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Israel and Hamas Trade Blows Again. Was That a Negotiating Tactic?

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Experts on both sides of the lines said Israel and Hamas might be trying to improve their negotiating positions for a truce by letting their guns talk. Source: NYT > World

News Analysis: Hamas and Israel Are in a Perilous Cycle. Is War a Miscalculation Away?

[unable to retrieve full-text content] They stepped back from the brink of all-out conflict on Saturday, but none of the underlying tensions have been resolved. Source: NYT > World
News Analysis: Hamas Sees Gaza Protests as Peaceful — and as a ‘Deadly Weapon’
Few analysts, and certainly few Israelis, have suggested that Hamas may actually be rethinking its strategy merely because it has joined what are meant to be nonviolent mass protests and has name-checked the heroes of peaceful civil disobedience. “It’s [...]
ISIS Declares War on Hamas, and Gaza Families Disown Sons in Sinai
It urges attacks on Hamas’s members, courts and security positions, as well as on Shiites and Christians in Gaza, according to the Washington-based SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors Islamic State propaganda. Tensions have long [...]
Palestinian Factions, Hamas and Fatah, Sign Unity Deal
Palestinian officials said the deal reached in Cairo on Thursday enjoyed a greater chance of success because it is backed by Saudi Arabia, Egypt and, they believe, the United States and Israel. But the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin [...]
Palestinian Factions, Fatah and Hamas, Move Toward Reconciliation in Gaza
Mr. Hamdallah promised that his first priority was easing Gazans’ suffering, which has deepened because of repeated wars with Israel since the Hamas takeover and under a dual Israeli-Egyptian blockade. “I realize that the situation [...]
Europe Edition: Marine Le Pen, Hamas, Greece: Your Tuesday Briefing
More than 70 people were detained in Istanbul, where some tried to defy restrictions on gathering at the symbolic Taksim Square. And in the U.S., thousands protested against Mr. Trump and for workers’ and immigrants’ rights, [...]
In Palestinian Power Struggle, Hamas Eases Talk on Israel
Mr. Abbas was scheduled to meet with Mr. Trump in Washington on Wednesday as the sole representative of the Palestinian people. He has sought in recent weeks to rein in Hamas, cutting salaries and refusing to pay for electricity, in a [...]

Hamas Appoints Hard-Line Militant as Gaza Leader

Israel, the United States and Europe have designated all of Hamas as a terrorist organization and have rebuffed efforts by its political wing to gain international recognition. Mr. Haniya is now contending for the top post in Hamas’s [...]

With Electricity in Short Supply, 10,000 Protest in Gaza, Defying Hamas

Photo About 10,000 Palestinians took to the streets in the Jabaliya refugee center on Thursday. Credit Khalil Hamra/Associated Press JABALIYA, Gaza [...]