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Hamas calls on Palestinians to abduct Israelis


April 18th, 2012 - 9:10 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A senior Hamas official has called on Palestinian militants to kidnap Israeli soldiers in order to exchange them for Palestinians captured by Israel.Izzat al-Rishq's ... Read more...

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Hamas says political motives behind Gaza’s mounting energy crisis


March 21st, 2012 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, March 20 (IANS) Islamic Hamas movement, which rules the Gaza Strip, said on Tuesday that there are political motives behind the energy shortage that has been troubling the impoverished ... Read more...

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Hamas condemns bin Laden’s killing


May 2nd, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza City, May 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hamas leader Ismail Haniya condemned Monday the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a special operation carried out by the US ... Read more...

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Israel admits use of white phosphorus in Gaza offensive


April 23rd, 2009 - 6:28 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, April 23 (DPA) The Israeli military made mistakes during its December offensive in Gaza, which caused civilian deaths, but did not deliberately fire at civilians, Israel's deputy chief of army staff ... Read more...

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Palestinian factions return to Cairo for talks


March 31st, 2009 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza/Cairo, March 31 (DPA) Representatives of rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah returned to Cairo Tuesday to resume talks on forming a national unity government, representatives of the groups said. Egyptian-mediated talks between ... Read more...

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Hamas vows to rearm against Israel


January 20th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Jan.20 (ANI): A Hamas leader has declared victory over Israel, and warned that the Islamic militant group will rearm against Israel should a situation emerge to merit such a step. Ismail ... Read more...

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Hamas using Gazans as human shield: Israeli diplomat


January 13th, 2009 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 13 (RIA Novosti) Hamas is holding civilians hostage and using them as human shields during Israel's assault on the Gaza Strip, Israel's ambassador to Russia said Tuesday. "We regard Gaza's ... Read more...

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Heavy clashes in Gaza City, 60 targets struck from the air


January 13th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza/Tel Aviv, Jan 13 (DPA) Israeli soldiers fought heavy battles with militants early Tuesday as ground troops on Gaza City's outskirts pushed deeper into a southern neighbourhood.Israeli fighter jets and helicopters also ... Read more...

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Gaza will not surrender to Israeli ground troops: Haniya


January 7th, 2009 - 3:21 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Jan 7 (DPA) Hamas leader and de-facto Palestinian prime minister in Gaza Ismail Haniya Tuesday issued a statement from his hideout, seeking to boost morale in Gaza and vowing its people ... Read more...

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Israel to debate French truce proposal for Gaza


December 31st, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Dec 31 (DPA) Israel's cabinet planned to meet later Wednesday to discuss a French proposal for a 48-hour truce in its assault on the Gaza Strip, as the Israeli warplanes continued ... Read more...

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Israel jets bomb 40 targets, including Hamas leader’s office (Lead)


December 29th, 2008 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv/Gaza, Dec 29 (DPA) Israeli warplanes bombed and rocketed Gaza for the third day running Monday, hitting some 40 targets overnight, including the office former Palestinian prime minister and Hamas leader ... Read more...

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Israeli warplanes pound more targets in Gaza


December 29th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv/Gaza, Dec 29 (DPA) The Israeli warplanes bombed Gaza again Monday morning, hitting 40 targets of the Islamic Hamas movement that virtually controls the area.One of the targets struck by Israeli ... Read more...

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Hamas bans distribution of Palestinian dailies in Gaza Strip


July 28th, 2008 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Gaza City, July 28 (DPA) The de-facto Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip has banned three major West Bank-based Palestinian dailies in the salient, a statement by the Hamas-run interior ministry said ... Read more...

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Israel responsible for situation in Palestinian areas: Tutu


May 29th, 2008 - 9:46 pm ICT by admin
DPA Gaza, May 29 (DPA) Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu said Thursday that Israel bears responsibility for the situation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. He slammed Israel's closure of the ... Read more...

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Lull in Gaza ends as Jihad avenges West Bank deaths


March 13th, 2008 - 10:19 pm ICT by admin
DPA Gaza/Tel Aviv, March 13 (DPA) A fragile lull in fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza ended Thursday, as the radical Islamic Jihad faction retaliated for the killing of five of ... Read more...

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Israeli troops kills five militants in West Bank


March 13th, 2008 - 3:00 am ICT by admin
DPA Ramallah, March 13 (DPA) Israeli soldiers have killed five Palestinian militants during raids in the West Bank, Palestinian security officials said. Israeli undercover soldiers in civilian clothes shot dead four militants outside ... Read more...

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Israeli raids kill 17 as rocket barrage continues


February 29th, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by admin
DPA Gaza City, Feb 29 (DPA) Israeli raids in the West Bank and Gaza Strip killed 17 Palestinians, among them three children, as Gaza-based militants fired at least 30 rockets and mortars at ... Read more...

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