Tag: Middle East politics

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council, a top decision-making body, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 . (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed,l)

Hamas Accuses Abbas of ‘Undermining’ Gaza

The Hamas terror group has accused Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas of seeking to undermine Palestinian unity, following his decision announced on Monday to impose sanctions on the Gaza Strip for the attempted assassination of Rami Hamdallah.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, and his wife Sara, left, stand beside Vice-President Gabriela Michetti on the site of the former Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. The Bombing of the Israeli embassy on 1992 killed more than a dozen and left hundreds injured. Netanyahu is on a two day official visit to Argentina. (AP Photo/ HO Argentina- Vice Presidency)

Report: Netanyahu May Be Questioned with Wife and Son

Police are seeking another round of questioning of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara on Monday in the Bezeq graft probe, for the first time since a former adviser turned state’s witness in the high profile corruption case, Hadashot TV news reported Friday.

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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.

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Policy Change: El Al Seeking to Fly Over Saudi Arabia

Israel’s largest airline has appealed to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), requesting the body’s help in obtaining permission to access Saudi Arabia’s airspace for a direct flight to India. Agreeing to overflights by the Israeli airline would mark a significant change of policy for the Arab state, which has never recognized Israel.