Fatah welcomes Hamas pledge to try to end Palestinian split

Sep 17, 2017

Fatah welcomes Hamas pledge to try to end Palestinian split

President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement on Sunday welcomed a pledge by its Hamas rival to accept key conditions for ending a decade-old Palestinian political and territorial split, but said it wants to see vows implemented before making the next move. Repeated attempts at reconciliation have ...

Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected leader of Hamas

May 6, 2017

Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected leader of Hamas

Hamas said its former chief in Gaza, Ismail Haniya, was elected overall head of the Palestinian Islamist group Saturday, succeeding Khaled Meshaal. Haniya, seen as a pragmatist within the movement, is expected to remain in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian enclave run by Hamas since ...

U.S. brands Hamas Gaza brigade leader 'global terrorist'

Apr 7, 2017

U.S. brands Hamas Gaza brigade leader 'global terrorist'

The U.S. State Department on Thursday declared a senior commander of the Palestinian militant group Hamas, Abu Anas al-Ghandour, a "specially designated global terrorist," adding his name to its economic sanctions blacklist. The State Department said Ghandour is a former Hamas Shura council and political ...