Hamas Archive

ISIL warns Hamas in video message: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has threatened the Palestinian armed group Hamas, vowing to end the faction’s rule in the territory. In a 16-minute long video shared by social media accounts sympathetic to ISIL
Arab Opinion Survey: Palestine has the highest percentage of ISIS sympathizers: Findings from a survey by the Arab Opinion Index team, within the Doha-based Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, and which were presented at near-simultaneous press conferences in Doha and Washington, DC, have demonstrated the depth of the
Russia Today’s report on how Hamas, Al-Nusra and ISIS dragged Palestinians into Syria’s conflict – by Sharmine Narwani:   Palestinians didn’t jump into the fray in Syria. They were dragged into it – violently and reluctantly. Here is the story of how and why Palestinians and their 14 refugee camps became strategic targets in the Battle for
Club Med for Terrorists – by Ron Prosor:   THE hostilities in Gaza between Israel and Hamas persist and the diplomatic war at the United Nations continues, also without resolution. While there is no shortage of opinions on the way forward, the most obvious solution is strikingly
Israel-Gaza conflict: What has Israel achieved in 26 bloody days? – by Patrick Cockburn:     As Gaza is devastated by a new paroxysm of violence, what has Israel achieved by its 26-day bombardment and ground intervention? The outcome so far is similar to that of past Israeli wars in Lebanon and Gaza:
Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts – by Robert Fisk:       There was a time when our politicians and media had one principal fear when covering Middle East wars: that no one should ever call them anti-Semitic. So corrosive, so vicious was this charge against any honest
Saudi king publicly blames Hamas for Gaza war – by Thomas Rose: In a stunning five minute statement read on state television late Friday, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, leader of Israel’s oldest and most implacable foe, called the Hamas-Israel war in Gaza a “collective massacre” caused by Hamas. It is just
Oz: ‘Lose-lose situation for Israel’ –:     Israel’s ground offensive against Gaza is excessive, Israeli writer Amos Oz tells DW. But he also criticizes Hamas’ strategy, in which both Israeli and Palestinian victims boost the organization’s standing in Gaza. Amoz Oz: I would like
اداریہ :اسرائیل کے غزہ پر حملے نے عرب حکمرانوں اور سلفی دیوبندی جہادیوں کو بے نقاب کرڈالا ہے:   اسرائیلی بمباری سے غزہ کی پٹی کی ایک تاریخی مسجد کی تباہی کا منظر  آج جب یہ اداریہ لکھا جارہا ہے تو اسرائیلی بمباری اور زمینی حملے میں 1900 سے زیادہ فلسطینی شہید ہوچکے ہیں جبکہ 9000  سے
حماس اور ایران – کیا سلفی ، شیعہ مسلمانوں کی جانب اپنے خیالات بدلیں گے ؟ از عامر حسینی: حنان هاشمی حماس اور ایران کے باہمی تعلقات کے بہت بڑے حامی خیال کیے جاتے ہیں حال ہی میں انہوں نے بیروت سے شایع ہونے والے حزب اللہ نواز اخبار الاخبار میں ایک مضمون ردہ المخصومہ المقاومہ یعنی تحریک
Israel should be wary of the House of Saud – by A Z: Israel has the right to exist and to defend itself. It is acting stupidly in being the bully in the region. It cannot behave as a terrorist forever. Muslims should be willing to negotiate a settlement with Israel. Or
Arab Leaders, Viewing Hamas as Worse Than Israel, Stay Silent – by David D. Kirkpatrick:     CAIRO — Battling Palestinian militants in Gaza two years ago, Israel found itself pressed from all sides by unfriendly Arab neighbors to end the fighting. Not this time. After the military ouster of the Islamist government in
Gaming Israel and Palestine:   We have long argued that the Arab-Israeli conflict is inherently insoluble. Now, for the third time in recent years, a war is being fought in Gaza. The Palestinians are firing rockets into Israel with minimal effect. The Israelis
Saudi crocodile tears over Gaza – by David Hearst:     It is tough work being the Saudi ambassador to the UK. First, you have to stir yourself into action to deny the undeniable: The Israeli attack on Gaza comes with Saudi backing. That, in itself, is demeaning.
