Fatah-Hamas reconciliation hits 'obstacles'

Fatah official says handover of power in Gaza from Hamas has hit yet another snag.Ben Ariel, 12/11/2017, 4:44 AM

PA Police Chief: Hamas must disarm

PA police head in Judea and Samaria says reconciliation deal can only work if Hamas disarms, gives ups guns and rockets.AFP, 11/8/2017, 5:33 PM

Hamas ignores Israel, sends delegation to Iran

High-ranking Hamas delegation, headed by Salah al-Aruri, visits Iran to discuss reconciliation with Fatah.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/20/2017, 10:47 PM

Report: Hamas willing to start talks with Fatah

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh meets Egyptian officials, say the organization is willing to begin reconciliation talks with longtime rival.Elad Benari, 9/12/2017, 5:39 AM

Abbas holds rare meeting with Hamas officials

PA chairman meets delegation of Hamas officials amid ongoing Hamas-Fatah feud.Elad Benari, 8/2/2017, 6:16 AM

Hamas-Fatah unity talks stall - again

Third round of talks between longtime rival Palestinian factions put on hold after Hamas blames Fatah for one meeting's failure.Ben Ariel, 6/20/2016, 3:44 AM

Hamas and Fatah meet for talks in Doha

In the latest attempt to end their nearly nine-year rivalry, Fatah and Hamas meet in Doha to discuss reconciliation process.Ben Ariel, 3/28/2016, 5:46 AM

Hamas demands: Let us join the PLO

Hamas conditions membership in the PLO on implementation of the reconciliation agreement with rival Fatah.Dalit Halevi, 1/3/2016, 2:43 AM

Hamas: Fatah Members Are 'Enemies of Allah'

Hamas continues to verbally attack its longtime rival, accuses its members of treason for cooperating with Israel.Dalit Halevi, 8/13/2015, 4:46 AM

Hamas: The PA is Helping the 'Settlers'

Hamas accuses PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas of collaborating with Israel and specifically the residents of Judea and Samaria.Dalit Halevi, 8/3/2015, 3:12 AM

Hamas Rejects Fatah's Demand for Control of Gaza

Hamas officials reject demands by Fatah that the group hand over rule of Gaza as part of a reconciliation agreement.Elad Benari, 7/30/2015, 5:13 AM

Fatah Demands That Hamas Hand Over Control of Gaza

Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad says Hamas must hand over rule of Gaza in order to achieve unity.Ben Ariel, 7/28/2015, 5:42 AM

Hamas: Abbas is 'Enemy of the Palestinian People'

Hamas official accuses PA chairman of being a dictator over his claims that Hamas won't implement unity agreement with Fatah.Dalit Halevi, 7/26/2015, 5:17 AM

Hamas: PA Arrested, Tortured of 200 Hamas Members

Hamas spokesman slams Mahmoud Abbas for 'maniacal' mass-arrests, alleged torture, warns 'there is a limit to our patience.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/7/2015, 5:38 PM

PA Arrests Hamas Cell Planning to Attack It

PA claims it nabbed large cell in Samaria planning to harm security apparatus, as Hamas threatens an escalation in response to crackdown.Ari Yashar, 7/6/2015, 7:46 AM

New PLO Unity Government Talks 'Reach Impasse'

Fatah-Hamas rivalry heightens as talks break down within days; Hamas claims they were just 'some phone calls.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/30/2015, 1:25 PM

PLO Talks Unity Govt. With Hamas, Islamic Jihad

PLO committee talks with terror groups about forming new government, after Abbas told France Hamas won't be part of new government.Ari Yashar, 6/27/2015, 11:57 PM

Abbas: 'No Place' for Hamas in New Government

PA chairman tells France's foreign minister that any new Palestinian unity government should not include Hamas.Elad Benari, 6/22/2015, 6:13 AM

Abbas: PA Unity Government to Resign

PA and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas says unity government with Hamas will likely dissolve in the coming days.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2015, 10:24 PM

Jimmy Carter Pushes PA and Hamas into Reconciling

Former US President encourages Palestinian leaders into unifying Hamas and Palestinian Authority - but neither side is interested.Matt Wanderman, 5/12/2015, 10:35 PM

