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From Iron Dome to ‘Iron Spade’: Israeli contractors tasked with countering Hamas attack tunnels

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Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has selected two defense majors to develop a solution to Hamas and Hizbullah attack tunnels. Officials said the Defense Ministry has assigned two defense contractors to develop a comprehensive system that would detect […]

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Egypt: Hamas built underground rocket sites in Sinai, anticipating Israeli invasion

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Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has determined that Hamas and its Palestinian allies established rocket launch sites in the northeastern section of the Sinai Peninsula. Egyptian security sources said Hamas and Palestinian militias in the Gaza Strip have developed […]

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Gaza militia leader claims 90 percent of missile arsenal intact

Rockets are fired from the Gaza strip into Israel on July 12, 2014.  /AFP/Jack Guez

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — Gazan militias, despite a 50-day war with Israel, were said to have retained their missile and rocket arsenal. A leading Palestinian militia commander said the missile and rocket stockpile in the Gaza Strip was […]

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Hamas claims victory as Netanyahu agrees to ceasefire under U.S. pressure

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to a ceasefire without approval of his Cabinet and amid warnings that Hamas would soon resume attacks. Officials acknowledged that the Egyptian-arranged ceasefire did not include demands by […]

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Israel levels apartment building housing Hamas military command emptied of civilians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel was said to have destroyed Hamas military headquarters in the Gaza Strip. Military sources said the Israel Air Force targeted a 13-story building in Gaza City that contained the Hamas command center. They […]

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Hamas said to have executed more than 30 alleged Israeli collaborators

Hamas militants grab a suspected spy for Israel before executing him on Aug. 22.

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — Hamas has been executing Palestinians suspected of working for Israeli intelligence. Palestinian sources said scores of Palestinians were arrested on suspicion of supplying information to Israeli intelligence agencies. They said more than 30 of […]

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Hamas confirms Israeli air strike killed top military leaders

An Israeli air strike in Rafah on Aug. 19.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has eliminated much of Hamas’ military command. Hamas has acknowledged the killing of at least three members of the military command in an Israeli air strike. The air strike was one of several […]

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Palestinian Authority: Hamas arrested, shot activists during war with Israel

Palestinian Fatah supporters at an Aug. 4 protest.  /EPA

Special to WorldTribune.com RAMALLAH — The Palestinian Authority has reported a Hamas crackdown on the Fatah movement in the Gaza Strip. PA officials said Hamas rounded up hundreds of Fatah activists amid the war with Israel. They said the activists […]

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Hamas claims first rocket attack on Israeli gas platform in Mediterranean

A drilling platform in the Tamar gas field.  /Albatross

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Hamas has reported its first attack on Israel’s offshore natural gas infrastructure. Hamas said it fired two rockets toward an Israeli gas installation in the Mediterranean Sea some 35 kilometers from the Gaza Strip. The […]

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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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