Ismail Haniyeh

  • Fatah party stages first rally in Gaza since 2007 January 4, 2013

    Gaza City: The Fatah party of Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas staged a massive rally on January 4 in the Gaza Strip, the first such gathering in the territory since the Islamist Hamas group took control there in 2007 and a reflection of the warming ties between the two rival...
  • Israel hits Hamas govt buildings, reservists mobilised November 17, 2012

    Gaza: Israeli aircraft bombed Hamas government buildings in Gaza on Saturday, including the prime minister's office, after Israel's cabinet authorised the mobilisation of up to 75,000 reservists, preparing for a possible ground invasion. Israeli planes shattered the office building of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh - where he had met on...
  • Israel takes Palestine minister in custody June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The Middle East has been rocked with more violence as Israeli forces entered the city of Nablus, and took into custody, the Palestinian Education Minister, Naser al-Shaer. Israel has been mounting air strikes daily in the Gaza Strip in response to the rocket attacks by militants. The latest Israeli...
  • British envoy to meet Palestinian PM April 5, 2007

    Jerusalem; A British envoy will meet Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas on Thursday to discuss efforts to free an abducted journalist, a British diplomat said, despite a European Union boycott of the group. BBC correspondent Alan Johnston was abducted from his car on March 12, and has been held...