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Senior Hamas official claims Palestinian Authority leader refuses to share power.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
The important point that the PA’s defense team hoped to make was that any alleged wrongdoing attributable to PLO or Fatah employees cannot be transferred or placed at the feet of the PA.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,FRANK G. RUNYEON
The case court could carry as much as a billion dollar price tag if the plaintiffs win and could have a range of diplomatic and financial implications for the PA.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said that Hezbollah has "the right to respond to Israeli occupation, especially following the last aggression on Syria.”
Tensions in Fatah spilled into violence over the past week as Dahlan’s supporters attacked Abbas loyalists on a number of occasions.
Senior Fatah official says Palestinians want to bring Israel to trial " for every crime it committed against our people.”
Upon signing the Rome Statute on Wednesday, Abbas said that he intended to file war crimes complaints against Israelis.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The image, posted Wednesday on the Fatah Facebook page, displays a rifle, the Fatah flag and the words “lingering on your skulls.”
Palestinian media reports attribute incitement to supporters of former senior Fatah official Muhammad Dahlan, who Abbas ousted from the movement in 2011.
Mahmoud Zahar: We took weapons from them and carried out operations, but then [the Israelis] said to Arafat "Listen, this is not what we brought you for."
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
President Reuven Rivlin expressed his condolences for the death of Abu Ein on Thursday and vowed that Israel would thoroughly investigate the incident.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH,HERB KEINON,JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH,TOVAH LAZAROFF
PA president accuses Israel and Hamas of holding negotiations together, saying that Fatah has no presence whatsoever in the Strip.
Palestinian figure serving life sentence called for armed resistance in order "to be faithful to the legacy of Arafat," on 10th anniversary of late Palestinian leader's death.
By BEN HARTMAN,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Palestinian figure serving life sentence calls for move in order "to be faithful to the legacy of Arafat," on 10th anniversary of late Palestinian leader's death.
Speaking during a memorial marking 10 years since Arafat's death in Ramallah, Abbas said Arafat should "remain immortal in the hearts of our people."
A series of bombings targeted homes and vehicles of 15 senior Fatah officials in the coastal enclave last week.
November 7th explosions were conducted by the Hamas military branch, and were not coordinated with the political branch, a western intelligence source revealed.
By NOAM ROTENBERG
Comments come in response to Fatah and Hamas leaders meeting in Gaza ahead of an international donor conference.
By HERB KEINON,REUTERS
Rival factions have reached agreement to allow the Palestinian Authority to operate in the Gaza Strip.
Factions resumed negotiations in Cairo on Wednesday.
Disagreement among Palestinian factions could undermine truce with Israel which postponed its negotiations by one month to allow for Palestinians to resolve their issues.
Barghouti, 55, remains a leading figure in the secular Fatah movement.
Dozens of would-be Palestinian immigrants have been killed or have gone missing after the boats carrying them capsized off the shores of Egypt and Libya.
Move draws sharp criticism from Hamas, families of prisoners held in Israeli jails.
Verbal attack seen as a sign of increased tensions between Palestinian factions in the aftermath of Gaza operation.
Abbas' adviser compares 7-week Gaza op to ancient battle for Medina, 2nd holiest city in Islam, which saw heavy casualties and was widely considered a loss for Muslims.
Abbas announced recently that he was planning a “diplomatic and political surprise” that would make the US unhappy.
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Top Fatah official calls executions "cold-blooded," says they don't comply with law.
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Team is expected to look at annexation and withdrawal options among unilateral measures being considered in light of newly unifies Fatah-Hamas government, says source.
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The new Palestinian government, headed by Rami Hamdallah, has refused to pay salaries to the Hamas civil servants.
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Rami Hamdallah speaks with the New York Times about newly-formed government, says "Don’t expect we’ll do it all in 24 hours."
There is a crisis between the two parties concerning the salaries of thousands of Hamas employees in the Gaza Strip.
Samuel Berger says at Herzliya Conference as long as Hamas remains an armed terrorist organization it should not be allowed to run.
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State Department says no plans to cut off aid despite some US lawmakers' comments to the contrary, says the US "will be judging this government by its actions."
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The security cabinet says Israel will not negotiate with Palestinians as long as Hamas is in the picture, and would act against the terrorist group's participation in elections.
PA leader says the unity government, like previous ones, would remain committed to agreements signed with Israel.
The Bayit Yehudi chairman insists that his "sovereignty program" is the best course of action and the "only available option" left to Israel.
Abbas set to announce unity gov't despite unresolved internal disputes; Hamas states it will consider the announcement a "unilateral step" by Fatah.
Cabinet agrees to reduce monetary transfers to Palestinian Authority and confirms decision to halt negotiations.
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By KHALED ABU TOAMEH,TOVAH LAZAROFF
There has never been an authentic "cycle of violence" between Palestinian Arabs and Israelis. Never.
By LOUIS RENÉ BERES
Without profound behavior modification by both sides, a peace agreement would be little more than a temporary armistice.
By NAIM PERESS
Former ambassador to the US Michael Oren speaks with the ‘Magazine’ about what should be done to move forward.
By NOA AMOUYAL
Bardaweel claims Palestinian Authority head ordered Israeli arrest of Khaleda Jarrar
Senior Fatah official accuses Hamas of seeking to “neutralize” Egyptians by inviting Saudi intervention in internal Palestinian affairs.
