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Hamas frogmen capture dolphin alleged to be Israeli spy

Dolphin, or Israeli operative?

Special to WorldTribune.com Hamas naval commandos detained a “suspicious” dolphin that was accused of being used by Israel to attack members of the Eziddin al-Qassam, Hamas’s armed wing. Sources told the daily Al-Quds on Aug. 19 that the alleged Israeli […]

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Senior Hamas official treated at private Israeli hospital

Nayef Rajoub

Special to WorldTribune.com A senior leader of Hamas is recuperating in an Israeli hospital after undergoing spinal surgery, a report said. Nayef Rajoub, a top member of the terror group and brother of senior Palestinian Authority (PA) figure Jibril Rajoub, […]

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At Jihad summer camp, kids told to man up: ‘No time left for playing’

Palestinian youth at a Hamas terrorist training camp.

Special to WorldTribune.com Children aren’t psychologically prepared to become terrorists, a psychoanalyst said of thousands of kids in Gaza who attend summer terror training camps. Fadil Abu Hein told the Palestinian Arab Ma’an News Agency that “during childhood, children need […]

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Top Palestinian in Iran trip seeks to exploit anger at Hamas-Saudi ties

Ahmad Majdalani

Special to WorldTribune.com The Palestinian Authority (PA) is seeking improved relations and trade with Iran and is also looking to Teheran for assistance in ending the PA’s ongoing dispute with Hamas. Ahmad Majdalani, a senior PA official, acknowledged the push […]

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Abbas warns ISIL threat against ‘secularists’ in Gaza Strip is for real

An ISIL banner in the Gaza Strip.

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has established a clear presence in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said. During a July 30 meeting with Jordanian parliament members, Abbas said that world leaders were […]

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Hamas ‘chief-of-staff’ survived Israeli attack, commander said to have betrayed him executed

Mohammad Deif.  /Channel 2 News photo

Special to WorldTribune.com Hamas “chief-of-staff” Mohammad Deif, thought killed during Israel’s Operation Protective Edge last August, survived the strike, but the military commander charged with informing on Deif was executed by the terror group. Israel’s Channel 2 News Online reported […]

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Downfall of the ayatollahs: Strategic hope for the future, Persia-centric Middle East

Iran protester in Teheran on June 13, 2009. / Olivier Laban-Mattei / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, and Dr. Assad Homayoun GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs I’ve reached the end of this great history And all the land will talk of me: I shall not die, these seeds I’ve sown will […]

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Israel: Hamas aided terror rampage in Israel by ISIL affiliate

A picture taken from the Rafah border of the southern Gaza Strip with Egypt shows smoke billowing in Egypt's North Sinai on July 2.  /AFP/ Said Khatib

Special to WorldTribune.com Hamas provided support to Islamic State of Iraq Levant (ISIL) affiliates that launched multiple attacks on Egyptian security forces on July 1, according to the officer who directs Israeli government activities in the Palestinian territories. Maj.-Gen. Yoav […]

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Hamas cuts deals with Egypt, Israel as tensions with Palestinian Authority simmers

Egypt-Gaza border crossing at Rafah.

Special to WorldTribune.com Officials said Hamas is reaching out to Egypt and Israel as it can no longer rely on the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank for much-needed funding. As icy relations between the two main Palestinian factions have […]

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Amnesty International: Hamas exploited 2014 war to execute critics

Special to WorldTribune.com During the 2014 Gaza war, Hamas executed more than 20 people, including political opponents and many suspected of collaborating with Israel, Amnesty International reported on May 27. Hamas, using the “chaos of the conflict,” carried out “spine-chilling […]

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