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The UK government is on the wrong side of history… again (Ahmed Abu Artema, Al Jazeera)

On November 19, British Home Secretary Priti Patel announced that she is seeking a terror designation for the Palestinian movement Hamas. Its military wing has already been banned in the United Kingdom, but now the government wants to extend the measure to the political party as well. If the designation is approved by the British Parliament, this […]

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Hamas grows bolder in West Bank (Mai Abu Hasaneen, Al-Monitor)

Hamas operatives seem to have renewed their activity in the West Bank in response to Israeli raids in the wake of the recapturing of six Palestinians who escaped an Israeli prison in September. The recent raids of West Bank villages reveal Israel’s concerns over Hamas’ renewed activities. On Sept. 26, Israeli forces killed three Palestinians in the village of Biddu, north of Jerusalem. According to the Israeli military, […]

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Hamas/Israel. Hamas has its Own Logic. What is Israel’s Logic? (Udi Dekel, INSS)

Hamas is conducting an ongoing campaign of attrition against Israel. The organization began initiating violent incidents from the Gaza Strip the very same week it scored its first achievements since Operation Guardian of the Walls, with Israel’s announcement that it was easing the closure and that a way was found to transfer funds from Qatar […]

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Egypt/Israel/Hamas – Report: Egypt seeking to avoid renewed escalation between Israel and Hamas (Middle East Eye)

Egypt has made contact with Israel and leaders of the Palestinian Hamas movement in the besieged Gaza Strip in an attempt to prevent renewed military escalation, according to a news report by Al-Araby Al-Jadeed. The London-based newspaper reported on Tuesday that Egypt has invited Israeli officials for “an urgent meeting” in Cairo in the coming days. Report: Egypt seeking to avoid renewed […]

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Saudi Arabia/Hamas – Saudi Arabia Acts Against Hamas Terrorism (JCPA)

Yoni Ben Menachem Hamas is deeply shocked by a Saudi court’s decision to send dozens of its activists to prison. They were arrested more than two years ago on suspicion of money laundering and smuggling funds to Hamas’ military-terrorist wing in the Gaza Strip, aided by money exchange companies in Turkey. Saudi Arabia Acts Against […]

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Hezbollah/Hamas/Israel/Gaza Strip – The Address for a Response to the Lebanese Attacks on Israel Is Gaza, Not Beirut (BESA Center)

Dr. Doron Matza Even if Hezbollah is responsible for the latest rocket attack on the Galilee, Hamas is culpable for the security deterioration in southern Lebanon due to its efforts to expand its terrorist activities to the territory of neighboring Arab states. Israel must establish a new equation in which lack of peace in the north is […]

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Israel/Gaza/Hamas – Israel attacks Hamas sites in Gaza in response to fire balloons (Al Jazeera)

Al Jazeera writes: Israeli aircraft bombed Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip on Saturday in response to incendiary balloons launched from the Palestinian enclave, Israel’s military said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the attack that targeted what the Israeli military said was a rocket launching site and a compound belonging to Hamas, […]

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Israel/Hamas – Between 2006 and 2011, a high-stakes negotiated prisoner exchange took place between Israel and Hamas

Al Jazeera writes: Between 2006 and 2011, a high-stakes negotiated prisoner exchange took place between Israel and Hamas, the group that governs the Gaza Strip. During that time, the two sides did not have any direct contact, so mediators from Egypt, Germany and Ireland were involved. At stake were the terms of exchange between one […]

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Hamas – Hamas launches military summer camps for Gaza youth (Entsar Abu Jahal, Al Monitor)

Less than two months since the recent Israeli war on the Gaza Strip that sought to destroy Hamas’ infrastructure ended, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing, launched June 26 its military Vanguards of Liberation summer camps. Hamas launches military summer camps for Gaza youth – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East A Palestinian young boy takes part […]

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Hezbollah/Hamas – Hezbollah leader, Hamas chief discuss recent Gaza fighting (Al Jazeera)

The top leaders of the groups Hezbollah and Hamas held talks in the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday about last month’s 11-day Israeli bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip. Hezbollah leader, Hamas chief discuss recent Gaza fighting | Gaza News | Al Jazeera

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Israel/Palestine/Hamas – How Many Gaza Palestinians Were Killed by Hamas Rockets in May? An Estimate (Alex Safian, BESA Center)

Much of the coverage and commentary surrounding the fighting in May between Hamas and Israel has focused on numbers, especially the much larger number of Palestinians than Israelis killed. The number of deaths is actually very low for such an intense conflict, a testament to Israel’s Iron Dome and civil defense systems, and its use […]

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Israel/Hamas/Gaza – Challenges to Gaza Ceasefire Are Arising Quickly (Yaakov Lappin, BESA Center)

Hamas will always prioritize its radical ideological and political objectives over pragmatic considerations whenever those two factors come into conflict. As Israeli decision makers monitor Hamas’s renewed efforts at force build-up following Operation Guardian of the Walls, they face dilemmas as they look for “least-worst” options. Challenges to Gaza Ceasefire Are Arising Quickly (besacenter.org)