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  • 10 US Muslim leaders urge Hamas to release remains of Israeli soldiers

    September 26, 2016 | 2:50 pm

    Ten U.S. Muslim leaders, including both Muslims in Congress, urged Hamas to return to Israel the remains of two soldiers.

    “In the name of Almighty God the most merciful and compassionate, we appeal to you on the basis of humanity and charity to release the remains of Hadar Goldin...

  • The Gaza problem is a temperamental litmus test

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 23, 2016 | 4:06 am

    The launch of a rocket at the town of Sderot, by a Palestinian terrorist group, came out of nowhere. This summer, Hamas seems preoccupied with political shenanigans – wanting to score a victory in as many elections as possible both in Gaza and, more importantly, in the West Bank –...

  • Israel to pay Turkey $20 million in compensation after six-year rift

    August 17, 2016 | 10:13 am

    Turkish lawmakers on Wednesday submitted to parliament a settlement deal with Israel that would see Israel pay Ankara $20 million within 25 days in return for Turkey dropping outstanding legal claims, ending a six-year rift.

    Relations between the two countries crumbled after...

  • Gaza reconstruction proceeding too slowly

    August 15, 2016 | 10:27 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Two years after the fighting between Israel and the Islamist Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, about 70,000 Palestinians have not returned to their homes that were damaged in the fighting. Just 200 homes have been completely...

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  • Israeli envoy: Hillary Clinton led the way to Gaza cease-fire in 2012

    July 28, 2016 | 2:22 pm

    Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador the the United States, credited Hillary Clinton with the leading role in achieving a cease-fire in Israel’s 2012 conflict with Hamas.

    Clinton flew to the region and conducted shuttle diplomacy between Egypt and Israel to end hostilities between...

  • Israel says Arab citizen illegally crosses into Gaza Strip

    July 12, 2016 | 10:23 am

    An Israeli from the country's Bedouin Arab minority illegally crossed into Gaza on Tuesday, Israel's military said, an incident that may affect a proposed prisoner swap with the Palestinian enclave's Hamas authorities.

    Hamas says it is holding two Israeli soldiers whom the army...

  • Will Gaza Get a Port?

    July 6, 2016 | 9:50 am

    A proposal by an Israeli minister to construct an island to serve as a port that would open up the blockaded Gaza Strip to the world has gained adherents from Israeli security experts, who view it as a way to avoid further rounds of conflict with the coastal enclave run by the...

  • Jeremy Corbyn says he regrets support for Hamas, Hezbollah

    July 5, 2016 | 8:26 am

    Britain opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said he regrets supporting Hamas and Hezbollah, and that comments by former London Mayor Ken Livingstone asserting that Hitler supported Zionism were “wrong.”

    Corbyn testified on Monday before the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee...

  • Netanyahu to U.N. chief: Urge Hamas to free Israelis, return bodies

    June 28, 2016 | 10:31 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to use his position to help pressure Hamas to repatriate two Israeli citizens and the bodies of two Israeli soldiers.

    In a joint appearance here during Ban’s 48-hour visit...

  • ‘Dig’ producer sues insurer, saying 2014 Hamas rockets were terrorism, not war

    June 21, 2016 | 3:36 pm

    USA Network’s owner is suing the company’s insurer for refusing to cover expenses after filming of the series “Dig” in Israel was interrupted by Hamas rocket attacks.

    The Atlantic Specialty Insurance Company is denying a $6.9 million claim because it defines the 2014 rocket...

  • Reports: Senior Hamas official defects to Israel, Gaza hit with airstrike

    June 14, 2016 | 3:22 pm

    A senior Hamas officer from Gaza reportedly has defected to Israel.

    Bassam Mahmoud Baraka, who is believed to have extensive knowledge of Hamas’ underground tunnel networks, has been missing for several days and may have fled to Israel, Haaretz reported Tuesday, citing several...

  • Arrested Gaza teen providing key terror tunnel information, Shin Bet says

    May 10, 2016 | 9:05 am

    A Gaza teen who was arrested a month ago by Israeli forces as he attempted to infiltrate Israel has provided “extensive information” on terror tunnels, the Shin Bet security service said.

    The teen, who is active in Hamas’ military wing, was indicted Tuesday in Beersheba District...

  • Israel Air Force destroys Hamas post after mortar fire

    May 6, 2016 | 10:25 am

    Retaliating for the firing of mortars on Israeli troops near the border with Gaza, Israel Air Force aircraft destroyed a Hamas facility south of Gaza City.

    The strike Friday morning, in which a missile was launched at a Hamas watch post, followed the targeting from the Gaza Strip...

  • Israel bombs Gaza targets in retaliation for Hamas shelling

    May 4, 2016 | 1:35 pm

    Israel bombed five targets in Gaza after Hamas fired more than five mortar rounds into Israel in a 24-hour period — an escalation attributed to Israel’s intensified efforts to detect and destroy Hamas’ underground tunnels leading toward and across its border.

    Israel Air Force...

  • Israeli troops come under mortar fire from Gaza

    May 4, 2016 | 8:18 am

    Israeli troops came under mortar fire from Gaza while performing engineering work near the border fence.

