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Text of report by pro-Hamas Palestinian Information Centre website on 21 August [Unattributed report: "Haniyah Asks Red Cross To Work on Lifting Siege on Gaza"] GAZA, (PIC) - Isma'il Haniyah, the premier of the PNA caretaker government, called Wednesday [20 August] on the Red Cross delegation to work on lifting the unjust siege on the Gaza Strip and to intervene to facilitate the travel of patients for medical treatment outside the Strip.
Text of report in English by Izz-al-Din al-Qassam Brigades website on 24 July [Unattributed report: "Haniyah calls to open Rafah Crossing to transfer Hamas parliamentarian for treatment"] Hamas movement prime minister, Ismail Haniyah, called Egypt on Thursday to open Rafah crossing to transfer Hamas Parliamentarian Mariam Farahat to an Egyptian hospital to receive medical treatment.
By Matti Friedman JERUSALEM - A truce between Israel and Hamas went into effect this morning, hours after the two sides launched attacks that highlighted the difficulties they face in holding the cease-fire together.
Palestinian militants fired 50 rockets and mortars toward Israel on Wednesday, and Israel responded with airstrikes in Gaza just hours before a truce was to take effect, illustrating how fragile the cease-fire would be. "I hope it will succeed," Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said.
JERUSALEM _ Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement were set to halt mutual attacks across the Gaza border early Thursday under a deal for a temporary cease-fire brokered by Egypt, with both sides expressing hope that unlike previous truce agreements, this calm would hold.
JERUSALEM _ A deal announced on Tuesday for a temporary cease-fire between Israel and Hamas raised hopes for an end to months of deadly violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel, but skeptical Israeli officials cautioned that the emerging truce was fragile and could easily unravel.
Excerpt from report by London-based newspaper Al-Hayat website on 17 June [Report by Fathi Sabbah in Gaza: "'Hamas': Calm Agreement in Three Stages Includes Opening Rafah Crossing and Separating Shalit's Case.
By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas urged government workers on Friday to scrap plans for an open-ended strike set to cause chaos.
By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas urged government workers on Friday to scrap plans for an open-ended strike, saying the resulting chaos would only benefit Israel.
By Wafa Amr and Mohammed Assadi RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan on Wednesday voiced support for the formation of a Palestinian unity government that Palestinian leaders hope could ease foreign sanctions imposed after Hamas won elections.
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