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Hamas and Fatah in talks

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 4, 2016

Having signed three reconciliation agreements that were never implemented, the two main Palestinian movements, Fatah and Hamas, are meeting this weekend once again in an attempt to bridge their differences.

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Fresh knife attack in Hebron Hills as Hamas leader arrested

By Sandy Rashty, October 20, 2015

An Israeli soldier has been stabbed in the West Bank.

The soldier, who is said to be lightly injured, was attacked while patrolling in the southern Hebron Hills this morning.

According to reports, his attacker was shot and killed by Israel Defence Forces soldiers.

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Hamas takes Mossad spy dolphin into custody

By Naomi Firsht, August 19, 2015

Hamas claims it has captured a dolphin that was spying for Israel.

The terrorist group claimed that the dolphin, found off the Gaza coast, was equipped with “spying equipment” including cameras.

The Israeli Navy does have a fleet of “Dolphin-class” submarines, but the Army Radio report made it clear Hamas was referring to a mammal.

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WATCH: Hamas: we had IDF chief of staff in crosshairs

July 20, 2015

Hamas has released a video which they say shows former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz in the crosshairs of the group's militants.

The video was released to mark one year since Operation Protective Edge -

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Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn: Why I called Hamas our friends

July 14, 2015

MP Jeremy Corbyn has explained why he described Hamas and Hezbollah as “friends” during a parliamentary meeting on the Middle East.

The Labour leadership candidate said he had used the term in a "collective way" but insisted he does not agree with what either organisation does.

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Dozens of activists being held in the West Bank

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 9, 2015

Large arrest operations carried out by Israel and the Palestinian Authority show that while there is no diplomatic process ongoing between the two sides, security co-ordination is still functioning.

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No Hamas talks, says Yaalon

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 2, 2015

Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon has denied reports that Israel is holding talks, direct or indirect, with Hamas on the future of Gaza.

Mr Yaalon said that the extent of Israel's current involvement was "allowing the Qataris to build infrastructure there, but they have no diplomatic role and there is no European intermediary either.

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Israel holds off as Hamas reins in Isis

By Anshel Pfeffer, June 10, 2015

Israel is officially holding Hamas responsible for the recent rocket attacks from Gaza.

However, behind the scenes, there is a silent understanding that Hamas will be allowed time to deal with the groups that fired the rockets, and that both sides will try to prevent a new escalation.

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Hamas cracks down on Islamic State in tacit understanding with Israel

By Anshel Pfeffer, June 10, 2015

Israel is officially holding Hamas responsible for the recent rocket attacks from Gaza.

However, behind the scenes, there is a silent understanding that Hamas will be allowed time to deal with the groups that fired the rockets, and that both sides will try to prevent a new escalation.

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Amnesty says Hamas committed war crimes

By Rosa Doherty, May 27, 2015

A report by Amnesty International UK says that Hamas committed abuses that amount to war crimes during last summer’s 50-day war with Israel.

The terror group was accused of using last summer’s conflict as a cover to execute 23 Palestinians.

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