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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office on March 25, 2018.

Netanyahu Needs Conflict to Survive

The more Israel’s prime minister escalates tensions, the more his popularity grows.

Palestinians in Gaza on April 5, 2018. (SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

The Nonviolent Violence of Hamas

The unarmed protests at the Gaza-Israel border are a desperate bid to provoke a crisis.

A Palestinian boy holds a bunch of plastic flowers as he plays on the rubble of assassinated Hamas interior minister Said Siam's apartment building during a Hamas rally in Jabalia, on January 20, 2009. Arab leaders today pledged "all forms of support for the reconstruction of Gaza" but failed to set up a specific fund for the war-battered Palestinian enclave, as they wound up a two-day summit. AFP PHOTO/PATRICK BAZ (Photo credit should read PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty Images)

How Israel Won a War but Paid a High Moral Price

A decade of targeted assassinations has pushed the boundaries of Israel's laws and military ethics — and harmed its image across the globe.

Fatah's Azzam al-Ahmad (right) and Saleh al-Aruri (left) of Hamas shake hands after signing a reconciliation deal in Cairo on Oct. 12. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

Can Anyone End the Palestinian Civil War?

A new agreement aims to mend the rift between Fatah and Hamas — but the wounds may run too deep.

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The Squeeze Is On Against Hamas

The Islamist movement's Arab neighbors, together with Israel, are cutting off its few remaining lifelines — and hoping not to spark a war.

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In Bid to End Isolation, Hamas Tries Out a Friendlier Face

Will the Palestinian group’s new charter help mend international ties?

Palestinian children hold posters of Mohammed Halabi (C), the Gaza director of World Vision, a major US-based Christian NGO, during a protest to support him in Gaza City on August 7, 2016.
Israel charged Halabi with having diverted millions of dollars in foreign aid to the Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas and its armed wing.
The Shin Bet internal security service said $7.2 million (6.5 million euros) given to World Vision had been diverted to Hamas each year, with some of it funding the Gaza Strip rulers' military campaign against Israel. / AFP / MAHMUD HAMS        (Photo credit should read )

Israel’s ‘Unfair’ Trial: Suspected Hamas Agent Isn’t Getting Due Process, Says Amnesty

The Gaza director of a high-profile charity allegedly transferred tens of millions of dollars to Hamas.

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Hamas Is Ready for War with Israel

The Gaza Strip may still lie in rubble, but Hamas operatives are convinced that they are ready for another battle.

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Fact-Checking Hamas’s Claim That It Captured an Israeli Spy Dolphin

The report is the latest in a series of conspiratorial claims that Israel has used animals as weapons of war.

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The Islamic State and Hamas Compete for Gaza

Last summer, Gaza survived a conflict that left much of its infrastructure destroyed. Now the strip of territory of is facing competition between Hamas and the Islamic State.

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Amnesty International: Hamas Committed War Crimes During Gaza War

Israel has taken fierce international criticism for its conduct during last year's fighting. A new report says Palestinian militants may have violated international law as well.