Hamas security forces break up demonstration calling for end to Hamas-Fatah rift.
The Palestinian Authority has accused Fatah gunmen of imposing a rein of terror and intimidation on Balata camp residents and wealthy families living in Nablus.
Western governments sought to advance a United Nations Security Council resolution that would confer upon the Ramallah administration a mandate to rule Gaza.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
"Do you feel any national responsibility toward the Palestinians and their cause?” Fatah spokesman asks Hamas.
Munir al-Jaghoub, who heads Fatah’s Information Department in the Office of Mobilization and Organization, was attacked after walking out of a mosque in his village of Beita, south of Nablus.
The attack was the second of its kind against a senior Fatah official in less than 24 hours.
“The camp has been hijacked by an armed group that is terrorizing and threatening to kill residents who dare to speak out,” the Fatah Office of Information and Culture said.
Senior Hamas official says a number of suspects have been arrested in connection with alleged scheme.
Palestinian Authority says can't fulfill its responsibilities toward Palestinians in enclave unless Hamas relinquishes control.
Leader from Gaza's ruling Hamas party says PA president is facing a "political crisis"; Mahmoud Zahar boasts that vehicular terror attacks are a "Palestinian invention."
This year’s anniversary comes amid increased tensions between Israel and Hamas, along with Palestinian infighting between Fatah and Hamas.
Fatah accused Hamas of being behind the explosions to foil the rally plans. Hamas denied any link and vowed to investigate.
Thousands of employees crowded at the gates of Gaza post offices from the early hours of the morning to collect individual payments of $1,200.
According to study, summer war with Israel seems to have increased Hamas’s popularity at the expense of Fatah.
According to the Palestine Now news agency, documents show that Abbas ordered the monitoring of phone conversations of some of the more prominent political figures in the West Bank.
Hamdallah says rivalry between his Fatah party and Hamas is behind the two Palestinian factions.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
Announcement means that members of Hamas’s security forces and armed group will not receive salaries for now.
Hamas's popularity in the West Bank is at an all-time high following the 50-day long military confrontation with Israel.
“The conference will be held under very difficult circumstances, which we have become accustomed to,” Abbas said in Ramallah.
Arab media reports claimed that former PA prime minister Salam Fayyad and senior PLO and Fatah officials were behind the effort to topple Abbas.
Head of the Gaza union says workers have given unity government a week to resolve crisis over pay for those hired by Hamas.
Special Middle East coordinator pledges United Nations support for reconciliation between Gaza, West Bank.
Senior Hamas official announces that Gulf state has pledged to cover wages of public servants in Gaza to help resolve strain between Palestinian factions.
Employees hired by Hamas did not receive their wages due to Fatah-Hamas deal; officials say they need to be vetted by a committee first.
Although the Fatah-Hamas unity government was sworn in earlier this week, a Hamas official says still major rift between two groups.
“The reconciliation is not going to be easy, and both sides will face problems,” says Ramallah lawyer.
By NIDA TUMA
Main questions regarding new Hamas-Fatah government concern its ability to prepare, hold presidential and legislative elections in light of Israel’s decision to prevent such and whether Hamas will relinquish control over Gaza.
PA president swears in unity gov't with Hamas in Ramallah after compromise on Ministry of Prisoner Affairs reached.
Clip shows table with magazines, bullet cases, rifle rounds taken by militant group during fighting.
Egypt agreed to receive a Palestinian delegation formed by PA president Mahmoud Abbas for talks on the cease-fire proposal.
The officials also criticized Kerry for failing to invite representatives of Egypt and the PA to last weekend’s meeting in Paris to discuss a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.
"The policy of kidnapping soldiers, settlers, is not a crime, but a source of pride," says Islamic group's spokesperson.
Jibril Rajoub, who was himself released in prisoner swap, says kidnapping "soldiers" is the only way to release Palestinian prisoners.
10 Palestinian groups held a press conference in Gaza and said that they were prepared to confront any Israeli "aggression."
Hamas in Hebron maintains operational links with the Hamas regime in the Gaza Strip and with Hamas’s military wing, the Izzadin Kassam brigade.
Cartoon published by an official Fatah Facebook page applauds kidnapping of three Israeli yeshiva boys by terrorists in the West Bank.
By LEV SELMON
But while Israel is in the midst of election season, Hamas and Fatah have failed to settle their differences and embark on the democratic process of choosing a political leadership.
By JPost Editorial
There are moments in history when courageous leadership is required to turn the tide of history.
By DOV LIPMAN
Hamdallah’s visit was purposely conspicuous. It was aimed at showing potential donor countries that they could help fund the rebuilding of a different kind of Gaza from before.
By RUTHIE BLUM
Obama supports Hamas’s extortionist demands from Israel and Egypt to open Gaza’s borders in order to enable the terror group to resupply and rebuild its terror infrastructure.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
A unity government that includes a terrorist organization is a terrorist government.
By AVI DICHTER
The only way to find out what Palestinians really want is by holding elections.
Under any circumstances, the unity government must maintain its security cooperation with Israel, build on it, and maintain its credibility and commitment on matters of security.
By ALON BEN-MEIR
PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ engagement with Kerry during the past nine months of diplomatic talks cost the Palestinian leader points with the Palestinian public.
By DAN DIKER,HAROLD RHODE
Anyone listening to Hamas understands that not only will a unity deal fail to advance peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but that it will only boost terrorists and the opponents of peace.