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  • Hamas's Haniyeh says 'intifada' changed the 'equation'

    11/29/2015 9:37:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/11/15 | Dalit Halevy
    Deputy Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on Sunday once again praised the current terror wave against Israelis, which Hamas calls the “Al-Quds Intifada”, referring to it as "the greatest strategic development in the region" in recent years. Speaking at a conference of religious leaders in Gaza, Haniyeh said the “intifada” has "changed the equations for anyone who believed that the time for the intifada was over, because the struggle and the intifada are not over and our people have the power to impose other equations." He added that the intifada succeeded in less than two months in pulling the rug from...
  • Haniyeh: No one can stop this intifada

    10/25/2015 7:22:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/10/15 | Ben Ariel
    "No power in the world" can stop the "intifada", Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh declared on Sunday, according to the Maan news agency. Speaking at a demonstration in Beirut, Haniyeh said, "We are ready for political and popular unity at all levels and willing to agree on a united national strategy to protect the intifada, regain Palestinians' rights, and adhere to the inalienable nationalistic principles." He added that national unity was "embodied today by Palestinian people in the field" and should be maintained and deepened at a political level. "No power in the world will succeed in putting out the Al-Quds...
  • 6 Palestinian Protesters Killed on Gaza Border as Haniyeh Hails New 'Intifada'

    10/09/2015 9:23:57 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 6 replies
    Naharanet ^ | 9 Oct 2015 | Naharnet Newsdesk
    Israeli fire killed six Palestinians and wounded scores during clashes Friday near Gaza's border, the first unrest-related deaths there after days of violence in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, medics said. The clashes came as Hamas' chief in Gaza called violence that has hit the occupied West Bank and annexed east Jerusalem an intifada, or uprising, and urged further unrest. Ahmed al-Hirbawi, Shadi Dawla, Abed al-Wahidi and Nabil Sharaf, all aged 20, were killed when soldiers responded after youths threw stones at them on the Israel side of their common border east of Khan Yunis, Gaza medics said. Mohammed...
  • Haniya: Our Media Was the River from Which Global Media Drank Information

    09/08/2014 4:38:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 29/8/14
    Clip #4476
  • Report: Hamas Leader Haniyeh Hospitalized

    08/27/2014 7:15:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    INN ^ | 8/28/2014, 3:15 AM | Elad Benari
    Ismail Haniyeh, a senior leader of Hamas and formerly its Prime Minister in Gaza, was taken to hospital on Wednesday evening, Channel 2 News reported. There were no details as to what the reason for the hospitalization was, or what his condition is. Senior members of Hamas, however, denied there was anything wrong with Haniyeh. The officials said that reports of the leaders hospitalization were nothing but false rumors.
  • Granddaughter of Hamas PM Dies

    11/27/2013 7:54:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/11/13 | Elad Benari
    The one-year-old granddaughter of Hamass Gaza Prime Minister, Ismail Haniyeh, has died, The Associated Press (AP) reported Wednesday. The girl was brought to Israel in grave condition last week, with a serious infection of the digestive tract which affected her nervous system. She was returned to Gaza a day later after Israeli doctors concluded they could not help her. A statement from Haniyeh's office quoted by AP said the girl, named Amal, died at a children's hospital in Gaza. Amal's father wrote on his Facebook page that she had suffered brain damage. Haniyeh's office declined comment on the granddaughter's seeking...
  • Haniyeh: Israel is a 'Cancerous Tumor'

    01/01/2013 1:22:01 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/12/12 | Elad Benari
    Hamas's de-facto Prime Minister in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, took advantage of an educational conference on Tuesday to attack Israel, Channel 10 News reported. "Israel is a cancerous tumor that must be removed and uprooted," Haniyeh was quoted as having said during an international conference on education. "The hand of the resistance and the jihad fighters has begun to uproot the tumor, and will work to end the occupation of Palestine as a whole. Allah willing, we will break the occupation," Haniyeh said in a speech which was heard by representatives from Egypt, Tunisia and Qatar. He called for Gazan teachers...
  • Hamas to Allow Fatah to Celebrate Anniversary in Gaza

