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Iyad Baker
In the past we were allowed to sail up to 12 nautical miles, and we were suffering from a lack of distance, Today only three nautical miles are allowed, and in reality even this distance is not allowed because it's only for the benefit of the media, In fact they chase us before we have covered two miles.feedback
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NEW May 23 2017
Muslim brotherhood has been commented on by 253 key people in the news. You can find all of them on this page with their statements. People who have been most quoted about Muslim brotherhood are: Benjamin Netanyahu, Mahmoud Abbas, Sami Abu Zuhri and Khaled Meshaal. For instance, the most recent quote from Benjamin Netanyahu is: “Hamas is attempting to fool the world but it will not succeed.”.
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Imad Morad

It is not good for the dog, psychologically or physically, to be in the home all the time.feedback

Mohammed Alashi

At the very least, you won't be able to connect to the internet, you can't complete your job, you can't turn on your computer. Turning off the power is equal to turning off life. Israel is not in the mood to make or receive any kind of skirmishes on the border.feedback

Yousef Nasser

Israel does not want to be seen as an evil, hegemonic entity. Second, Israel does not want to increase the pressure on an already explosive socio-economic situation. They want to see the downfall of Hamas. By making the people suffer, they assume that it will encourage an uprising against Hamas.feedback

Fawzi Barhoum - Hamas

These elections are happening under the control of the West Bank security services in coordination with the Israeli enemy. The vote aims to assure the policy of one party, but the outcome will not be positive for the Palestinian nation. On the contrary the election will strengthen the division between the nation, between the West Bank and Gaza.feedback

Maher Kanawati

We need to increase the voting percentage to tell the world that we have democracy in Palestine. Unfortunately there are no elections in Gaza, but we hope and pray that next time we will have elections all over Palestine.feedback

Fawzi Barhoum - Hamas

The elections are happening without national consensus. Holding them in the West Bank alone, without Gaza, will cement division.feedback

Mahmoud al-Aloul

No doubt this is the democratic life we have promised our people. Unfortunately this joy is taking place in the West Bank alone because Hamas is preventing the people from practising this right in Gaza.feedback

Ismail Haniyeh - Hamas

It's my honor to shoulder the responsibility of leading the political bureau of this large movement of holy resistance.feedback

Benyamin Netanyahu

The new Hamas document says that Israel has no right to exist, it says every inch of our land belongs to the Palestinians, it says there is no acceptable solution other than to remove Israel... they want to use their state to destroy our state.feedback

Fawzi Barhoum - Hamas

This is confirmation that Hamas is renewable, consultative and democratic and believing in the devolution of power. We hope the coming phase with Ismail Haniyeh would see an opening to the region.feedback

Ahmad Okasha

When the political leader of Hamas is from inside Gaza he will have more knowledge about Gaza's peoples' situation. Residents of Mecca are more aware of its alleys. If a person is from outside Gaza, he won't talk about Gaza's ordeals and worries properly.feedback

Hussam al-Dajani

The composition of the political bureau in Gaza tends to radicalism. Mr. Haniya is the balance here. He is a flexible person who supports peace and unity and stability in the region.feedback

Ibrahim Madhoun

The elections enhance the democracy and vitality of the movement and give a greater role to institutions, not to people.feedback

Mahmoud Abbas

What is needed is to bring the two parties together, to bring them closer and then to facilitate things between them. We had planned to meet in Moscow, but he didn't show up.feedback

Mahmoud Abbas

So far, we didn't talk about a mechanism, but the contacts between us and the Americans began and will continue. We had planned to meet in Moscow, but he didn't show up.feedback

Yossi Mekelberg - Chatham House

He's not interested in details. Israelis and Palestinians know all the details. What Trump can contribute is that he is ready to act regardless of not knowing the details, which might do something ... in the unpredictable world we live in right now. It is a significant move. It indicates that Hamas is not monolithic ... and that they reached a conclusion that militarily they are not going to defeat Israel.feedback

Kobi Michael

The pressure is for Hamas to change its policy and position towards Israel. They are not giving up on their armed resistance.feedback

Nathan Thrall - The International Crisis Group

Students on scholarships, people wishing to travel abroad – nobody can leave. It's one of the greatest pressures the people of Gaza feel.feedback

Fawzi Barhoum - Hamas

Today, Abbas put himself in a confrontation with the Palestinian people. Its consequences will be catastrophic and disastrous, not only for Hamas, as they think, but for all Gazans.feedback

