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I wish that similar attention to that focussed on Hammad had also been devoted to a recent statement on the official Facebook page of Fatah, the supposedly moderate party that dominates the supposedly moderate PA
This Update features two pieces on the state of the current Hamas-Israel confrontation around Gaza, and the current strategies of the two parties - five years after the last major Gaza war... We also offer a unique insider's perspective on the Bahrain "Peace to Prosperity" workshop
On May 8, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced that the country would cease observing the elements of the 2015 nuclear deal that limited Iranian possession of enriched uranium and heavy water in response to the tightening grip of US sanctions
This Update is dedicated to the aftermath of the major battle around Gaza that took place last weekend. It was the worst such violence since the 2014 Gaza war and saw 690 rockets fired into Israel, 4 Israelis killed, and at least 23 Palestinians, most of them members of terrorist groups, killed in Israeli counter-strikes.
If the reports of Hamas targeting vital infrastructure are true, it means Iran has likely sought to pass its formidable knowhow on to the group.
In the wake of the nearly 700 rockets fired into Israel over the weekend, killing 4 and injuring dozens of Israelis, the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today condemned Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad for their "callous, obscene contempt for human life"
This Update features material on the growing financial crisis being faced by the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the wake of its refusal to accept tax funds from Israel because of Israel's deduction from these funds of money allocated for "pay for slay" payments to terrorists and their families, and its implications for Palestinian politics.