    12/28/2012 1:33:51 PM PST · by haffast
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | First Publish: 12/28/2012, 9:31 PM | Elad Benari, Canada
    The Gaza branch of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party said on Friday it will mark its anniversary in the Hamas-ruled enclave after an accord between the two factions, AFP reported. snip During Israels recent Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza, the two factions appeared to be getting closer, announcing they have decided to end infighting. The Palestinian Authority later announced it will release Hamas-affiliated detainees as a goodwill gesture to boost reconciliation efforts. Abbas said earlier this month it was time to seal a reconciliation with Hamas.
  • Haniyeh: Take Hamas Off Lists of Terror Organizations

    12/03/2012 3:10:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/12/12 | Elad Benari
    Hamass Prime Minister in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, on Sunday called world countries to take Hamas and other Arab terror groups off their lists of designated terrorist organizations, Channel 10 News reported. According to the report, Haniyeh accused Israel of being the greatest terrorist state in the world, saying, It's time to do it (take Hamas off terrorist organization lists ed). Hamas, for example, is a national liberation movement that operates within the boundaries of Palestine. Haniyeh made the remarks during a meeting with a delegation of Europeans. "We have no problem with Jews all over the world and we are...
  • Son of 'Blind Sheikh' Threatens US Embassy Employees (Egypt)

    07/27/2012 4:48:48 PM PDT · by kristinn · 15 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | Friday, July 27, 2012 | Al-Masry Al-Youm
    The son of Omar Abdel Rahman, a Jamaa al-Islamiya leader known as the Blind Sheikh who was convicted of terrorism charges in the US in 1995, threatened to organize a protest at the US Embassy in Cairo and detain the employees inside. Abdallah Abdel Rahmans threat came during a press conference organized by the sheikhs family near the highly fortified American embassy compound on Thursday evening. Abdel Rahman demanded that President Mohamed Morsy intervene for the release of his father as he did in the case of Egyptian journalist Shaimaa Adel who was detained for nearly two weeks for covering...
  • Haniyeh: Israel One Way or Another Responsible for Attack

    08/06/2012 11:44:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/8/12 | Elad Benari
    Hamas de-facto Prime Minister in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, accused Israel on Monday of responsibility for the attack on Sunday that killed 16 Egyptian border guards. Israel is responsible, one way or another, for this attack to embarrass Egypt's leadership and create new problems at the border, in order to ruin efforts to end the [Israeli] siege of the Gaza Strip, Haniyeh claimed during in an interviews with the Hamas-run Al-Aqsa television. We call on Egypt to discuss all issues related to the mutual interests of Egypt and Palestinians, he added. Sundays terror attack began when terrorists attacked two Egyptian army...
  • Haniyeh Criticizes U.S. Aid to Israel

    05/19/2012 3:56:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/5/12 | Elad Benari
    Hamas Prime Minister in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, criticized on Friday the U.S. decision to provide Israel with aid to purchase additional Iron Dome batteries. According to a report on Kol Yisrael radio, Haniyeh made the comments to pro-Palestinian Authority activists from several Arab and Muslim countries. Haniyeh claimed that providing aid to Israel will encourage it to continue its war crimes. On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak that the United States will immediately give Israel $70 million for additional Iron Dome batteries. Washington has already given Israel $205 million for the Iron...
  • Hamas Won't Fight Israel Over Iran, Says Haniyeh

    05/11/2012 12:39:02 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/5/12 | Elad Benari
    Hamas Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh reiterated on Thursday that his organization will not be dragged into war against Israel if the Jewish State decides to attack Iran's nuclear facilities. Hamas is an organization which works in the Palestinian arena and operates in a way that is compatible with the interests of the Palestinians, Haniyeh said in an interview, according to Israels Channel 10 News. Haniyeh stressed that the Islamic Republic did not seek any support from Hamas should Israel decide to attack Iran. Iran did not ask for anything and we think it does not need us, said Haniyeh,...
  • Haniyeh Promises Difficult Days for Israel

