Uniting with terrorists won’t lead to an accord

by JONATHAN SCHANZER, NY TIMES— The Palestinians have been a house divided since 2007, when Hamas, a violent Islamist organization, overran the Palestinian Authority. The violence erupted after a political standoff following their stunning electoral victory the previous year. To this day, Hamas still controls Gaza, while the rival Fatah faction (which controls the Palestinian…

PA, Hamas announce unity government against Israel

By LEA SPEYER, BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS— Palestinian officials have confirmed that rival leaders from the West Bank and Gaza Strip have agreed to form a national unity government within the “next five weeks.” Following talks in Gaza City on Tuesday evening between officials of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and Hamas, an agreement was reached…

Hamas: Recognizing Israel is a ‘Death Sentence’ to the PA

By DALIT HALEVI and ELAD BENARI, ARUTZ7-— Lawmakers from Hamas on Sunday warned Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas against recognizing Israel as part of the ongoing peace process. The lawmakers said that recognition of Israel as a Jewish state would be a “death sentence” against the PA. Ibrahim Dahbour, one of Hamas’s representative in…