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Fatah-Hamas reconciliation

For media correspondents: A proposed tour of the Palestinian Authority

If you missed the tour of Israel and the PA (see Rown Dean's article), you can join this one. You will write the most compelling piece you have ever written when it is over, and it will, for a change, be the truth. David Bedein, 2/7/2016, 8:40 PM

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

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, 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

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

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

An Intifada of Arab Disappointment - with Themselves

The "Palestinians" are furious at their own inner reality, one that makes a viable state impossible.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 11/13/2014, 12:12 AM

Report: PA Policemen to Join Gaza Security Forces

Renewed unity pact to include security coordination, source claims - but only if Israel agrees.Tova Dvorin, 9/28/2014, 12:11 PM

Hamas, Fatah Renew Unity Pact Despite Tensions

'Comprehensive agreement' reached between Hamas and Fatah over Gaza rulership. But will it last?Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/27/2014, 8:18 PM

Hamas and Fatah to Try to Save Unity

Fatah and Hamas will hold talks in Cairo in an attempt to iron out issues that have prevented the implementation of unity deal.Ben Ariel, 9/21/2014, 5:54 AM

Hamas Accuses Palestinian PM of Neglecting Gaza

Deputy speaker of the Palestinian parliament accuses Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah of "negligence" towards Gaza.Ben Ariel, 9/5/2014, 4:43 AM

PA: Hamas Preventing Abbas from Governing in Gaza

Sources claim Hamas refusing PA supervision, despite unity government agreement and understanding reached after ceasefire.Tova Dvorin, Chicago, 8/29/2014, 7:49 PM

PA Blasts Hamas for Executing 'Collaborators'

The Palestinian Authority blasts Hamas officials for executing more than 20 alleged collaborators with Israel, saying this is illegal.Elad Benari, 8/24/2014, 6:22 AM

Meshaal, Abbas to Meet in Qatar Despite Coup

PA, Hamas leaders to meet in Doha over Gaza ceasefire, as questions remain over whether the unity government will last.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2014, 12:15 PM

MKs: Hamas Coup 'Warning Sign' for Unity Gov't

Nationalist MKs attack leftists over attempted Hamas coup, after remarks early in the unity pact claimed PA would keep Hamas in line.Hezki Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 8/18/2014, 7:44 PM

Hamas Executes Dozens of Palestinians

Hamas allegedly rounds up Fatah members and other dissidents for execution over 'collaboration' charges, as dissent simmers in Gaza.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 8/7/2014, 1:34 PM

PLO: US Backs Hamas in Ceasefire Talks

PA officials accuse John Kerry of plot to 'get rid of the PLO,' back Muslim Brotherhood through Hamas; Abbas said to be 'furious'.Tova Dvorin, 7/30/2014, 6:42 PM

Report: Hamas Losing Palestinian Support in Gaza

Washington Institute study indicates Gazans 'hate Hamas with a passion' and want to see Fatah re-elected.Tova Dvorin, 7/27/2014, 10:31 AM

Fatah Spokesman: Hamas Like Criminals and Thugs

Despite the unity agreement, a spokesman for Fatah launched a verbal attack on Hamas in a recent television interview.Elad Benari, 6/25/2014, 5:44 AM

Netanyahu: Abbas Will be Judged by Actions

PMO dismisses PA Chairman's remarks on kidnapping, calls on him to prove he's serious by cancelling unity pact with Hamas.Elad Benari, 6/19/2014, 12:14 AM

Netanyahu Links Hamas-Fatah Government to Students

Netanyahu speaks with Kerry, says yeshiva boys’ disappearance directly related to Hamas-Fatah unity.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/13/2014, 10:45 PM

88 Senators to Obama: Reconsider Aid to PA

In a letter to Obama, an overwhelming majority of Senators point out the presence of terrorist group Hamas in new PA government.Elad Benari, 6/13/2014, 6:13 AM

Hamas Official Calls on Fatah to Join in Jihad

"Bullets and bombs are music to our ears," said Hamas official Fathi Hammad in a recent speech.Elad Benari, 6/12/2014, 6:16 AM

U.S.: Not Much Abbas Can Do About Rockets

State Department condemns rocket fire from Gaza, but says Abbas cannot do much to stop the attacks despite pact with Hamas.Elad Benari, 6/12/2014, 2:15 AM

Rocket Fire 'Hurts Unity Pact,' Abbas Laments

PA condemns rocket fire - not as threat to 'Palestinian principles' or 'humanitarian ethics' - but to political stability.Tova Dvorin, 6/11/2014, 7:37 PM

Not 'Land for Peace,' But 'Land for Terror'

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon slams 'delusions' about land for peace, negotiating with Hamas in Herzliya conference speech.Tova Dvorin, 6/10/2014, 1:23 PM

UN Envoy Meets Ministers of PA Unity Gov't

UN's Robert Serry becomes first senior international official to meet with ministers of the new government in Gaza.Elad Benari, 6/9/2014, 5:15 AM

'Hamas Will Increase Control Over Judea-Samaria'

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu slams the 'ignorance' of the international community in weekly Cabinet meeting.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 6/8/2014, 12:01 PM

Hamas, Islamic Jihad Vow to Continue Terror

Leaders of both groups vow to 'liberate all of Palestine' from Israel despite 'unity pact' agreement to renounce terrorism.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 6/8/2014, 10:21 AM

Bennett: Don't Blame Abbas, Blame the People

Bennett points out that the blame on the Hamas-Fatah unity should be placed on the Palestinian Arab people who voted for Hamas.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/6/2014, 10:28 PM

