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Israel: Acceptance of Palestinian unity deal contingent on disarming Hamas

Israeli officials presented mix reactions to the Palestinian reconciliation agreement on Thursday, with leaders both criticizing and welcoming the landmark agreement. Israeli media reported that following the announcement from the Hamas and Fatah movements that an agreement had been reached, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement saying that[…]

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Hamas, Fatah sign reconciliation agreement in Cairo

Palestinian political parties Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Thursday, as part of an effort to end a decade-long rift. The announcement comes after representatives from Hamas and the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority (PA) convened in Cairo on Tuesday to implement a unity agreement[…]

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On eve of Gaza reconciliation, Hamas frees Fatah men

Hamas freed five prisoners belonging to the rival Fatah party on Sunday and Egypt sent a delegation to the Gaza Strip to oversee the group’s planned handover of administrative control of the Palestinian enclave to a unity government. The West Bank-based Palestinian prime minister, Rami al-Hamdallah, and other officials of[…]

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Hamas declares readiness to form Palestinian unity government

Head of the Hamas movement’s politburo Ismail Haniyeh and other high-ranking Hamas members met with Egyptian intelligence officials in Cairo on Monday night, with talks focusing on cross border security and a readiness for Palestinian national reconciliation. The delegation told the Egyptian intelligence minister Khaled Fawzi that Hamas is ready[…]

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Israeli army reveals details of Gaza border wall

Israel has revealed the construction of a sensor-equipped underground wall alongside the 60km border with the Gaza Strip, which it described as a counter-measure to Hamas tunnels leading outside of its coastal territory. Israeli media published new disclosures by the military on Thursday about the project, costing $1.1bn and to[…]

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ECJ to rule on Hamas ‘terror’ listing

The European Union’s Court of Justice (ECJ) is set to rule on whether Hamas, the Palestinian political organisation, should be removed from the bloc’s “terror” list, a measure that would likely anger Israel and the United States. Wednesday’s ruling comes amid increased tensions between the EU and Israel over the[…]

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