:21 PM 350 Views 0 Comments

Mahmoud Abbas accepts the resignation of Salam Fayyad’s cabinet – possibly prompted by the unrest in the region.

# hamas - Monday 24 January, 2011

Palestine offered Israel "biggest ever Jerusalem" - reports
# Palestine
# Palestine

Palestine offered Israel "biggest ever Jerusalem" - reports

Jan 24th 2011, 9:25 AM 383 Views 0 Comments

Al Jazeera obtains reports on ten years of Middle East peace negotiations, documenting the “slow death of the peace process”.

# hamas - Friday 7 January, 2011

Israel 'regrets' mistakenly killing Palestinian, 65, in Hamas raid
# Middle East
# Middle East

Israel 'regrets' mistakenly killing Palestinian, 65, in Hamas raid

Jan 7th 2011, 5:36 PM 200 Views 0 Comments

The IDF opens an inquiry after a 65-year-old man, asleep in his bed, is killed in an apparent case of mistaken identity.

# hamas - Wednesday 29 December, 2010

WikiLeaks cables show Dubai considered keeping Hamas assassination quiet
# Dubai
# Dubai

WikiLeaks cables show Dubai considered keeping Hamas assassination quiet

Dec 29th 2010, 1:18 PM 862 Views 0 Comments

Authorities in Dubai debated releasing information over January 2009 killing, in which suspected agents used forged Irish passports.

# hamas - Friday 3 September, 2010

World applauds Israel-Palestine talks – but Hamas promises retaliation
# Middle East
# Middle East

World applauds Israel-Palestine talks – but Hamas promises retaliation

Sep 3rd 2010, 11:46 AM 300 Views 0 Comments

International leaders welcome further Middle Eastern talks, but the militant wing of Hamas vows to continue attacks.

# hamas - Friday 20 August, 2010

Israel and Palestine to resume direct talks
# Israel Palestine
# Israel Palestine

Israel and Palestine to resume direct talks

Aug 20th 2010, 5:36 PM 258 Views 0 Comments

After 18 months of diplomatic silence, Israel and Palestine are expected to resume direct talks next month.