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Hamas deny Qatari expulsion of Mashal

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 8, 2015

Whether or not the media reports on the expulsion of Hamas political leader Khaled Mashal from Qatar were accurate, it is clear now that things are less hospitable for the Islamist movement in the emirate which, until not long ago, was its main supporter.

A CNN report on Monday based on "sources close to Hamas" said that Mashal, along with seven members of Hamas's parent organisation, the Egypt

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Hamas member jailed for murder of three Israeli teens

By JC Reporter, January 6, 2015

A Palestinian man has been sentenced to three life sentences for the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank in June last year.

The killings sparked a cycle of violence that led to a 50-day war with Hamas in Gaza.

Two other suspects in the murder were shot dead by Israeli security forces in September.

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Iran reprises military deal with Hamas

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 23, 2014

Iran’s military ties with Hamas, cut off temporarily in the wake of the Syrian civil war, have been resumed.
Iranian arms shipments to Hamas were in evidence two weeks ago when the terrorist movement exhibited Iran-built Ababil drones in a parade in Gaza.

These drones have been seen in the possession of Hizbollah and have been used against rebels by the Assad regime in Syria.

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Fury as EU court removes Hamas from terror list

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 18, 2014

The "technical" decision of the European Union's General Court to remove Hamas from the EU's list of terror organisations has drawn an indignant response from Israeli leaders, despite senior EU officials insisting the step is temporary.

The court accepted the argument of lawyers representing Hamas that an organisation can only be listed as a terror group on the basis of official EU sources and

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Hamas shows off refreshed rocket arsenal

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 18, 2014

Hamas celebrated its 27th anniversary on Sunday with a military parade in Gaza in which it exhibited rockets and Iranian-built drones.

In recent weeks, the Islamist movement has resumed test launches of missiles designed to be fired at civilian targets in Israel.

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Not disasters at all

December 17, 2014

Two headlines prompted a wave of angst this week.

On Wednesday morning the news was that the EU was “removing Hamas from its terror list”; later in the day, it was that the European Parliament had “voted to recognise a Palestinian state”.

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EU court ruling that Hamas is not terror group only ‘procedural’

By JCReporter, December 17, 2014

A European Court has ordered the European Union to remove Hamas from its terror list.

The Luxembourg-based court was ruling on a case filed by Hamas in 2010 which argued that its designation as a terror group had been based on information provided by the United States, while EU regulations require that the EU’s own material be used as the basis for such a classification.

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Islamic Relief declares itself free of terror after probe

By Josh Jackman, December 12, 2014

Islamic Relief Worldwide has announced that it has been cleared of any links to terrorism in the West Bank by an independent investigation it commissioned.

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I sacrificed my spy job to help terror-accused Hamas man

By Rosa Doherty, December 4, 2014

The Shin Bet wasted a golden opportunity when it turned against one of its most high-profile Palestinian agents, a former member of Israel's domestic intelligence agency has argued.

Gonen Ben Yitzak was the handler of Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of West Bank Hamas chief Sheikh Hassan Yousef, who was recruited to work for Israel at the age of 17.

Mr Yousef left the Shin Bet in 2007 after he

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Car attacks a trend in 'mini-intifada'

By Shira Rubin, November 6, 2014

For the second time in as many weeks, a Palestinian man ploughed into a crowded light railway station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, this time killing one and injuring 13.

Israeli police identified the terrorist as Ibrahim al-Akari, a 38-year-old father of five from the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Shuafat.

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