Tag Archive for Khaled Mashaal

Hamas developed high-yield explosive rockets intended for Israeli civilian towns


Hamas’ new short range, heavy explosive payload suggests these new rockets are specifically intended to bring maximum carnage & devastation to Israel’s Jewish border communities.

By i24NEWS


Hamas has recently developed dozens of high-powered short-range rockets capable of carrying heavy explosive loads, intended to be used against Israeli communities in the vicinity of the Gaza border in a future conflict with Israel.

Hamas photo of rocket fired from family home makes it a target for the IAF – IDF Facebook page

The rockets, first reported by Israel’s Army Radio on Tuesday, weigh up to hundreds of kilograms each and have a relatively short range of up to ten kilometers, pointing to Hamas’ intention to inflict maximum damage on Israeli communities situated close to the border with the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »

Arab Media: Jordan Refused Hamas Leader Khaled Mashaal’s Request to Visit Kingdom


Although allowed to enter Jordan in 2012, King Abdullah expelled the Hamas leadership from Jordan in 1999, and according to Emirati news site 24, the King has again declared Khaled Mashaal “unwelcome” in Jordan.


Jordanian authorities denied a request by Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal to visit the kingdom, the Emirati news site 24 reported on Tuesday.

Mashaal was told by the authorities that he is “unwelcome” in Jordan, according to sources in Amman.

Jordan’s King Abdullah II, pictured during a press conference in Berlin, in May 2015 – Photo: Adam Berry/AFP/File

King Abdullah expelled the Hamas leadership from Jordan in 1999, accusing the group of meddling in relations between Jordan’s large Palestinian population and the kingdom. Continue Reading »

Hamas Chief Reports Talks With Israel Going Well – Jerusalem Refutes Report of Talks




Is a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas in the offing?

Khaled Mashaal, the head of the Palestinian Islamist movement’s political bureau, confirmed on Friday that the two sides are engaged in indirect discussions on a possible cease-fire in the South.

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Hamas head Khaled Mashaal: Suicide is our ‘Life’

Hamas leader says at an event in Qatar, a Palestinian suicide terror campaign against Israel is just around the corner.

By Dalit Halevy


Hamas head Khaled Mashaal said on Saturday that there is no solution to the Palestinian problem, except through renewal of the spirit of jihad and self-sacrifice for Allah. He stressed that this would happen “soon.”


Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal – Reuters

Mashaal spoke at an event in Qatar, dedicated to the memory of Palestinians who were killed in terror attacks against Israel, whose remains were recently transferred by Israel to the Palestinian Authority (PA).

Mashaal noted that the residents of Gaza, the “West Bank,” the “1948 areas,” Jerusalem and the diaspora are one nation with a single common strategy, which is jihad and struggle. Continue Reading »

Hezbollah exiles Hamas members & officials saying, ‘leave Lebanon immediately’

Lebanese Shiite terrorist movement’s decision to oust Hamas from Lebanon comes as response to Palestinian’s role in fighting against Assad’s rule in Syria.

By Middle East Online staff


BEIRUT – The powerful Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah called on Hamas members and officials who are still present in Lebanon to leave the country ‘immediately and within hours.’ The decision comes as a response to the Palestinian Islamist movement’s role in the ongoing war in Syria against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

No longer friends, Hamas' Meshaal & Hezbollah's Nasrallah - Photo PIC

No longer friends, Hamas’ Mashaal & Hezbollah’s Nasrallah – Photo PIC

Media sources close to the Palestinian national liberation movement Fatah in Lebanon said a Hezbollah senior security official informed Hamas representative in Lebanon, Ali Baraka, that all of those related to Hamas on the Lebanese territory became have become unwelcome.

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Hamas Denies Discussing Two-State Solution or End of ‘Resistance’

Hamas has denied a Saudi report where the terrorist organization has expressed support for a 2-state solution to end the Arab- Israeli conflict.

By Chana Ya’ar


Hamas has denied a Saudi media report the terrorist organization has expressed support for a two-state solution to end the Arab- Israeli conflict.

Jordan's King Abdullah meets Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal at the Royal Palace in Amman

Jordan’s King Abdullah meets Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal at the Royal Palace in Amman – Reuters

Hamas political bureau chief, Khaled Mashaal, reportedly asked Jordan’s King Abdullah II to inform U.S. President Barack Obama at a meeting at the end of February that Hamas would support the plan, according to Jordanian officials quoted Wednesday by the Al-Sharq newspaper. Continue Reading »

Saudi Report: Hamas chief agreed to 2-state solution

Saudi newspaper reported that King Abdullah II set to inform President Obama of Hamas’ willingness to accept 2-state solution

By Elior Levy


Hamas Politburo chief Khaled Mashaal has asked Jordan’s King Abdullah II to inform US President Barack Obama that Hamas accepts the principle of a two-state solution, Saudi Arabia’s al-Sharq newspaper reported.

According to the report, which quoted Jordanian sources, Mashaal expressed willingness to stand behind a solution that will see a Palestinian state being established on the 1967 borders during a meeting with the king on Monday.

King Abdullah is scheduled to visit Washington in late February and convey the message to Obama, according to the report. Continue Reading »

Hamas’ Mashaal to challenge Abbas for PLO presidency

Palestinian sources as saying Qatar & Jordan are pushing for Mashaal to chair PLO, according to ‘Al-Quds Al-Arabi’.



Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal is seeking to take over the presidency of the PLO, currently chaired by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, the London-based daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported on Monday.

PA chief Abbas and Hamas leader Mashaal in Cairo - Photo by Reuters

According to the report, Mashaal’s desire to chair the PLO is behind his decision not to stand for reelection to his position as chairman of Hamas’s Political Bureau.

Al-Quds Al-Arabi quoted Palestinian sources as saying several Arab states, led by Jordan and Qatar, are pushing for Mashaal to chair the PLO as a way of getting Hamas to sign the Oslo Accords and recognize Israel.

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Hamastine: the 1st terrorist state created & recognized by the EU & UN

By Amin Farouk


In a field near the Islamic University — where PhD theses are written on topics such as “The role of the Muslim mother in preparing her sons to be shaheeds [martyrs] of the resistance” — the Gaza Strip stronghold of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and the other terrorist organizations, a large outdoor rally was recently held to glorify, celebrate and promote anti-Semitism and genocide. Continue Reading »

Mashaal: 1st Gaza, then Ramallah, then Jerusalem, Jaffa & Haifa

Hamas reports half a million attended celebration in Gaza 

Ma’an reports Hamas leader sets sights on “liberating Palestine,”…  “Today is Gaza. Tomorrow will be Ramallah & after that Jerusalem, then Haifa & Jaffa.”



Thousands of Gazans gathered Saturday to to mark Hamas’s founding and celebrate its “victory” over Israel.

Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, who attended the rally, set his sights on “liberating Palestine” upon his arrival in the Gaza Strip on Friday, his first-ever visit to the Palestinian enclave.

Hamas rally in Gaza Strip - Photo: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

Hamas rally in Gaza Strip – Photo: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

Laying out his hopes for future triumphant visits, Mashaal told cheering crowds, “Today is Gaza.

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Hamas unexpectedly supports Abbas’s UN statehood bid

Hamas political chief Khaled Mashaal calls PA president to back bid in unexpected change of heart Hamas spokesman Abu Zuhri says group backs any political gain Abbas can achieve at UN that is not “causing harm to the national Palestinian rights.”



The Islamist group Hamas said on Monday it was backing Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s attempt to win more clout for Palestinians at the United Nations, the latest sign of a rapprochement between the political rivals.

The Palestinians are registered as an observer entity at the UN and Abbas wants to see them upgraded to a “non-member state” in a UN General Assembly vote on November 29, giving him access to other international organizations.

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Mashaal says he’s Prepared for peace without blood and weapons

Hamas politburo chief says in CNN interview that he is willing to accept Palestinian state along 1967 borders, conditioning such a deal on end of ‘occupation,’ return of refugees & the dismantling of the security wall

Elior Levy


Hamas Politburo Chief Khaled Mashaal said his Islamist movement Hamas is willing to accept a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders or 22% of “historical Palestine.”

Mashaal: ‘I want my state’ – Photo: EPA

According to Mashaal, this has been Hamas’ mission and what it has been fighting for since its inception. In an interview aired this weekend on CNN, Mashaal said: “I accept a Palestinian state according to the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as the capital, with the right to return.” Continue Reading »

Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal: I accept a Palestinian state on ’67 borders

Mashaal says he’ll move to a peaceful path contingent on the “end of the occupation” & Palestinian statehood.



Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal declared a position on Palestinian statehood that is nearly identical to that of his Fatah rival, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, in an interview with CNN aired Wednesday.

Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal - Photo: Screenshot CNN

Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal – Photo: Screenshot CNN

“I accept a Palestinian state according [to] the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as the capital, with the right to return,” the Hamas leader told Christine Amanpour in Cairo.

Pushed about his party’s refusal to recognize Israel, Mashaal said such a declaration could only be made once a Palestinian state has been created.

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Egypt’s Morsi telephones Iran to get Islamic Jihad to agree to cease-fire

Egyptian president Morsi calls Ahmadinejad to convince Islamic Jihad head Ramadan Salah to stop the violence

Khaled Mashaal furious that Salah is not being flexible & is making demands on Hamas that even the Egyptians don’t agree with.

By Daniel Siryoti and Yoni Hirsch


Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Mashaal convened a press conference in Cairo on Monday and said that Egypt and Qatar were mediating the conflict and trying to bring about a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Mashaal made the statement against the backdrop of Arab media reports claiming an agreement between the sides was imminent.

Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Mashaal holds a press conference in Cairo on Monday – Photo: AFP

Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil, who spent three hours in Gaza last Friday, was quoted in the media as saying, “A cease-fire agreement will be achieved shortly.”

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Leading US media say Israel wining battles, Hamas wins war

Where as Israel’s operation is apparently strengthening Hamas’ following, leading US media outlets say Israel’s military victory may further decrease Mahmoud Abbas’ power

 They say the operation is also distracting attention from the crisis in Syria

By Yitzhak Benhorin


While Israel‘s day-to-day life is being disrupted by rockets and sirens, some US media outlets have already crowned Hamas as the winner of the current conflict.

Hamas politburo chief Mashaal. Current Palestinian leader Photo: EPA

Hamas politburo chief Mashaal. Current Palestinian leader – Photo: EPA

Veteran diplomat Aaron Miller wrote in the Foreign Policy magazine that Hamas won the war and “it doesn’t really matter if Israel wins the battle. Continue Reading »