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Abbas Health Rumors Spark Fears of Succession Battle

TEL AVIV — Recent reports of a deterioration in the health of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas set off fears of a political war of succession that could work to the advantage of Hamas, an Arab intelligence source told Breitbart Jerusalem.

A vehicle damaged in the explosion that went off near Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah's convoy is seen in the northern Gaza city of Beit Hanoun on March 13, 2018. (AFP Photo/Mohammed Abed)

PA Team Heading to Gaza to Investigate Attempted Assassination of Palestinian Prime Minister

TEL AVIV — A security delegation from the Palestinian Authority is set to arrive in the Gaza Strip at the orders of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in order to follow the investigation into an explosion that recently targeted a convoy that included the prime minister and intelligence chief Majed Faraj, a Palestinian source from the Interior Ministry said.

Israeli soldiers patrol near the Israeli Gaza border, Monday June 08, 2009. Israeli troops battled Palestinian gunmen early Monday in a flare-up of violence along the tense frontier between Israel and Hamas-controlled Gaza. A group of around 10 gunmen were trying to cross the border fence into Israel when they were spotted by troops, according to Palestinian security officials. (AP Photo / Tsafrir Abayov)

Hamas Taking Steps to Plot Israeli Independence Day Border Chaos

TEL AVIV — Hamas has demanded that other jihadist Palestinian organizations prevent any attempts to carry out attacks in the border area with Israel in order to avoid harming the chances of leading thousands of Palestinians to the border fence in a protest planned as part of events marking the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding, a senior official in one of the jihadist Palestinian organizations told Breitbart Jerusalem.

A Palestinian militant from the Ezzedine al-Qassam brigade, the armed wing of Hamas, poses with his weapon while waiting for the arrival of Hamas leader-in-exile Khaled Meshaal in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, on December 7, 2012. Meshaal is making his first-ever visit to the Gaza Strip amid tight security for festivities marking the ruling Islamist movement's 25th anniversary. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

Hamas Arrests Gaza Jihadists for Attack on Egyptian Army

TEL AVIV — Security forces from Hamas, the terrorist organization that rules the Gaza Strip, have arrested four jihadists in recent days suspected of being involved in an attack perpetrated by the Egyptian branch of the Islamic State against the 101st Brigade of the Egyptian army, an attack for which IS’ offshoot in Sinai claimed responsibility.

PALESTINIAN-POLITICS Palestinian Authority President and head of the Fatah movement, Mahmud Abbas attends a Fatah 'Revolutionary Council' meeting in the Palestinian West Bank city of Ramallah on September 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Hamas: Time to Prep for Rule Without Abbas

TEL AVIV — Fatah criticized the Hamas terrorist group on Wednesday after spokespeople for Gaza’s Hamas rulers said that Palestinians should be preparing for life after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and that the PA has finished its historic role.

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah (R) sits next to Major General Yoav Mordechai, head of COGAT, the Israeli defence ministry agency responsible for civilian affairs in the Palestinian territories, as they attend a ceremony on July 10, 2017 in Jalamah, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, during which the prime minister announced the construction of a new power plant in Jenin. / AFP PHOTO / JAAFAR ASHTIYEH (Photo credit should read JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel Warns Hamas: Stop Violent Riots Or Face Harsh Consequences

TEL AVIV – Stop the violent protests or Israel will respond harshly, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) warned Gazans demonstrators in an Arabic-language video Tuesday, adding that they might consider protesting against their oppressive Hamas government instead.


Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act Advances to Senate Floor

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act (H.R. 3542), which sanctions Hamas — an Iran-backed terrorist organization — for using civilians as human shields – a gross violation of internationally recognized human rights.

Israel Accuses Turkey of Helping to Fund Hamas

The Shin Bet security service on Monday accused Turkey of aiding the Gaza-based Hamas terrorist organization raise and launder funds for its military activities against Israel, following the investigation of a Turkish national and an Arab Israeli citizen who were arrested in January.


Intel Source: Arab States Fed Up with Abbas Opposing Trump

TEL AVIV — Arab countries have started taking action to communicate to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that the Palestinians can’t continue to complicate the Arab world and its relations with the U.S., an Arab intelligence official told Breitbart Jerusalem.

TOPSHOT - A Palestinian protestor uses a sling shot to throw stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes after the Friday prayers in the city centre of the West Bank town of Hebron on December 8, 2017. Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces after calls for a 'day of rage' as US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital sent shockwaves through the region for a second day. / AFP PHOTO / HAZEM BADER (Photo credit should read HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images)

EXCLUSIVE – Palestinian Terror Groups Mull Plan to Storm Israeli Border with Protesters

TEL AVIV — Palestinian terrorist factions have been considering the possibility in recent days of organizing mass protests of Palestinian residents of the Gaza Strip to the border with Israel to try to break into Israeli territory to demonstrate against the worsening humanitarian crisis in the enclave, a senior official in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist group told Breitbart Jerusalem.

Israeli Merkava tanks roll near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip as they return from the Hamas-controlled Palestinian coastal enclave on August 5, 2014, after Israel announced that all of its troops had withdrawn from Gaza.

Hamas Conspiracy Theory Claims Israel Planning to Invade Gaza Within Days

TEL AVIV — Hamas and the other armed factions active in the Gaza Strip have warned citizens to prepare for an Israeli incursion into the territory which could come as soon as the next few days, according to senior sources in the Palestinian organizations who spoke to the London-based international Saudi publication Al Hayat.