Palestinians have been split into two political entities since 2007, when following an election Fatah remained in control in the West Bank and Hamas seized control of Gaza.
Why did the organization kill one of its own military officers in February? That’s something both Gazans and the organization’s political wing would like to know.
Meeting comes at backdrop of Israeli-Turkish efforts to resolve the crisis sparked by the Gaza flotilla raid in 2010.
In a speech, the Hamas leader, who lives in Qatar, sounded as if he had just taken part in protests on the brink of a third intifada.
The community juxtaposes Hamas’ hard line with the ANC’s support for a two-state solution.
Chief of Hamas political bureau tells Qatari newspaper that agreement not yet formulated, but that Tony Blair and others have raised proposals; statements contradict Netanyahu's sweeping denial of talks' existence.
Lavrov and Meshal discuss reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah; Palestinians see Russia as pivot in efforts to internationalize conflict.
While Gazans experience insufferable economic distress, Hamas is losing its status in the Arab world.
Despite Hamas' denial of report, Israel quick to praise Qatari government's decision.
Calls for greater co-operation in 'fight to liberate Palestine and Jerusalem,' after introduction by Turkish PM at governing party's annual event.