Rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah have reached a preliminary, partial agreement that could pave the way for President Mahmoud Abbas to resume governing the Gaza Strip a decade after Hamas overran the territory, officials said.
Thu, 12 Oct, 2017
As events move toward Israel's 50 years of occupation of Palestine next year, confidence in the Palestinian Authority is crumbling and the peace process is on a knife-edge, threatening to create a new generation of radicals unwilling to live through the current malaise and political vacuum,.
Sat, 29 Oct, 2016
Top Hamas fugitives lobbed grenades and fired automatic weapons today to push back Palestinian security forces storming their hideout, leaving six dead in the bloodiest clash since the Palestinian president launched a crackdown on Hamas in the West Bank two years ago.
Sun, 31 May, 2009
a meeting with the Palestinian leader today, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert proposed releasing some prisoners, lifting some West Bank roadblocks and establishing a team to work on a broad agreement in advance of a US-sponsored peace conference in November.
Mon, 10 Sep, 2007
Israeli and US leaders have agreed ahead of a three-way meeting with the Palestinians not to deal with a new Palestinian government that does not denounce violence, recognise Israel and accept peace agreements, an Israeli official said today.
Sun, 18 Feb, 2007
The rival Fatah and Hamas movements today agreed on a candidate for prime minister of their emerging coalition government in Palestine, turning to a US-educated professor to end months of infighting and help lift a painful international aid boycott.
Mon, 13 Nov, 2006
The Palestinians' Hamas-dominated parliament today backed off a threat to derail President Mahmoud Abbas' plan to hold a national referendum on a proposal that implicitly recognises Israel, putting off a crucial vote until next week.
Mon, 12 Jun, 2006
ISRAELI Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas declared yesterday that their people would stop all violent attacks against each other, pledging to break a four-year cycle of bloodshed and get peace talks back on track.
Wed, 09 Feb, 2005
THE man who carried out yesterday's suicide bombing at a Tel Aviv beachfront pub was a British citizen, as was an additional terrorist who managed to flee when his explosive device did not detonate, Israeli media reported last night.
Thu, 01 May, 2003
INCOMING Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas set out his list of Cabinet ministers, expecting quick approval to trigger the presentation of a US-backed peace plan, but opposition to some of his choices emerged yesterday.
Tue, 15 Apr, 2003