    01/09/2012 2:14:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/1/12 | Elad Benari
    Hamas Gaza prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh, promised difficult days for Israel on Sunday, AFP reported. Speaking at a rally in the Tunisian capital of Tunis, Haniyeh urged Arab Spring revolutionaries to fight for an independent Palestine. AFP reported that he received an ovation from a crowd of some 5,000 men, women and children, who gathered in a stadium waving PLO, Tunisian and Hamas flags. Israel no longer has allies in Egypt and in Tunisia, we are saying to the Zionist enemies that times have changed and that the time of the Arab Spring, the time of the revolution, of dignity...
  • Erdogan to Haniyeh: Hamas Must Be Part of Negotiations

    01/02/2012 5:38:14 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/1/12 | Elad Benari
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met on Sunday with Hamas Prime Minister, Ismail Haniyeh, in his residence in Istanbul. The visit was part of Haniyehs first official regional tour since Hamas seized power in Gaza in 2007. The tour has already included stops in Egypt and Sudan. According to reports from sources in the Palestinian Authority who were quoted by Channel 10 News, the two leaders discussed during the meeting the reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas and plans for rehabilitation of Gaza. One source was quoted by Channel 10 as having said that Erdogan told Haniyeh during the...
  • Hamas' Haniyeh Meets Egypt's Brotherhood Leader

    12/26/2011 11:01:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 1+ views
    INN ^ | 12/27/11 | Elad Benari
    Hamas Gaza Prime Minister takes advantage of his diplomatic tour of Arab countries to meet with the leader of Egypts Muslim Brotherhood. Hamas Gaza Prime Minister, Ismail Haniyeh, took advantage of his diplomatic tour of Arab countries to meet with Egypts Muslim Brotherhood, Channel 10 reported on Monday. Haniyeh, for whom this is the first trip outside Gaza since Hamas seized the coastal enclave from the PLO in a violent putsch in June of 2007, is scheduled to visit Sudan, Qatar, Bahrain, Tunisia, and Turkey. He began in Egypt, Channel 10 reported, where he met with leaders of the Muslim...
  • Hamas Leader Haniyeh: Pray For the End of Israel

    05/15/2011 6:00:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 5/15/11 | Jim Hoft
    Last week Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh told his supporters that Osama Bin Laden was a martyr. Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, May 15, 2011, 6:32 PM Last week Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh told his supporters that Osama Bin Laden was a martyr. Today he told his Hamas terrorist followers to pray for the end of Israel. The Jerusalem Post reported, via Weasel Zippers: Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh spoke to Muslim worshipers on Sunday morning, telling them to pray for an end to Israel. Palestinians mark the Nakba with great hope of bringing to an end the Zionist project...
  • As Pro-Palestinian Flotilla Activists Gather in NYC, Jewish Group Urges State Dept. to Probe...

    06/17/2010 3:42:10 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 466+ views
    CNS ^ | June 17, 2010 | Patrick Goodenough
    "As Pro-Palestinian Flotilla Activists Gather in NYC, Jewish Group Urges State Dept. to Probe Links to Terrorism" Thursday, June 17, 2010 By Patrick Goodenough, International Editor SNIPPET: "( Tensions in the Middle East over the recent Gaza flotilla incident could surface in New York City on Thursday evening, when a pro-Palestinian group hosts flotilla activists at a public meeting Jewish activists have tried to thwart. An organization called Al-Awda (The Palestine Right to Return Coalition) is holding a meeting in a Brooklyn church featuring a leading official in IHH, the controversial Turkish organization behind the attempt to break Israels...
  • Navy braces for next flotillas

    06/15/2010 4:02:40 AM PDT · by Cindy · 33 replies · 915+ views - JERUSALEM POST ^ | 06/15/2010 04:51 | By YAAKOV KATZ
    SNIPPET: "The navy will operate under the assumption that groups of provocateurs are aboard any future ships that try to break the Israel-imposed sea blockade on the Gaza Strip, Deputy Commander of the Navy Rear-Admiral Rani Ben-Yehuda told The Jerusalem Post on Monday."
  • IHH's Deep, Longstanding Terror Ties

