Latest Fatah Items
  • The Iron Dome protects the port town of Ashdod. The Israeli Defense Force said the system has intercepted at least 359 of the more than 1,000 rockets since attacks began Nov. 14. (Associated Press)

    BERES: Why Israel must be self-reliant

    Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon recently offered what seemed a very simple statement on national self-reliance.

  • A Syrian government solider aims his weapon during clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters (not pictured) in the ancient, predominantly Christian village of Maaloula, Syria, northeast of the capital, Damascus, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. Heavy fighting flared as government troops tried to flush out rebel units, including two that are linked to al Qaeda, from the hilltop enclave that they broke into last week. (AP Photo/SANA)

    U.S. adds al Qaeda-linked Lebanon militant leader to global terrorist list

    The State Department named a key leader of a Lebanon-based militant group with ties to al Qaeda factions in Syria as a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist" on Tuesday, shedding fresh light on evidence that Islamic extremists operating in Syria may be eager to expand their operations regionally.

  • ** FILE ** Palestinian security officers wait to cast their early votes during local elections at a polling station in the West Bank town of Jenin, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. They cast an early vote ahead of local elections that are to take place across the West Bank on Oct. 20, 2012, in the first such polls since 2006. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)

    Palestinians hold local elections in West Bank

    Palestinians voted for mayors and local councils in 93 communities across the West Bank on Saturday, their first chance to cast ballots in six years.

  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (left) listens to an official as he looks at a mortar launcher, while his defense minister, Gen. Ahmad Vahidi (second from left), looks on during a ceremony to unveil Iranian-made weapons and to mark the national day of Iran's defense industry on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Iranian Presidency Office, Mohsen Rafinejad)

    Iran unveils upgraded short-range missile

    Iran's president on Tuesday unveiled an upgraded version of a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile just weeks after it was test-fired, the country's state-media reported.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: All of Middle East threatened by Iran

    While Hezbollah, Hamas and Fatah are all seeking the demise of Israel, they should listen to the adage, "Be careful of what you wish for" ("Hamas will sit out if Israel and Iran go to war," Web, Tuesday).

  • Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal (left) and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas are scheduled to meet next week to discuss actions on a deal reached in May to end a 4 1/2-year rift between Hamas and Mr. Abbas' Fatah party. (Associated Press)

    Palestinian Authority likely to welcome back Hamas

    A Palestinian government that incorporates Hamas is likely to be formed this month, senior Palestinian officials told The Washington Times.

  • ** FILE ** In this Jan. 15, 2010, file photograph, Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal speaks to journalists after his meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Beirut, Lebanon. Mashaal won't seek re-election, Hamas announced Saturday, paving the way for a leadership contest and possible struggle over the ideological direction of the Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

    Longtime Hamas leader Mashaal asks to quit

    Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal has decided not to seek another term, the movement said Saturday, paving the way for a possible leadership contest at a time when the anti-Israeli Islamic group faces far-reaching decisions on whether to stay the course of militancy or moderate.

  • Masked Hamas militants march with their guns Dec. 27, 2011, during a parade in Gaza City to mark the third anniversary of the Israeli offensive on Gaza in 2008. (Associated Press)

    Hamas official calls for halt on attacks against Israel

    A senior Hamas official has ordered the Islamist militant group to cease attacks on Israel, according to senior Fatah officials cited by the Ha'aretz daily newspaper.

  • Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is gambling  on a favorable response about statehood from the U.N. (Associated Press)

    MOWBRAY: Abbas toys with terror link

    After pushing the envelope for the past few years, Palestinian Au- thority (PA) President Mah- moud Abbas finally might have pushed too far. The stalwart backing the PA has received from the U.S. government - which results in upward of $500 million in total annual funding - appears to be waning.

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