There’s still no evidence that the leadership of Hamas — or anyone else outside the Qawasmeh family — had any knowledge of the June kidnappings.
Hamas will not cease its resistance against Israel until all its demands are met, the group’s overall leader Khaled Meshaal said on Thursday, adding that the latest conflict over Gaza was only “a milestone to reaching our objective”.
Indications are mounting that the indirect Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire talks in Cairo could be heading for failure. J.J. Goldberg blames extremists on both sides.
Israel claims it ratcheted up the Gaza war because Hamas tunnels were so extensive. But J.J. Goldberg shares news that it knew about them all along — and didn’t act.
J.J. Goldberg was looking forward to hearing a strong defense of Israel’s actions in Gaza from diplomat Gil Lainer. But to paraphrase Groucho Marx, this wasn’t it.
An old Jewish tale says only a fool would give money to a beggar, then be upset that he has money. Likewise, Israel cannot have it both ways when it comes to Palestinian unity.
The Islamist Palestinian Hamas group re-elected the relatively pragmatic Khaled Meshaal as its leader on Tuesday, despite past criticism of him by hardliners in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.
The exiled leader of the Palestinian group Hamas said on Monday Israel must take the first step if it wants a truce in the conflict in Gaza.