Fayyad Blames Failed Leadership and Israel for PA's Woes

The PA's outgoing Prime Minister, Salam Fayyad, blames failed leadership for the PA’s problems, but also accuses Israel - as usual.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/4/2013, 1:50 AM

Hamas, Fatah Meet in Cairo, Don't Reach Agreement

PA factions meeting in Cairo to seal a reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas will hold a second round of talks.Elad Benari, 2/10/2013, 4:45 AM

Egypt to Host Another Fatah-Hamas Meeting

Members of Abbas's Fatah faction and rival Hamas will meet on Wednesday in Cairo, says Fatah official.Elad Benari, 1/15/2013, 6:43 AM

Abbas and Mashaal to Meet Morsi in Egypt

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi will meet PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal in Cairo on Wednesday.Elad Benari, 1/9/2013, 4:42 AM

Fatah Prepares for Anniversary Celebrations in Gaza

Supporters of the Fatah movement start massing in the main squares in Gaza for the movement's first celebration since 2007.Elad Benari, 1/4/2013, 5:15 AM

Hamas to Allow Fatah to Celebrate Anniversary in Gaza

The Gaza branch of the Fatah party will mark its anniversary in the Hamas-ruled enclave after an accord between the two factions.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/28/2012, 9:31 PM

Abbas: Time to Reconcile with Hamas

PA chairman Abbas says it's time to seal a reconciliation with the Hamas terror group.Elad Benari, 12/5/2012, 6:12 AM

Hamas's Mashaal to Visit Gaza Next Week

Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal is to make his first-ever visit to Gaza at the end of next week, say officials.Elad Benari, 11/29/2012, 4:45 AM

PA to Release Hamas Prisoners in 'Goodwill Gesture'

The Palestinian Authority will release Hamas-affiliated detainees and allow Hamas to attend PLO meetings in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 11/26/2012, 5:14 AM

Hamas Official: Abbas Not Welcome in Gaza

Hamas MP Yahya Moussa declares PA Chairman Abbas persona non grata in Gaza.Elad Benari, 11/11/2012, 3:07 AM

Haniyeh Irritates Fatah by Attending Tehran Summit

Fatah fumes as Hamas PM says he will attend the meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Iran.Elad Benari, 8/26/2012, 4:46 AM

Morsi Meets Mashaal, Stresses Support for 'Palestinians'

Egypt's new Islamist president Morsi met senior Hamas officials and pledged his support for the "struggle of the Palestinian nation".Elad Benari, Canada, 7/21/2012, 1:34 AM

Abbas and Egypt's Morsi Meet in Cairo

PA Chairman Abbas meets Egypt's newly elected president, Mohammed Morsi. They discuss peace and the reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah.Elad Benari, 7/19/2012, 6:45 AM

Fatah Opposes Opening Gaza-Egypt Border

Fatah says it is opposed to the opening of Gaza’s border with Egypt, says Hamas supports Israeli policy of giving Egypt control of Gaza.Elad Benari, 7/17/2012, 3:13 AM

PA Sets Date for Local Elections, Hamas Unhappy

PA cabinet sets October 20 as date for local elections. Hamas warns the decision would “affect reconciliation negatively.”Elad Benari, 7/11/2012, 6:01 AM

Fatah, Hamas Still Don't Agree on Unity Government

More than a year after the unity deal in Cairo, Fatah and Hamas still can't form a unity government.Elad Benari, 6/18/2012, 6:45 AM

Abbas Amends Election Order as Hamas Continues to Fume

PA Chairman Abbas issues executive order amending the 2005 election law, plans to hold elections sooner than scheduled.Elad Benari, 5/18/2012, 6:11 AM

Fatah Eyeing Terrorist to Lead Gaza Return

Fatah is laying the groundwork for elections in Gaza; recently released terrorist tops list of contenders to take the helm in the enclaveGabe Kahn, 4/20/2012, 12:48 PM

Fatah Blames Iran for Failure of Unity with Hamas

Fatah spokesman clams Iran paid Hamas to back out of implementing the reconciliation deal between the two factions.Elad Benari, 3/21/2012, 3:14 AM

Abbas, Mashaal to Agree on Unity Government

PA Chairman Abbas and Hamas chief Mashaal will agree on a national unity government this Thursday, says senior Fatah official.Elad Benari, 2/1/2012, 6:15 AM

