JERUSALEM—Barely a month after the end of a bloody confrontation with Israel in Gaza, which was touched off by the kidnapping of three Israeli youths, Hamas officials this week called for further abductions in order to leverage prisoner exchanges with Israel.
The officials said they were seeking to repeat the successful abduction of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in 2006, which led five years later to the release by Israel of 1,027 prisoners.
JERUSALEM—Two Hamas operatives who set off a cycle of violence three months ago that led to more than 2,000 dead Palestinians and the devastation of much of Gaza were cornered and shot dead early Tuesday by Israeli security forces in the West Bank city of Hebron.
The shouts of political prisoners interrogated by Hamas security forces have disrupted classes at a Khan Younis school in the southern Gaza Strip.
Jordan’s Arab Bank, one of the most prominent financial institution’s in the Middle East, was convicted of aiding Hamas terrorists and helping the terror group’s operatives to “carry out a wave of violence in Israel that killed and wounded hundreds of Americans,” according to Bloomberg.
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JERUSALEM—Hamas has yet to name replacements for key commanders killed in the Gaza war last month, but it has had a lot of other things on its mind.
An ad in The New York Times Saturday decrying Hamas’ actions featured the signatures of 300 Hollywood celebrities and crew backing the message.