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

Diskin Plays Down PA Unity, Unilateral Moves

Outgoing Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin derided the Fatah-Hamas unity deal signed in Cairo today and played down worries over PA moves at the UN.Gabe Kahn., 5/5/2011, 1:12 AM

Netanyahu: Fatah-Hamas Unity "A Great Victory For Terror"

PM Netanyahu lambasted PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for embracing Hamas and giving terror a victory by signing the Fatah-Hamas Unity deal.Gabe Kahn., 5/4/2011, 8:23 PM

Fatah and Hamas Disagree Over Key Issues

As Fatah and Hamas are due to officially sign the unity agreement between the two in Egypt on Wednesday, disagreements arise on key issues.Elad Benari, 5/4/2011, 4:17 AM

Bibi Launches Diplomatic Offensive; PA Says ‘Mind Your Business’

Netanyahu launches a diplomatic offensive in Europe and called on Abbas to cancel the unity pact with Hamas. The PA says it is a ”domestic issue.”Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/3/2011, 7:11 PM

Hamas and Fatah Sign for Unity Day after Hamas Mourns Bin Laden

The Fatah-led PA signed a preliminary unity deal with Hamas in Egypt; one day after the terrorist party mourned the elimination of Bin Laden.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/3/2011, 5:33 PM

Senior Hamas Delegation in Cairo

Hamas terrorists led by Khaled Mashaal arrive in Egypt ahead of 'reconciliation' ceremony.Gil Ronen, 5/2/2011, 5:57 PM

Gov't Freezes Tax and Customs Funds Transfer to PA

The government has frozen the routine transfer of taxes collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority due to the Fatah-Hamas unity deal.Chana Ya'ar, 5/1/2011, 2:01 PM

Lieberman: Hamas Terrorists will Roam Judea and Samaria

Foreign Minister predicts Hamas will take over Judea and Samaria in elections agreed upon with Fatah.Gil Ronen, 4/28/2011, 9:40 AM

Report: PA Unity Deal is Cosmetic, Bogus

Fatah-Hamas reconciliation an illusory move to make unilateral statehood threat seem more credible, says Maariv. Gil Ronen, 4/28/2011, 8:56 AM

Hamas-PA Merger Calls Security Cooperation Into Question

Fatah-Hamas reconcilliation may scuttle cooperation between the IDF and PA security forces.Gabe Kahn., 4/27/2011, 10:53 PM

Abbas: Israel Must Release All Prisoners; Hamas: So Must Abbas

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has said "no peace" until Israel releases all Arab security prisoners; Hamas: Abbas must release all Hamas prisoners!Gabe Kahn., 4/3/2011, 3:27 PM

Hamas: Abbas' Safety Uncertain if He Visits Gaza

Though Gaza head Haniyeh invited Abbas to Gaza, a Hamas report says Fatah-PA leader could be hurt if he visits.Gil Ronen, 3/29/2011, 8:46 AM

Abbas Holds 'Positive' Meeting with Hamas on Unity

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas meets with Hamas leaders and calls for reconciliation, Jerusalem opposed..Maayana Miskin, 3/27/2011, 7:01 PM

Hamas Mum on Abbas Overture

Hamas has yet to issue an official response to a statement by PA Chairman Abbas that he was ready to visit Gaza "at any time" for reconciliation.Gabe Kahn., 3/23/2011, 7:30 PM

Gaza Protesters Demand PA Unity

Palestinian Authority Arabs in Gaza protest against their Hamas rulers and demand a unity government with Fatah.Chana Ya'ar, 3/7/2011, 5:46 PM

Hamas, PA Two-Faced on Facebook Revolutions at Home

Arab activists in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza want a 'Facebook Revolution' in the vein of the ones sweeping Arab countries throughout the region.Gabe Kahn., 3/2/2011, 9:41 PM

Egypt Mediating between 'Twin Terrors' Hamas and Fatah

Cairo resumes mediation between the two major terror groups that rule over the Arabs of Judea, Samaria and Gaza.Gil Ronen, 2/24/2011, 10:47 PM

Gaza: Fatah Prisoners Get Visit; Shalit Still Incommunicado

Hamas allows Fatah to visit its prisoners in Gaza jails, in order to refute 'allegations and lies.'Maayana Miskin, 1/12/2011, 9:48 PM

PA: Hamas Plans 'Civil War' in Judea, Samaria

PA security forces find a cache of Hamas rockets in Ramallah. Gil Ronen, 12/22/2010, 8:37 PM