The Palestinian unity government with Hamas will be announced on Monday "despite Israeli threats," Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas chose a prime minister to head a unity government on Thursday but announcement of the lineup was held up over the foreign affairs portfolio, officials said.
Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas agreed on the make-up of a national unity government on Tuesday in the most significant step yet toward healing their seven-year rift.
A negotiator said Monday he expects a Palestinian unity government to be announced later this week in what would be a first significant step toward ending the crippling rift between Hamas and Fatah.
Hamas officials met with EU representatives, sense that US is slowly 'coming around' on unity pact, deputy leader claims.
Jerusalem (ICEJ) -- Five masked gunmen from Yasser Arafatâ€™s al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades stormed the Ramallah TV studios of Arab satellite station al-Arabiya on Saturday night, smashing equipment and holding staff at gunpoint.
Marwan Barghouti, the senior Fatah leader in the "West Bank," is having a hard time explaining how a "popular" Palestinian uprising is not so popular among the public anymore.
Israel's security services have captured the terrorist responsible for planting pipe bombs on a Tel Aviv bus two weeks ago, and it turns out he is a Fatah activist of Jordanian origin.
In separate statements circulating on Monday, militants in the main PLO faction Fatah threatened to â€œturn the lives of all the settlers into a living hellâ€ and to kill Israeli reporters covering stories in Bethlehem.
Deputy Commander of "Force 17," Muhammad Dhamrah,(1) A.K.A, Abu Awdh in an interview with Al-Hayat [London, August 17, 2001]:
"...Independence will be realized only through sacrificing. We have prepared thousands, tens of thousands, martyrs in order to regain our land and for the return of the refugees. I derive my strength from this people, rather than from the security coordination or from promises made by the CIA. I feel safe, as many others do, among my people. I am not worried. I am very optimistic that victory will come."