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  • Israel says close to cracking Hamas cell behind teens' slaying

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has arrested eight Palestinians who had supporting roles in the abduction and killing of three Jewish teenagers in June but the two kidnappers themselves remain at large, Israeli officials said on Thursday. They said...
  • In Palestinian poll, Hamas emerges as winner of Gaza war

    In Palestinian poll, Hamas emerges as winner of Gaza war
    A large majority of Palestinians believe that the Islamist movement Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, won its 50-day war with Israel, a new Palestinian public opinion poll said Tuesday. The poll, conducted by the Ramallah-based Palestinian Center...
  • End of Gaza war doesn't translate into peace

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A week after the guns fell silent in the Gaza war, Israel and the Palestinians seem to have little appetite or incentive for a return to U.S.-sponsored peace and statehood talks that collapsed five months ago. With conflicts...
  • Do Hamas and Israel want peace?

    Now that the active shooting between Israel and Hamas has subsided, it is time to look at a larger question. Both sides believe that the other does not want peace. Israel describes Hamas as a terrorist organization bent upon its destruction and Hamas...
  • U.S. criticizes Israeli appropriation of West Bank land

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday took the unusual step of publicly criticizing Israel for plans to appropriate land in the occupied West Bank and calling for it to reverse the decision. Some 400 hectares (988 acres) in the Etzion...
  • Hamas popularity surges as Palestinian rivalry flares

    RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Militant group Hamas would sweep Palestinian elections if they were held today after its support soared during seven weeks of war with Israel in Gaza, an opinion poll published on Tuesday found. The Palestinian Center for...
  • Israeli land grab provokes anger in West Bank and US

    JERUSALEM An announcement by Israel that it was appropriating nearly 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank to prepare for further settlement construction has drawn criticism from the United States and protests from the Palestinian leadership. The...
  • Britain 'deplores' Israel decision to claim West Bank land

    LONDON (Reuters) - The British government said on Monday it deplored an Israeli decision to appropriate a large swathe of land inside the occupied West Bank, saying the move would seriously damage Israel's international reputation. On Sunday, Israel...
  • After lopsided warfare, Israel and Hamas declare victory

    JERUSALEM After a 50-day conflict in Gaza that ended with inconclusive results, leaders of Israel and Hamas are struggling to convince their war-weary constituents that the costly campaign has brought them real achievements. But analysts say that the...
  • Israelis, Gaza militants fight on, defying truce efforts

    Israelis, Gaza militants fight on, defying truce efforts
    Israel launched more than 30 air attacks in Gaza on Saturday, killing nine Palestinians, and militants fired rockets at Israel as the conflict entered a second month, defying international efforts to revive a ceasefire. The violence seemed at risk of...
  • What's next for Gaza?

    The "long-term" cease-fire between Israel and Hamas announced on Tuesday — assuming that it holds — is welcome first and foremost because it promises an end to a conflict that disproportionately cost the lives of innocent civilians. Israel and...