Hamas-Fatah Unity

Hamas willing to start talks with Fatah

By | 2017-09-12T12:39:44+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Reports|

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh meets Egyptian officials, say the organization is willing to begin reconciliation talks with longtime rival. By Elad Benari – Arutz Sheva Hamas politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh said after meetings with senior Egyptian officials that the organization is willing to begin reconciliation talks to advance the establishment of a Palestinian unity government

Abbas holds rare meeting with Hamas officials

By | 2017-08-02T10:24:42+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|News|

Abbas PA chairman meets delegation of Hamas officials amid ongoing Hamas-Fatah feud. By Elad Benari – Arutz Sheva Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday met with a delegation of Hamas officials in his offices in Ramallah, Yediot Aharonot reported. Heading the Hamas delegation was former minister Nasser al-Din al-Shaer, the report said. The

Fatah Demands That Hamas Hand Over Control of Gaza

By | 2015-08-03T12:55:00+00:00 August 3rd, 2015|News|

The back and forth between rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas continued on Monday, with a Fatah official saying that Hamas must hand over rule of Gaza as a condition to forming a unity government.   Speaking to the Ma’an news agency, Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad said Hamas has to "lift their hands" from Gaza

Hamas: Abbas is an ‘Enemy of the Palestinian People’

By | 2015-08-02T11:43:48+00:00 August 2nd, 2015|News|

The tension in relations between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas reached a new peak this weekend, after a period of mutual accusations over the responsibility for the failure of the political partnership between the parties.   The latest chapter in the saga came on Saturday, when Salah Bardawil, a senior Hamas figure, sharply attacked PA

PA Arrests Hamas Cell Planning to Attack It

By | 2015-07-08T19:59:13+00:00 July 8th, 2015|News|

The Palestinian Authority (PA) claimed its security forces caught a large Hamas cell that was planning attacks against the PA security apparatus.   PA Security Forces spokesperson Adnan Damiri said that Hamas had established a cell in the region to undermine security, according to the report on Israel Radio (Kol Yisrael) on Monday.   Damiri

New PLO Unity Government Talks ‘Reach Impasse’

By | 2015-07-02T13:38:09+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|News|

The saga continues as the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) negotiations with Hamas and Islamic Jihad continue to sputter in their attempts to form a new unity government, after Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas dissolved the last dysfunctional government earlier this month.   Azzam al-Ahmad, a senior head of Abbas's Fatah faction and the leader

PLO Holds Unity Government Talks With Hamas, Islamic Jihad

By | 2015-06-30T03:18:13+00:00 June 30th, 2015|News|

A Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) committee launched talks with Hamas and Islamic Jihad on Saturday with the objective of forming a new unity government, after Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas dissolved the dysfunctional previous one earlier this month.   PLO Executive Committee member Hanna Amireh told the Palestinian Arab Ma'an News Agency about the

Abbas: ‘No Place’ for Hamas in New Government

By | 2015-06-23T19:12:32+00:00 June 23rd, 2015|News|

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday told visiting French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius that any new Palestinian unity government should not include Hamas, AFP reports.   The remarks came on the eve of a key meeting of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to discuss forming a new cabinet. The

End of ‘Unity’? PA Unity Govt. Cuts Contact With Hamas

By | 2015-04-27T13:55:07+00:00 April 27th, 2015|News|

The unity government fraught with high tensions since being formed between Hamas and the leading Palestinian Authority (PA) faction Fatah last April appears to be closer then ever to a collapse, as the unity government cut contact with Hamas on Sunday.   PA unity government Labor Minister Mamoun Abu Shahla told the Palestinian Arab Ma'an

Senior Hamas Official: Abbas Has No Legitimacy to Lead PA

By | 2015-04-18T00:05:37+00:00 April 18th, 2015|News|

The war of words between Hamas and Fatah is heating up, as a senior Hamas official asserted that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas had forfeited his legitimacy to lead.   In an article published in the Hamas journal "Palestine", senior official Mahmoud Al-Zahar accused Abbas of "treachery" over the PA's security cooperation with the Israel