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Palestinian rivals Fatah, Hamas pledge unity against Israeli annexations

Jul 02, 2020 - 7:52 PM

The joint press conference is spurred by common opposition against US President Donald Trump's controversial peace plan, which paves the way for Israel to annex territory in the occupied West Bank

UNITED. Senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, attends by video conference a meeting with deputy Hamas chief Saleh Arouri (on screen from Beirut) discussing Israel's plan to annex parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on July 2, 2020. Photo by Abbas Momani/AFP

Trump Jerusalem move triggers Palestinian unrest

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:30 PM

(UPDATED) Sporadic clashes break out between Palestinians and Israeli forces, as Israel deploys hundreds more troops to the occupied West Bank amid uncertainty over the fallout

ANGER IN GAZA. Palestinian protestors burn the Israeli flag and a poster of US President Donald Trump following his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in Gaza City, on December 7, 2017. Mohammed Abed/AFP

Palestinian factions start reconciliation talks in Cairo

Nov 21, 2017 - 7:59 PM

The United Nations has said the reconciliation bid 'must not be allowed to fail' or another round of conflict with Israel could break out

CELEBRATION. In this file photo, Palestinians wave the flags of Egypt and Palestine as they gather in Gaza City to celebrate after rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah reached an agreement on ending a decade-long split following talks mediated by Egypt on October 12, 2017. Mahmud Hams/AFP

Hamas hands over Egypt border crossing to Palestinian Authority

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Hamas hands over control of the Gaza Strip's border with Egypt to the Palestinian Authority, in a first key test of a Palestinian reconciliation accord agreed last month

CHECKPOINT. Portraits of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas hang at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt on November 1, 2017. Said Khatib/AFP

US says Palestinian unity govt must recognize Israel, disarm Hamas

Oct 19, 2017 - 4:45 PM

A Hamas official immediately rejects the comments as 'blatant interference' in Palestinian affairs, but did not say directly whether the group planned to comply with any of the demands

JASON GREENBLATT. US special envoy Jason Greenblatt attends the launch of a project to improve access to wastewater treatment and water for Palestinian farmers, on October 15, 2017, in the city of Jericho, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Photo by Jafar Ashtiyeh/AFP

Hamas says deal reached in Palestinian reconciliation

Oct 12, 2017 - 4:51 PM

Details of the agreement have not yet been released and a press conference is being planned for Thursday at 1000 GMT (6:00 pm, Philippine time) in the Egyptian capital, where talks have been taking place since Tuesday

Palestinian government meets in Gaza for first time since 2014

Oct 03, 2017 - 3:25 PM

(UPDATED) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah renews his pledge to end a decade-long split between the Islamist Hamas movement that controls Gaza and his West Bank-based government

IN GAZA. Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah (C) makes a statement after his arrival at Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip on October 2, 2017. Mahmud Hams/AFP

Palestinian PM in Gaza on first visit since 2015

Oct 02, 2017 - 6:38 PM

The event is meant to be the first significant step in a transfer of powers from Islamist movement Hamas to the Palestinian Authority

WELCOMING HAMDALLAH. A car decorated with pictures Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah drives the Erez crossing in the northern Gaza Strip as Palestinians gather to welcome his arrival on October 2, 2017. Mohammed Abed/AFP

Hamas agrees to steps toward Palestinian unity

Sep 17, 2017 - 11:45 PM

The Palestinian Islamist movement agrees to dissolve a so-called 'administrative committee' and says it is prepared for elections

A Palestinian man and his daughter walk past a graffiti reading in Arabic ''Division'' in Gaza City, on September 17, 2017, after Hamas announced it had agreed to steps toward resolving a decade-long split with the Fatah movement and was ready to hold elections. Hamas said it had agreed to key demands made by Fatah: dissolving the so-called "administrative committee", while saying it was ready for elections and negotiations toward a unity government. / AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS

Mengenakan mukena saat salat? Sebuah dilema spiritual waria

Jun 29, 2017 - 12:37 PM

Bagaimana Islam memandang persoalan ini?

ILUSTRASI. Calon konsumen memilih jilbab di salah satu gerai di sebuah pusat perbelanjaan. Foto oleh R. Rekotomo/Antara

Gaza Strip in peril as Hamas marks decade in power

Jun 13, 2017 - 2:12 PM

Hamas this week marks 10 years since taking power in Gaza with the Palestinian enclave at risk of conflict and facing electricity blackouts poverty and Israel s blockade

IN THE DARK. A Palestinian family eats dinner by candlelight at their makeshift home in the Rafah refugee camp, in the southern Gaza Strip, during a power outage on June 11, 2017. Said Khatib/AFP

Tadarus Al-Qur’an, ngabuburit ala santri ponpes waria Al-Fatah

Jun 12, 2017 - 1:35 PM

Selama Ramadan pengajian di Pesantren Al Fatah berlangsung dua hari setiap Rabu dan Minggu

