Israel’s detention of 64 leaders of the Hamas-led Palestinian government and 23 members of other factions has further heightened tensions strained after Palestinians abducted an Israeli soldier and Israelis launched a retaliatory attack on Gaza.
Israeli forces arrested 64 leaders of the Hamas-led Palestinian government and 23 members of other factions Thursday, days after Palestinians abducted an Israeli soldier and Israelis launched a retaliatory attack on Gaza. Continue reading
Israeli troops launched air strikes against Gaza Wednesday, in response to the Palestinian abduction of a wounded Israeli soldier. Destroying three Palestinian bridges and a power station, troops crossed the Gaza border for the first time since the Israeli withdrawal 10 months ago. Continue reading
In the wake of violent confrontations between security forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and members of the militant Hamas group, Palestinian leaders on Monday chose to table a decision on whether to pass a controversial referendum recognizing Israel’s right to exist. Continue reading
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday he would call a referendum on whether the Palestinian government should accept Israel if Hamas does not back the idea within 10 days. Continue reading
Appearing before the U.S. Congress Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert outlined his plan to finalize Israel’s border, promised to negotiate with the Palestinians and called a nuclear-capable Iran “intolerable.” Continue reading
Tensions between members of Hamas and Fatah intensified Friday when authorities at a Gaza border crossing briefly detained a senior Hamas official trying to enter the territory with the equivalent of $800,000 in cash hidden under his clothing. Continue reading