    06/10/2010 3:22:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 138+ views
    IPT News June 9, 2010 SNIPPET: "The Turkish-based charity that helped drive last week's deadly confrontation with Israeli commandos has deep ties to Hamas and other terrorist groups. The Hamas ties are not in question. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and IHH officials simply do not acknowledge that Hamas is a terrorist group." SNIPPET: "U.S. officials have expressed concern over the fact that "IHH representatives have met with senior Hamas officials in Turkey, Syria, and Gaza over the past three years," but IHH is not a designated terrorist organization in the United States. It's fair to ask, why not?"...
  • Hamas PM: We have achieved victory over Israel

    01/19/2009 1:35:38 AM PST · by Yehuda123 · 20 replies · 1,205+ views
    In a speech broadcast on Hamas television on Sunday night, Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh said the Palestinians had achieved a historical and strategic victory over Israel, and claimed that Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip had failed.
  • IAF targets house next to Haniyeh's home in Gaza

    12/28/2008 6:33:20 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 14 replies · 1,117+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12-28-08
    IAF planes targeted a guest palace used by the Hamas government and the house next to Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh's home in a refugee camp next to Gaza City early Monday morning. Haniyeh was not home, as Hamas leaders have gone into hiding. Israel Radio reported that 307 Palestinians have been killed the IDF 'Operation Cast Lead,' which began on Saturday.
  • Hamas confirms plan to meet Jimmy Carter

    04/10/2008 3:12:45 AM PDT · by Man50D · 63 replies · 114+ views ^ | April 09, 2008
    JERUSALEM The Hamas terrorist organization has confirmed to WND plans are in the works for former President Jimmy Carter to meet the chief of Hamas on a trip this month to Syria. Sources in the Gaza Strip office of Ismail Haniyeh, the deposed prime minister of the Hamas-led Palestinian government, confirmed Hamas is in talks with Carter's representatives about setting up a meeting during his trip, scheduled for later this month. The Hamas sources said no concrete date has been set but that Carter has expressed interest in meeting Hamas chieftain Khaled Meshaal, who resides in Syria. In a...
  • U.N. Condemns Israel's Strike on Hamas Office (UN loses valuable office space)

    03/02/2008 5:38:55 PM PST · by tobyhill · 24 replies · 108+ views
    fox news ^ | 3/2/2008 | ap
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip The U.N. Security Council condemned the escalation of violence following Israel's attack on the office of the prime minister of Hamas-ruled Gaza. The Council adjourned its emergency session early Sunday and issued a statement that calls for all parties to respect their obligations under international law. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he recognized Israel's right to defend itself but accused Israel of "disproportionate and excessive use of force." Israeli aircraft sent missiles slamming into Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh's office in Gaza before dawn on Sunday, pressing forward with an offensive that has killed nearly 70...
  • Israeli Aircraft Target Haniyeh's Office

    03/02/2008 3:15:36 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 18 replies · 850+ views
    AP via brietbart ^ | Mar 2, 2008 | IBRAHIM BARZAK
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli aircraft sent missiles slamming into the office of the prime minister of Hamas-ruled Gaza before dawn on Sunday, pressing forward with an offensive that has killed nearly 70 Palestinians in two days of fighting. A 21-month-old girl was among the dead in new violence. Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh's office was empty at the time of Sunday's airstrike, but the raid was seen as a tough message to the Hamas leadership, which Israel holds responsible for repeated rocket barrages launched from Gaza. A total of 54 Palestinians, roughly half of them civilians, were killed...
  • Haniyeh: Israel Is Hysterical

    02/27/2008 8:26:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies · 156+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 2-27-08 | staff
    ( Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, who was the Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority (PA) before the Hamas military purge in Gaza last June, termed Israel as being "hysterical" for its multiple aerial counter terrorist attacks Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The Israeli Air Force struck various targets seven times, including Hamas Interior Ministry offices near those of Haniyeh. Hamas said that 13 people were killed, most of them terrorists and three children who were in the area of a Kassam rocket launcher. Hamas also said that a baby killed in the attack on the empty ministry offices.
  • Hamas accuses Abbas's men of planning to kill Ismail Haniyeh