Jimmy Carter Does It Again - Calls for PA Elections

Carter's call for elections caused consternation. David Singer, 5/10/2015, 7:04 AM

Hamas 'No Longer Wants' Technocratic Gov't

Senior Hamas official calls for national unity government comprising all Palestinian factions, saying previous government failed.Ben Ariel, 5/3/2015, 6:35 AM

Carter and Abbas Call for Palestinian Elections

Pro-Hamas ex-president calls for joint Hamas-Fatah elections in Ramallah after canceling Gaza stop, in bid to save floundering 'unity.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/2/2015, 8:20 PM

PA Arrests Hamas Supporters After University Vote

Hamas win in Birzeit University vote this month has sparked a wave of arrests, independent PA news agencies say.Tova Dvorin, 4/30/2015, 6:50 PM

PA Unity Govt. Cuts Contact With Hamas

After ministers charge Hamas with holding them hostage during visit, PA minister threatens 'there will be consequences.'Ari Yashar, 4/26/2015, 3:54 PM

Unity Govt. Ministers Say Hamas Held them Hostage

Further signs of disunity as ministers says Hamas blocked them from working on salary war in Gaza visit; 'crisis bigger than unity govt.'Ari Yashar, 4/22/2015, 9:20 AM

Fatah Ends Gaza Visit Over Dispute with Hamas

Ministers of Palestinian consensus government end visit to Gaza, citing "differences of opinion" with Hamas over payment to workers.Elad Benari, 4/21/2015, 6:44 AM

Bombing Targets Abbas's Gaza Home

First in suspicious string of bombings targets Palestinian Cabinet HQ in Abbas's home; Hamas terrorist shot to death 'in an accident.'Ari Yashar, 4/20/2015, 9:53 AM

Hamas: Unity Government Must End 'Discrimination'

Hamas calls on the unity government with Fatah to treat all employees equally and fairly, after Gaza workers start strike.Ben Ariel, 4/16/2015, 5:42 AM

Hamas Official: Abbas Has No Legitimacy to Lead PA

In latest direct challenge, Mahmoud al-Zahar accuses Abbas of treachery for cooperating with IDF, as Hamas-Fatah tensions increase.Dalit Halevi, 4/12/2015, 12:51 AM

State of the Unity: PA-Hamas, One Year Later

On April 1, 2014, the PA broke the Oslo Accords by applying to UN agencies. In one year, nothing - and everything - has changed.Tova Dvorin, 4/1/2015, 6:44 PM

Abbas Calls on Arab States to Attack Hamas

Abbas urges 'same policy' of Yemen airstrikes to be used by Arab League in 'Palestine,' after his adviser calls for 'iron' blow to Hamas.Ari Yashar, 3/28/2015, 10:33 PM

Haniyeh: Hamas Will Continue to Seek Unity

Senior Hamas member Ismail Haniyeh once again seeks to calm tensions with the rival Fatah movement.Elad Benari, 3/23/2015, 4:46 AM

Hamas Pledges 'Liberation' of PA From 'Traitors'

Gaza pledges war on Judea-Samaria, takeover of Jerusalem in effort to 'liberate Palestine.'Dalit Halevi and Tova Dvorin, 3/21/2015, 10:58 PM

Elections Driving Hamas to Try Again with PA

Hamas politiburo head Ismail Haniyeh responds to Netanyahu's re-elections by call for unified 'struggle for Palestinian rights.'Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 3/20/2015, 8:33 AM

Hamas Accuses PA of Causing Violence in Gaza

Hamas’s interior ministry claims PA security forces are behind a wave of violence in Gaza.Elad Benari, 3/15/2015, 4:24 AM

Hamas, Israel in Talks for 5-Year Ceasefire

Leaked documents reveal total lifting of restrictions on Gaza in exchange for ceasefire, reconciliation with Fatah for 'Palestinian state.'Tova Dvorin, 3/9/2015, 6:30 PM

PA Arrests More Than 100 Hamas Members

Hamas says PA security services have launched another crackdown on its members in Judea and Samaria, arresting 100.Ben Ariel, 3/9/2015, 2:00 PM

Fatah Official Accuses Hamas of Stabbing Him

Abbas tries to downplay 'chaos' after official stabbed numerous times outside mosque, blames Hamas of assassination attempt a la 2007 coup.Ari Yashar, 2/24/2015, 10:07 AM

