United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he has not seen any Israeli evidence of the Hamas operating in the Gaza building that housed residences, offices and media organisations – including Al Jazeera and The Associated Press – that Israel destroyed on Saturday. Blinken said on Monday he has asked Israel for justification for the strike. The … Continue reading Will Israel show proof of Hamas in Gaza media tower?
Hamas is a Palestinian militant group whose ideology mixes Islamist extremism and Palestinian nationalism. Hamas was founded in 1987 and opposes Israel’s existence within any borders. The group's secular rival, Yasser Arafat’s Fatah, takes a more moderate approach and supports a two-state solution. Hamas pioneered the use of suicide bombers in the 1990s and 2000s … Continue reading What you should know about Hamas
Turkey is allowing senior Hamas operatives to plot attacks against Israel from Istanbul as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plays host to the terrorist group’s leaders. Transcripts of Israeli police interrogations with suspects show that senior Hamas operatives are using Turkey’s largest city to direct operations in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank, including an assassination … Continue reading Turkey risking attacks for showing kindness to terror group leaders
Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, forcefully defended Israel in the violence at Gaza, potentially widening a rift between the U.S. and allies. The U.N.'s Middle East envoy said there was no justifying the killings of more than 50 Palestinians by Israeli fire at the Gaza border, and several Security Council members called … Continue reading Why Nikki Haley walked out of a U.N. meeting
Qatar has sworn that it will not sacrifice its foreign policy to pressures from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, the UAE, Maldives, and Bahrain. The tiny emirate state received a 24-hour ultimatum to accept 10 conditions listed by Saudi Arabia and its allies on Monday. A clear threat of invasion for an alleged links with the … Continue reading Qatar vows not to surrender its Foreign Policy to Pressures from neighboring Gulf States