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  • Israeli soldiers pause during a patrol of an area near the scene of a shooting near the Tarqumiya checkpoint, near the West Bank city of Hebron, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Police say assailants opened fire on an Israeli vehicle in the West Bank Monday, killing one person and wounding two.(AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

    Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting

    The prime minister of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday praised a shooting that killed an Israeli and wounded his wife and son as they drove through the West Bank the previous evening en route to a Seder, the traditional Passover meal that starts the weeklong Jewish holiday.

  • Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, center, prays on the first day of  Eid al-Adha  in Al-Yarmouk Stadium in Gaza City, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Muslims worldwide are celebrating Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, by sacrificial killing of sheep, goats, cows or camels. The slaughter commemorates the biblical story of Abraham, who was on the verge of sacrificing his son to obey God's command, when God interceded by substituting a ram in the child's place. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

    Hamas Gaza chief calls for new violent uprising against Israel

    Gaza's Hamas chief is calling for a renewed violent uprising against Israel.

  • **FILE** Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas prime minister of the Gaza Strip, delivers a speech in front of portraits of the late Iranian revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (left), and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a visit to Tehran on Feb. 11, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Hamas to establish military academy for Gaza children

    Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh announced Thursday that Gaza will establish a new military academy, the first of its kind, to prepare children for the "phase of liberating Palestine."

  • Israel braces for ground war

    Israel massed troops outside the Gaza Strip late Thursday, signaling that it was prepared to send in ground forces to engage Hamas militants who bombarded the Jewish state with more than 200 missiles and killed at least three people.

  • A Palestinian prisoner is seen at the Hamas-controlled Saraya Prison in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, in July 2007. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

    Rights group: Hamas abusing Palestinians in Gaza

    An international rights group said Wednesday that Hamas security forces in the Gaza Strip commit rampant abuses against Palestinian prisoners, including beatings with metal clubs and rubber hoses, mock executions and arbitrary arrests, and urged the Islamic militant group to swiftly reform its criminal justice system.

  • **FILE** Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas prime minister of the Gaza Strip, delivers a speech in front of portraits of the late Iranian revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (left), and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a visit to Tehran on Feb. 11, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Iran urges Hamas to continue fight against Israel

    Iran's leaders urged the Hamas prime minister of Gaza to continue the Islamic militant group's resistance against Israel and promised support, state TV reported on Sunday.

  • Iran's leaders urge Hamas to not let up resisting Israel

    Iran's leaders urged the Hamas prime minister of Gaza to continue the Islamic militant group's resistance against Israel and promised support, state TV reported Sunday.

  • Hamas leader gets hero's welcome in Turkey

    The leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip received a hero's welcome in Istanbul Monday as he visited the ship where nine Turks were killed during an attempt to break Israel's blockade of Gaza in 2010.

  • Gazan Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh waves a Palestinian flag from the Mavi Marmara ship he visited in Istanbul on Jan. 2, 2012. The ship was the target of a deadly raid by Israeli troops seeking to prevent an aid flotilla from reaching the Palestinian territory. (Associated Press)

    Hamas leader visits Gaza-blockade-running Turkish ship

    The leader of the Hamas militant group in the Gaza Strip received a hero's welcome here Monday as he visited the ship where nine Turks were killed during an attempt to break Israel's blockade of Gaza in 2010.

  • Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh insists Hamas won't give up control of its security forces or of Gaza after a unity pact with the Palestinian Authority, set to be signed Wednesday, takes effect. (Associated Press)

    Cracks appear in Hamas-PA unity as signing nears

    CAIRO | Serious disagreements over control of security forces and other key issues emerged in statements Monday by officials of the rival Palestinian Fatah and Hamas movements two days before they were due to sign an accord to end their bitter four-year rift.

  • No al Qaeda in Gaza, prime minister insists

    Gaza's Hamas prime minister was adamant: There is no al Qaeda presence in the Palestinian territory, rebuffing what he said were Israeli allegations possibly meant to justify military action against the strip.

  • Gaza prison offers unique incentives

    JERUSALEM — Inmates in Gaza's main prison now can shave a year off their sentences if they grow a beard and memorize five chapters from the Koran.

  • Fatah shuns Hamas' call for power-sharing talks

    GAZA CITY — Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, prime minister of the Palestinian government dismissed by President Mahmoud Abbas, called for power-sharing talks yesterday with Fatah rivals routed from the Gaza Strip.

  • Hamas downplays threat against reporter

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Alan Johnston's kidnappers have threatened to "slaughter" him if Hamas tries to rescue him, but Hamas sources say the comments are little more than bluster ahead of an imminent handover of the long-held BBC correspondent.

  • Hamas takes control of Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Hamas fighters took over two security command centers and vanquished the rival Fatah"s movement in the Gaza Strip yesterday, prompting beleaguered Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to dissolve the Hamas-Fatah unity government.

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