    01/19/2008 11:08:43 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 12 replies · 192+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 19January 2008 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    A short-lived "honeymoon" between Fatah and Hamas ended abruptly Saturday when the Islamist movement accused Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's office of being behind an attempt to assassinate Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (right) and Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. Photo: AP [file] The charges came just as Fatah and Hamas appeared to be close to launching negotiations over solving their dispute. Relations between the two parties warmed up after Abbas phoned Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar last week to offer his condolences over the death of his son, Husam, in an IDF operation in Gaza...
  • Hamas growing stronger: Israeli commander

    03/07/2007 9:51:17 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 395+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/7/07 | AFP
    JERUSALEM (AFP) - The Palestinian Hamas movement has grown stronger since its shock election a year ago despite Israeli and Western efforts to weaken the group, a top Israeli military commander said Wednesday. "The strength of Hamas is increasing ever since it won the election (in January 2006)," Major General Yoav Galant, who heads the Israeli southern command, told reporters. "Even if we don't like the situation, this is the situation right now." At the same time, the moderate secular Fatah party of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas is gradually getting weaker, he said. The Islamic Resistance Movement is building up...
  • CAPTION THIS! [Palestinian Leaders Toga Party]

    02/09/2007 9:26:02 AM PST · by Alouette · 38 replies · 3,270+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 9, 2007
    Zionists stole our clothes!
  • Hamas in control of Gaza border crossing (gunbattle between Fatah guards and Hamas gunmen)

    12/14/2006 8:12:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 530+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/14/06 | Ibrahim Barzak - ap
    RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Hamas gunmen seized control of the Gaza Strip's border crossing with Egypt on Thursday in a ferocious gunbattle with Fatah-allied border guards after Israel blocked the Hamas prime minister from crossing with tens of millions of dollars in aid. Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh was eventually allowed to cross without the estimated $35 million cash but on the Gaza side of the border, his convoy came under intense fire from Fatah gunmen and one of his bodyguards was killed. Hamas said the gunmen had been aiming to kill the prime minister. "The bodyguard to Ismail Haniyeh was...
  • Iran pledges $250m aid to Palestine [funding terrorism directly now]

    12/11/2006 11:29:55 PM PST · by Biscuit85 · 7 replies · 426+ views
    Gulf Daily News ^ | 12 December 2006
    Iran pledges $250m aid to Palestine DUBAI: Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Iran had pledged about $250 million (BD95m) in financial aid to Palestinians in 2007 to help ease an economic crisis caused by a Western aid boycott. "My visit to Tehran has achieved direct financial support with a sum of about a quarter billion dollars," he said after a visit to Iran in a tour of Islamic nations. "They offered a number of projects that represent direct financial support to the Palestinian government and people," he told Al Arabiya television in remarks aired yesterday. The overall sum included...
  • Ahmadinejad to Haniyeh: Israel close to disappearing

    12/02/2006 5:54:14 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 14 replies · 670+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec. 2, 2006 | Staff
    Ahmadinejad to Haniyeh: Israel close to disappearing Staff, THE JERUSALEM POST Dec. 2, 2006 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh held talks in Doha, Qatar on Friday. The Islamic Republic News Agency reported Saturday Ahmadinejad saying, "As everybody knows, the Zionist regime was created to establish dominion of arrogant states over the region and to enable the enemy to penetrate the heart Muslim land." Saying the Israeli regime was inherently a "threat," and was "on the verge of disappearing" Haniyeh praised the support of the Iranian government and nation for the cause of the Palestinian...
  • Compelling Wire Taps and Documents Introduced at Chicago Hamas Trial