Qatar’s purchase of billions of US weaponry for hamas: Qatar recently cemented an enormous weapons deal with the United States. But this week, the tiny, resource-rich Gulf kingdom with outsized geopolitical ambitions — and a seemingly bottomless pocketbook — might be setting itself up for more problematic relations
Eight hundred dead Palestinians. But Israel has impunity – by Robert Fisk:     Impunity is the word that comes to mind. Eight hundred dead Palestinians. Eight hundred. That’s infinitely more than twice the total dead of flight MH17 over Ukraine. And if you refer only to the “innocent” dead –
Why can’t Iran and Israel be friends? – by Navid Hassibi:     Israel supported the Islamic republic with arms during its war with Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters There has been much talk this month about subtle Iranian-Israeli overtures, sparking speculations in policy circles about the possibility of
Iran and Israel, once and future allies – by Saeed Ghasseminejad:   For the last thirty years, the Islamic Republic of Iran has not only been constantly calling for the destruction of Israel, but has also been acting to make it happen. There is a little-known story that in 1873
The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts – by Patrick Cockburn:   Israeli spokesmen have their work cut out explaining how they have killed more than 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza, most of them civilians, compared with just three civilians killed in Israel by Hamas rocket and mortar fire. But on
Nigerian soldiers kill 25 anti-Israel Shia protesters on Quds Day:     A protester is gunned down by Nigerian military forces during a rally marking International Quds Day in Zaria, Nigeria, on July 25, 2014 Twenty-five demonstrators, including the sons of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria,
Top Ten Myths about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict – by Jeremy R. Hammond:   Myth #1 – Jews and Arabs have always been in conflict in the region. Although Arabs were a majority in Palestine prior to the creation of the state of Israel, there had always been a Jewish population, as
Why Is Israel Losing a War It’s Winning? – by Jeffrey Goldberg:       An Israeli officer in a Hamas tunnel (Jack Guez/Reuters) Things change, of course—the only constant in the Middle East is sudden and dramatic change—but as I write it seems as if Israel is losing the war
فلسطین کا غم اور پاکستانیوں کی دو عملی – از عامر حسینی: علی ناطق نے اپنے سٹیٹس پر لکها ہے کہ شام میں ایک دن میں القائدہ نے 1400 شامی لوگوں کو قتل کیا،14 شیعہ ہزارہ کو بس سے اتارکر افغانستان میں دیوبندی طالبان نے گولیاں مارکر هلاک کیا ،کراچی میں
ایران کے مذہبی بیوپاری، حماس کی سرپرستی اور اندھے مقلد پاکستانی شیعہ – عامر حسینی: مذهب کے جو بیوپاری ہیں ، وہ سب سے بڑی بیماری ہیں ان دین کے ٹهیکے داروں سے، میں باغی ہوں ،میں باغی ہوں اس سے پہلے کہ میں اپنی اصل بات کی طرف آؤں میں امام سجاد زین
فلسطین، پاکستان اور سچ کی موت – از عامر حسینی: پاکستان میں کسی بهی انسان کے قتل کیے جانے کی خبر جب پهیل جاتی ہے اور اس قتل پر احتجاجی ردعمل دینے کا مرحلہ آتا ہے تو خبر موصول کرنے والوں کی اکثریت سب سے پہلے یہ دیکهنے کی
BBC: Three Israeli teens were killed by a lone cell, not operating under Hamas leadership:   BBC’s senior correspondent Jon Donnison makes an interesting revelation: Jon Donnison @JonDonnison Israeli police Mickey Rosenfeld tells me men who killed 3 Israeli teens def lone cell, hamas affiliated but not operating under leadership. Seems to contradict the
Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza – Debunked: Israel has killed almost 800 Palestinians in the past twenty-one days in the Gaza Strip alone; its onslaught continues. The UN estimates that more than 74 percent of those killed are civilians. That is to be expected in a
