Israeli and Hamas officials claim they want to de-escalate crisis

Israeli and Hamas officials claim they want to de-escalate crisis

JERUSALEM, July 3 (UPI) --Tensions continued to rise between Israelis and Palestinians on Thursday as Israeli troops amassed near the Gaza Strip.
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Jordanian king meets Hamas chief

AMMAN, Jordan, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Jordanian King Abdullah has met with Hamas politburo chief Khaled Meshal in Amman to discuss unifying Palestinian groups, officials said.

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Fatah, Hamas to implement to unity deal

Fatah, Hamas to implement to unity deal

CAIRO, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshal agreed to implement a unity deal signed more than a year ago in Cairo, a Hamas official said.
Morsi to host Fatah, Hamas unity talks

Morsi to host Fatah, Hamas unity talks

CAIRO, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi plans to host reconciliation talks between Fatah and Hamas leaders in Cairo, Egyptian and Palestinian officials said.
No direct dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians

No direct dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians

JERUSALEM, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- The year 2012 saw no advance in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and chances of talks resuming in 2013, appear slimmer than ever, Israeli and Palestinian experts say.

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Israel preparing for Syria changes

JERUSALEM, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Israel is preparing for radical changes in the Syrian regime, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting.
Turkey's prime minister may visit Gaza

Turkey's prime minister may visit Gaza

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he may accompany Hamas leader Khaled Meshal on a visit next week to Gaza.
Commentary: Mideast: Pyrrhic victory?

Commentary: Mideast: Pyrrhic victory?

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The latest military clash between Israel and the Palestinians has relegated the emergence of a Palestinian state to desert mirage.

Meshal stepping down as Hamas leader

HEBRON, West Bank, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Hamas political leader Khaled Mashaal has decided against running for re-election after 16 years in the post, the militant Palestinian group said.
Hamas to discuss Shalit in Damascus

Hamas to discuss Shalit in Damascus

LONDON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Revised proposals for the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit prompted senior Hamas officials to plan a trip to Damascus for discussions, officials said.

Hamas leader rejects two-state solution

DAMASCUS, Syria, May 9 (UPI) -- Hamas will accept no less than a fully sovereign Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, the group's political leader in exile said Saturday.

Hamas says rocket attacks over for now

DAMASCUS, Syria, May 4 (UPI) -- The leader of Hamas, a militant Palestinian organization, says his forces have stopped firing rockets into Israel, at least for the time being.

Hamas leader moves to Sudan

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Hamas political leader Khaled Meshal reportedly is relocating from Syria to Sudan, a move seen as enhancing Syria's quest for peace with Israel.
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Khaled Meshal

Khaled Mashal, also known as Khaled Mashaal, Khaled Meshaal, and Khalid Mish'al, (Arabic: خالد مشعل‎, xaːlid maʃʕal; born 1956) has been the main leader of Hamas since the assassination of Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi in 2004. In addition, Mashal heads the Syrian branch of the political bureau of Hamas.

Mashal was born in Silwad, a village north of Ramallah and moved to Jordan in 1967. While attending Kuwait University, Mashal, as an Islamic student leader, challenged the dominance of Yasser Arafat and the Palestine Liberation Organization, participating in the foundation of the Islamic Haqq Bloc, which competed with Fatah for leadership of the General Union of Palestinian Students in Kuwait. After the founding of Hamas in 1987, Mashal came to lead the Kuwaiti branch of the organization. Mashal moved from Kuwait to Jordan in 1991. Since the expulsion of the Hamas leadership from Jordan in August 1999, Mashal lived in Qatar before moving to the Syrian capital of Damascus in 2001. In 2010, The British Magazine New Statesman Listed Khaled Mashal at number 18th in the list of "The World's 50 Most Influential Figures 2010".

Khaled Mashal was born in the village of Silwad, north of Ramallah, then ruled by Jordan. Mashal attended Silwad Elementary School until the 1967 Six-Day War and the occupation of the West Bank by Israel. His father moved the family to Kuwait afterward for financial reasons. Mashal holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Kuwait University. Mashal joined the Muslim Brotherhood in 1971.

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