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Gaza PM Ismail Haniyeh’s granddaughter transferred to Israeli hospital


Haniyeh’s granddaughter, 1 yr-old Aamal Haniyeh, was admitted to Petah Tikva hospital and later returned to Gaza after her condition could not be stabilized.



The granddaughter of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh was transferred on Sunday to Schneider Medical Center in Petah Tikva for treatment, sources in the Gaza Strip confirmed. She returned to the Gaza Strip after her condition worsened.

Ismail Haniyeh during Friday prayers - Photo: Vahid Salemi/AP

Ismail Haniyeh during Friday prayers – Photo: Vahid Salemi/AP

The sources said that the girl, Amal, was in serious condition after being diagnosed with acute infection in the digestive system.

Amal is the daughter of Haniyeh’s oldest son, Abdel Salam, who confirmed on his Facebook account that his one-year-old daughter had been transferred to Israel. Continue Reading »

PA Warns Int’l Community about cleric’s ‘Fake Palestinian Passport’

The Palestinian Authority asks world countries to take legal action and seize the fake ‘Palestine’ passport given by Hamas to the Muslim cleric Yousef al-Qaradawi.

By Elad Benari, Canada

The Palestinian Authority Ministry of Interior put out a notice on Friday, informing countries that recognize “Palestine” that radical Muslim cleric Yousef al-Qaradawi holds a “fake” Palestinian passport, according to the Ma’an news agency.

קרדאווי והנייה, היום. אזרחות עזתית ודרכון דיפלומטי (צילום: רויטרס)

Hamas’s PM Ismail Haniyeh and Yousef al-Qaradawi – Reuters

In a letter, the ministry called on all countries to take legal action to seize the passport if it is used contrary to international law.

The passport was given to Qaradawi by Hamas’s Prime Minister, Ismail Haniyeh, during the cleric’s visit to Gaza. Continue Reading »

Hamas establishes military school for Gaza’s children

With more than 10,000 kids attending military parade, Haniyeh says military academy in Gaza will prepare children from 12 years old for “liberating Palestine,…from the river to the sea”



Hamas is planning to establish a military academy in the Gaza Strip for training and educating schoolchildren.

Gaza children

Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh announced Thursday that the new military academy, the first of its kind in the Gaza Strip, would prepare the children for the “phase of liberating Palestine.”

He said that children in grades 7-9 could join the academy and graduate with a Diploma or Bachelor of Arts in military affairs.

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Gazan PM Haniyeh: Israel electing even more extreme gov’t

Hamas’ leader urges Arabs to devise united strategy to fight ‘Israeli extremism’ at a joint press conference with visiting Malaysian premier.

Yonatan Gonen, Reuters


Tuesday’s elections in Israel will result in “an even more extreme government,” Hamas Prime Minister in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh said. He called on Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims to devise a united strategy to fight “Israeli extremism.”

Mohamed Kamel Amr with Gaza's  Ismail Haniyeh

Mohamed Kamel Amr with Gaza’s Ismail Haniyeh

Haniyeh spoke during a joint press conference in Gaza City with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is visiting the coastal enclave for the first time. The visit is seen as a political boost for the territory’s once internationally isolated rulers from Hamas. Continue Reading »

Hamas PM Haniyeh’s bureau in north Gaza bombed by IAF

IDF strikes 200 targets  Friday night, airstrikes hit Hamas gov’t offices in Gaza including Interior Ministry & Police compound

IDF assassinates 2 Hamas commanders




The Israel Air force struck Hamas leader Ismael Haniyeh’s headquarters in the northern Gaza Strip early Saturday morning, according to the IDF Spokesman’s Office.

Hamas Headquarters Before bombed - Screenshot -IDF clip

Hamas Headquarters Before bombed – Screenshot -IDF clip

Haniyeh was not at the headquarters during the IAF strike, Israel Radio reported. It was not immediately clear whether there were any casualties in the strike.

Heavy rocket fire renewed Saturday morning after a relatively quiet night, with 40 rockets fired at southern Israeli cities since midnight. Continue Reading »

Gaza’s Hamas Slams PA Chairman Abbas over Israeli TV Interview

Hamas outraged by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s remarks that he considers Palestine “a state within the pre-1967 borders.”

By Elad Benari, Canada


Hamas slammed Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Friday, in response to comments he made in an interview he gave to Israel’s Channel 2 News.

In the interview, which aired on the network’s Friday evening news magazine, Abbas hinted he would be willing to give up on the so-called “right of return” and said that he considers Palestine as “a state within the pre-1967 borders which exists alongside Israel.”

The comments irked Hamas’ prime minister in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, who issued an angry statement and said that Abbas’ remarks represent only his personal opinion and not the opinions of the “Palestinian people.” Continue Reading »

Hamas’ Ismail Haniyeh urges Egypt to re-open Rafah crossing

Haniyeh calls on Morsi to re-open Gaza border crossing closed since Sunday’s Sinai attack, says ‘Gaza could never be anything but a source of stability for Egypt’

By Reuters


The head of the Hamas government in Gaza urged Egypt on Thursday to open a vital border crossing closed since gunmen killed 16 Egyptian guards in neighboring Sinai on Sunday.

Rafah border crossing Photo: Reuters

Ismail Haniyeh pledged his support for Egypt’s investigations of the attack, which has led to the biggest Egyptian military assault in the Sinai Peninsula in nearly 40 years.

“At the same time I call upon my brother, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to open the Rafah crossing, to regain a lifeline for Gaza,” Haniyeh said at a dinner ending the daylong Ramadan fast. Continue Reading »

Egypt requests extradition of 3 Hamas terrorists for Sinai attack

East Jerusalem newspaper al-Quds reports: Demands made to PM Haniyeh to turn over three militants that provided support to radical groups in Sinai

By Avi Issacharoff and Reuters

Egyptian intelligence made a request to Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, using senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar as an intermediary, to extradite members of  the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ paramilitary wing, according to an al-Quds newspaper report on Thursday.

Militants in northern Sinai.

Militants in northern Sinai. – Photo by AFP

A senior official informed the newspaper that the three militants provided indirect support to radical groups in Sinai, and are connected to weapons smuggling as well. Continue Reading »