Iran Congratulates New Hamas Chief Haniyeh

Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, a senior military officer in the Iranian army and commander of its Quds Force—a division primarily responsible for extraterritorial military and clandestine operations, has congratulated Ismail Haniyeh on his nomination as the new Hamas leader.

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Ismail Haniyeh Elected New Hamas Chief

The Times of Israel reports: Hamas’s former chief in the Gaza Strip, Ismail Haniyeh, has been elected to lead the Palestinian terror group, succeeding Khaled Mashaal, the organization announced Saturday. Mashaal, who lives in exile in Qatar, has completed the

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Abbas Meets Hamas Terror Chiefs

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas held a rare meeting with the heads of rival party Hamas in Qatar on Thursday, in direct talks aimed at ending years of hostility between the two movements.

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South African Ambassador Visits Gaza, Meets With Hamas Leaders

JAFFA, Israel – The South African ambassador to the Palestinian Authority, Ashraf Suliman, visited the Gaza Strip on Sunday and met with Hamas leaders there. During a much publicized meeting with Hamas’s former Foreign Minister Mahmoud al-Zahar (pictured) and former

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Islamic ‘Liberation of Jerusalem’ Conference Held in Turkey

JAFFA, Israel – A predominantly Islamic international conference was held in Istanbul over the weekend under the banner “together we will liberate Jerusalem.” Delegates from 30 Muslim countries participated in the meeting that was organized by the International Coalition of

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