Salim Fayyad is sworn in as new Palestinian prime minister of Abbas-installed emergency government in Ramallah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 17, 2007, 2:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
Abbas has outlawed the Hamas militia.
Hamas PM Ismail Haniyeh, whom Abbas sacked, insists the administration he heads is the rightful government.
Dismantling and looting continues at Gaza border posts as many try to escape. Hamas conducts witch hunt of Fatah supporters and impounds their property.
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>'s Military sources: Iran and Syria are the winners of Hamas' military coup against Fatah in Gaza Strip<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 17, 2007, 1:07 PM (GMT+02:00)
It was the second triumph in a week for a Palestinian force backed by Iran and Syria, after the Lebanese army failed in four weeks' combat to crush the pro-Syrian factions' barricaded in the Nahr al-Bared Palestinian camp near Tripoli in four weeks of combat.
Tuesday, Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Palestinian ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 17, 2007, 1:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
More and more Israeli commentators are frankly admitting that Israel's pull-out from Gaza in the summer of 2005 was an open invitation to the forces of radical Islam to set up house in the defenseless territory. Now, Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert, foreign minister Tzipi Livni and the rest of ...
Mahmoud Abbas fires Hamas PM Haniyeh, dissolves Palestinian unity government, declares Gaza and West Bank emergency<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 15, 2007, 12:52 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile reports: Thursday night, June 15, the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas took the final step of dissolving the Palestinian unity government, thereby splitting the Palestinian Authority into two mutually hostile segments, the Fatah-ruled entity in the West Bank and the Hamas region in the Gaza Strip.
Olmert government officials ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 14, 2007, 12:58 PM (GMT+02:00)
14 June: Hamas seizes control of strategic Philadelphi enclave on Egyptian border and all Gaza's border crossings with Egypt and Israel. At least 35 people died in the fighting Wednesday. Any international force in Gaza will be resisted in the same way as an Israeli occupation army, said a Hamas ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> reports: Fatah-led Presidential Guard throw back 250 Hamas fighters in major battle over Karni goods crossing Tuesday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 9, 2007, 9:02 PM (GMT+02:00)
The three-hour gunfight was the biggest assault Hamas which heads the Palestinian government has ever mounted. Casualties were heavy though not admitted. Its assault on the strategic crossing was preceded by heavy rocket, RPG and mortar fire on the Presidential Guard headed by Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah.
IDF military sources told ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 9, 2007, 9:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
It was not supposed to happen. Three Palestinian terrorist groups broke through Israeli border fortifications from Gaza in broad daylight and raided an Israeli military position near the key Kissufim crossing Saturday, June 9. Their mission: to kill and kidnap Israeli troops.
Their mission failed. The IDF claims the position was ...
A fundamentalist Islamic group in Gaza threatens to behead "immodestly clad" Palestinian television woman announcers <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 4, 2007, 11:41 AM (GMT+02:00)
The threat came from the Swords of Truth, a group which has blown up Internet cafes and music shops in Gaza amid a growing climate of terror and radicalism in the Palestinian territory. One announcer said she is terrified to go to work.
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Hamas's new, extended-range, high-powered missiles go into service against Israeli populations<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 30, 2007, 2:58 PM (GMT+02:00)
Their crews have taken to firing the upgraded weapons out of Gaza's Palestinian refugee camps, using the inmates as human shields to ward off the Israeli Air Force instead of deploying them in the North. By using standard explosives, the upgraded weapons pack an extra punch and fly deeper into ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 27, 2007, 10:42 PM (GMT+02:00)
This threat was issued by Abu Obeida Saturday after the Israeli air force struck another four Hamas targets, killing 5 members of the Hamas Executive Force and injuring 18. Hamas reports that Israel has destroyed all ten Executive Force command posts in the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian radical groups warn Israeli locations north of Sderot, including Ashkelon, to prepare for missile attacks. Hamas activates West Bank cells for suicide operations
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 26, 2007, 12:06 PM (GMT+02:00)
The warning to Ashkelon and points north of Gaza came from Jihad Islami and Popular Resistance Groups as well as Hamas.
debkafile also reports: Hamas military chief Mohammed Jabari has instructed all West Bank cells to launch suicide attacks in Israeli towns forthwith.
Sniper teams are directed to target ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Yet another Fatah-Hamas ceasefire folds although renewed clashes are not reported<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 23, 2007, 4:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
Sunday, Day 2 of the truce, Hamas attempted to assassinate the acting chief of General Intelligence in the Gaza Strip, Gen. Muhammad al Masri. Fatah retaliated by knifing to death a leading Hamas preacher, Sheik Namir Hamad.
In the early hours of the ceasefire Saturday, armed men of both factions began ...
Too Late for Talks with a Hamas Bent on Helping Iran Build Gaza into an Anti-US Anti-Israel Base<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 21, 2007, 1:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
As the Hamas-led multiple missile offensive against Israel marked its first week, voices were heard in Israel and overseas, well-meaning or despairing, calling for Israel to start talks with the Palestinian Islamist group's leaders.
Hamas soon knocked that notion on the head. After hurling some 150 missiles against Israel, one ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 20, 2007, 9:37 PM (GMT+02:00)
Under the agreement, armed men were to leave their positions in buildings and streets, remove road blocks and release hostages.
Most of the 55 killed in four days of Palestinian factional violence were Fatah adherents or members of Mahmoud Abbas' security services.
debkafile reports long pauses in the factional violence ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 19, 2007, 11:15 AM (GMT+02:00)
Masseb Bashir, 25, from Deir el-Balakh admitted charges of intelligence-gathering on security arrangements at the prime minister's residence at the Jerusalem district court Thursday. He informed his controllers that security was too tight to breach. The plot's intended victims also included cabinet members Lieberman and Sneh, Labor MK Ofir Pines ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 18, 2007, 12:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
On Day 6 of the brutal Palestinian factional war and Day 4 of the Hamas missile offensive against southern Israel, two ruthless figures have emerged as the dominant factors in both conflicts: Ahmad Jabari, commander of Hamas Executive Forces, and Jamal Jarah, better known as Abu Obeida, spokesman of Hamas' ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 15, 2007, 11:25 AM (GMT+02:00)
Hani al-Kawasmeh quits as Palestinian minister of interior for lack of authority to activate the security services for restoring order in Gaza. Palestinian government spokesman Mohammed Barghouti warns that the Gaza Strip is on the verge of degenerating onto a second Somalia. debkafile's Palestinian sources report that the ...
Hamas' Abu Obeid threatens: Gilead Shalit will be put to death if Israel carries out military operation in Gaza <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 10, 2007, 8:58 AM (GMT+02:00)
The decision, he says, rests with Hamas' military arm, Ezz e-Din al-Qassam.
UK consul Richard Makepeace meets Hamas PM Ismail Haniya to discuss fate of kidnapped BBC reporter Alan Johnston<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 9, 2007, 8:53 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile reports: No progress has been made for his release since Palestinian gunmen seized the English correspondent in Gaza City nearly three months ago. Appealing to Haniya is fruitless since he has no control or access to Johnston's fate. The rift between Hamas and al Qaeda-Palestine which holds ...
Hamas list of released prisoners is non-negotiable, the only way to gain Gilead Shalit's recovery - Khaled Meshaal in Damascus<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 4, 2007, 12:28 AM (GMT+02:00)
Sunday night, the hard-line Hamas leader said at a Damascus meeting that Israel had rejected the list of jailed prisoners on two counts: most had "blood on their hands" and it included Israeli Arabs. "There is no other list on offer for Gilead Shalit's freedom," said Meshaal. If that is ...