Tag Archive for Hamas-Fatah Unity

Israeli ‘peace partners’ honor 55 years of attacks on Israel with ‘suicide belts’

WATCH: Amid ongoing row with rival Hamas, in Ramallah Fatah celebrates their 55th anniversary of its first attack on Israel by firing shots in the air and holding a parade of Palestinian terrorists donning fake suicide vests.

By i24NEWS


Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets of Ramallah, the West Bank seat of the Mahmoud Abbas-led Palestinian Authority, to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the first attack on Israel launched by the terrorist Fatah movement.

A dozen masked men brandishing assault rifles spearheaded the march, firing several rounds in the air. Some also donned fake suicide vests, as a nod to the group’s past attacks on Israel. Continue Reading »

Hamas rallies thousands of Palestinians in Gaza demanding Abbas resignation

Autocrat Abbas, 84, whose term officially ended in 2009, has over the course of recent months substantially reduced salaries in Gaza, reduced fuel for electricity, and initiated further financial cuts on the already impoverished terrorist enclave.
– Abbas accused Gaza’s kleptocratic rulers of sharing values with Israel.



Thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip protested on Sunday. calling for the resignation of Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas following the Ramallah-based leader’s attempts to pressure his rival Hamas with financial cuts in the impoverished enclave.

“Leave!” yelled crowds made up mainly of supporters of Hamas and Mohammed Dahlan, an Abbas rival expelled from the president’s Fatah party and who now lives in exile. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Abbas claims only Hamas officials who openly accept Israel will become ministers

PA autocrat Mahmoud Abbas claimed in a HAARETZ report that he won’t appoint any Hamas ministers to the new unity government unless they first publicly recognize the State of Israel.

By Elad Benari


Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday claimed he would not appoint to the Palestinian unity government ministers from Hamas who will not openly and publicly recognize the State of Israel, Haaretz reports.

Hamas deputy leader, sanctioned terrorist Salah Al-Aruri, declared that the group would never agree to give up the armed struggle against “the Zionist regime”. – YouTube screenshot

Abbas’s comments were made during a meeting he held in his headquarters in Ramallah with former Knesset members from the so-called “Parliament of Peace Forum”: former Labor chairman Amram Mitzna, former ministers Ophir Pines-Paz and Raleb Majadele, and former MKs Colette Avital and Taleb el-Sana. Continue Reading »

Report: Hamas commits to ending Judea & Samaria terror attacks

Arab media reports Hamas commitment, made as part of its reconciliation agreement with Fatah, is to end West Bank terrorist attacks.
– In exchange, Fatah & Hamas will coordinate future peace agreements with, and war efforts against, Israel.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


The Arabic newspaper Asharq Al-Awsatreported this morning, Sunday, that the Hamas terror group has committed not to conduct terror activity in Judea and Samaria, within the context of a reconciliation deal with Fatah, according to NRG.

The deal, signed by the two factions in Egypt on Thursday stipulates that Hamas is to end its terror activity against Jews in Judea and Samaria. Continue Reading »

Abbas threatens Hamas: Political power in Gaza for electrical power in Gaza


After Gaza’s sole power-plant was shut down due to Hamas’ refusal to purchase fuel, PA President Mahmoud Abbas informed Israel he is stopping all payments for electricity that enters Gaza if Hamas does not yield some of its political control over Gaza to the Palestinian Authority.



PA President Mahmoud Abbas has warned over the past two weeks that he will take “unprecedented measures,” if Hamas does not concede some of its control over Gaza to the PA.

Fatah’s Mahmoud Abbas (L) & Hamas’ Ismail Haniyeh (R) – Google Images

The Palestinian Authority informed Israel that it is stopping all payments for electricity that enters Gaza through 10 electrical lines, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories said on Thursday. Continue Reading »

The Palestinian Authority Arrests West Bank Hamas Group Planning to Attack It

PA security claims it discovered a large Hamas cell in Samaria planning to attack its security apparatus.

By Ari Yashar


The Palestinian Authority (PA) claimed its security forces caught a large Hamas cell that was planning to harm the security of Arab residents in Judea and Samaria by attacking the PA security apparatus.

PA Security Forces spokesperson Adnan Damiri said that Hamas had established a cell in the region to undermine security, according to the report on Israel Radio (Kol Yisrael) on Monday.

Damiri added that members of the cell – who were arrested in northern Samaria likely near the PA governmental seat of Ramallah – admitted to planning an attack and training to be able to carry it out. Continue Reading »

PA President Abbas: Palestinian unity-gov’t to dissolve ‘within 24 hours’

Abbas to announce dissolvement of technocrat unity government just a year after its formation due to continued conflict with Hamas & its inability to work in the Gaza Strip.

By i24news


Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas announced Tuesday that the Ramallah-based government would resign within the next 24 hours, several senior Fatah officials told AFP.


Hamas, Fatah sign unity government agreement – Photo: AFP

“Within 24 hours the Palestinian government will resign,” Abbas told members of the Revolutionary Council of his Fatah movement, according to several officials who attended the meeting.

Amin Maqbul, secretary general of the ruling Fatah movement’s Revolutionary Council, told AFP earlier Tuesday that “the government will resign in the next 24 hours because this one is weak and there is no chance that Hamas will allow it to work in Gaza.” Continue Reading »

Drenched in Mistrust, Corruption & Personal Interests, Palestinian Leadership Block Elections

Fatah & Hamas are only concerned about its own interests, while at the same time lying to the world that it’s Israel’s fault. Both parties continue to incited and reward violence, & Hamas continues to invest reconstruction aid in digging new attack tunnels for its next war with Israel.


