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Hamas is in talks with Egypt to secure the release of a fisherman shot and wounded by Egyptian forces on Friday in an incident which saw his two brothers killed.

Rival Palestinian factions have agreed to hold the first general elections in nearly 15 years.

Israel blockading Gaza Strip 'with UAE help': Aljazeera investigation

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Israel blockading Gaza Strip 'with UAE help': Aljazeera investigation

The UAE has been helping Israel to tighten its siege on Gaza by supporting them through the Bernice military base in Egypt, according to a new investigation by Al Jazeera.

Facing mounting Arab indifference, Palestinians eye unity

Ali Adam

Facing mounting Arab indifference, Palestinians eye unity

With the Palestinian national movement facing an existential crisis, political factions have embarked on the long road to unity.

<em>Haniyeh</em> makes historic trip to Lebanon's largest Palestinian camp

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Haniyeh makes historic trip to Lebanon's largest Palestinian camp

Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh was warmly received by Palestinian refugees in the Ein El-Hilweh refugee camp.

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Hezbollah, Hamas chiefs meet to discuss UAE-Israel normalisation

Hassan Nasrallah, head of the Iran-backed Shia Hezbollah movement, was pictured meeting Ismail Haniyeh, who heads the political bureau of Hamas, the Islamist movement that control the Gaza Strip.

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Palestinians agree on launching 'popular resistance' following UAE-Israel deal

The meeting brought together Mahmoud Abbas, head of the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority, and Islamist Hamas leader Ismail ...

Sarah Daoud

Gaza: De-escalation in exchange for health security

Comment: Negotiations between Hamas and Israel to de-escalate in exchange for providing medical aid to Gaza could contribute to further ...

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Hamas chief heads to Beirut for Palestinian factions meeting

Ismail Haniyeh's return to Beirut comes after 27 years.

Palestinians feel 'betrayal' of Israel-UAE normalisation deal

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Palestinians feel 'betrayal' of Israel-UAE normalisation deal

Palestinians have expressed disappointment and betrayal following the agreement to normalise ties between Israel and the UAE.

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Palestinian Authority recalls its envoy to UAE: official

Both the Palestinian Authority and its rival Hamas have rejected the normalisation deal between Israel and the UAE.

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Paul McLoughlin

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Iran's Quds Day propaganda has backfired, with Tehran's role in the Syria war brought to task.

Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

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Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

Social media users were quick to ridicule Iran's latest propaganda content - a painting of an imagined gathering of Iran-backed leaders at the ...

Hamas chief confirms prisoner swap negotiations with Israel

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Hamas chief confirms prisoner swap negotiations with Israel

Ismail Haniyeh has confirmed talks with Israel for a prisoner swap via Egypt and has urged Saudi Arabia to release Palestinian ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The coronavirus has led to a stricter clampdown in the Middle East of social gatherings. Here are five stories you need to know about ...

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Israel protests Russian meeting with Islamic Jihad leader

Russia's foreign minister met with senior Islamic Jihad officials on Wednesday in Moscow, including the group's leader.

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Israel strikes 'naval facilities' in Gaza as tensions rise

Eight strikes rocked the waters off Gaza beach on Monday, in response to alleged rocket fire into Israel.

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Hamas chief says Trump's peace plan 'will not pass'

Hamas leader Ismail Haniya Sunday warned the Middle East peace plan US President Donald Trump is shortly expected to unveil "will not ...

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Hamas leader Haniyeh to remain outside Gaza 'for months'

Hamas has announced that the former prime minister of its Gaza administration, Ismail Haniyeh will remain outside Gaza on a ...

Muslim leaders gather in Malaysia for Islamic summit

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Muslim leaders gather in Malaysia for Islamic summit

The four-day summit held in Kuala Lumpur will see Muslim leaders, scholars and academics discuss issues pertinent to the global Muslim community.

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Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh meets Qatar Emir

Ismail Haniyeh landed in Qatar to meet with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.

Abbas calls for elections, but will they be held?

Yousef Munayyer

Abbas calls for elections, but will they be held?

Comment: Elections could be bad news for Abbas, but unless they can can happen freely and fairly, they likely won't happen at all, writes Yousef ...

Hamas backs calls for reconciliation of Palestinian factions

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Hamas backs calls for reconciliation of Palestinian factions

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh announced he stands behind the call for unity made by eight Palestinian factions last week.

Construction to begin on new American hospital in Gaza

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Construction to begin on new American hospital in Gaza

Equipment for a new hospital has arrived in the besieged Gaza strip as part of the ceasefire reached between Israel and Hamas earlier this year.

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