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In Muhammad Dahlan’s Ascent, a Proxy Battle for Legitimacy

In Muhammad Dahlan’s Ascent, a Proxy Battle for Legitimacy

Muhammad Dahlan in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in October. He dismisses his reputation as a ruthless former security chief but is unsparing in condemning Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the
Mahmoud Abbas Proposes Palestinian Unity Government With Hamas

Mahmoud Abbas Proposes Palestinian Unity Government With Hamas

Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, center, was greeted by fellow Fatah members on the second day of the Fatah party conference, in Ramallah, the West Bank, on Wednesday.
World Leaders Push Israel and Trump to Forge a 2-State Deal

World Leaders Push Israel and Trump to Forge a 2-State Deal

Though peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinians seem doomed, world leaders gathered in Paris for a peace conference and signaled that they still longed for a solution.
Hamas Appoints Hard-Line Militant as Gaza Leader

Hamas Appoints Hard-Line Militant as Gaza Leader

The Hamas leaders Ismail Haniya, left, and Moussa Abu Marzouk in 2014. Mr. Haniya is now contending for the top post in Hamas’s political bureau abroad.
Trump’s Shift to ‘Outside-In’ Strategy for Mideast Peace Is a Long Shot

Trump’s Shift to ‘Outside-In’ Strategy for Mideast Peace Is a Long Shot

A Palestinian boy riding his bicycle near his family’s tent in the southern Gaza Strip. The Hamad City housing complex is in the background.
Gaza Is Outwardly Rebuilding, but Inwardly Fearful

Gaza Is Outwardly Rebuilding, but Inwardly Fearful

The trailer in Beit Hanoun where Samaher al-Masri lived with her family for two years. Gazans are rebuilding after living through wars, but some still live in makeshift housing.
New Hamas Charter Would Name ‘Occupiers,’ Not ‘Jews,’ as the Enemy

New Hamas Charter Would Name ‘Occupiers,’ Not ‘Jews,’ as the Enemy

Palestinians waiting for travel permits to cross into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing this week. In an effort to improve relations with the Egyptian government a new Hamas document would
Killing of a Hamas Leader Could Signal a New Conflict With Israel

Killing of a Hamas Leader Could Signal a New Conflict With Israel

Members of Hamas’s armed wing carried the body of Mazen Fuqaha at his funeral in Gaza City last week.
Hamas Hangs 3 Men in Gaza Accused of Aiding Israel

Hamas Hangs 3 Men in Gaza Accused of Aiding Israel

On Thursday, a banner in Gaza city read: “For those who fell into the trap of collaboration with the occupation. Stop, hold on and consider your religion, your homeland, your people.. or else...”
Challenging Hamas, Palestinian Authority Cuts Electricity Payments for Gaza

Challenging Hamas, Palestinian Authority Cuts Electricity Payments for Gaza

A Palestinian girl studied by candlelight during a power cut at the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City this week.
Hamas Leader Plays Final Hand: Trying to Lift Group’s Pariah Status

Hamas Leader Plays Final Hand: Trying to Lift Group’s Pariah Status

Hamas’s leader, Khaled Meshal, waving, during a visit to the Islamic University in Gaza City in 2012. He said a new political document showed Hamas was open to changing its ideas.
Opening First Foreign Trip, Donald Trump Tries to Leave Crisis Behind

Opening First Foreign Trip, Donald Trump Tries to Leave Crisis Behind

President Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, boarded Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews en route to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Friday.
Opening First Foreign Trip, Donald Trump Tries to Leave Crisis Behind

Opening First Foreign Trip, Donald Trump Tries to Leave Crisis Behind

President Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, boarded Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews en route to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Friday.

Hamas Publicly Executes 3 in Gaza After Killing of a Senior Leader

Two of the sentenced men were executed by hanging, a third by firing squad. Nearly 3,000 people were invited to watch.
The Six-Day War at 50: The Past 50 Years of Israeli Occupation. And the Next.

The Six-Day War at 50: The Past 50 Years of Israeli Occupation. And the Next.

An Israeli soldier praying at the Western Wall during the Six-Day War, in June 1967.
Gaza Dating Site Matches Widows to Men Seeking 2nd (or 3rd) Wife

Gaza Dating Site Matches Widows to Men Seeking 2nd (or 3rd) Wife

Rami Shatali, 38, with his children Rbab, Rahaf, and Rymas in front of their house on the Gaza Strip last month. He has married Majd Khaleel who was divorced with a son. The two divorcees met through

Israel is trying to cause a humanitarian crisis in Gaza to oust Hamas

Israel started cutting electricity to the Gaza Strip this week in a move that could translate to 21-hour blackouts and intensify the coastal enclave’s already dire humanitarian crisis in the brutal

Palestinians spying for Israel risk execution by Hamas

Spying for Israel is perhaps the most shameful act of treason a Palestinian can commit. And yet, a network of hundreds of Israeli “collaborators” within the Gaza Strip forms the backbone of Israel’s