Ismail Haniyeh

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Hamas ‘will never recognise Israel’ — Gaza premier

Gaza Prime Minister Ismael Haniyeh said on Saturday in Iran that Hamas “will never recognize Israel”. He furthermore stated that “The resistance will continue until all Palestinian land, including Al Quds [Jerusalem], has been liberated and all the refugees have returned.” His speech was made on the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, to a crowd … Continue reading

Hamas Gaza chief begins regional tour

Hamas’ head of government in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, arrived in Qatar on Monday. After this visit, he is expected to go to Kuwait, Bahrain and Iran. Earlier this month he visited Egypt, Sudan, Turkey and Tunisia. New parliamentary and presidential elections will be held in Palestine in May of this year, as part of the … Continue reading

Meshal will not seek reelection; analysts say reason is growing gap between Gaza-based Hamas and exiled leaders

Hamas leader, Khaled Meshal, has notified the Hamas leadership that he will not seek reelection. Palestinian analysts claim that the move is due to a growing rift between Hamas’ Gaza-based leader, Ismail Haniyeh, and Syria-based Khaled Meshal. Meshal’s recent statements have been in support of a reconciliation deal with Fatah and have hinted at the acceptance … Continue reading

‘Haniyeh to run for Hamas Political Bureau chair’

Ismail Haniyeh, Prime Minister of Hamas, expressed his desire to run to become chairman of the group’s political bureau. The bureau is the highest authority within Hamas and the most important decision-making body. Khaled Mashal, current chairman, announced his decision to resign. Observers and analysts judge that this decision come at a time of growing … Continue reading

Haniyeh: 80 Fatah members can return to Gaza

80 members of Fatah who fled Gaza following Hamas’ takeover in 2007 will be allowed to return to the coastal strip, Ismail Haniyeh said Saturday. The Hamas Prime Minister also called for the full implementation of the reconciliation agreement between Palestinian factions, after meeting with the committee in charge of the implementation of the end … Continue reading

Haniyeh: Gaza security forces will remain

Gaza’s Prime Minister, Ismail Haniyeh, said on Monday that the security forces that were formed since the 2007 split with the West Bank will not be dismantled. A key point of the Palestinian reconciliation agreement is the merger of the security forces of rival groups Fatah and Hamas. But the implementation of this aspect is … Continue reading

Hamas, Fatah report progress as leaders spar

Following a meeting between Fatah and Hamas officials on Saturday in Gaza City, both sides said there was progress in the implementation of the reconciliation agreement. The presidential compound in Gaza will be return to Fatah and the dispute concerning the alleged refusal by Hamas to allow entry of Fatah officials into Gaza was overcome. However, Hamas … Continue reading

Haniyeh to host reconciliation talks

Haniyeh to host reconciliation talks

Rebel without a state: Ismail Haniyeh, Prime Minister of Gaza

As prime minister of Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh is one of the world’s most controversial politicians. In this interview, he talks about the Arab Spring, suicide bombing, the Israeli blockade – and the elusive prospect of peace. The Independent, United Kingdom Click here for the full story

Gaza’s Hamas premier visits flotilla ship in Turkey

The Hamas premier of the Gaza Strip has visited a ship docked in Turkey that in 2010 was the target of a deadly raid by Israeli troops seeking to prevent an aid flotilla reaching the Palestinian territory. Agence France-Presse, France Click here for the full story

Haniyeh arrives in Turkey

Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh arrived in Turkish city Istanbul on Sunday morning, as part of his first international tour since Israel tightened the seige on the coastal strip. He will meet Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss regional developemnets and the reconciliation deal between the premier’s Hamas party and Fatah. Ma’an News Agency, Palestine … Continue reading

Gaza leader visits Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo

Gaza’s top political leader Ismail Haniyeh visits the headquarters of Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo. Reuters, United States

Gaza’s Hamas leader launches Muslim world trip

Gaza’s prime minister left the territory Sunday on his first trip abroad since his militant Hamas movement seized power in June 2007, hoping to improve ties with Muslim countries swept up in the uprisings convulsing the Arab world. Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh’s deputy, Mohammed Awwad, said the Gaza leader would visit Egypt, Sudan, Qatar, Bahrain, Tunisia … Continue reading

First time since Hamas in power: Haniyeh to tour Mideast

Buoyed by the rise of the Islamists to power in the Arab world, Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh is planning a tour of Arab and Islamic countries – the first of its kind since his movement came to power in 2006. Jerusalem Post, Israel Click here for the full story


Debate: Is there a rift between the Prime Minster and the security establishment, and how might it affect his chances of re-election?

Interview: Dr. Einat Wilf, Israeli MP, Chair of the ‘Independence’ faction

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