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Ismail Haniya

Hamas Leader Heads to Cairo Ahead of Gaza Protests

The head of Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas left for Cairo on Sunday, sources in the movement said, a day before major protests are expected in the enclave over Washington’s controversial Jerusalem embassy move.

Visiting Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya talks to reporters at a press conference at Doha International Airport before his departure on Sunday, Dec 3, 2006. (AP Photo/Hamid Jalaludin)

Hamas Hints at New Prisoner Exchange with Israel

The Islamist militant Hamas movement on Sunday raised the prospect of exchanging an Israeli soldier declared dead in the territory’s 2014 war in return for Palestinian prisoners. Abu Obeida, spokesman for Hamas’s military arm, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, said that

Missing Israeli soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul