Hamas praises ‘heroic’ truck attack in Jerusalem, calls for more

Hamas praises ‘heroic’ truck attack in Jerusalem, calls for more

by WorldTribune Staff, January 9, 2017 Hamas hailed the jihadist who carried out a deadly truck attack in Jerusalem on Jan. 8 as “heroic” and called for continued terror attacks in Israel. “These attacks will continue and any attempt to stop the intifada is doomed to failure,” an official Hamas statement said. Hamas also handed […]

Egypt reopens Rafah border crossing, allows import of cars into Gaza for first time in 3 years

Egypt reopens Rafah border crossing, allows import of cars into Gaza for first time in 3 years

by WorldTribune Staff, December 18, 2016 Egypt has for the first time under President Abdul Fatah Sisi allowed the import of cars to the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing. “This is the first time Egypt has permitted the import of new cars since the President Mohammed Morsi era,” a Palestinian official told The […]

Poll finds most Palestinians oppose ‘peace process’, prefer armed intifada

Poll finds most Palestinians oppose ‘peace process’, prefer armed intifada

by WorldTribune Staff, December 14, 2016 More than half of Palestinians favor an armed intifada against Israel as opposed to a two state solution, according to a new poll. The poll, which was conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, found 65 percent of Palestinian Arabs in Gaza, Judea and Samaria have […]

Qatar warns blockade of Gaza could spur ISIL recruitment

Qatar warns blockade of Gaza could spur ISIL recruitment

by WorldTribune Staff, November 28, 2016 Israel’s naval blockade and internal tension between Palestinian factions could make the Gaza Strip an easy “launching pad” for recruiters from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), a Qatari official said. Foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said in an interview in Doha on Nov. 27 that […]

Law to silence loudspeakers booming the Muslim call to worship across Israel sparks furor

Law to silence loudspeakers booming the Muslim call to worship across Israel sparks furor

by WorldTribune Staff, November 22, 2016 Israel is “playing with fire” with a proposed law to prevent mosques from broadcasting the Muslim call to prayer via loudspeakers, Hamas leader Khaled Masha’al said. Masha’al joined the Palestinian National and Islamic Forces – an umbrella organization which includes the various factions within the Palestinian Authority – in […]

Report: Abbas fails in reconciliation bid with Hamas, tensions with Egypt rise

Report: Abbas fails in reconciliation bid with Hamas, tensions with Egypt rise

by WorldTribune Staff, October 31, 2016 Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas failed in his attempt to reconcile with Hamas and to resolve inflamed tensions with Egypt, a report said. An Oct. 27 meeting between Abbas and top Hamas leaders in Qatar made no progress toward ending the long-running split between the PA and Hamas, […]

World Vision fires 120 Palestinian workers in Gaza after report funds were diverted

World Vision fires 120 Palestinian workers in Gaza after report funds were diverted

by WorldTribune Staff, September 11, 2016 The contracts of 120 Palestinian employees of World Vision in the Gaza Strip were canceled after Israel’s recent arrest of the head of the non-governmental organization (NGO) for diverting millions of the charity’s funds to Hamas. “They informed 120 employees from World Vision in Gaza they were officially canceling […]

Egypt foreign minister: Israeli policies ‘not terrorism’

Egypt foreign minister: Israeli policies ‘not terrorism’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 23, 2016 Egypt’s foreign minister said on Aug. 21 that Israel’s policies and actions against Palestinians do not constitute terrorism. “You can look at [the question of Israeli ‘terrorism’] from the perspective of a regime of force, but [looked at from a more traditional understanding of terrorism,] there is no evidence […]

Jerusalem resident indicted for funneling Hamas money to families of terrorists

Jerusalem resident indicted for funneling Hamas money to families of terrorists

by WorldTribune Staff, August 21, 2016 The owner of a chain of women’s clothing stores in Jeruslaem has been indicted with smuggling money from Hamas to families of terrorists in Israel. Prosecutors have charged Saif Al-Din Abed Al-Nabi, 39, a resident of Jerusalem, with smuggling and contacting a foreign agent, according to a report by […]

Hamas calls closing of leaders’ Facebook accounts an act of Israeli terrorism

Hamas calls closing of leaders’ Facebook accounts an act of Israeli terrorism

by WorldTribune Staff, August 15, 2016 The shutting down of its senior leaders’ Facebook pages is an act of Israeli terrorism, Hamas charged. Hamas officials complained that, in the midst of the Gazan election season, Facebook closed the account of one of the terror group’s top leaders, Ismail Radwan, as well as the accounts of […]

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