Hamas and Fatah Sliding Towards Open War in Gaza

Countless tit-for-tat car bombings capped by assassination attempt on Fatah official. Is 'unity' turning to war? Could ISIS stand to gain?Ari Yashar, 2/16/2015, 4:59 PM

Hamas Holds Independent Parliament Meeting in Gaza

Hamas-affiliated parliament members reactivate the Gaza parliament, which had been suspended since the unity deal with Fatah.Ben Ariel, 1/15/2015, 4:42 AM

Hamas Workers Start Hunger Strike

A group of former employees in the Hamas-run government in Gaza go on a hunger strike in protest over unpaid salaries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/14/2015, 5:43 AM

Haniyeh: PA Isn't Giving Gaza Enough Money

Senior Hamas leader accuses the PA of not spending a “fair amount” on Gaza, despite unity government between Hamas and Fatah.Ben Ariel, 1/5/2015, 5:15 AM

Hamas: Abbas Has No Authority to Join ICC

Acting speaker of the Palestinian parliament, says any signing of an international treaty must be approved by the entire parliament.Dalit Halevi and Elad Benari, 1/2/2015, 12:13 AM

Members of Fatah-Hamas Government Visit Gaza

Members of the Palestinian unity government arrive in Gaza in an attempt to continue region's rehabilitation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2014, 5:44 AM

Mashaal: Reconciliation is 'Not Satisfying'

Hamas-Fatah unity government continues to crumble as Hamas leader says he is dissatisfied with the reconciliation process.Ben Ariel, 12/16/2014, 5:42 AM

Internal Hamas Debate about Rethinking Policies

Hamas is dealing with a host of problems its leadership did not take into account when it began the war with Israel this past summer. A recent conference at Bir Zeit Univ. sheds light on the ideas for rethinking tactics and strategy. Yoni Ben Menachem, 12/2/2014, 9:51 PM

Has the Hamas-Fatah Unity Government Expired?

Hamas says six-month period of government is over - Fatah says there was never a deadline, and wants answers on Fatah bombings in Gaza.Ari Yashar, 12/1/2014, 8:00 AM

Son of Hamas Leader: Wage War Against Gaza - Now

Mosab Yousef, ISA agent and son of Hamas leader in PA, urges Israel to stop 'fatally flawed' ceasefire and attack before Hamas rebuilds.Tova Dvorin, 11/25/2014, 11:17 AM

Hamas Threatens to Ban Israeli Fruit Imports

Israel halts agricultural export from Gaza to PA Sunday, leading Hamas to erupt in fury over 'blockade.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/24/2014, 6:38 PM

Large-Scale Hamas Terror Cell Busted

Turkey, Qatar reportedly involved in supporting cell to carry out terror in Jerusalem; several attacks already prevented.Tova Dvorin, 11/21/2014, 10:27 AM

Haniyeh: PM Not Responsible on Gaza

Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh accuses Prime Minister Rami Hamallah of failing to care for Gaza.Ben Ariel, 11/18/2014, 5:16 AM

UN Blames 'Occupation' for Violence, Pushes Talks

UN Security Council official claims talks could quell violence from Hamas, terrorists in Jerusalem - even if the facts say otherwise.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/17/2014, 7:15 PM

Hamas Official: Abbas Thwarting Reconciliation

Hamas member Yahya Mousa says Fatah head Mahmoud Abbas is hurting unity efforts and should leave.Ben Ariel, 11/17/2014, 5:13 AM

Fatah Cancels Arafat Commemorations in Gaza

Tensions reach new heights as official says Hamas refused to provide security for event to mark 10 years since death of Yasser Arafat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/9/2014, 3:50 PM

Fatah Homes in Gaza Bombed Ahead of Arafat Rally

Senior Fatah members' homes were bombed overnight, leading unity PM Hamdallah to cancel visit; Hamas denies involvement.Tova Dvorin, 11/7/2014, 11:52 AM

Hamas Blasts Fatah Over Gaza

Hamas urges PA to facilitate the entry of construction material into Gaza, says it is frustrated that unity government isn't functioning.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/20/2014, 3:15 AM