<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Secret Fatah-Hamas peace talks open in Stockholm under Iranian-Saudi aegis
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 11, 2007, 11:07 PM (GMT+02:00)
The rival Palestinian factions began talking in the Swedish capital Sun. July 8, about burying the hatchet. This is revealed exclusively by debkafile's Iranian sources. They are discussing reconstituting their national unity government three weeks after Hamas's coup unseated the Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority government in the ...
Twenty British lawmakers want to engage Hamas after its help in freeing BBC reporter Alan Johnston in Gaza<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 11, 2007, 11:43 AM (GMT+02:00)
They include MPs from all three parties including Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond. Their petition said Hamas because of its pivotal role in ending the kidnap should join Palestinian reconciliation efforts. The motion was tabled by the ruling Labor's Richard Burton. Hamas is boycotted by western powers as an extremist ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 9, 2007, 3:12 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's Iran sources reveal that Fatah and Hamas representatives have launched secret talks to patch up their quarrel. Their first session took place in Stockholm Sunday, July 8, under the guiding hands of the Iranian and Saudi ambassadors.
Hamas sent operations chief Imad al Alami from Damascus to face ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 8, 2007, 9:51 AM (GMT+02:00)
Last month, Ehud Olmert made a gesture of support for the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and the Fatah government he installed for the West Bank in Ramallah in opposition to the Hamas government in Gaza: a pledge to release 250 terrorists of Abbas' Fatah party from Israeli jails.
But then, ...
A top commander of Fatah's al Aqsa Brigades in Jenin camp, Mohammed Abu Heija, dies in gun battle with Israeli forces<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 4, 2007, 8:13 AM (GMT+02:00)
It took place during an IDF raid of the terrorist stronghold before dawn Monday, July 2, when the soldiers came under a bomb and small arms fire. The dead terrorist leader was the deputy of the notorious Jenin Fatah chief, Zakariya Zubeidi. An M-16 assault rifle with a telescopic sight ...
Palestinians fire mortar salvo at Gaza's Erez crossing Wednesday after planting large explosive device at Kerem Shalom
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 1, 2007, 12:45 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile reports: Frequent mortar and bombing attacks on the Gaza crossings lead Israeli authorities to conclude that Hamas is trying to fabricate a humanitarian crisis for international consumption. The Karni crossing was shut down by Palestinian attacks and then Kerem Shalom. The Sufa terminal which is still functioning ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 30, 2007, 12:53 PM (GMT+02:00)
Explosive devices were hurled at the Israel unit during an ongoing search for wanted terrorists. One soldier was seriously wounded and three, including an officer, suffered moderate injuries.
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Hamas was free to cause sensation with audio tape of Israeli soldier Gilead Shalit's voice - but not to release him without al Qaeda's a
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 29, 2007, 6:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
Shalit's obviously dictated call on the Israeli government to free thousands of Palestinian prisoners was rejected by prime minister Ehud Olmert at the Sharm el-Sheikh conference Monday, June 25.
debkafile's counter-terror sources: The release of the Shalit, Alan Johnston and Ayman Zawihiri tapes within a few hours - the ...
Fatah-Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades chiefs defy Mahmoud Abbas' ban on unauthorized persons bearing arms on West Bank<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 29, 2007, 6:13 PM (GMT+02:00)
Abbas gave the order in default of a pledge he gave Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert at Sharm al-Sheikh Monday, June 25. In return for Israeli immunity from arrest, Abbas promised to collect signed statements renouncing terrorism from Fatah-al Aqsa members, have them turn in their weapons to the Palestinian ...
Israeli PM offers to release 250 Fatah prisoners as goodwill gesture to Mahmoud Abbas at Sharm el-Sheik conference with three Arab rulers Monday <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 28, 2007, 9:44 AM (GMT+02:00)
Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak who hosted the conference Monday, June 25, pledged to work for the resumption of inter-factional dialogue between Fatah and Hamas.
debkafile notes: This was not what Ehud Olmert was aiming for. His gesture to Mahmoud Abbas favoring Fatah and rejecting a prisoner deal with ...
