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Hamas: We won't disarm as part of any truce with Israel

"Our weapons will remain in our hands and there are no conditions regarding Hamas's right to [continue] the resistance."

Gaza group vows to continue launching flaming kites at Israel

Hamas says it has accepted an Egyptian proposal to end the dispute with Fatah.

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Social reconciliation moves forward in Gaza

Officials set up a fund to make payments to families that lost their sons in the internecine Palestinian conflict in 2007, in return for publicly renouncing the demand to avenge their deaths.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas greets delegates after addressing the 72nd United Nations

Abbas: We don't want armed militias in the Gaza Strip

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for local groups to disarm, saying that they hurt the push for a unified Palestinian state.

A man holds a picture of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during celebrations after Hamas said it

Analysis: Will Israel hold Abbas responsible for Hamas attacks?

Most analysts contend that Hamas will not lay down its arms, as called for by PA President Mahmoud Abbas as a precondition for assuming control over the enclave.


Condemned to misery by its leaders? How Gaza can choose life

The burgeoning truce with the PA is Hamas's admission that when it came to governing it had no idea what to do.

Palestinians celebrate the arrival of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and his go

PA government convenes in Gaza for the first time in three years

Hamdallah: “I urge everyone without exception to embrace the leadership, reconciliation and national unity and to put our national interest above factional and party considerations and interests.”

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Ahead of Gaza reconciliation, Hamas frees Fatah men

Hamas opted for reconciliation with Western-backed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah because it is short of funds and friends.

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Quiet on settlement activity, Mideast Quartet calls for PA control of Gaza

The statement omitted any reference to Israeli settlement activity – a rarity for the Quartet.

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