    11/15/2006 5:11:21 PM PST · by grandpa jones · 10 replies · 883+ views
    Counterterrorism ^ | 11/15/06 | Steven Emerson
    Testimony in the trial of Chicago resident Muhammad Salah and Abdelhaleem al-Ashqar of Northern Virginia, continued yesterday. FBI Agents gave testimony focusing on items found in Ashqar's home during a search of his Oxford Mississippi residence on December 26, 1993, in addition to wiretaps of his phone and fax lines. Special Agent Bradley Benabidez testified that the FBI acquired over 2400 hours of audio during the year that they maintained a wiretap. Benabidez further described the December 1993 search of Ashqars home where a team of agents from the FBI photographed over 1600 documents. A few of those documents which...
  • CAPTION THIS (Abbas & Haniyeh)

    11/08/2006 8:09:10 AM PST · by Alouette · 14 replies · 896+ views
    YNet ^ | Nov. 8, 2006
  • STILLWELL: Vanity Fair's Sickening Puff Piece on Haniyeh

    11/04/2006 12:51:50 PM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies · 223+ views
    Cinnamon Stillwell's Blog ^ | 11/4/6 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    In recent years, I've read more romanticized profiles of terrorist leaders in the mainstream media than I'd care to admit. But Vanity Fair's sickening puff piece on Palestinian prime minister and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh takes the cake. Authored by David Margolick and titled, "The Most Dangerous Job in Gaza," the article is nothing more than a transparent attempt to make us feel sorry for the poor, beleaguered terrorist leader Haniyeh and the people who elected him. To hear Margolick tell it, if only Haniyeh didn't have to spend all his time escaping from Israeli bombs, he might just turn...
  • Haniyeh advisor says prisoner deal for Shalit is close

    10/21/2006 5:51:22 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 3 replies · 288+ views
    JPost ^ | Oct. 21, 2006 0:41 | Updated Oct. 21, 2006 11:36 | Staff
    Oct. 21, 2006 0:41 | Updated Oct. 21, 2006 11:36 Haniyeh advisor says prisoner deal for Shalit is close By JPOST.COM STAFF A senior advisor to Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Saturday that significant progress had been made with Israel to release captured soldier Cpl. Gilad Shalit, Army Radio reported. Ahmed Youssef said that Israel had agreed to release Palestinian prisoners, including a number of "central Hamas activists and other Arab prisoners." PM: Abbas must act, or all hope is lost Ben-Eliezer: Gaza won't be retaken On Friday, PA Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahar said Friday that the possibility...
  • Haniyeh promises right of return

    10/06/2006 8:00:37 AM PDT · by Alouette · 8 replies · 384+ views
    YNet ^ | Oct. 6, 2006 | Ali Waked
    During Hamas support rally in Gaza, PA prime minister promises thousands of supporters: We wont give up, you will yet return to Palestine, al-Aqsa. Haniyeh nearly collapses during speech due to Ramadan fast and heat, but quickly resumes speech Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh collapsed Friday while giving a speech at a Hamas support rally in Gaza. Apparently Haniyeh felt ill due to the Ramadan fast and the oppressive heat. After resting a few minutes, he recovered and resumed his speech. Opening his speech, Haniyeh addresses the tens of thousands of refugees participating in the rally, saying, We promise you...
  • Haniyeh: We wont recognize Israel (Surprise, surprise)

    09/20/2006 7:26:33 AM PDT · by Alouette · 17 replies · 534+ views
    YNet ^ | Sept. 20, 2006 | Ali Waked
    While Abbas is in US laboring to promote coalition with Hamas to international leaders as a government that will cooperate with international demands, Palestinian prime minister throws a curve ball and proclaims: We do not accept Quartets conditions Just hours before Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was to meet with US President George W. Bush, PA Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh sabotaged Abbas hopes to convince Americans of the advantages of a unity government with Hamas. In a speech delivered to Palestinian demonstrators Wednesday, Haniyeh declared that he had no intention of recognizing Israel the chief precondition posed by the Quartet...
  • Abbas agrees to share power with Hamas

