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Cairo accuses Hamas of aiding Egypt Islamists

Cairo accuses Hamas of aiding Egypt Islamists

CAIRO, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Egypt accused Hamas radicals of showing Islamists in Egypt how to set off car bombs and do other terrorist acts -- a charge the Palestinian Sunni group denied.

U.S. notes strong ties to Egypt

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. military said it recognized Egypt's ability to address security in the Sinai Peninsula and broader terrorism issues, the Defense Department said.

PA official: Israeli, Palestinian negotiators to meet Tuesday

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Lead Palestinian and Israeli negotiators are to meet Tuesday for the next round of peace talks, an official of the Fatah Party said Monday.

Arab Spring's derailment has Hamas on the ropes

RAMALLAH, Gaza, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The Palestinian militant group Hamas has been rocked back on its heels by the turmoil in the Middle East, political analysts told The New York Times.

Sen. Graham predicts Egypt's protests will shift to armed insurgency

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that the United States should cut off aid to Egypt in light of the military's reaction to the protests in the country.

Brother of al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri arrested in Egypt

CAIRO, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Government forces cleared supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi from a Cairo mosque Saturday, an Egyptian Interior Ministry spokesman said.
Israeli prisoner release gets mixed response

Israeli prisoner release gets mixed response

JERUSALEM, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The pending release of the first batch of Palestinian prisoners by Israel this week met with a mixed response Monday.

Egypt commits to peaceful crisis settlement

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The Egyptian military is committed to a peaceful resolution to the country's ongoing political turbulence, the U.S. Defense Department said.

PLO accuses Israel of scuttling two-state plan

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The Palestinian Liberation Organization's Negotiations Affairs Department Tuesday accused Israel of attempting to destroy a two-state solution.
Commentary: Strategic gullibility

Commentary: Strategic gullibility

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The overall view of the Middle East is “cautiously pessimistic.”
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Palestinian minister: Revolt against Hamas

JERUSALEM, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A Palestinian Cabinet minister issued an Islamic religious decree calling on Palestinians to revolt against Hamas in Gaza "to liberate Palestine and Jerusalem."

Egypt's military risks trouble by reviving hated secret police

CAIRO, July 31 (UPI) -- The military-led interim government, grappling with widening protests over the army's ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and a swelling al-Qaida-linked insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula, says it's reviving the hated secret police in a bid to restore order.

Israeli navy seeks to counter Russian ship-killer

HAIFA, Israel, July 30 (UPI) -- Israel's navy is installing the Barak-8 air-defense missile system aboard its combat vessels to protect them against Syria's new supersonic Russian-built Yakhont anti-ship missiles which the Jewish state views as a potent threat to its long-held naval supremacy in the eastern Mediterranean.

Palestinian groups condemn Hamas closure of media offices in Gaza

GAZA, July 26 (UPI) -- Palestinian groups have expressed concern after Hamas shut down media offices in the Gaza Strip.

Egypt: U.S. treads softly as crisis deepens

CAIRO, July 25 (UPI) -- Egypt's Old Guard, many linked to former President Hosni Mubarak, is reappearing in Cairo's corridors of power following the July 3 military coup that toppled his democratically elected successor, Mohamed Morsi.
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A Palestinian boy holds the Fatah Flag at a rally in the Palestinian Authority's headquarters in Ramallah, West Bank, commemorating the sixth anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, November 11, 2010. Thousands of Palestinians gathered from the West Bank to show support for President Abbas and his Fatah Party. In the Gaza Strip, Hamas police banned Fatah supporters from holding a rally to mark the anniversary of Arafat's death. - UPI/Debbie Hill
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Fataḥ (Arabic: فتح‎) (also known as Fateh) is a major Palestinian political party and the largest faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), a multi-party confederation. In Palestinian politics it is on the left-wing of the spectrum; it is mainly nationalist, although not predominantly socialist. Its main goal, as stated in Article 12 of the official Fatah constitution, is the "complete liberation of Palestine, and eradication of Zionist economic, political, military and cultural existence."

Fatah is generally considered to have had a strong involvement in revolutionary struggle in the past and has maintained a number of militant/terrorist groups, though unlike its rival Islamist faction Hamas, Fatah is not currently regarded as a terrorist organization by any government.

In the January 25, 2006 parliamentary election, the party lost its majority in the Palestinian parliament to Hamas, and resigned all cabinet positions, instead of assuming the role as the main opposition party. Fatah's size is estimated at 6,000-8,000 fighters with 45-300 politicians.

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