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Washington’s envoy to the United Nations met on Wednesday with the parents of a fallen Israeli soldier whose body is being held by the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, The Times of Israel reported. Leah and Simha Goldin asked Ambassador Nikki Haley to help pressure Hamas to return the body of their son, Hadar, and that of another Israeli...

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Hamas on Friday rejected an offer by Israel’s defense minister to turn the Gaza Strip “into the Singapore of the Middle East” by creating jobs and building infrastructure. Mahmoud al-Zahar, a spokesperson for the terrorist group, said that if Gaza sought to be like Singapore, it would have already been done, Israeli media reported. Israeli...

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A member of Hamas’ al-Qassam Brigades was killed on Monday when a tunnel he was digging caved in, The Times of Israel reported. Ahmad Asa’ad Shahada, 22, “met his lord as a martyr, God willing, after a tunnel of the resistance collapsed,” according to an announcement on the brigades’ website. Gaza’s...

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A Palestinian terrorist with multiple murder convictions has been elected as Hamas’ new political leader in the Gaza Strip, an official for the Islamist group confirmed on Monday. Yehya Sinwar, in his mid 50s, is known as an influential and unpredictable hardliner who rejects any reconciliation with Israel. He helped...

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Qatar’s representative in Gaza said last week that he had “excellent” relations with a number of Israeli officials, and also indicated that the Palestinian Authority was standing in the way of solutions to the power shortages and other problems in the Hamas-run coastal enclave. “I am in contact with senior Israeli...

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Dozens of Hamas’ top fighters have defected to the Islamic State’s Sinai-based affiliate in recent years, though cooperation between the two terrorist groups remains strong, Avi Issacharoff reported Wednesday in The Times of Israel. Palestinian sources told Issacharoff that Abed al-Wahad Abu Aadara, the first known member of Hamas’ naval commando unit...

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Israel’s Borders Heat Up Towns on Israel’s northern and southern borders came under attack this week. On Monday, three rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel, leading the Israel Defense Forces to strike three Hamas targets in in response, including a naval base. It still isn’t clear who fired the rockets...

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Hamas released a Hebrew-language animated music video on Tuesday night titled “Zionists, You Will Perish in Gaza,” which threatens to destroy Israel. The video features a barrage of rockets raining down on the Jewish state, Hamas militants blowing themselves up near Israeli soldiers, and Jews being shot in the head. The Jewish...

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Iron Dome batteries intercepted at least three rockets headed towards Eilat from the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, the Israel Defense Forces announced Wednesday. At least one other rocket was not intercepted and landed in a vacant field, the IDF said. No injuries were reported as a result of the rockets,...

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Hamas confirmed on Wednesday that it has rejected an Israeli offer to help improve the economic situation in the Gaza Strip in exchange for releasing three Israeli hostages and the bodies of two soldiers it is holding, Avi Issacharoff reported in The Times of Israel. Senior Hamas officials acknowledged that Israel...

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