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2006-08-18 07:17:24

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas Islamists have demanded to keep the post of prime minister and other key jobs in a possible new coalition government with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Hamas officials said on Friday. The terms were swiftly rejected by a leading member of the moderate president's Fatah movement, which agreed with Hamas on Wednesday to renew negotiations on a unity government that might ease international isolation. Leaving Hamas in charge of the...

2006-08-16 09:14:21

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, a leader of the militant Hamas group, said on Wednesday they would renew negotiations to form a unity government that might ease international isolation. Similar talks broke down in February between officials from Abbas's Fatah faction, Hamas and other groups over Hamas's refusal to accept peace deals between the Palestinians and Israel that would imply recognition of the...

2006-08-16 07:53:56

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, a leader of the militant Hamas group, said on Wednesday they would renew negotiations to form a unity government that might ease international isolation. Similar talks broke down in February between officials from Abbas's Fatah faction, Hamas and other groups over Hamas's refusal to accept peace deals between the Palestinians and Israel that would imply recognition of the...

2006-08-09 08:34:35

By Mohammed Assadi RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas questioned on Wednesday whether the Palestinian Authority can continue to function with key lawmakers and ministers in Israeli jails. The comments were the first by Haniyeh to question the viability of the Palestinian Authority, which was created under peace deals with Israel in 1994, since a Hamas-led government took power in March. Hamas, whose charter calls for Israel's...

2006-08-06 16:58:03

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel killed two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank on Sunday and detained parliamentary speaker Aziz Dweik, a Hamas leader, and another Hamas lawmaker, Palestinian officials said. A 13-year-old boy was killed in southern Gaza in an Israeli air strike overnight as Israel continued to press its offensive against militants across the coastal strip, medics said. Later on Sunday, Israeli forces killed a wanted Palestinian gunman near...

2006-07-25 08:59:19

By Wafa Amr RAMALLAH (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Tuesday there was a need to remain focused on establishing a Palestinian state alongside Israel despite the crisis in Lebanon. Rice met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after visiting Lebanon and Israel, where she discussed the two weeks of fighting with Hizbollah guerrillas that have opened up a second front for Israel, already fighting in Gaza for a month. "Even as the Lebanon situation is...

2006-07-19 15:07:17

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops killed 14 Palestinians in clashes in Gaza and the occupied West Bank on Wednesday in one of the worst days of violence since Israel launched an offensive to free an abducted soldier. Fighting erupted between Israeli troops and militants in central Gaza as the army pushed into the strip, killing nine Palestinians -- four militants and five civilians -- in air strikes and other attacks, medics said. Three of the militants were from...

2006-07-19 12:55:38

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops killed 12 Palestinians in clashes in the Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank on Wednesday, medics said, including four gunmen and two civilians as tanks pushed into a central Gaza refugee camp. The Gaza raid was part of a three-week-old offensive to recover a captured soldier and halt rocket fire. Shooting broke out around the Maghazi Camp as Israeli troops crossed the border into the territory before dawn. Three militants from the...

2006-07-19 06:20:25

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops killed nine Palestinians in clashes in the Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank on Wednesday, including four gunmen and two civilians as tanks pushed into a central Gaza refugee camp. The Gaza raid was part of a three-week old offensive to recover a captured soldier and halt rocket fire. Heavy shooting broke out around the Maghazi Camp as Israeli troops crossed the border into the territory before dawn. Three militants from the...

2006-07-16 18:44:44

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike flattened the 8-story Palestinian Foreign Ministry building in Gaza City on Monday, part of a campaign against the Hamas militant group and the government it controls. A separate air strike gutted the offices of a Hamas-led security force in the Islamist stronghold of Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip, witnesses said. Israel launched its Gaza offensive after militants, some from Hamas, captured an Israeli soldier --...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.