Hamas http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22833/all en Is Hamas pulling out of Syria? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-casbah/hamas-pulling-out-syria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Damascus-based militant Islamist group is looking to move to Cairo and Doha, according to reports </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jon Jensen </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hamas operatives are fleeing from Syria to establish new headquarters in Egypt and Qatar, <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204083204577082471358870022.html">according to the Wall Street Journal</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-casbah/hamas-pulling-out-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hamas The Casbah Thu, 08 Dec 2011 10:49:00 +0000 Jon Jensen 5683684 at http://www.globalpost.com Hopes fade for Arab Spring-inspired Palestinian unity http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120706/hopes-fade-arab-spring-inspired-palest <p>GAZA CITY &mdash; Recently, the Arab Spring had inspired hopes that Palestinians would unite, putting aside disruptive factionalism. In Cairo just over a year ago, leaders signed a landmark reconciliation pact to end the years-long divide between rival parties, Hamas and Fatah, which run separate governments and security apparatuses in Gaza and the West Bank. But now Palestinian politics appear to be descending back into disarray.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120706/hopes-fade-arab-spring-inspired-palest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hamas Israel and Palestine Middle East Fri, 06 Jul 2012 15:35:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5710766 at http://www.globalpost.com Hamas eases strict enforcement of Sharia law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120710/hamas-gaza-strip-islamic-law-sharia-liberal <p><span style="line-height: 20px; ">GAZA CITY, Gaza &ndash; Five years after seizing power in the Gaza Strip, Hamas appears to have entirely backed-off from attempts to impose Islamic strictures on life in the coastal territory.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20px; ">Hamas&rsquo; largely bearded police force once aggressively stalked Gaza&rsquo;s streets and beaches, searching for canoodling, unmarried couples and intimidating shop owners selling risqu&eacute; lingerie.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20px; ">But now, locals say, the Gaza Strip is a much more liberal place.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120710/hamas-gaza-strip-islamic-law-sharia-liberal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hamas Conflict Zones Want to Know World Religion Culture & Lifestyle Israel and Palestine Middle East Tue, 10 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5711269 at http://www.globalpost.com In Israel, life under fire isn't always so bad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120712/israel-sderot-gaza-missiles-iron-dome-hamas-sinai-al-qaeda <p>SDEROT, Israel &mdash; Amid more bombastic Middle Eastern news, it is easy to forget that the rockets and missiles keep falling here, often on a daily basis. Sderot, a modest Israeli town that has been <a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2012/Jul-11/180170-rocket-fired-from-gaza-lands-in-israel.ashx#axzz20PqxiPNk">on the receiving end</a> of thousands of explosives launched from Gaza, has come to symbolize the decade-long rain of projectiles. Yet, surprisingly, its residents say it&#39;s not that bad a place to live.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120712/israel-sderot-gaza-missiles-iron-dome-hamas-sinai-al-qaeda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hamas Conflict Zones War Israel and Palestine Middle East Fri, 13 Jul 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Noga Tarnopolsky 5711645 at http://www.globalpost.com Could Morsi make peace in the Middle East? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120716/morsi-gaza-west-bank-israel-peace-process-palestine-hamas-fatah <p><span style="line-height: 20px; ">GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip &mdash; Many</span><span style="line-height: 20px;"> in Gaza are optimistic that Mohamed Morsi, Egypt&#39;s new president, will be able to make progress toward Middle East peace. </span>Mahmoud Abbas, Fatah leader and president of the Palestinian Authority, is scheduled to meet Morsi in Cairo on July 18. But Morsi has mammoth domestic issues to deal with first.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120716/morsi-gaza-west-bank-israel-peace-process-palestine-hamas-fatah" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Hamas World Leaders Diplomacy Politics Israel and Palestine Middle East Tue, 17 Jul 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5712059 at http://www.globalpost.com Israeli air strike kills Hamas military chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/121113/israel-elections-violence-flares-borders-syria <p>SDEROT, Israel &mdash; The killing comes after Hamas fired more than 100 rockets into Israel. Meanwhile, violence flares across the Syrian border, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu campaigns for re-election. GlobalPost visits the site of the Hamas attacks, where locals depend on missile-proof kindergartens and an &quot;Iron Dome&quot; warning system. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/121113/israel-elections-violence-flares-borders-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Hamas World Leaders Conflict Zones Elections Syria Politics Israel and Palestine Middle East Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Noga Tarnopolsky 5725938 at http://www.globalpost.com Ahmed Jabari, Hamas military chief of staff, killed in Israeli strike (LIVE BLOG) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/121114/ahmed-jabari-hamas-military-chief-staf As violence flares along two Israeli borders and Syria's civil war continues to spill over into the Golan Heights, Israel assassinates the military leader of Hamas. A total of ten people have been confirmed dead in Gaza.