PA, Hamas Reluctant to Put 2007 Clashes Behind

Palestinian Arabs debate over compensation packages for Fatah-Hamas fatalities - with some preferring 'the right to revenge.'Tova Dvorin, 6/6/2014, 2:32 PM

Hamas: 'Majority' of PA Supports Terrorism

Senior official encourages terrorism against 'occupation' - despite unity government's peaceful facade to US, EU.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 6/6/2014, 8:13 AM

Qatar to Financially Help Hamas-Fatah Government

Arab states to help pay the wages of Gaza's public sector workers, says deputy Hamas leader.Dalit Halevi and Elad Benari, 6/6/2014, 6:07 AM

Steinitz Slams US 'Self-Deception' on PA Gov't

Intelligence Minister notes that the PA will probably not give up on Gaza's missile arsenal, equating them with Hamas.Hezki Baruch, 6/5/2014, 2:20 PM

UN Chief Welcomes Hamas-Fatah Government

UN Secretary-General expresses hope that new PA unity government will lead to progress in peace negotiations.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/3/2014, 11:50 PM

U.S.: No Hamas Members in Unity Government

State Department rejects Israel’s disappointment over its intent to cooperate with the Hamas-Fatah government.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/3/2014, 11:13 PM

EU Says It Will 'Work' with Hamas-Fatah Government

European Union follows the United States in expressing willingness to work with the new Palestinian Authority unity government.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/3/2014, 7:26 PM

Netanyahu Troubled by U.S. Cooperation with PA

"All those who genuinely seek peace must reject Abbas's embrace of Hamas," Netanyahu says.Elad Benari, 6/3/2014, 6:28 PM

Lawmakers Call on Obama to Suspend Aid to PA

Obama called to suspend financial aid to the PA in the wake of the formation of the Hamas-Fatah government.Elad Benari, 6/3/2014, 5:13 AM

Erdan Slams U.S. 'Naiveté' Over PA Government

"American naiveté is breaking all records," says Minister Erdan after Washington agrees to work with Hamas-Fatah coalition.Elad Benari, 6/3/2014, 3:14 AM

Israel Disappointed with U.S. Reaction

Israel says it is "deeply disappointed" by the United States’ readiness to work with the new PA unity government.Elad Benari, 6/3/2014, 12:05 AM

US Vows to Work With 'Unity' Government

State Department insists that PLO officials are in charge of 'unity' government - despite the fact that strings are being pulled by Hamas.Tova Dvorin and AFP, 6/2/2014, 9:26 PM

'Abbas said 'Yes' to Terror'

Official Israeli response rejects negotiating with terrorists; Cabinet debating imposing more sanctions on the PA after unity declaration.Hezki Baruch, 6/2/2014, 6:49 PM

Hamas Leader Ismail Haniyeh Steps Down

In dramatic about-face, Hamas leader concedes control of 'unity' government - but not the fight for the 'Palestinian cause.'Tova Dvorin, 6/2/2014, 4:48 PM

Hamas-Fatah Government to be Sworn In Monday

PA unity government to be sworn in after Hamas and Fatah overcome differences regarding identity of foreign minister.Elad Benari, 6/2/2014, 2:46 AM

PM Warns World Governments Away from 'Unity' Pact

PM calls on 'responsible elements within the international community not to recognize Palestinian government' over Hamas involvement.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/1/2014, 3:34 PM

Abbas: Israel is Threatening Us, but We'll Respond

PA Chairman says Israel threatened to cut ties with the PA over the unity government with Hamas, but says "we will have a response."Elad Benari, 6/1/2014, 5:41 AM

U.S. Denies it Invited PA Prime Minister

Senior American official says no formal policy regarding the Hamas-Fatah unity government has been declared yet.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/30/2014, 9:34 PM

Fatah: Unity Gov't to be Announced This Week

Fatah negotiator says the make-up of the unity coalition with Hamas will be declared on Thursday.Elad Benari, 5/27/2014, 5:16 AM

Report: US 'Changing Position' on Hamas-Fatah Deal

Hamas officials met with EU representatives, sense that US is slowly 'coming around' on unity pact, deputy leader claims.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 5/25/2014, 7:50 AM

PA Turns to Arab League for 'Sovereignty'

With enough backing from the Arab world, PA official claims, Palestinian Arabs 'don't need' negotiations with Israel.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 5/23/2014, 2:46 PM

Hamas-Fatah Government to be Announced Next Week

Hamas and Fatah agree that Rami Hamdallah will continue to serve as Prime Minister of the newly formed unity coalition.Dalit Halevi, 5/23/2014, 2:13 AM

EU Bashes BDS, but Defends 'Policy on Settlements'

Watch: EU Ambassador to Israel speaks on peace talks, boycotts - and supporting the Hamas-Fatah unity pact.Yoni Kempinski and Tova Dvorin, 5/22/2014, 4:44 AM

Abbas: PLO to Stop Applying to UN Organizations

In abrupt about-face, Abbas insists unity government to be forced to recognize Israel - and that the PA will stop int'l legitimacy campaign.Tova Dvorin, 5/21/2014, 7:51 PM

Hamas: Unity Or Not, Resistance Will Continue

Hamas-Fatah unity pact "does not mean an end to our resistance against the invaders", says Khaled Mashaal.Elad Benari, 5/21/2014, 4:44 AM

PA Security Adviser Says End Security Arrangements

Senior Fatah official wants to end arrangements with Israel, claims many Jews support 'one-state solution of Palestine.'Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar, 5/19/2014, 2:38 PM

Hamas: 'Unity Government' Coming Within Days

Hamas claims a new “Palestinian consensus government” will be finalized within days.Elad Benari, 5/19/2014, 5:16 AM