Articles tagged with: palestine

Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 5 Sep, 2014

Opinion: Hamas and the Delusion of Victory

While victory has a thousand fathers, defeat is always an orphan. The Latin proverb came to my mind the other day as I watched Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh boasting on live television about his group's "historic victory" in the recent mini-war with Israel. The 90-minute harangue was interesting for at least one reason: Haniyeh punctured the global media's narrative, according to which Israel triggered the mini-war, ostensibly to gain some unspecified advantage, while the world was distracted ...

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Kifah Ziboun
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on : Saturday, 30 Aug, 2014

Abbas devises plan for independent Palestinian state: official

Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has prepared a "three-stage contingency" plan to secure the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, high-level Palestinian sources told Asharq Al-Awsat. The move comes following an agreement between the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas leadership in Doha. The Palestinian Authority, led by Fatah, and Hamas—which is in control of the Gaza Strip—have increasingly unified their stance...

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Kifah Ziboun
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on : Thursday, 28 Aug, 2014

From the Spotlight to the Shadows

Ramallah,Asharq Al-Awsat—After five failed attempts on his life, the military commander of Hamas’s Al-Qassam Brigades, Mohammed Deif—known as “Abu Khaled”—h...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 26 Aug, 2014

Gaza ceasefire takes effect as Palestinians celebrate

Gaza and Jerusalem, Reuters—A ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza went into effect on Tuesday and jo...

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Jamal Al-Qassas and Mazin Mujawaz
on : Friday, 22 Aug, 2014

Arab literary world mourns Palestinian poet Samih Al-Qasim

Cairo and Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Arab literary figures in Egypt and Lebanon paid tribute to the great Palestinian poet Samih Al-Qasim, who died on Tuesday at the age of ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 22 Aug, 2014

Gunmen execute 18 alleged collaborators in Gaza; Israel launches air strikes

Gaza and Jerusalem, Reuters—Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel on Friday, a day after Israeli forces killed three Ha...

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Kifah Ziboun
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on : Thursday, 21 Aug, 2014

Palestinian negotiator says Gaza talks “temporarily suspended”

Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—A Palestinian negotiator said that the indirect Cairo-mediated truce negotiations with Israel could resume shortly, despite the collapse of the ...

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Sawsan Abu-Husain
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on : Thursday, 21 Aug, 2014

Israel broke the ceasefire: Hamas deputy leader

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Hamas deputy leader Musa Abu-Marzuq accused Tel Aviv of deceiving the international community on Tuesday, following the breakdown of the fragile truce ...

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Nasser Al-Haqbani
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on : Thursday, 14 Aug, 2014

We are seeking ICC probe into Israeli war crimes: Palestinian PM

Jeddah, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Palestinian government has begun the process of documenting the recent Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip in a bid to push for an International...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 6 Aug, 2014

Gaza ceasefire holding on second day

Gaza and Cairo, Reuters—A Gaza truce was holding on Wednesday as Egyptian mediators pursued talks with Israeli and Palestinian representatives on an enduring end to a war tha...

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