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/121114/ahmed-jabari-hamas-military-chief-staf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hamas Conflict Zones Israel and Palestine Wed, 14 Nov 2012 16:40:00 +0000 Talia Ralph, Kristin Deasy and Lizzy Tomei 5725989 at http://www.globalpost.com Ahmed Jabari: Hamas leader took all efforts to remain hidden http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/121114/ahmed-jabari-hamas-Qassam-Brigades Born in Gaza City into an activist family, Jabari studied history at Islamic University. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/121114/ahmed-jabari-hamas-Qassam-Brigades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hamas Conflict Zones Military Israel and Palestine Middle East Wed, 14 Nov 2012 18:10:00 +0000 David Trifunov 5725999 at http://www.globalpost.com In-Depth Series: Israel faces a changed Gaza http://www.globalpost.com/series/gaza-hamas-economy-business-resistance-israel-conflict GAZA CITY — Israel and Hamas have fought before. But this time, Hamas is wealthier and has more friends in the region. Gaza has enjoyed a relative boom in its economy in recent years, fueled by the easing of the Israeli blockade, lucrative smuggling tunnels on the border with Egypt and new benefactors like Qatar. It is also enjoying stronger political ties. Hamas Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 5726007 at http://www.globalpost.com Photos: Gaza is changing http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5726036 <p>Hamas has transformed Gaza&#39;s economy in recent years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5726036" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Hamas Conflict Zones Emerging Markets Food & Drink Global Economy Israel and Palestine Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 News Desk 5726036 at http://www.globalpost.com How Israel actually helps Hamas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/121114/gaza-hamas-corruption-economy-egypt-smuggling-tunnels <p>GAZA CITY and RAFAH &mdash; As Israel bombs Gaza, local businessmen say the Jewish state&rsquo;s pressure tactics have only helped their foes in Hamas seize money and power. &ldquo;Today, Gaza is all Hamas,&rdquo; one businessman said. &ldquo;Those who dance with Hamas, they benefit. And if you don&rsquo;t, you are out of business. There are no competitors.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/121114/gaza-hamas-corruption-economy-egypt-smuggling-tunnels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Hamas World Leaders Business Conflict Zones Diplomacy Emerging Markets Military War Politics Israel and Palestine Middle East Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5726046 at http://www.globalpost.com Gaza’s economic boom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/121114/gaza-economic-boom-economy-business-smuggling-blockade-sanctions <p>GAZA CITY &mdash; As Israel unleashes a wave of air strikes and modern firepower against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, the fresh military offensive threatens to undo what was an unlikely economic boom taking hold in the war-battered territory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/121114/gaza-economic-boom-economy-business-smuggling-blockade-sanctions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Hamas World Leaders Business Conflict Zones Syria Diplomacy Iran Military War Aid Politics Israel and Palestine Middle East Jordan Lebanon Political Risk Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:00:07 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5726049 at http://www.globalpost.com In skirmish, Israel confronts a newly confident Hamas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/121114/gaza-hamas-politics-regional-power-qatar-egypt-isreal-syria-iran <p>GAZA CITY and RAFAH &mdash; Before the current Israel-Gaza violence, the Hamas government was ascending. Formerly a regional outcast, it had hosted prominent diplomatic delegations, and received cash pledges from Gulf countries &mdash; bolstering a rapidly growing economy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/121114/gaza-hamas-politics-regional-power-qatar-egypt-isreal-syria-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Hamas World Leaders Business Conflict Zones Syria Want to Know Diplomacy Iran Military Aid Politics Israel and Palestine Middle East Jordan Lebanon Political Risk Saudi Arabia Wed, 14 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5726063 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel, Gaza conflict escalates; 3 Israelis, 19 Gazans reported dead (LIVE BLOG) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/121115/israel-gaza-conflict-escalates-3-israelis-killed-13-gazans-dead An Israeli military offensive continues in Gaza, where 16 are reported to have died, while rocket fire into Israel has killed three and wounded three more.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/121115/israel-gaza-conflict-escalates-3-israelis-killed-13-gazans-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hamas Conflict Zones Israel and Palestine Thu, 15 Nov 2012 14:21:00 +0000 News Desk 5726106 at http://www.globalpost.com Gaza-Israel clash ensnares Egypt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/121115/egypt-gaza-israel-morsi-conflict-tensions-muslim-brotherhood-arab-spring <p>CAIRO &mdash; Israel&rsquo;s searing military offensive on the Gaza Strip is threatening to ensnare its Egyptian neighbor, where the powerful Muslim Brotherhood is calling on its leaders to sever ties and hundreds of demonstrators have taken to Cairo&rsquo;s streets in protest.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/121115/egypt-gaza-israel-morsi-conflict-tensions-muslim-brotherhood-arab-spring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Hamas World Leaders Conflict Zones Want to Know Diplomacy Military Politics Israel and Palestine Middle East Political Risk Thu, 15 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5726125 at http://www.globalpost.com