Hamas

Attempts to abduct Israelis continue: at the ‘Eli junction, north of Ramallah, a Hamas squad’s attempt to abduct Israelis was prevented

On the evening of February 4, 2007, an attempt was made to abduct an Israeli civilian at the ‘Eli junction, north of Ramallah. The civilian, who was waiting at a bus stop, was suspicious of the three Palestinians who drove up and refused to enter their vehicle. The three then fled and the civilian alerted
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Hamas recently upgraded its TV station and Internet sites.

Although the Hamas government is bankrupt, the movement has invested massive sums in improving its propaganda assets, aware of their importance in the battle for hearts and minds against Israel and against its opponents in the internal Palestinian arena.
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Hamas spokesmen stress that the Mecca Agreement does not recognize Israel.

Hamas spokesmen stress that the Mecca Agreement does not recognize Israel. Although the Agreement does not meet the Quartet’s demands, Abu Mazen and Hamas expect it will be possible to market it to the international community with the help of Saudi Arabia.
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Initial analysis of the agreement reached at Mecca between Fatah and Hamas for the establishment of a Palestinian national unity government

On February 6-8 negotiations were held in Mecca between senior members of Fatah and Hamas. Among them were Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), the chairman of the Palestinian Authority, and Khaled Mashaal the head of Hamas’s political bureau.
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The uncovering of an operative infrastructure belonging to Hamas (in Judea) thwarted plans to abduct Israelis and use them as bargaining chips in negotiations for the release of prisoners.

In recent months, the Israeli security forces have uncovered a squad consisting of Hamas operatives in the Judea region. Instructed by senior operatives from the Gaza Strip, the squad members were planning to abduct a settler or a soldier in the Jerusalem area and use him as a bargaining chip in the negotiations for the
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Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniya firmly positioned himself in the Iranian-Syrian axis during visits to Damascus and Teheran

Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniya firmly positioned himself in the Iranian-Syrian axis during visits to Damascus and Teheran. He made it clear that Hamas rejected Israel’s right to exist and supported its destruction by terrorism. He totally rejected the demands of Abu Mazen, the Quartet and the international community.
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