    09/11/2006 3:49:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 312+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/06 | Diaa Hadid - AP
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas struck a deal Monday to share power with the militant Islamic Hamas, an accord that could restore international aid and could lead to contacts with Israel. The breakthrough compromise falls short of international demands that Hamas fully renounce violence, but Israeli officials still voiced cautious support for the accord. Hamas, which is committed to Israel's destruction, swept to victory in January legislative elections, defeating Fatah, and formed a government by itself. The West and Israel reacted by cutting off hundreds of millions of dollars in aid, accusing Hamas of being a...
  • Hamas and Fatah Forming Joint Government

    09/11/2006 9:50:20 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 23 replies · 467+ views
    Arutzsheva ^ | Sep 11, '06 | Hillel Fendel
    Fatah's Abbas and Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas - the PA Chairman and Prime Minister, respectively - have agreed to form a unity government, hoping the int'l political boycott of Hamas will be removed. The two Arab leaders announced in Gaza this afternoon (Monday) that they had agreed on guidelines for the new Palestinian Authority government. Abbas' Fatah party was trounced by Hamas in elections earlier this year. He said that the new government's diplomatic plan is based on the Prisoners' Document - a paper drawn up this past May by several leading terrorists imprisoned in Israel. Among those who formulated...
  • EU to revisit conditions for Hamas talks

    09/06/2006 7:18:34 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 19 replies · 305+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sep. 5, 2006 | Herb Keinon
    With realignment apparently dead and any diplomatic process with the Palestinians stagnant, some voices inside the EU are calling for the three preconditions to talks with Hamas to be "revisited," The Jerusalem Post has learned. These voices, according to European officials, are not advocating dropping the three conditions - ending terrorism, accepting previous agreements and recognizing Israel - but rather staggering them so an opening is created for talks with the Palestinian Authority. EU begins paying aid to Palestinians "No one is questioning the need for the three conditions," a senior European diplomatic source said. "But maybe if you cannot...
  • ("Palestinian" PM) Haniyeh targets public opinion in US

    07/11/2006 6:59:07 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 12 replies · 461+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 11, 2006 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    In an opinion piece written for the Washington Post Tuesday, Palestinian Prime Minister of the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority wrote that he wondered what Americans thought of the "ruins" of the Palestinian infrastructure following Israeli military operations. Haniyeh asserted that the international community was concerned for the hostage soldier, who, he pointed out, "was taken in battle," but did not consider that thousands of Palestinians were incarcerated in Israeli prisons for "resisting the illegal, ongoing occupation." Israel has won admiration, Haniyeh argued, for standing up to "terrorists" [original quotes]. Yet it utilizes the world's 13th -largest army to rule a region...
  • Aggression Under False Pretenses [Wash. Post Publishes Hamas Propaganda]

    07/11/2006 8:21:51 AM PDT · by Alouette · 35 replies · 748+ views
    Washington (com)Post ^ | July 11, 2006 | Ismail Haniyeh
    GAZA, Palestine -- As Americans commemorated their annual celebration of independence from colonial occupation, rejoicing in their democratic institutions, we Palestinians were yet again besieged by our occupiers, who destroy our roads and buildings, our power stations and water plants, and who attack our very means of civil administration. Our homes and government offices are shelled, our parliamentarians taken prisoner and threatened with prosecution. The current Gaza invasion is only the latest effort to destroy the results of fair and free elections held early this year. It is the explosive follow-up to a five-month campaign of economic and diplomatic warfare...
  • Olmert rejects Hamas PM Haniyeh's call for cease-fire

    07/08/2006 6:55:32 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 2 replies · 336+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jul. 8, 2006 4:00 | Updated Jul. 8, 2006 16:50 | JPOST STAFF
    Jul. 8, 2006 4:00 | Updated Jul. 8, 2006 16:50 Olmert rejects Hamas PM Haniyeh's call for cease-fire Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Saturday rejected a cease-fire offer proposed by the Palestinian prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh. Olmert won't agree to a truce until terrorists from Haniyeh's ruling Hamas Party free Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who they captured nearly two weeks ago, officials in the prime minister's office said. Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev made comments along the same line Saturday. "Anyone who ignores these two fundamental issues cannot hope to solve this crisis," he said. The Hamas government on Saturday...
  • Haniyeh calls for ceasefire