Why Hamas is less extreme than ISIS?: We are posting tweets from opinion leaders in the Arab world including Elijah J Magnier and Hala Jaber. We have also included some tweets form known ISIS accounts that project their view.  It is clear from their tweets that
Hamas’s backflip on Syria: Once a traitor, then never to be trusted – by Ghassan Kadi:     Khaled Mishaal did a very dirty back flip on Syria 3 years ago, and he should never be trusted again. The same goes for Ismail Haniyye. It is sad that the fate of the people of Gaza
How to Criticize Israel Without Being Anti-Semitic: If you’ve spent any time discussing or reading about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I guarantee you’ve heard some variation of this statement: OMG, Jews think any criticism of Israel is anti-Semitic! In the interests of this post, I’m going to
Israel singles out Qatar as key Hamas terror sponsor – The Times of Israel: President Shimon Peres accused Qatar on Wednesday of becoming “the world’s largest funder of terror” due to its financial support for Hamas in Gaza. “Qatar does not have the right to send money for rockets and tunnels which are
Average Gaza citizen wants a steady job — in Israel — not more Hamas rocket fire, poll finds:     Hamas leader Khaled Meshal was in Doha, Wednesday, telling reporters from his five-star hotel the hardline Islamists would not back down from their bloody fight with Israel until Gaza’s borders are opened, and the crippling Israeli and
Klavan’s One-State Solution for the Israel-Palestine Conflict: Looking for a solution to bring peace to the middle east? Andrew Klavan has hit upon an interesting answer to a complex situation. Klavan’s One-State Solution: Give the Middle East to the Jews.  
Don’t Reward Qatar and Turkey By Letting Them Dictate Israel/Hamas Ceasefire:   Responding to reports that the United States, anxious to facilitate a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, “may be looking to Qatar and Turkey to help negotiate an end to the hostilities,” Jonathan Schanzer and David A. Weinberg, respectively
Israel-Gaza conflict: Israel may have committed war crimes, says UN human rights chief:   The two week offensive in Gaza, which has led to the deaths of hundreds of Palestinian men, women and children in the crowded coastal enclave, could have seen war crimes committed by Israel, the UN’s top human rights
Israel supporters really can’t afford to lose Jon Stewart:     Comedy CentralJon Stewart appearing on the July 22 episode of The Daily Show. While covering the Christians United for Israel conference this week, I heard a couple of gripes about Jon Stewart’s reports on Israel’s operation in
Israeli Attack on Gaza by Saudi Royal Appointment – by David Hearst (Huffington Post):   There are many hands behind the Israeli army’s onslaught on Gaza. America is not unhappy that Hamas is getting such a beating. As footage of the scenes of carnage on the streets of Shejaiya was coming through, John
How can you possibly oppose this war? – by Dahlia Scheindlin:   Someone asked me an innocent question: “What is the position of Israelis who are against the war?” There are obvious answers. First, this is a disproportionate war that harms huge numbers of civilians. The IDF is bombarding an
Members of UAE ‘aid convoy’ to Gaza, revealed as intelligence agents:     Forty members of the UAE “aid convoy” which entered the Gaza Strip last week have been revealed as intelligence agents. They were, it is believed, trying to collect information about Hamas and its infrastructure in the besieged
آج کی شام غزہ کے نام – از وسعت اللہ خان: اگرچہ عالمِ اسلام کے حکمران سو رہے ہیں مگر امتِ مسلمہ جاگ رہی ہے سنیچر کی شام امیرِ جماعتِ اسلامی پاکستان محترم سراج الحق کی جانب سے سیاسی، سماجی و مذہبی معززین ِ کراچی اور چنیدہ صحافیوں کے لیے