Israeli-Fatah Meeting Irks Hamas

Hamas slams rival Fatah organization, after Fatah representatives meet Israeli political officials and academics.Elad Benari, 1/17/2012, 3:13 AM

Hamas Denies Fatah Delegation Entry to Gaza

Unity between Hamas and Fatah? Hamas criticized after denying a Fatah delegation entry to Gaza.Elad Benari, 1/8/2012, 5:32 AM

Hamas Bans Fatah Anniversary Fete in Gaza

Gaza's Hamas terrorist rulers may have agreed to unity with Fatah, but it has banned anniversary celebrations of its rival's founding.Chana Ya'ar, 12/28/2011, 10:06 AM

Analysis: Hamas 'Pragmatism' a Dubious Fad

Hamas says joining PLO marks a shift to political pluralism and pragmatic moderation - but for how long?Gabe Kahn., 12/23/2011, 10:29 AM

ICJP Calls Parliamentarians to Counter Threats to Middle East

The International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians is calling the world to counter the threats to the Middle East from Iran and Hamas.Elad Benari, 11/30/2011, 5:13 AM

Abbas: PA Elections in May 2012

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas says elections for a Fatah-Hamas unity gov't will be held next May; dismisses concerns over Hamas' Israel stance.Gabe Kahn., 11/28/2011, 6:54 PM

Fayyad Stepping Down?

PA prime minister Salam Fayyad called on factions to pick his replacement so Hamas can no longer use him as a pretext to avoid unity.Gabe Kahn., 11/14/2011, 7:58 PM

Egypt: Reconciling Hamas, Fatah a ‘Top Priority’

Bringing the genocidal Hamas movement back into the PA is a “top priority” for Egypt, ambassador says.Maayana Miskin, 10/23/2011, 8:05 PM

Tensions Between Hamas and Fatah Over Shalit Deal

Fatah accuses Hamas of ensuring that its own terrorists will be released from prison, while leaving Fatah terrorists jailed.Elad Benari, 10/17/2011, 10:17 AM

Fatah Official: Reconciliation with Hamas 'Soon'

Fatah leader Azzam al-Ahmad says he expects reconciliation with rival Hamas soon and claimed the Hamas supports Abbas' UN bid.Gabe Kahn., 10/13/2011, 10:01 PM

Report: PA Unity Farce Marches On

After months of stalled unity talks and a return to bickering, rocket attacks on southern Israel, Fatah and Hamas are in a farcical limbo.Gabe Kahn., 7/19/2011, 1:10 AM

PA Set to Approve October 2011 Elections

The PLO executive committee agreed on October 2011 for municipal elections, just one month after its planned statehood bid at the UN.Gabe Kahn., 7/15/2011, 3:13 AM

Hamas Complains Abbas Obstructing Unity Government

Hamas co-founder Mahmoud al-Zahar accused PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas of delaying unity in favor of his statehood bid at the UN in SeptemberGabe Kahn., 7/8/2011, 5:06 PM

Haniyeh Insists Progress Being Made on Unity Gov't

Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh insists progress being made on unity government, "even if it is slow."Gabe Kahn., 7/1/2011, 4:46 AM

Fatah Spokesman: Abbas and Mashaal Will Meet Within Days

Amid reports of breakdown in Hamas-Fatah unity, a spokesman says Abbas and Mashaal will meet soon.Elad Benari, 6/22/2011, 6:13 AM

Fatah-Hamas Unity Off – For Now

Talks between rivals Fatah and Hamas break down for now, possibly over the identity of the Prime Minister in the PA interim government.Elad Benari, 6/20/2011, 3:14 AM

PA 'Unity' Falters Over Fayyad

The much ballyhooed Palestinian Authority “unity” appears to be falling apart over the question of who will lead its government. Chana Ya'ar, 6/12/2011, 3:52 PM

Hamas-Run Gaza Not Quite Ready for PA 'Unity'

The much-touted Palestinian Authority “unity” has not quite come to fruition in Gaza, according to Hamas. Chana Ya'ar, 6/2/2011, 2:09 PM

Amos Gilad in Cairo to Discuss Gilad Schalit

Maj. General Amos Gilad (res.) made a short trip to Cairo to "discuss the Schalit deal" and other issues affecting Israel-Egypt relations.Gabe Kahn., 6/1/2011, 9:38 PM

