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Abu Zaida said the meeting was possible due to the fact that he and Hamas are "childhood friends." Both men reside in the Jabalya refugee camp. According to him, some Hamas figures have expressed a strong desire to reconcile with Fatah.
The Palestinian leadership on Monday protested against Israeli military orders that could see tens of thousands of Palestinians deported from the West Bank.
On Sunday Haaretz revealed that a new military order aimed at preventing infiltration will come into force this week, enabling the deportation of tens of thousands of Palestinians from the West Bank, or their indictment on charges carrying prison terms of up to seven years.
The measure, due to come into force on Tuesday, "threatens the emptying of large areas of land from its Palestinian inhabitants," Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said in a statement.
Ten Israeli human rights organizations have appealed to Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak to freeze the orders, which were issued on October 13, 2009, with the provision they come into force within six months.
The military orders class people living in the West Bank without the proper documentation as "infiltrators".
Hamas is forcing other Gaza Palestinian factions to guarantee they do not launch rockets or mortar bombs at Israel, a source told the French AFP news agency on Monday.
The source, a member of the Strip's Islamic Jihad militant group, told AFP that members of Hamas' security force arrested four Islamic Jihad militants, forcing them to sign a document stating that they pledged not to fire Qassam missiles or mortar bombs at Israel.
The official added that the Hamas men also confiscated the weapons found on the Islamic Jihad militants.
Originally posted by JanusFIN
Agreements is done. I think its not because of any peace to come, but Hamas has continued its lonely battle against Israel - and its actions has been obstacle to unite palestinians as one. I see that Hamas has seen the problem too, and their lonely battle needs to stop for much greater force to emerge.
Why Iron Dome was never placed around Gaza? Because that would have stop the rain of Quassams and mortars, which has given to Israel permission to make their butal policies all around the region, it has been excuse to everything what has happen.
Israel has defended a new policy that critics say could allow the Israeli military to expel tens of thousands of Palestinians from their own homes.
The new legislation, signed off six months ago and due to be implemented on Tuesday, amends an existing order from 1969 to prevent infiltration into the country.
The military policy now stipulates that all Palestinians in the occupied West Bank not carrying what Israel deems a valid identity card can be classified as "infiltrators", and as such, could face deportation or up to seven years in prison.
The Israeli military order does not specify what would be accepted as valid identification.
Mark Regev, a spokesman for the Israeli government, denied that the amended measure was aimed at expelling Palestinians, but instead, said it would safeguard their rights.
"What we've done here is we've strengthened the rights of people who face such deportation by creating ... an independent judicial oversight mechanism, which makes sure there are checks and balances and that the legal rights of people are protected," he told Al Jazeera.
Under the old order, those served with deportation orders could be deported the same day, whereas the new amendments provide a 72-hour appeal period, he said.
Mark Regev, a spokesman for the Israeli government, denied that the amended measure was aimed at expelling Palestinians, but instead, said it would safeguard their rights. "What we've done here is we've strengthened the rights of people who face such deportation by creating ... an independent judicial oversight mechanism, which makes sure there are checks and balances and that the legal rights of people are protected," he told Al Jazeera. Under the old order, those served with deportation orders could be deported the same day, whereas the new amendments provide a 72-hour appeal period, he said.
Himler, one of Hitler's aides, denied that the new laws were preventing Jews from living in Germany. "These new measures would instead protect their rights by establishing a summary hearing in which an independent soldier will determine whether or not they should live or die depending on their faith. This makes sure that there are checks and balance and that the Aryan race's rights are protected. Some will get papers and executed immediately and some will be taken to camps where they will be worked until they die or killed within 72 hours..."
Hundreds of Palestinians hold a rally against a new Israeli threat to expel West Bank residents after the Arab League declared full support for their resistance.
Palestinians attended the sit-in demonstration on Tuesday after the 22-member Arab organization called on them to resist any order that could cause their expulsion from their homeland.
"Smash Israeli apartheid, free Palestine," chanted more than 200 demonstrators in the center of the West Bank city of Ramallah.
In a statement released Tuesday, the Arab League in Cairo pledged "full support for Palestinian steps in the occupied territories to resist" any order related to the regime's new plan for the expulsion of thousands of residents from the territory.
Amman - A Jordanian Islamist political party Tuesday said an Israeli military decision that could mean the expulsion of tens of thousands of Palestinians from the West Bank posed a 'direct threat' to the Hashemite Kingdom.
'A plan by the Zionist occupation authorities to expel thousands of Palestinians from the West Bank represents a direct threat to Jordan,' Hassan Thuneibat, of the Islamic Action Front (IAF), Jordan's largest opposition group.