    The Israel Defense Forces responded to the Wednesday morning attack by shelling Hamas-run military posts in Gaza, the IDF said.

    No Israeli soldiers were injured in the...

  • Jerusalem bus bombing was Hamas suicide attack, Israel says

    April 21, 2016 | 11:06 am

    The recent bus bombing in Jerusalem was a suicide terror attack planned by Hamas, and several members of the cell responsible were arrested, Israeli security forces said Thursday.

    The bomber was identified by the Shin Bet security service as Abed al-Hamid Abu Srour, a 19-year-old...

  • Hamas says man who died from Jerusalem bus bombing wounds was the bomber

    April 20, 2016 | 3:26 pm

    Hamas said that a man who succumbed to wounds suffered in Monday’s bus bombing in Jerusalem was the terrorist who placed a bomb in the vehicle.

    On Wednesday, the terrorist group claimed in a statement that the bomber was a 19-year-old Palestinian from the al-Ayda refugee camp...

  • Bernie Sanders and Israel’s ‘disproportionate’ use of force

    April 19, 2016 | 8:49 am

  • Gaza terror tunnel into Israel discovered

    April 18, 2016 | 8:26 am

    A Hamas-built tunnel from Gaza into Israel aimed at executing terror attacks has been discovered, the Israel Defense Forces said Monday.

    The tunnel is the first to be found since Operation Protective Edge, the summer 2014 Gaza War, according to the IDF, which worked in...

  • The Malicious Anti-Israel Lie Told by Jews.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    April 14, 2016 | 6:22 pm

    “Criticizing Israel is not anti-Semitic!”

    That is a great lie.  It’s told by Jews.  It hurts Jews.  It damages Israel.

    It’s a lie because it’s meant to silence those who speak against anti-Israel rhetoric.

    It’s a lie because it’s propagated by those who are the enemies of...

  • Citing Hamas violation, Israel temporarily blocks Gaza cement imports

    April 4, 2016 | 2:57 pm

    Israel has temporarily barred cement and other construction materials from entering the Gaza Strip after finding that Hamas was diverting some of the materials for its own use.

    The Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories, or COGAT, said the cement freeze went...

  • Hamas says it holds two Israeli captives, remains of two others

    April 1, 2016 | 12:48 pm

    Hamas said for the first time that it is holding two Israeli men and the remains of two Israeli soldiers.

    The Islamist group’s military wing released a televised statement Friday through official Hamas media, The Jerusalem Post reported.

    The statement said the group is...

  • Hamas blames Israel after operative killed in Gaza tunnel collapse

    March 3, 2016 | 1:33 pm

    Another tunnel under Gaza has collapsed, killing a Hamas operative digging it, and the terrorist group’s military wing is blaming Israel.

    The tunnel collapse Thursday in southern Gaza killed Muhammad Musa al Astal of Khan Younis, the Times of Israel reported. Days earlier, a...

  • Why the world turns a blind eye to the battle between Hamas and the PA

    March 2, 2016 | 2:15 pm

    Civil servants in Gaza have gone on strike. For a change, this strike has nothing to do with Israel. On the contrary, 50,000 Gazan workers are striking against Hamas.

    In Gaza, striking involves more than parading with placards and not going to work. In Gaza, strikes and protests...

  • Cruz highlights Iron Dome funding in national security address

    February 16, 2016 | 1:21 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz hailed the success of Israel’s Iron Dome defense system in intercepting rockets fired by Hamas from Gaza as he unveiled his plan to rebuild the U.S. military on Tuesday. This statement came despite Cruz voting against the annual National...

  • Israelis near Gaza fear Hamas is tunneling beneath them

    February 1, 2016 | 10:56 am

    Nissim Hakmon and his neighbors say they hear banging and clattering at night. They are convinced it can only mean one thing: Hamas is tunneling under their homes from Gaza and will one day emerge, guns blazing, to attack or kidnap them.

    The Israeli government says its...

  • Israelis near Gaza border concerned about stepped-up tunnel construction

    January 29, 2016 | 8:21 am

    Israelis living next to the Gaza border are reporting that they can literally feel the effect of Palestinians digging tunnels nearby.

    Gadi Yarkoni, the head of the Eshkol Regional Council, said Thursday that many residents of Moshav Pri Gan are complaining that they have heard...

  • 8 Hamas members missing in Gaza tunnel collapse

    January 27, 2016 | 1:24 pm

    Eight members of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas have not been accounted for since an underground tunnel collapsed in Gaza.

    Rain and flooding caused the collapse of the tunnel, located near Jabaliya in northern Gaza, on Wednesday, various media outlets reported.

    “The...

  • Cartoon: Stereo headphones

    By Steve Greenberg

    January 13, 2016 | 3:08 pm

  • Arrested Hamas terror cell planned to kidnap and murder Israelis

    January 7, 2016 | 10:16 am

    A Hamas terror cell in the “advanced stages” of plans to kidnap and murder Israelis was arrested, the Shin Bet security service said.

    The cell of six people from Jerusalem and Hebron was uncovered and arrested last month, the Shin Bet announced Thursday.

    The Hamas operatives...

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