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Egyptian intelligence links Hamas to major Sinai attack

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, far left, and other officials follow a soldier carrying medals of troops killed in Friday's attack in the Sinai Peninsula. / AP / MENA)

Special to CAIRO — Egypt has again linked Hamas to the revolt in the Sinai Peninsula. Officials said the Egyptian intelligence agency has determined that Hamas was either aiding or allowing Palestinian fighters to join the revolt in Sinai. […]

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Report: Competition for Qatari funds breeds ‘greater levels of violence’ in Jerusalem

Israeli police at scene of car attack in Jerusalem on Oct. 22. / Abir Sultan / EPA

Special to JERUSALEM — Rival Palestinian movements have been competing for funds from Qatar, a report said. The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs asserted that Fatah and Hamas were vying for support from Qatar. In a report, the center […]

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Israel mum on renewed rocket fire, allows daughter of Hamas leader to be treated in Tel Aviv

Ismail Haniyeh speaking during Friday prayers on Sept. 5. / Reuters

Special to TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has been concealing renewed mortar and rocket fire by Hamas and its militia allies in the Gaza Strip. An Israel Army officer asserted that the military brass refused to acknowledge Hamas and […]

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Support for Hamas replaced by quiet resentment from Gaza businessmen, property owners

A Palestinian man looks out over destruction in part of Gaza City's al-Tufah neighborhood.

Special to GAZA CITY — Hamas has met resistance in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian sources said Gazan businessmen were reducing cooperation with Hamas and its Palestinian militia allies in wake of the 50-day war with Israel in July and […]

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Qatar leads all donors with $1 billion pledge to rebuild Gaza Strip

Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid Bin Mohammed Al Attiyah

Special to CAIRO — Qatar, which hosts the Hamas leadership, has offered the highest pledge to finance the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip. The Gulf Cooperation Council emirate pledged $1 billion to rebuild the Gaza Strip in wake of […]

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Bombing of French Cultural Center in Gaza City seen as ISIL retaliation

Flames engulf the French Cultural Center in Gaza City on Oct. 7.

Special to GAZA CITY — The heart of the Hamas regime has been rocked by a series of explosions. The French Cultural Center in Gaza Strip was damaged by at least two explosions on late Oct. 7. The bombings […]

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Report: Hamas developed tunnel warfare with help from Egypt’s Morsi, Iran and North Korea

Hamas tunnel.

Special to JERUSALEM — Israel has concluded that Hamas, aided by Iran and Syria, was perfecting underground warfare using tunneling technology developed by North Korea. A report by a leading Israeli think tank asserted that Hamas was employing a […]

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Hamas forms new plainclothes security force modeled after Iran’s Basij

Hamas security forces train in Gaza City.

Special to GAZA CITY — Hamas has been forming a new security unit in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian sources said Hamas has been recruiting a militia force that would maintain regime protection. The sources said the militia, trained in […]

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Israel: Hamas has begun testing extended-range rockets

M-302 rockets.

Special to TEL AVIV — Israel has been monitoring renewed rocket tests by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Israeli military sources said Hamas has renewed the testing of extended-range surface-to-surface rockets. The sources said Hamas engineers have overseen the […]

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Hamas, Fatah fight over hundreds of millions in donations to rebuild Gaza Strip

Gaza City

Special to from WASHINGTON — Two ruling Palestinian factions have been battling for control over what was expected to be billions of dollars in donations to reconstruct the Gaza Strip, a report said. The Gatestone Institute asserted that Fatah […]

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