One year after Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas announced the establishment of the Palestinian Fatah-Hamas “national consensus” government, the two rival parties remain as far apart as ever.

Mahmoud Abbas (L) & Ismail Haniyeh (R) More interested in Palestinian money than Palestinian interests. – Google Images

The “national consensus” government, headed by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, was formed after a series of “understandings” between Fatah and Hamas on the basis of previous “reconciliation” agreements between the two sides.

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Palestinian Authority ministers leave Gaza early after Hamas has them on house arrest

Palestinian Authority ministers were first dispatched by Hamas to Gaza to solve salary dispute, then ordered to return to Ramallah, after having been placed on house arrest by Hamas.



Palestinian Authority ministers who arrived in the Gaza Strip earlier this week returned to the West Bank after Hamas imposed severe restrictions on their movements and contacts.

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. – Photo: REUTERS

Palestinian sources said that Hamas had placed the ministers under house arrest in their hotel, preventing them from receiving or talking to anyone.

The 10 ministers were dispatched to the Gaza Strip as part of the PA government’s effort to solve the problem of thousands of public employees who have not received their salaries for several months. Continue Reading »

Hamas demands Abbas’ abdication, accuses him of preventing Palestinian unity

Senior Hamas official in Gaza accuses PA President Abbas, who’s presidency officially ended in January 2009, of ‘hijacking’ Fatah and acting like a dictator.

By i24news


A senior Hamas official in the Gaza Strip on Sunday called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to step down from his position because he poses a threat to Palestinians achieving national unity.

Bitter rivals: Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas (L) and Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh (R)

Salah Bardaweel accused Abbas of acting like a dictator “who lives in a state of personal intransigence and total refusal to share powers,” The Jerusalem Post reported.

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Abbas Suggests That Arab League Attack Hamas

Abbas urges Arab League exercise ‘same policy’ of Yemen airstrikes, in their calls for ‘iron’ blow on Hamas in ‘Palestine’.

By Ari Yashar


Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas used the platform of the Arab League summit in Sharm el-Shekh, Egypt, this Saturday to attack his “unity partner” Hamas, making a subtle call for the Arab states to take military action against the Gaza-based Muslim Brotherhood offshoot.

Mahmoud Abbas – Reuters

Speaking at the 26th summit in the southern Sinai peninsula, Abbas made reference to the campaign of airstrikes launched last Thursday by Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries against Iran-backed Shi’ite Houthi rebels in Yemen – the Houthis have overthrown the government while rapidly expanding their control.
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Hamas called on Abbas to stop spreading lies – quits unity government

Hamas leadership rejects Abbas’ claim that they colluded with Israel & declares unity government agreement has expired.



Hamas announced on Sunday that the unity government established with Fatah over the summer has ended.
Nabil Shaath and Ismail Haniyeh.

Fatah official Nabil Shaath (L) and Hamas deputy political bureau chief Ismail Haniyeh. – Photo: REUTERS

The unity government’s six-month term has expired, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said at a press conference in Gaza City, adding that talks would take place regarding a future government, Palestinian News Agency Ma’an reported.

Hamas “isn’t interested in incitement, but rather seeks to maintain national unity,” he said. Continue Reading »

Son of Hamas: Now is the “Perfect Time” for Israel to Wage War Against Hamas

Mosab Yousef, an ex-Shin Bet agent & son of the Hamas leader in PA , urges Israel to stop ‘fatally flawed’ ceasefire & attack now, before Hamas rebuilds.

By Tova Dvorin


The growing chorus of calls for Israel to crush Hamas in Gaza before they begin another war has gained a new voice Tuesday – this time, from the son of a major Hamas leader.

Mosab Yousef, the son of Hamas leader in the Palestinian Authority (PA) Sheikh Hassan Yousef known for working for the Israel Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet) from 1997 to 2007, urged Israel Tuesday to go to war with Hamas – in order to make peace with the Palestinians. Continue Reading »

No Honor Among Terrorists: Abbas Afraid to Enter Gaza for Fear of Hamas

Despite int’l expectations Fatah would re-claim its political power in Gaza after ‘Operation Protective Edge’, Israeli officials say ‘Gaza is a trap for Abbas’.

By Cynthia Blank


Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas does not want to take responsibility of the Gaza Strip, because he is afraid of entering into a conflict against Hamas, accuse senior Israeli officials.

One of the officials told Walla! News Monday that “Abu Mazen is afraid to take responsibility for Gaza. The international community’s great hope that Fatah will come in and take charge after Operation Protective Edge will not be realized in the meantime.”

The main reason for Abbas’ inaction in Gaza, Israel explains, is the understanding that he does not have the ability to impose his authority on Hamas. Continue Reading »

Fatah Homes Blown-up Overnight in Gaza Ahead of Arafat Rally

Leading unity PM Hamdallah canceled planned visit to Gaza after learning senior Fatah members’ homes were bombed during the night. Hamas denies any involvement.

By Tova Dvorin


A series of explosions were heard overnight in Gaza, Palestinian Arab media said Friday – allegedly at the homes of senior Fatah representatives in the Hamas-controlled region.

Despite the mysterious blasts no casualties were reported, but suspicions remain high that Hamas is behind the attack, in order to deter Fatah supporters from attending next week’s annual rally in remembrance of former Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) terrorist Yasser Arafat. Continue Reading »