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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.
An Israeli soldier captured by Gaza militants will likely return home Tuesday, said a spokeswoman for his family on Friday, ending a five-year ordeal for his family and the country.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday he is willing to make "painful compromises" to achieve peace but ruled out negotiating with the Palestinian government unless it ditches its Islamic militant partner Hamas.
In life, Osama bin Laden was burned into the Muslim consciousness in countless ways: the lion of holy warriors, the untouchable nemesis of the West, the evil zealot who soiled their faith with blood and intolerance.
The world needs to remain "vigilant" about potential terrorist reprisals in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death, Australia's foreign minister said Tuesday.
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.
The Palestinian president offered on Wednesday to visit the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip for the first time in four years in a bid to help reunite the rival Palestinian governments. Hamas welcomed the offer. Mahmoud Abbas also declared that he would not run for re-election in voting called for later this year.
Huge crowds of flag-waving Hamas supporters clogged the streets of Gaza City Tuesday and cars and buildings were adorned with the militant movement's trademark green as tens of thousands turned out to mark the 23rd anniversary of the group's founding.
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.