The Trump administration late Friday announced that it had cut $200 million in U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority until it can ensure this American taxpayer money will not be used to fund terrorism, according to U.S. officials who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.
The leader of the United Kingdom’s Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn attended a 2012 conference with senior officials from the terrorist group Hamas.
Since March 30, when Hamas launched its first “return march” with thousands storming Israel’s border, Israel’s media pundits have said neither side wants escalation. They had it right. What’s being termed “the small arrangement” looks like a big win for Hamas, whose strategy most resembles that of North Korea.
Since March, Israel and Hamas have been in a war of attrition that neither wants to escalate into a full-blown confrontation. Ironically, that is exactly where things are leading. Netanyahu just announced the cancellation of his visit to Colombia due to tension in the south.
The Israeli military announced Tuesday it foiled attempts by Hamas, the Palestinian fundamentalist group that governs the Gaza Strip, to spy on Israeli soldiers by gaining access to their phones.
Hamas paid a Gazan family to falsely claim their baby died from inhaling tear gas used by Israel during violent riots at the Gaza Strip border last month, according to a relative.
The Israeli army reported that Hamas launched burning balloons into Israel on Monday, leading to retaliatory attacks on Hamas infrastructure in Gaza, according to Haaretz.