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Report: Iran no longer concealing its presence in Golan Heights

An Israeli soldier near the Quneitra crossing in the Golan Heights. /Menahem Kahana / AFP / Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Iran and its proxy Hizbullah have been operating openly in the Golan Heights, a report said. The Institute for National Security Studies said Teheran has decided to defy Israel and establish a presence in […]

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Hamas prepares to open international port with backing from Turkey, Qatar, Greece, EU

Artist's concept of an expanded port.

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — Hamas is set to challenge Israel and open the Gaza Strip’s port to international traffic. Palestinian sources said Hamas was refurbishing the port south of Gaza City to receive foreign ships for passenger and […]

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Hamas’ revenue plan for Gaza: ‘Big business pays its share’

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — Hamas has intensified measures to gain revenues in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian sources said Hamas decided to impose taxes on major companies and banks in the Gaza Strip. They said the revenues were meant […]

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Hamas chargess Palestinian Authority provided Israel intel during 2014 war

Salah Baradawil.

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — Hamas has charged the Palestinian Authority with supplying intelligence to Israel during the 50-day war in 2014. A senior Hamas official said the Islamic movement gathered evidence that the PA relayed intelligence to Israel […]

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Israel intel: Hamas restoring missile arsenal at rate of hundreds per week

Long-range M-302 rockets captured by Israel from a ship on the Red Sea in early 2014.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has determined that Hamas and its Palestinian militia allies were rapidly replenishing their missile and rocket arsenals. Military Intelligence has determined that Hamas and such allies as Islamic Jihad and Popular Resistance […]

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Palestinian Authority can’t make payroll, seeks loans

Special to WorldTribune.com RAMALLAH — The Palestinian Authority has sought bank loans to pay civil servants for January 2015. Officials said the PA, hampered by an Israeli funding halt, has approached Palestinian banks in the West Bank for tens of […]

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Hamas trains 17,000 young ‘cadets’ to ‘liberate the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’

Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — Hamas has completed a massive military training course of teenagers, some as young as 15. Hamas said it conducted a military training course for 17,000 youngsters in the Gaza Strip. The Islamic movement, which […]

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Mohammed Dahlan moves against Abbas, threatens Fatah in Gaza

Mohammed Dahlan, left, and Mahmoud Abbas in Cairo in 2007.

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — Former Palestinian Authority security chief Mohammed Dahlan was said to have been threatening the Fatah movement in the Gaza Strip. A senior Fatah official said Dahlan, expelled from Fatah in 2010, was behind a […]

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UN ready to rebuild Gaza, but $5.4 billion in pledges failed to materialize

Palestinians at Friday prayers east of Gaza City, on Jan. 23. / Suhaib Salem / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — The United Nations reports that virtually none of the $5.4 billion pledged for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip has come through. The UN Refugee and Works Agency reported the halt in the international […]

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Hamas plans to open passenger port to ‘link Gaza with the outside world’

Artist's concept of an expanded port.

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — Hamas has disclosed plans to expand its sea port for passenger travel. A Hamas ministerial committee said the Gaza City port would be prepared to accept passenger vessels. The panel said the port would […]

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