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In a rare briefing to journalists, Gaza-based Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar said yesterday his organization will “pummel” Israel if another war erupts. Sinwar told journalists that Hamas “is not seeking a confrontation” with Israel, but “if such a confrontation should arise, Hamas will pummel Israel.” Despite claiming that Israel is...

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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian refugees announced on Monday that it had sealed a Hamas terror tunnel built under two of its schools in the Maghazi refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. The tunnel was discovered at the beginning of June, after the Maghazi Elementary...

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The IDF has revealed the extent of the new concrete barrier currently being built around the Gaza Strip. The 3 billion shekel ($836 million) concrete barrier aims to eliminate the existing tunnel threat posed by Hamas, as well as any future tunnels that reach into Israel. It will include sensors...

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The Palestinian Authority arrested five journalists on Tuesday evening and charged them with leaking sensitive information to enemies. According to Shireen al-Khatib, an associate at the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedom, the detained journalists include Tariq Abu Zayd and Ahmad Halaika of Hamas-run al-Aqsa television, The Jerusalem Post reported. The...

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The Israel Air Force (IAF) struck two Hamas targets last night in response to a rocket attack from the Gaza Strip. The rocket landed in an open area, believed to be a building site, without causing casualties. Warning sirens were sounded in both Ashkelon and the nearby Hof Ashkelon Regional...

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Senior members of the terrorist organization Hamas met on Monday with representatives of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Tehran, and agreed to forge closer ties with the military force under direct supervision of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The delegation was in the Islamic Republic to attend...

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A senior Hamas delegation arrived in Tehran on Friday in a bid to bolster the relationship with the Islamic Republic. The visit included senior Hamas figure Izzat al-Rishq, currently based in Qatar, and head of the Hamas administration Saleh al-Arouri. They were formally invited to the swearing-in ceremony of Iranian...

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Israel’s Shin Bet security agency announced Thursday that it had broken up a Hamas money laundering ring. The ring, which was established early last year, was an attempt to evade Israeli sanctions barring the terrorist group from moving money freely, The Times of Israel reported. Under the scheme, two members of...

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The European Union’s top court ruled on Wednesday that Hamas is a terrorist organization, rejecting a 2014 decision by a lower court. The ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) against the Gaza-based terror group was unexpected, as Eleanor Sharpston—an advocate general of the court—had argued that the General Court was right...

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An English-language press release issued on Tuesday by the Islamist terror organization Hamas to protest the temporary closing of the Temple Mount by Israeli authorities following an attack there on Friday contained an unexpected, and possibly unintended, revelation. The Temple Mount was reopened Monday with additional security measures to prevent further violence, including...

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