    07/08/2006 6:17:30 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 15 replies · 399+ views ^ | (07.08.06, 14:25) | Roee Nahmias
    Haniyeh calls for ceasefire Palestinian PM calls on Israel, Palestinian factions to hold their fire to get out of current crisis. But Popular Resistance Committee threatens large-scale attack, and Hamas parliamentary spokesman vows if Hamas lawmakers are assassinated, Israeli ministers wont be safe Roee Nahmias Palestinian prime minister Ismail Haniye calls on Israel, Palestinian factions to hold their fire to get out of current crisis. But Popular Resistance Committee threatens large-scale attack, and Hamas parliamentary spokesman vows if Hamas lawmakers are assassinated, Israeli ministers wont be safe As Israel intensified its offensive in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail...
  • Palestinians: Israel Strikes PM's Office

    07/01/2006 5:55:57 PM PDT · by familyop · 11 replies · 609+ views
    Associated Press by way of Forbes ^ | 01JUL06 | IBRAHIM BARZAK
    Israeli aircraft attacked the office of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas in Gaza City early Sunday, witnesses said, setting the building on fire. There were no immediate reports of casualties. The Israeli army had no comment. Witnesses said two missiles hit the south side of the building, setting it ablaze. Because of the late hour - 1:45 a.m., the building was empty, they said. On Thursday, Israeli planes attacked the Interior Ministry, part of Israel's campaign to force release of a soldier abducted by Palestinian militants last Sunday.
  • Israeli missile hits bridge in central Gaza

    06/27/2006 2:09:27 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 240 replies · 10,816+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 27, 2006
    An Israeli aircraft fired a missile at a bridge in the central Gaza Strip on Tuesday as troops prepared for a threatened offensive into the territory, Palestinian witnesses said. Israel has been planning a major push into the territory following the capture of an Israeli soldier by militants from Gaza on Sunday.
  • Haniyeh: Battle against Israel will be long, cruel

    06/07/2006 11:50:03 AM PDT · by Alouette · 16 replies · 548+ views
    YNet ^ | June 7, 2006 | Ali Waked
    Palestinian prime minister tells journalists in Gaza Palestinians will not fight one another, and there will not be a civil war, calls on international community to pressure Israel into halting aerial attacks on Gaza and end aggression against Palestinians Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Wednesday that the Palestinian people, especially those active on the ground, must take care of themselves of their blood and of their people as the battle against the occupation will be long and cruel. Speaking to journalists during a tour of Palestinian matriculation exam centers, Haniyeh warned Palestinians of the pitfalls of internal...
  • Haniyeh's daughter arrested in Israel [Tried to visit prison with fake ID]

    05/29/2006 9:26:17 AM PDT · by Alouette · 18 replies · 569+ views
    YNet ^ | May 29, 2006 | Efrat Weiss
    Palestinian prime minister's daughter attempts to enter Eshel Prison in southern city of Be'er Sheva in order to meet with fianc The daughter of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh attempted to enter the Eshel Prison in the south using the identity card of another woman in a bid to meet her fianc who is a prisoner there. Haola Haniyeh was arrested and taken into interrogation, and it is believed a criminal file will be opened against her due to the use of a false identity. In the afternoon hours, Ismail Haniyeh's 18-year-old daughter arrived on a bus carrying family members...
  • Israel Holds Hamas-Led Gov't Responsible

    04/18/2006 6:44:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 505+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/18/06 | Karin Laub - ap
    JERUSALEM - Israel said Tuesday that it holds the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority responsible for the deadliest suicide bombing in nearly two years and debated whether to target it directly as an "enemy entity" even though the attack was carried out by a different militant group. Monday's blast outside a packed Tel Aviv fast-food restaurant killed nine civilians and wounded dozens during the Jewish Passover holiday, and troop reinforcements were deployed across Israel for fear of more attacks. The 21-year-old bomber, a West Bank university dropout, was sent by the Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad group. Israel's U.N. ambassador, Dan Gillerman, warned...