Knesset Ethics Committee Gives Tibi Wrist-Slap

Knesset Ethics Committee settles for reprimanding MK Tibi for attending the Fatah-Hamas unity signing in Cairo and then meeting with Qaddafi.Gabe Kahn., 6/1/2011, 7:49 PM

Shaath: Unity Makes Liberation of Palestine Possible

PA negotiator Dr. Nabil Shaath says Fatah-Hamas reconciliation is essential to the "liberation of Palestine" during talks with Hamas in Gaza.Gabe Kahn., 5/27/2011, 6:14 AM

PA Vows Unilateral Moves; Obama: It's a Mistake

PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas vows to go to the UN if Israel doesn't sit down and negotiate with Hamas; Obama says, "it's a mistake."Gabe Kahn., 5/27/2011, 1:14 AM

Fayyad Suffers Heart Attack While in U.S.

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister hospitalized in Texas after suffering heart attack while visiting his son.Elad Benari, 5/24/2011, 1:12 AM

Egyptian FM Says Hamas a 'True Partner' for Peace

Egypt's Foreign Minister says he brokered the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation to create a true partner for peace; calls George Washington a "terrorist."Gabe Kahn., 5/19/2011, 2:16 AM

Abbas Says He's Ready to Talk, Sets Preconditions

PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas told a US delegation he's 'ready to talk' and, in the same breath, set preconditions for doing so.Gabe Kahn., 5/18/2011, 9:25 PM

Hamas Founders Amid Lover's Quarrel

Hamas co-founders Khaled Mashaal and Mahmoud al-Zahar don't agree on PA talks with Israel; "resistance the only option," al Zahar says.Gabe Kahn., 5/18/2011, 8:52 PM

Fatah Official: We Agree with Hamas

Fatah official says Hamas and Fatah "agree on everything," as representatives negotiate the details of planned unity gov't in Cairo.Hillel Fendel, 5/17/2011, 4:04 PM

Abbas Marches w/ Hamas in Ramallah

Fatah and Hamas still don't get along that well - unless Yasser Arafat and anti-Israel ceremonies bring out their common denominator.Hillel Fendel, 5/16/2011, 7:43 PM

Abbas to be Prime Minister in PA Transitional Government

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is to serve as Prime Minister in the PA transition government; Fayyad and Haniyeh to be his deputies.Gabe Kahn., 5/12/2011, 7:57 PM

Egypt to Open Gaza Bureau 'Within Days'

Hamas and Fatah to meet in Cairo next week to discuss next Palestinian Authority government.Gil Ronen, 5/11/2011, 8:59 PM

PA State Would Be Iranian Proxy, Says Min. Shalom

Deputy PM Silvan Shalom says PA state would be Iranian proxy; Vice Premier Yaalon says Fatah-Hamas deal won't last; Hamas doubts statehood bid.Gabe Kahn., 5/11/2011, 8:58 PM

France Adds Funds for PA Unity Gov't

France has agreed to provide additional funding to the new Fatah-Hamas unity government to help cover salaries after Israel froze funds.Chana Ya'ar, 5/9/2011, 8:47 PM

Despite Reconciliation: Mashaal Calls for Armed Struggle

Hamas leader says Arab resistance "in all forms" against Israel is required, will try to convince Fatah to adopt this approach.Elad Benari, 5/9/2011, 4:45 AM

Hamas: Region Changing in Our Favor

Hamas insists the Middle East is changing in its favor, and has no plans to moderate its positions or negotiate with Israel. Maayana Miskin, 5/8/2011, 9:43 PM

Jordan's Abdullah II Backs Fatah-Hamas Unity Deal

Underscoring the chill in Israel-Jordan relations since his coronation, Abdullah II praised Cairo's Fatah-Hamas reconciliation. Self-preservation?Gabe Kahn., 5/6/2011, 3:17 AM

Hamas TV Broadcasting in Judea, Samaria; PA TV in Gaza

Another sign of thaw between the twin terror groups: Hamas TV broadcasts in PA, and PA TV broadcasts in Gaza. Gil Ronen, 5/5/2011, 9:07 PM

Clinton Won't Rule Out Dealing with Hamas-Fatah PA

Secretary of State gives fuzzy answer when asked if Hamas-Fatah pact closes door on "peace." Gil Ronen, 5/5/2011, 6:02 PM