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  • Hamas reportedly talking to EU countries

    May 2, 2012 | 3:38 pm

    Hamas reportedly has been holding secret talks with five European Union member states, a senior Hamas member was quoted as saying.

    Osama Hamdan, who handles foreign relations for Hamas, said the talks have been held in “recent months,” according to The Associated Press. Hamdan did not name the countries.

    The talks reportedly have centered on Israel and the stalled Mideast peace process.

    Officially the EU has said it will not talk to Hamas until it recognizes Israel and renounces terrorism.

     

  • Briefs: New Palestinian coalition government sworn in, Israel rejects new Palestinian coalition gove

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    P.A. Coalition Sworn In

    The Hamas-Fatah coalition was sworn in Saturday in a joint parliamentary session in Gaza City and Ramallah. P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas, leader of Fatah, gave a conciliatory speech but his new partner in power, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas, spoke...

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