NGABUBURIT. Seorang santri Pesantren Al-Fatah, Shinta Ratri, membaca Al-Qur'an saat ngabuburit pada 11 Juni 2017. Foto oleh Dyah Ayu Pitaloka/Rappler

Hamas eases stance on Israel with new policy document

May 02, 2017 - 7:51 AM

While the new document does not amount to recognition of Israel as demanded by the international community Hamas officials say it formally softens its stance in a few key areas

NEW POLICY. The exiled Chief of Hamas' Political Bureau Khaled Meshaal (L) speaks during conference in the Qatari capital, Doha on May 1, 2017. Karim Jaafar/AFP

Israeli soldier gets 18 months for killing Palestinian

Feb 22, 2017 - 7:03 AM

Defense lawyers announce an appeal and right wing Israeli ministers immediately called for a pardon while the Palestinian government and the victim s family condemns the sentence as too lenient

Israeli soldier Elor Azaria (C), who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant, arrives at the military court in Tel Aviv on January 31, 2017. Jack Guez/AFP

Palestinian parties agree to form unity government

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The agreement between the top Palestinian parties comes after 3 days of reconciliation talks in Moscow

UNITY NEAR. Fatah movement official Azzam al-Ahmad (L), in charge of his party's reconciliation team, Abed al-Hafeez Nofal (C), the Palestinian ambassador to Moscow, and exiled Hamas deputy leader Mussa Abu Marzuq (R) give a press conference along with other representatives of Palestinian political parties and movements in Moscow on January 17, 2017. Alexander Nemenov/AFP

Pesantren waria di Yogyakarta ditutup sementara

Feb 25, 2016 - 12:45 PM

Santri pondok pesantren waria Al Fatah mengaku tak diakomodasi keinginan mereka

Suasana belajar mengaji di Pesantren Waria, Yogyakarta. Foto oleh Prima Sulistya/Rappler

Indonesian bombmaker among 8 killed in Sultan Kudarat clash?

Nov 27, 2015 - 11:15 AM

UPDATED Authorities suspect that the criminal group whose leader escaped is an ISIS sympathizer based on the presence of the signature black flags in the camp

ISIS FLAG? This flag was found hoisted in the camp of the captured bandits. Photo from Palimbang Facebook page

UN chief 'not optimistic' about Israeli-Palestinian crisis

Oct 22, 2015 - 8:14 AM

Ban tells the Security Council that addressing the situation at the holy sites is key to quelling tensions and that he is very concerned by incitement from both sides

In this file photo, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses a press conference, 16 September 2014, UN headquarters. Evan Schneider/UN Photo

Israel demolishes attackers' homes in crackdown

Oct 06, 2015 - 2:32 PM

Israel demolishes the homes of two Palestinians behind attacks and sealed off a room in another the army says

ON PATROL. Israeli border police patrolling in the main street from Shuafat neighborhood, on the outskirts of East Jerusalem, during clashes with Palestinian protesters October 5, 2015. Atef Safadi/EPA

Netanyahu vows 'fight to death' as clashes spread after attacks

Oct 05, 2015 - 5:35 PM

The rioting follows 3 attacks in recent days that have killed 4 Israelis and wounded several others including a two year old child

HIGH SECURITY. An Ultra orthodox Jew passing Israeli Police on patrol in an alley of the old city of Jerusalem, October 4, 2015. Atef Safadi/EPA

Hamas rejects unilateral dissolution of Palestinian gov't

Jun 17, 2015 - 4:01 PM

Hamas: No one told us anything about any decision to change and no one consulted with us about any change in the unity government Fatah acted on its own in all regards

PALESTINIAN LEADERSHIP. A handout photograph supplied by the Palestinian Authority shows Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C) as he leads prayers during meeting of the Central Committee of Fatah in the West Bank town of Ramallah, June 16, 2015. Osama Falah/Handout/EPA

10 years after death, Arafat still Palestinian icon

Nov 09, 2014 - 4:17 PM

Ten years after his death Yasser Arafat remains a national hero for a still stateless people

A Palestinian walks next a graffiti of Palestinian late leader Yasser Arafat in the streets of Gaza City on, 29 October 2013. Mohammed Saber/EPA

Emergency rule in Egypt's Sinai after bomb kills 30 troops

Oct 25, 2014 - 9:39 AM

UPDATED It was the deadliest attack on the country s security forces since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year

STATE OF EMERGENCY. A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency shows Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) chairing a meeting with the National Defense Council in Sheikh Zuweid, North Sinai on October 24, 2014. A car bomb in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed at least 26 soldiers, in one of the deadliest attacks on security forces since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year. File photo by HO/EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY/AFP

UN tells Israel, Palestinians to stop unilateral actions

Oct 22, 2014 - 11:02 AM

Ban: Leaders on both sides must overcome their differences and dispense with the unilateral initiatives that serve only to fuel mistrust and polarization

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, 16 September 2014, UN headquarters. Evan Schneider/UN Photo/File

