Hamas on Sunday rejected President Donald Trump’s linking it to terrorism.
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said that the alleged killer of terrorist mastermind Mazan Fukha had confessed. Fukha’s death had been blamed on Israel.
“We do not recognize Israel…and we do not recognize that the people who came here [Jews] own this land,” Mahmoud al-Zahar said.
The army says that the initiative has cut training time in half, allowing soldiers to undergo exercises that they could not do in real life.
Israel said Hamas was trying to delude the world by issuing a new policy document on Monday that purportedly softens the Palestinian Islamist group’s policy towards Israel.
The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas will remove a call for Israel’s destruction and drop its association with the Muslim Brotherhood in a new policy document to be issued on Monday, Gulf Arab sources said.
With the prospect looming of a Middle East peace initiative by a new U.S. administration more sympathetic to Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to turn the screw on the Hamas group that has kept Gaza out of his control for a decade.
Iran imposes symbolic penalties on U.s. firms doing business with Israel, while Hamas closes its border with Israel to protest killing of leader.
In what could signal a major change, Hamas appears to be prepared to accept a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, but will still refuse to recognize Israel.
JERUSALEM — A rocket fired from Gaza exploded on the beach in Ashkelon in southern Israel. The rocket fired late Wednesday night is the at least fifth in the last month and the second this week, including several claimed by an ISIS-backed group operating in the Sinai Peninsula. The Code Red alarm did not…