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Hamas Leader Vows Never to Recognize Israel

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal has vowed never to cede any territory to Israel or to recognize the Jewish state, in a speech in Gaza marking the 25th anniversary of the Palestinian militant group. Speaking to more than 100,000 people in Gaza City, Meshaal said Palestine belongs to the Palestinian people, from the Mediterranean Sea to […]

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Hamas Supporters Gather in Gaza for 25th Anniversary

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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More than 100,000 Palestinians gathered in Gaza Saturday for a rally marking the 25th anniversary of Hamas, the Islamist Palestinian militant group. Khaled Meshaal, the long-time exiled leader of Hamas, spoke at the rally. He has congratulated the Palestinian resistance for remaining steadfast during the recent eight days of violence with Israel. Several countries have […]

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Hamas Supporters Gather for 25th Anniversary

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Palestinians have gathered in Gaza for a rally marking the 25th anniversary of Hamas, the Islamist Palestinian militant group. Khaled Meshaal, the exiled leader of Hamas, is expected to speak at the rally Saturday. The anniversary celebrations come just two weeks after an Egyptian-brokered truce ended eight days of the bloodiest […]

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Hamas Leader Ends Exile With Gaza Visit

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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The leader of the Islamist Palestinian militant group Hamas arrived on Gaza Strip soil Friday, ending 45 years of exile from the Palestinian territories. Khaled Meshaal had not visited the Palestinian territories since leaving the Israeli-occupied West Bank after the 1967 Six-Day War. He kissed the ground shortly after his arrival and hugged friends and […]

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Hamas Exiled Leader to Visit Gaza

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Officials from the Hamas militant group’s political wing says its exiled leader will set foot on Gaza Strip soil for the first time in 45 years on Friday. Khaled Meshaal has not visited the Palestinian territories since leaving the Israeli-occupied West Bank after the 1967 Six-Day War. Officials say Meshaal will celebrate the Hamas movement’s […]

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Hamas Chief Meshaal Says He Will Step Down

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Senior Hamas officials say the group’s leader-in-exile, Khaled Meshaal, has decided to step down, clearing the way for the movement to choose a new head for the first time in nearly 16 years. Meshaal aide Izzat Risheq said Monday that Meshaal told a Hamas leadership meeting in Cairo last week that he will not run […]

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Hamas Leader Says He Will Not Seek Reelection

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal has said he will not seek re-election, despite a call for him to reconsider from the Palestinian militant group’s senior leadership. A statement from the group Saturday announced Mashaal’s intentions to step down and said senior leaders are urging him to reconsider. The statement said no one person should decide who […]

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Hamas Leader on Official Visit in Sudan

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A senior official of the Palestinian militant group Hamas, Ismail Haniya, is in Sudan on an official visit. Sudan’s official SUNA news agency reported that Haniya planned to take part in a forum on the future of Jerusalem. SUNA said Haniya was greeted late Tuesday at an airport in Khartoum by Ibrahim Ahmed Umar, an […]

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Hamas Says It Is Ready to Join Western-Backed PLO

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The militant Palestinian faction Hamas, which has called for Israel’s destruction, says it is prepared to join forces with the Western-backed Palestine Liberation Organization. A Hamas official said Thursday the group is moving towards non-violent resistance against Israel. Hamas controls the West Bank and launching rocket attacks into Israel has been one of the group’s […]

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Hamas Marks 24th Anniversary with Gaza Rally

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement on Wednesday marked its 24th anniversary with a rally in the Gaza Strip attended by tens of thousands of the group’s supporters. Addressing the rally, Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh vowed to continue the resistance until the end of Israel’s occupation. He told the crowd “Resistance is the way and […]

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