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Israeli ministers weighing option of re-capturing Gaza: ‘No point in continuing’ diplomacy

Israeli Communications Minister Gilad Erdan

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel, unable to stop the Hamas war, has been examining whether it should re-capture the Gaza Strip. Senior ministers have raised the prospect that Israel must end Hamas’ seven-year rule over the Gaza Strip. They […]

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Israel fails in 10th attempt to take out Hamas military chief

Mohammed Deif

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — Israel has again targeted the commander of Hamas’ military. Israel Air Force fighter-jets struck the home of Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif. The air strike on late Aug. 19 was said to have killed […]

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Israeli intel reports major coup plot by Hamas against Palestinian Authority

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.  /Issam Rimawi/Flash90

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel’s intelligence community has disclosed a Hamas plot against the Palestinian Authority. The Israel Security Agency reported a Hamas plot to oust PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank. ISA said Hamas’ military network […]

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Israeli ministers angered by Netanyahu’s concessions to Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel’s government appears divided over Hamas demands to end the war with the Jewish state. Officials reported rising tension within the Cabinet of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. They said many ministers were angry over concessions […]

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Report: Hamas Jihad fully controls UN agency for Palestinians refugees

(Flash 90)

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Hamas and Islamic Jihad have effectively captured the United Nations agency to care for Palestinian refugees, a report said. The Center for Near East Policy Research asserted that Hamas and Jihad controlled the UN Refugee […]

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Israel: Hamas operatives being trained for air operations in Malaysia

Israeli intel gleaned from a captured Hamas fighter revealed the training for armed paraglider attacks.

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com JERUSALEM — Israel has determined that Hamas was training in air operations in Malaysia. The Israel Security Agency said Malaysia hosted Hamas operatives for air missions against the Jewish state. The domestic intelligence agency said Hamas […]

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Hamas complains mediator Egypt has taken harder line than Israel in ceasefire talks

Former Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Hamas has been dismayed by Egypt’s mediation of a ceasefire with Israel. Hamas has signaled its dismay in more than two weeks of mediation by Egypt for a ceasefire with Israel. Hamas sources said Egypt […]

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Senators call for investigation of whether UN ‘taking sides’ in Gaza war

UNRWA school in the Gaza Strip.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Congress has demanded a U.S. investigation into the use of United Nations facilities by Hamas’ military in the Gaza Strip. Three senators have called on the administration of President Barack Obama to investigate Hamas storage […]

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Israel resigned to continued rocket threat, bans large gatherings

A rocket is launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel on July 11.  /AFP/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has prepared for a sustained rocket campaign from the Gaza Strip. The military has instituted regulations that virtually end public life in much of the Jewish state. The regulations by the military’s […]

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‘Moment of truth for Israeli deterrence’: Officials say full-scale invasion ‘still on the agenda’

Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel has become concerned over its inability to deter attacks from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Officials acknowledged that Hamas and its Palestinian militia allies were confident that Israel, restrained by the United States, would not […]

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