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Hamas Terror Chief Openly Visits Gaza

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Hamas terror chief Khaled Mashaal openly arrived in Gaza on Friday, crossing through via Egypt.

Mashaal was met by representatives of both Hamas and Fatah.

Mashaal will be staying in Gaza for 3 days.

In 1997, Netanyahu nearly succeeded in killing Mashaal in retaliation for all the Hamas suicide bombings, but the Mossad operation in Jordan went sour, and Israel was forced to send an antidote.

Upon his arrival in Gaza, Mashaal said he wished for “God to give me martyrdom one day on this land.”

Prime Minister to Abbas: Peace With Hamas or Peace With Israel

Monday, February 6th, 2012

In light of a reconciliation between the militant anti-Israel terror group Hamas and the Western-backed Fatah, Prime Minister of Israel Binyamin Netanyahu issued a statement warning that steps by the Palestinian Authority to implement the new agreement will mean the end of peace talks with Israel.

The following is the “Special Statement by Prime Minister Netanyahu” publicized by the Government Press Office (GPO):

In recent weeks, I and several world leaders have made serious efforts to advance peace. 

If President Abbas moves to implement what was signed today in Doha, he will abandon the path of peace and join forces with the enemies of peace.

Hamas is an enemy of peace. It’s an Iranian-backed terror organization committed to Israel’s destruction. It has not accepted the minimal conditions set by the international community:

• It refuses to recognize Israel’s right to exist.

• It refuses to honor the signed agreements between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

• It refuses to abandon terrorism.

• Indeed, it continues to arm itself for even deadlier terrorism. 

President Abbas, you can’t have it both ways. It’s either a pact with Hamas or peace with Israel. It’s one or the other. You can’t have them both.

Israel and the Palestinian Authority returned to land-based negotiations at the behest of the United States in early January in Jordan.  Talks were often tense, and parties on both sides agreed that little was accomplished toward resolving conflicts.

Report: Abbas to Serve as PM of New Palestinian ‘Unity Government’

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas Chief Khaled Mashaal have reportedly agreed to an arrangement whereby Abbas would lead the interim unity government for Judea and Samaria and Gaza – replacing Salam Fayyad as prime minister – in the lead-up to general elections.

The agreement was based on a proposal by Qatar’s emir, who is hosting the reconciliation talks.

Abbas and Mashaal are expected to meet again Monday, according a top Abbas aide.

Report: Abbas, Mashaal Agree to Unity Government

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

According to a report published by YNet News, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and outgoing Hamas Politburo Chief Khaled Mashaal have agreed on the establishment of a unity government.

The two have been discussing the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement in Qatar, and are reported to be discussing the composition of the interim government.

 

Hamas Faces Political Upheaval

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Changes are coming for Hamas.

Longtime leader Khaled Mashaal, who has ruled the terrorist group’s political structure from Damascus since 1996, has told Palestinian media he would soon step down, choosing to accept a two-term limit and not seek re-election.

Mashaal recently ordered a suspension of Hamas hostilities with Israel – a move that, reportedly, did not sit well with the group’s Gaza-based leadership. Ismail Haniyeh, the top Hamas official in Gaza, said as recently as last week that Hamas would never lay down its arms in its fight against the Jewish state.

Moussa Abu Marzouk, Mashaal’s deputy, is expected to succeed Mashaal. But Marzouk and other senior Hamas officials in Damascus are said to be fleeing Syria, fearing repercussions of the political and military clashes taking place there that threaten the Hamas-friendly regime of President Bashar Assad. According to numerous reports, the Hamas officials are moving to Egypt and Jordan — each of which has strained relations with Hamas due to its strong ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Hamas also faces conflict within its own ranks, based on a long-standing divide between the Damascus and Gaza headquarters, as well as an impasse with Fatah over control over the Palestinian Authority. Mashaal and PA President Mahmoud Abbas announced a breakthrough in long-ensconced reconciliation talks between Hamas and Abbas’ Fatah party, declaring a new era of partnership between the warring factions. Recent reports, however, indicate flagging confidence in the success of that reconciliation.

Another area of contention has arisen as well, with the reported beating of dozens of Shi’ite worshippers by Hamas gunmen in the Gaza Strip. The attack was said to have been indicative of fears within Hamas of the growing influence in Gaza of Iran. Teheran’s Shi’ite regime funds Islamic activity in Gaza and helps arms Hamas. Conversions from Hamas’ Sunni brand of Islam to Shi’ism are reportedly on the rise.

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