Hamas trying to destroy our unity: Abbas

2014-11-11 20:31

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has accused the Islamist movement Hamas of trying to destroy efforts to broker national unity through a series of bomb blasts.

10 years after death, Arafat still an icon

2014-11-08 14:13

For decades, Yasser Arafat was the incarnation of the Palestinian fight for independence. Ten years after his death, he remains a national hero for a still stateless people.

Israel, Palestine renew truce

2014-08-19 09:01

The chief Palestinian delegate to truce talks with Israel has warned that Gaza violence could erupt anew unless progress is made toward a lasting deal ahead of a midnight deadline in Egyptian-brokered talks.

Justice for Hamas, Fatah victims costly, elusive

2014-06-06 09:28

Foes Hamas and Fatah have managed to set aside some of their differences to form a Palestinian unity government, but the hardest part of reconciliation may still lie ahead.

Fatah, Hamas close to deal

2014-05-26 22:00

Palestinian officials from the rival Fatah and Hamas parties are to meet in the Gaza Strip to work out the final details on a unity government.

Mideast talks could hinder Palestine unity

2013-07-23 14:00

A US-brokered renewal of Middle East peace talks, being mulled by Fatah but rejected outright by Hamas, could seriously hinder inter-Palestinian reconciliation, analysts say.

Palestinians brace for rightwing Israel

2013-01-18 11:00

The Palestinians are bracing for a new right-wing government that Israel's election is expected to produce, hoping that international and domestic moves will strengthen their position.

Gaza divorcing from territories

2012-08-07 21:48

Gaza is becoming more and more cut off from the rest of the Palestinian territories as hopes of sealing a Fatah-Hamas unity deal fade.

Israel army told to stop Gaza rockets

2011-11-01 22:13

Israel has authorised military action to stop rockets being fired from Gaza.

Palestine October poll only in West Bank

2011-07-27 18:45

Palestinian local elections in October will only be held in the West Bank as Hamas is hampering preparations in Gaza, a senior electoral official says.

Four Palestinians killed in Syria camp

2011-06-07 20:04

Four people were killed at the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital after the funerals of nine people killed on the Golan Heights.

Give unity deal a chance, Palestinian PM

2011-05-10 22:10

Palestinian unity is crucial to peace with Israel and the pact between the secular Fatah and Islamist Hamas movements must be given a chance, Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad says.

Fatah, Hamas in unity deal

2011-04-27 21:16

Rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah reached an understanding in Cairo to set up a transitional unity government and hold elections.

West Bank, Gaza disagree on poll plan

2011-02-12 19:46

The Palestinian leadership in the West Bank have announced plans to hold elections by September, running into immediate opposition from Hamas.

Carter: Palestinians live in a 'cage'

2010-10-19 21:22

Former President Jimmy Carter says Palestinians are "living in a cage" in Gaza and that the militant group Hamas must be included in all major peace efforts.

Hamas arrests Israel spies

2010-09-23 14:21

The Hamas-run government in Gaza says it has arrested spies for Israel who had infiltrated armed groups and helped kill top militants.

West Bank prison abuse down

2010-04-07 22:13

The Palestinian Authority's treatment of West Bank detainees has improved but rights violations remain rampant across the Palestinian territories according to a rights group.

Israel kills six Palestinians

2009-12-26 18:32

Israeli soldiers have killed six Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip in the bloodiest violent outbreak in months.

Hamas prisoner deal hits snag

2009-11-25 17:44

Israel has rejected a demand for the release of two Hamas commanders as part of any exchange for a captured Israeli soldier, says a source close to negotiations.

'Strip Abbas' citizenship'

2009-10-05 19:07

Hamas leaders have intensified their criticism of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, saying they no longer consider him a Palestinian.

Palestinians want unity govt

2009-05-27 22:09

Most Palestinians support efforts to forge a unity government as the way to heal an internal rift that has hurt the chances of achieving a peace deal with Israel, shows an opinion poll.


Hamas forces cancellation of Arafat rally in Gaza

2014-11-09 15:52

The Hamas militant group has forced the cancellation of a memorial on the 10th anniversary of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's death.

Palestinian leader in new UN bid to end occupation

2014-09-27 08:28

Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, has accused Israel of genocide, demanding a deadline to end Israeli occupation.

Palestinians press on with Cairo talks

2014-08-08 17:01

Palestinian factions will remain in Cairo and press on with Egyptian-mediated talks despite the end of the ceasefire in Gaza, the head of the delegation, Fatah official Azzam Ahmed, says.

Abbas swears in unity government

2014-06-02 18:30

Abbas has sworn in a new Palestinian unity government, a major step toward ending the rift with their Hamas rival.

Abbas: Holocaust 'most heinous crime'

2014-04-28 07:45

The mass killing of Jews in the Holocaust is "the most heinous crime" against humanity in the modern era, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has said.

Malaysian PM on solidarity trip to Gaza

2013-01-22 17:26

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has pledged solidarity with the Palestinians on his first trip to Gaza, and has backed reconciliation efforts between Hamas and Fatah.

Abbas hails 'historic' UN vote

2012-11-30 07:56

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says a UN vote to make Palestine a non-member state is a "historic" step toward independence alongside Israel.

Israel due to free 550 Palestinians

2011-12-18 14:19

Israel plans to release 550 Palestinian prisoners in the second stage of a deal with Hamas that brought home soldier Gilad Shalit after five years of captivity.

Abbas postpones Palestine polls again

2011-08-22 20:15

Abbas has postponed Palestinian municipal elections for a third time without setting a new date.

Hamas blames Fatah for talks delay

2011-07-03 19:17

Hamas says the rival Fatah faction of President Mahmud Abbas is delaying moves to seal reconciliation by insisting on keeping Salam Fayyad as prime minister.

Fatah, Hamas start unifying talks

2011-05-16 20:37

Talks between Hamas and Fatah to hammer out details of a joint Palestinian government have begun in Cairo.

Egypt to oversee Palestinian talks

2011-05-06 19:05

A senior Egyptian intelligence official will oversee talks between the rival Hamas and Fatah on reshaping their security forces, a Palestinian official says.

Thousands rally in Gaza, West Bank

2011-03-15 20:03

Thousands of Palestinians have rallied in Gaza City and the West Bank in a mass show of strength to call for end to the division in their national movement.

Abbas urges US action on Palestine

2010-11-11 22:41

Mahmud Abbas has called for concrete US efforts to deliver a Palestinian state, as crowds marked the sixth anniversary of Yasser Arafat's death.

Elders urge 'energetic' peace push

2010-10-19 20:05

The Elders group of retired world figures have called for a "more energetic" drive for Middle East peace.

West Bank movement eased

2010-05-24 22:37

Israel's military has announced it plans to further ease restrictions on Palestinian travel in the West Bank.

PLO agrees indirect talks: Israel

2010-03-07 16:41

The PLO is to launch indirect talks with Israel in line with US efforts to revive the peace process.

First Gaza H1N1 infections

2009-12-06 21:15

The first 5 H1N1 flu cases have been confirmed in Gaza, which has a shortage of vaccine.

Hamas' unity deal delay slated

2009-10-19 11:17

An Egyptian official has accused the Palestinian Hamas movement of bad faith over its refusal to sign up to a unity deal with the Palestinian leadership on schedule, according to a state-owned daily.

Israel killed Arafat: Fatah

2009-08-06 19:02

The Fatah party has blamed Israel for the 2004 death of its founder, iconic Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

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