Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has proved that he cannot be trusted as a partner for peace with Israel and that he may pose a larger threat to Israel than Hamas, according to former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren.
JERUSALEM—In a scathing criticism of Hamas, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas ridiculed the organization’s claims of victory in the recent confrontation with Israel and accused it over the weekend of executing 120 Gaza residents for breaching a curfew during the war, an allegation heretofore not heard publicly.
Nearly 89 percent of Palestinians support Hamas and other terrorists firing rockets from the Gaza Strip at Israeli civilians, according to a new poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion (PCPO).
JERUSALEM—Israel’s Shin Bet security service today reported the uncovering of a plot by Hamas to oust the Palestinian Authority (PA) from control of the West Bank in an armed uprising.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during an appearance on “Face the Nation” that the tumult in Gaza would not subside anytime soon and that Hamas, not Israel, was responsible for the deaths of Palestinian civilians.
JERUSALEM—Soldiers searching for three Israeli students kidnapped on the West Bank 10 days ago have uncovered 10 workshops for manufacturing explosive devices and scores of hidden tunnels, according to army spokesmen, but there is still no sign of the kidnap victims.
JERUSALEM—As the search for three kidnapped Israeli youths enters its sixth day, Israeli security forces are cracking down on Hamas in an effort to break the back of the militant organization.
Some 300 Palestinians have been detained thus far, the bulk of them Hamas operatives and parliamentarians according to Israeli spokesmen.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is more sympathetic to Hamas than he lets on publicly and has admitted that much of his public rhetoric is a ploy “to trick the Americans,” according to private conversations recounted by Hamas’ former spokesman.