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Hamas frees 7 Fatah prisoners, allows members to return to Gaza

Hamas frees 7 Fatah prisoners, allows members to return to Gaza

GAZA, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Hamas officials in Gaza said they freed seven imprisoned Fatah members as part of an effort to repair relations with their West Bank rival.
Gaza air war persists, ground war readied

Gaza air war persists, ground war readied

JERUSALEM, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Israel kept up its air war in Gaza Saturday as it prepared for a ground invasion and Arab leaders met to discuss the crisis.

Israelis, Arabs tied to Sudan oil conflict

JUBA, South Sudan, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The confrontation between South Sudan and its former rulers in Khartoum over oil resources is becoming linked to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Hamas prepares to welcome prisoners

GAZA, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- While Hamas begins preparations to welcome released Palestinian prisoners to Gaza, Ynetnews says new demands by the group might delay the exchange.

Facebook removes Hamas page

JERUSALEM, July 27 (UPI) -- The networking Web site Facebook removed a page dedicated to Hamas's Gaza leader Ismail Haniya, the London's al-Hayat newspaper reported.

Hamas leader regrets Gaza fighting

GAZA, June 14 (UPI) -- A senior Hamas official says he regrets the violence between his group and the rival Fatah faction, saying the bloodshed has set back the Palestinian cause.

Fatah disbelieves sincerity of Hamas talks

GAZA, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the Palestinian Fatah party in Gaza said he doubted the sincerity of an offer for reconciliation talks posted on a Hamas Web site.

Hamas calls for boycott of peace summit

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The former prime minister of the Palestinian National Authority has urged several Arab countries to boycott an upcoming regional peace conference.

New Palestinian cabinet sworn in

GAZA, June 17 (UPI) -- Sunday marked the first full day for the new emergency government sworn in by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Palestinian P.M. calls for end to fighting

GAZA, June 8 (UPI) -- Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya called Friday for an end to factional violence between his Hamas Party and Fatah.

Palestinians work on cease fire

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 23 (UPI) -- Palestinian leaders are trying to secure a cease-fire between rival factions to calm an escalating conflict with Israel.

No sign of BBC reporter

GAZA, March 15 (UPI) -- The BBC issued a plea Thursday for information that would help locate missing Gaza correspondent Alan Johnston.

Gaza Islamists target Internet cafes

GAZA, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Fundamentalist Islamists in Gaza have begun a campaign of bombing and arson against Internet cafes, pharmacies and pool halls.

Hamas dismisses Israeli talk concessions

JERUSALEM, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The Palestinian Islamic faction of Hamas criticized concessions made by Israel during peace talks with the head of the Palestinian Authority.

Fatah, Hamas clash in Gaza

GAZA, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Fatah guards clashed with Hamas militants Thursday after Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya was prevented by Israel from entering Gaza.

West Bank civil workers on strike

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Thousands of Palestinian civil servants went on strike Saturday to protest the Hamas-led government's failure to pay wages for nearly six months.

Kidnapped journalists forced to convert

GAZA, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Two Fox News journalists released after 12 days as prisoners of Palestinian militants in Gaza were forced by their captors to convert to Islam.

Abbas vote call rejected by Hamas

JERUSALEM, June 12 (UPI) -- Hamas prisoners in Israel say they will pull back their support for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' effort for a referendum on Palestinian statehood.

Palestinian banks strapped by U.S. ban

RAMALLAH, West Bank, May 4 (UPI) -- While the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority is receiving financial aid from Arab countries, their U.S.-linked banking system is refusing to accept deposits. The problem began last month when the U.S. Treasury Department barred almost all financial deali

Russia will give financial aid to Hamas

MOSCOW, April 15 (UPI) -- Russia said it will grant the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority urgent financial aid, in opposition to British and U.S. policy.

Report: Hamas would recognize 1967 borders

RAMALLAH, West Bank, April 13 (UPI) -- Hamas is willing to recognize Israel's right to exist within the 1967 borders, the Arab-language network al-Jazeera reports.

Hamas leads new Palestinian government

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Hamas officials began their tenure as Palestinian leaders Saturday as a parliament formed in the West Bank and Gaza. Ismail Haniya was nominated prime minister and Aziz Duaik as speaker of Parliament, the BBC reports.

Hamas names moderate prime minister

GAZA CITY, Gaza, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The Hamas militant party member who was most popular in January elections, Ismail Haniya, was selected to be the next Palestinian prime minister Thursday.

Hamas urges dialogue to settle intern rift

GAZA, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The Palestinian militant group Hamas has affirmed its total rejection of armed internal disputes and said it would adhere to dialogue to settle differences.

Hamas admits responsibility for Gaza blast

GAZA, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The Palestinian Interior Ministry said Tuesday that Hamas admitted responsibility for an explosion at a military parade that killed dozens in Gaza last month.
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