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Fatah angered by Hamas talks with Israel

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Reports of negotiations between Hamas and Israel have angered Fatah officials, who charge the group is not authorized to hold such talks, officials say.
Abbas to visit Gaza; first time since 2007

Abbas to visit Gaza; first time since 2007

GAZA, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Mahmoud Abbas will visit Gaza for the first time in more than five years to try to heal the dispute between his Fatah Party and Hamas, officials said.
Israeli army doctors visit Shalit's home

Israeli army doctors visit Shalit's home

MITZPE HILA, Israel, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Israeli military doctors went to Gilad Shalit's home Wednesday after learning the soldier felt ill during his exchange for Palestinian prisoners a day earlier.

Hamas: No release for Shalit

JERUSALEM, June 26 (UPI) -- The Palestinian Hamas group holding an Israeli soldier for five years said Sunday he won't be released until Israel releases jailed Palestinians.
Hamas says no to recognition of Israel

Hamas says no to recognition of Israel

GAZA CITY, Gaza, May 11 (UPI) -- A Hamas official says the militant group will never recognize Israel as it would deprive future Palestinian generations of the right to "liberate the land."

Killing of Italian in Gaza enrages Hamas

GAZA, April 16 (UPI) -- Hamas is likely to crack down hard on radical Islamic splinter groups after the murder of an Italian pro-Palestinian activist, officials say.

Hamas blames Israel for collapse of talks

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A senior Hamas official has warned that talks with Israel over a prisoner exchange to free a captured Israeli soldier have collapsed.

Hamas: Shalit not visited by doctors

GAZA, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Mahmoud Zahar, described as a strongman for the Palestinian militant group Hamas, says doctors have not visited abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
Hamas: Rockets won't stop

Hamas: Rockets won't stop

GAZA, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A senior Hamas official says the Palestinian militant group has no intention of ending its rocket fire from Gaza into Israel.
Hamas slams Fatah prisoner release

Hamas slams Fatah prisoner release

JERUSALEM, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Hamas gave a cold shoulder Tuesday to Israel's plan to release 200 prisoners from rival Fatah.

Hamas: Rocket launchers will be arrested

GAZA CITY, Gaza, June 28 (UPI) -- Hamas leaders in Gaza said Saturday that anyone caught firing rockets into Israel will be arrested.

Hamas leaders in Egypt to meet Carter

CAIRO, April 16 (UPI) -- Two senior Hamas leaders arrived in Cairo Wednesday, hoping to meet with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, the militant Palestinian group said.

Egypt closes border to Gaza Strip

JERUSALEM, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Security forces Sunday closed the Egyptian border with the Gaza Strip, ending 11 days of Palestinian movement.

Analysis: President Bush's Herculean task

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- President Bush said he would see a Palestinian state before his term expires. As of Jan. 21, he will have 364 days left as president, a day short of a full year.
CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI Contributing Editor

Gaza fighting kills 15, injures 20

JERUSALEM, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- At least 15 Palestinian militants and civilians were killed in Israeli attacks Tuesday in Gaza City and an Ecuadorian farm volunteer was killed by a sniper.

Hamas: No pre-summit attacks on Israel

GAZA, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A top Hamas leader said Saturday his organization has no plans to attack Israel before this year's Middle Eastern peace summit in Annapolis, Md.

Hamas warns off Fatah in West Bank

GAZA, June 21 (UPI) -- A prominent Hamas leader in Gaza said rival Fatah militants can expect a fight if they continue attacking Hamas facilities in the West Bank.

Saudi Arabia pledges Palestinian aid

RAMALLAH, West Bank, April 18 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia announced plans Tuesday to donate $92 million to the Palestinian Authority.

Hamas may be ready to live with neighbors

GAZA, April 5 (UPI) -- The Hamas-led Palestinian government has said Palestinians want to live "side by side" with their neighbors.

Hamas official calls for end to Israel

GAZA, April 2 (UPI) -- A top Palestinian leader has called for an end to Israel, replaced by an Islamic state that would welcome all religions.

Car bomb kills Palestinian militant

GAZA, April 1 (UPI) -- A car bomb that killed Palestinian militant Abu Youssef al-Quqa in Gaza sparked reprisals that led to three more deaths, a report said Saturday.

Hamas ready to talk to all except Israel

GAZA, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Hamas, the militant group which won Palestinian elections in January, seems willing to negotiate with anybody, including the United States, but not Israel.

Hamas decides on prime minister choice

GAZA, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Hamas, the new Palestinian ruling party, reportedly has decided on Ismail Haniyeh as its candidate for prime minister. A report in the Saudi-based Asharq Al Awsat newspaper says Hamas leaders in exile and in the Palestinian terroitories prefer Haniyeh ove

U.S. calls Mohammed cartoon offensive

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- As Muslims across the world protest what they see as blasphemous cartoons, the United States called the drawings offensive and Hamas played down violence.
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