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Hamas military wing again stung: 4 die from ‘mysterious explosion’

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Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — The Hamas military and its allies have been hampered by a series of explosions amid suspected weapons tests. Over the last month, at least four people were killed in two blasts in the Gaza Strip. The casualties, acknowledged by Hamas, were said to have included military commanders. On April [...]

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Hamas running messenger service to jailed operatives in Israel

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Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel’s intelligence community has determined that Hamas formed a messenger service to communicate with senior members imprisoned in the Jewish state. The Israel Security Agency said Hamas co-opted Israeli attorneys and others to maintain contact with jailed senior operatives. ISA concluded that Hamas paid Israeli Arabs up to $200 per [...]

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Egyptian citizenship was granted by Morsi to 13,000 Hamas members

Mohammed Morsi.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has begun to track Hamas members who became citizens of the Arab country. Egyptian sources said the military-backed regime has been collecting data on thousands of Hamas members who received citizenship over the last two years. They said Egypt’s first Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, granted citizenship to nearly 15,000 [...]

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Israel: 2.5 km Hamas tunnel reached from Gaza to kibbutz

The Israeli military released an image of a tunnel and an offshoot from Gaza to Israel that it said could have been used to stage attacks. /Israeli Defense Forces/EPA

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has discovered what officials termed the most advanced Hamas tunnel in the Gaza Strip. The military said the tunnel began near the southern Gaza city of Khan Yunis and reached an Israeli kibbutz. The tunnel, reported on March 20, was said to be the longest and deepest discovered [...]

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Israeli forces kill Hamas commander said planning attack on West Bank settlements

Palestinians carry the bodies during the March 22 funeral for three Hamas operatives, including Hamza Abu Al Haija.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com RAMALLAH — Israel has killed a Hamas commander in the West Bank. Palestinian sources said the Israel Army and police raided a refugee camp in the northern West Bank city of Jenin and battled Palestinian gunmen. They said two Palestinians were killed, including a local commander of Hamas’ military wing, Hamza Abu [...]

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‘Very little money arrived’: Hamas gets stiffed by key allies Turkey and Qatar

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan, right, with Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — The Hamas regime has been hampered by the failure of Qatar and Turkey to relay massive aid to the Gaza Strip. Palestinian sources said Hamas failed to garner significant financial assistance from either Ankara or Doha. The sources said the two Sunni Muslim states, despite their rhetoric, did not [...]

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Egypt discussed Israeli ceasefire with Islamic Jihad, ignored Hamas

A trail of smoke from rockets fired by Palestinians from Gaza toward Israel is seen above Gaza City on March 12.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has conducted ceasefire negotiations with the Iranian-sponsored Islamic Jihad. Security sources said Egypt’s intelligence community held contacts with Jihad in mid-March in an attempt to restore the ceasefire between Israel and the Gaza Strip. They said Egypt ignored the Hamas regime, which allowed Jihad to fire nearly 200 rockets [...]

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Hamas evacuates ahead of Israeli strikes after major Iran-backed rocket attack

Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike on the southern Gaza town of Rafah on March 13.  /AFP/Said Khatib

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — The Hamas regime has been bracing for massive Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip. Palestinian sources said the Hamas military has evacuated all of its bases in the Gaza Strip amid intense rocket fire by the Iranian-sponsored Islamic Jihad. The sources said Hamas was not trying to stop [...]

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Israeli warplanes strike Gaza after 100-rocket barrage from Islamic Jihad

Israel's Air Force is said to have targeted two Islamic Jihad bases in Gaza Strip on March 12.

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — Israel’s Air Force struck targets in the Gaza Strip after the Iranian-sponsored Islamic Jihad launched a rocket offensive against Israel. Jihad and its Palestinian militia allies fired nearly 100 rockets into Israel. The barrage on March 12 marked the most intense fire from the Gaza Strip since Israel’s war [...]

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Hamas puts on display its variant of medium-range Iranian Fajr-5 rocket

Statue of M-75 rocket in Gaza.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — The Hamas regime has displayed a mockup of a medium-range rocket meant to target Israeli cities. Hamas displayed its M-75 rocket in a ceremony in Gaza City on March 10. The M-75 was deemed a Palestinian variant of Iran’s Fajr-5 rocket and contained a range of up to 80 [...]

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