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Liberman last week: "This is a clear message to the people of Gaza, if Israelis enjoy the quiet they also will enjoy it – violence does not pay off."
The two leaders also discussed the possible return of the Palestinian Authority to Gaza, and the issue of whether to disarm Hamas or not.
"The leadership is still waiting for Hamas to respond if it wants to implement the understandings that were signed or not, that is, either to assume full responsibility as a de facto authority or to hand over everything in Gaza," al-Ahmad said.
“Haniyeh returned to Gaza, Hamas gave an order ... and miraculously, this spontaneous protest by a public that could not handle the situation any more dissipated.”
PLO ‘Ambassador’ to Egypt Diab al-Louh said in a statement that Cairo agreed to allow the body of al-Batsch to enter Gaza.
Sources claimed Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad weren't behind the roadside bombing on the Gaza border -- it was the Popular Resistance Committees terror group.
Egypt's El-Sisi continues to insist the only solution to the Israel-Palestinian Authority conflict is the "two-state solution."
“We should have buses pick up all the people who say they want to go fight for Jerusalem and actually drive them to Jerusalem. Go fight if you are so tough."
"One people, one weapon" may apply to the Palestinian Authority under Mahmoud Abbas but not yet Gaza.
Saudi Arabia has promised its ally, the United States, it will fight Iran's attempts to create chaos in the region.
The government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has vowed to hunt down the attackers. Coptic Christians comprise some 10 percent of Egypt's population of 92 million.
Hamas on Wednesday turned over control of the Rafah crossing with Egypt to the Palestinian Authority, and so, for the first time in more...
Israel "will not conduct diplomatic negotiations with a Palestinian Authority government that relies on Hamas, a terrorist organization that calls for the destruction of Israel.”
Sooner or later, this shiny package of a reconciliation is bound to fall apart, since it makes no sense.
“There should only be one authority, one weapon, one law, and one political program based on the Palestine Liberation Organization’s agenda."
Both the Hamas in Gaza and the PLO in Judea and Samaria have not held parliamentary elections in more than a decade, and it remains to be seen who would win such an election – should the PA government call one.
“There is no such thing as a moderate Hamas," he said. "They are not abandoning the notion of violence against Israel."
The move culminates several months of negotiations between Egyptian and Israeli security officials about securing the staff.