The Army of Islam in Gaza threatens to "slaughter" the BBC journalist "like a lamb" unless UK and Jordan release three Muslim terrorists<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 26, 2007, 10:28 PM (GMT+02:00)
In a statement emailed to AFP Tuesday, June 26, the Palestinian radicals demand that Jordan release the Iraqi woman, Sajida al-Rishawi, who was sentenced to death over triple hotel attacks in Amman that killed 60 people in 2005; Abu Mohammed al-Maqdissi, also held in Jordan since then; and the radical ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Hamas to release files on Palestinian intelligence collaboration with the US CIA, UK's MI5 and Shin Bet
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 25, 2007, 9:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
The centerpiece is evidence of the Palestinian Authority Preventive Security service's disclosure that Hamas' elite undercover Unit 102, only 25 strong, underwent lengthy training in Iran in advanced combat tactics modeled on those of the US Seals and the Israel Navy's Shayetet 13.
debkafile's military sources add: Unit ...
Abbas accuses Damascus-based Hamas' Khaled Meshaal of complicity in a plot to assassinate him. Hamas hurls counter-charge
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 24, 2007, 2:03 PM (GMT+02:00)
In a televised speech Wednesday, Abbas referred to the planting last month of 250 kg of explosives in a tunnel under a road traveled by his convoy. He said he had sent to every Arab government video tapes of Hamas operatives filmed in the act.
Mahmoud Abbas orders closure of West Bank to Gaza refugees, including his own Fatah and presidential guard members
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 24, 2007, 11:29 AM (GMT+02:00)
Tired of waiting to be rescued, many of the refugees stranded at the Erez crossing from Gaza to Israel since the ended of the fighting returned Wednesday to their homes in Gaza. Most of the injured and sick have been evacuated to Israeli hospitals. Egypt has augmented its security forces ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 22, 2007, 2:04 AM (GMT+02:00)
Twelve members of the Palestinian Popular Front were rounded up in Hebron Tuesday, June 19. They planned to abduct American nationals on the West Bank and Jerusalem and hold them hostage against the release of the PPF leader Ahmad Saadat. He is jailed in Israel for involvement in the murder ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Hamas - and its Syrian and Iranian sponsors - capture priceless Palestinian Authority intelligence archives in Gaza putsch<br/
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 22, 2007, 1:58 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Fatah-led general intelligence and security services caved in too fast to shred, wipe or burn documents, computer disks and archives. The entire collection fell into Hamas' hands when they seized Palestinian Preventive Intelligence HQ at Tel Awa (henceforth Tel al-Islam) and the Palestinian General Intelligence center near Gaza port. ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 20, 2007, 12:36 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Red Cross informs Israeli military authorities that there is no shortage of food in Gaza. Supply trucks crossed through the Karni goods crossing daily during the Hamas-Fatah fighting. Israel sent a truckload of medical supplies into Gaza Sunday.
Hamas has stepped up the scale of its smuggling activities from Egyptian ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Fatah activists are settling scores with Hamas in Lebanon as well as West Bank. Hamas threatens a wave of terror<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 19, 2007, 10:53 PM (GMT+02:00)
Rampaging Fatah gunmen took revenge for their defeat in Gaza on Hamas activists on the West Bank in a rampage Sat. June 16 through the Hamas-held parliament, government and local council offices on the West Bank. Hundreds of Hamas officials were detained.
Saturday night, Fatah gunmen also hurled themselves against Hamas ...
Gaza Strip's Roman Catholic school and convent ransacked and looted during Hamas-Fatah fighting last Thursday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 19, 2007, 10:52 PM (GMT+02:00)
Crosses were broken, a statue of Jesus damaged and prayer books burnt at the Rosary Sisters School and nearby convent, said Father Manuel Musaliem head of the tiny Gaza community. Gunmen used the roof of the school near a key security HQ captured by Hamas and desecrated the convent. Fatah ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 18, 2007, 4:01 PM (GMT+02:00)
Mahmoud Abbas has good reason to rejoice over Ehud Olmert's strange celebration of the Hamas victory in Gaza as "a new peace opportunity," especially as the prime minister brings this message to his White House talks with President George W. Bush Tuesday, June 19.
The rest of the West is lamenting ...