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Proof that Israel and Hamas can talk

By Yossi Mekelberg, October 19, 2011

The surprising agreement reached last week between the Israeli government and Hamas raises questions and concerns among Israelis and Palestinians alike.

It begs the question as to why negotiations were so protracted and did not reach a successful conclusion earlier. Was the price paid too high?

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Netanyahu: Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit days away from freedom

By Jennifer Lipman, October 11, 2011

The Israeli Prime Minister has confirmed that a deal is underway to bring home the captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

According to Mr Netanyahu's official Twitter feed, the 25-year-old will be coming home within days.

"We have concluded arduous negotiations with Hamas to release Gilad Shalit. He will be coming home in the next few days," said a message posted on Twitter.

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Captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit to be freed

By Jennifer Lipman, October 11, 2011

Gilad Shalit could be freed as early as next month after more than five years in captivity if a reported prisoner swap goes ahead.

According to the Al-Arabiya television network Israel and Hamas have agreed on a deal, to take place in November.

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Syrian chaos forces Hamas to relocate

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 6, 2011

The Hamas leadership is seeking to relocate its headquarters from Damascus, in the wake of continuing unrest and pro-democracy protests in Syria, now in their eighth month.

Hamas has three main leadership centres: its political and military wings in the Gaza Strip and the political bureau in Damascus, which functions mainly as the Hamas foreign wing and co-ordinates the shipment of arms and tra

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Al Jazeera journalist convicted of Hamas conspiracy

By Jennifer Lipman, September 28, 2011

A senior Al Jazeera journalist has been convicted of conspiring against Israel with the terrorist group Hamas.

Samir Allawi, the news network's Kabul bureau chief, was arrested last month as he left the West Bank for Jordan.

He admitted being recruited by Hamas in Pakistan 18 years ago and said he had helped direct Hamas activities.

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Hamas group that 'blew up Brit' is caught

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 8, 2011

The Hamas terror cell that allegedly murdered British tourist Mary-Jane Gardner in a bomb attack on the Jerusalem central bus station in March has been captured.

Members of the cell,which was operating on orders from Hamas's headquarters in Damascus, were arrested in Jerusalem and the West Bank last month while planning another bomb attack in the city, according to Israel's internal security ag

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Father of son of Hamas arrested in West Bank

By Jennifer Lipman, September 1, 2011

A leading terrorist and the father of a Palestinian double agent who wrote a book about his covert work exposing Hamas' activity has been arrested in the West Bank.

Sheikh Hassan Yousef was one of the founders of Hamas and was released from prison only last month.

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Reports: Egyptian woman hit by Gaza rocket

By Jennifer Lipman, August 24, 2011

A rocket fired from inside Gaza and directed at Israel has injured an Egyptian woman.

Terrorist groups continued their rocket attacks on southern Israeli communities today, despite Hamas' claims that it would accept an unofficial truce.

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Gaza terrorists fire more rockets into Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, August 23, 2011

Rockets were fired from inside the Gaza Strip into southern Israel last night, despite claims of a ceasefire from Hamas.

Four Qassam rockets landed in Israel on Monday night, with three exploding in the Hof Ashkelon area. One of the rockets sparked a blaze which firemen battled to control before it damaged nearby greenhouses.

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'No ceasefire' yet between Israel, Hamas

By Jessica Elgot, August 22, 2011

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office has denied that any cease fire has been agreed with Hamas to stop operations in the Gaza Strip, following cross-border violence over the last five days.

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