Gaza donors meet as US pushes peace talks revival

Oct 12, 2014 - 12:40 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry and 30 of his counterparts join UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon who is seeking a record 1 6 billion 1 3 billion euros in aid to rebuild Gaza

A Palestinian boy holds a Palestinian flag as he stands in the ruins of a destroyed house during the visit of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Beit Hanun town in the nortern Gaza Strip on 09 October 2014. Mohammed Saber/EPA

Palestinian unity government holds first Gaza meeting

Oct 09, 2014 - 8:43 PM

The gathering came more than three months after the government was sworn in following a landmark reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah (C) delivers a speech during a tour to some of the areas worst hit by the 50-day war between Israel and Gaza militants in July and August, during a visit to the Gaza Strip, on October 9, 2014. Said Khatib/AFP

Hamas, Fatah agree on return of unity government in Gaza

Sep 25, 2014 - 9:38 PM

Senior Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzouk and Fatah s head of delegation Azam al Ahmad confirmed that an agreement had been reached

Gaza truce negotiators set new talks for end of October

Sep 23, 2014 - 10:58 PM

The Palestinian delegation which includes rival factions Hamas and president Mahmud Abbas s Fatah will remain in Cairo this week to discuss resolving their own disputes

Hamas denies running 'shadow government' in Gaza

Sep 13, 2014 - 10:32 AM

There is a national unity government; talk of a parallel government is totally against reality says Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal

TUNISIA, Tunis : Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal arrive for a meeting with Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki at the Carthage presidential palace on the outskirts of Tunis on September 12, 2014. Salah Habibi/AFP

Abbas says may end unity with Hamas over Gaza governance

Sep 07, 2014 - 5:35 PM

UPDATED The threat draws an angry reaction from Hamas denouncing the president s allegations as baseless and raising fresh questions over the future of a fragile intra Palestinian unity deal

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas speaks during a press conference on August 26, 2014 in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Abbas Momani/AFP

Israel, Palestinians extend Gaza truce by 24 hours

Aug 19, 2014 - 7:49 AM

News of the last minute extension came from Cairo where Egyptian mediators have been pushing both sides to put a decisive end to weeks of bloodshed in Gaza

ALL THAT'S LEFT. Palestinians leave their destroyed neighborhood to take shelter in a United Nations school for the night in the northern Gaza Strip city of Beit Hanun, on August 18, 2014. Thomas Coex/AFP

FAST FACTS: The 2014 Gaza conflict

Aug 08, 2014 - 8:55 AM

What you need to know about the conflict that brought weeks of violence in Israel and Palestine

GOING HOME. A displaced Palestinian woman piles her belongings onto the cart as she and her family leave a United Nations (UN) school in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip to return to their home on August 5, 2014, after a 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip brokered by Egypt came into effect at 8:00 am. Mohammed Abed/AFP

Palestinian killed in Israeli crackdown over missing 3

Jun 16, 2014 - 4:33 PM

Israeli forces are concentrating their focus on the southern West Bank city of Hebron and the surrounding area

CRACKDOWN. Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian man in the West Bank town of Hebron on June 14, 2014, as they search for three teenagers who went missing near a West Bank settlement. Hazem Bader/AFP

Abbas, Hamas chief hold first talks since unity deal

May 05, 2014 - 6:22 PM

The two leaders are expected to discuss the reconciliation agreement and how to implement it

Israel mulls reprisals for Palestinian unity deal

Apr 24, 2014 - 10:47 PM

The office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu describes the deal which opposes all peace talks with Israel as very serious

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Hamas, choked by blockade, seeks to avoid Egypt clash

Sep 24, 2013 - 4:00 PM

Experts: The Hamas rulers of Gaza is doing all it can to avoid a confrontation with Egypt s army

BORDER SECURITY. Members of Hamas' security forces stand guard in front of the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on September 16, 2013. AFP/Said Khatib

New PM says to strive for Palestinian reconciliation

Jun 04, 2013 - 10:44 AM

News of the nomination was made public late Sunday on the last day of a deadline to find a successor to Salam Fayyad

Palestinian PM Fayyad resigns after row with Abbas

Apr 14, 2013 - 8:12 AM

Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad resigned on Saturday April 13 after a weeks long falling out with president Mahmud Abbas

Peres says Israel would talk to Hamas if it seeks peace

Jan 01, 2013 - 2:44 AM

Israeli President Shimon Peres said on Monday December 31 that there is no fundamental reason not to talk to the militant Palestinian Hamas if it renounces violence and decides to take a constructive course

Palestinians seek historic state backing at UN

Nov 29, 2012 - 4:54 PM

Abbas will ask for the Palestinians to be recognized as a UN non member observer state and indicate his conditions for talks with Israel in a key speech to the 193 member assembly

PALESTINE AT THE UN. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority, on November 29, 2012, will ask for the Palestinians to be recognized as a United Nations "non-member observer state" and indicate his conditions for talks with Israel. In this file photo, Abbas addresses the general debate of the sixty-seventh session of the General Assembly, 27 September 2012, at the UN Headquarters in New York. UN Photo / J Carrier