Abbas pledges to continue peace process

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Monday that he will meet with Hamas in the next two weeks to discuss the next government.

Hamas leader says Israel truce possible

GAZA, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar said Monday a long-term truce with Israel is possible if Israel retreats to its pre-1967 borders and releases Palestinian prisoners.

Hamas facing budget deficit, critics

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- In the afterglow of Hamas' victory in Palestinian elections, leaders are now dealing with a burgeoning budget problem and international distrust.

Hamas hints at coalition with Fatah

GAZA, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar hinted Wednesday during Palestinian parliamentary elections he would consider a coalition with the ruling Fatah Party.

Campaigning stops before Palestinian vote

JERUSALEM, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Campaigning for the Palestinian elections stopped by law Tuesday, a day before voters decide between the incumbent Fatah movement and militant Hamas faction.

Hamas halts attacks on Israel

JERUSALEM, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The militant group Hamas says it is halting all attacks on Israel from the Gaza Strip.

Hamas, Islamic Jihad to maintain truce

GAZA, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Militant Palestinian groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad have said they will maintain an unofficial truce while considering a ceasefire with Israel.

Poll: Arafat strongest candidate

GAZA, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A public-opinion poll published Monday indicates Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is the strongest of 11 candidates in possible presidential elections.
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