Sharaf Kaskeen

Why did you (Khaled Mashaal) mention in your speech only the 1967 border and not the 1948 land? You didn't recognise Israel but you said that the '67 border is ours and the rest (of Palestine) belongs to Israel.feedback

Tareq Baconi

Concerns remain, but efforts to distance the group from antisemitism are an opportunity to be grasped. On Monday night, the head of Hamas’s political bureau, Khaled Meshal, officially unveiled the organisation’s much-anticipated “Document of general principles and policies” during a press conference in Doha. Hamas’s leaders have denied that this document replaces the movement’s founding charter. Nonetheless, its publication is a long-overdue move that cannot be ignored.feedback

Khaled Meshaal - Hamas

We don't want to dilute our principles but we want to be open. We hope this (document) will mark a change in the stance of European states towards us. Hamas advocates the liberation of all of Palestine but is ready to support the state on 1967 borders without recognising Israel or ceding any rights.feedback

Grant Rumley

One of the more important things in this document is what's not in it, and that's any mention of the Muslim Brotherhood. Hamas released this now out of realization that Sisi is here to stay and that his war on the [Muslim] Brothers has hit them hard–not only at Rafah, but in the tunnels and in access to Egypt and the ability to get out of the Gaza Strip. It's really hamstrung the organization.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

Hamas is attempting to fool the world but it will not succeed.feedback

Khaled Mashaal

We wanted to present a document that truly reflects Hamas's ideology and consensus and to present it to our supporters ... and the international community.feedback

Fayez Abu Shamala

The P.A. and Hamas compete to get embraced by Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Arab states, but it seems the Arab embrace is not enough for two women. Hamas will be an influential political body in the next phase.feedback

Fawzi Barhoum - Hamas

The document gives us a chance to connect with the outside world. To the world, our message is: Hamas is not radical. We are a pragmatic and civilized movement. We do not hate the Jews. We only fight who occupies our lands and kills our people.feedback

Nicolas Dupont-Aignan

Whatever the responsibilities of the irresponsible leaders of Hamas in the outbreak of this new confrontation, the path chosen by Israel only pushes it into an impasse. It is not by accumulating the ruins and the dead that Mr. Netanyahu will appease the tensions, passions and hatreds in this region of the world. It's an historic day because we are putting France before personal and partisan interests.feedback

Hani al-Masri

President Abbas realizes that President Trump will ask him to be humble in his demands because 'you are weak and Gaza is under Hamas control and you have troubles inside Fatah.feedback

Fahd Abu Sultan

After God, the country [Gaza] depends on the salaries of the employees.feedback

Hani al-Masri

Therefore, Abu Mazen [Abbas] wants to go to Washington after it has received his message about the strong and decisive steps he has taken.feedback

Ashraf al-Qidra

All health services could stop within the coming few days.feedback

Fatima Hmeid

Hamas and Fatah are fighting with each other like kids and we are sitting in our homes with no electricity. What is our crime?feedback

Mkhaimar Abusada

This is a very regrettable decision on the part of the Palestinian Authority. We are already facing a catastrophic situation regarding electricity.feedback

Mahdi Abdul Hadi - Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs

Part of this is Abbas showing he is in control and he is the boss. The message to Hamas is: If you want to govern it, take it.feedback

Mkhaimar Abusada

If Abbas had resorted to such a decision in the first year, he may have avoided it going on for 10 years.feedback

Hazim Kassim - Hamas

It is a clear aggression. Abbas aims to blow up the situation in Gaza.feedback

Robert Piper - United Nations

With power outages at 20 hours a day and emergency fuel supplies running out, basic services are grinding to a halt.feedback

Rami al-Hamdallah

I think there is a golden and historic chance to regain the unity of our people. Hamas should relinquish control of Gaza. Let whoever wins rule.feedback

Nickolay Mladenov - United Nations

Israel also has a significant responsibility to assist by facilitating the entry of materials for repairs and maintenance of the grid and power plant. Egyptian power lines to Gaza also need to be repaired and upgraded. The social, economic and political consequences of this impending energy crisis should not be underestimated. Palestinians in Gaza, who live in a protracted humanitarian crisis, can no longer be held hostage by disagreements, divisions and closures.feedback

Fathi Sheikh Khalil - Hamas

The electricity cuts will also affect municipal services such as pumping water to people's homes and wastewater treatment.feedback

Ghassan Khatib

Hamas says it does not collect enough from the electricity bills because people in Gaza are poor. They believe the Palestinian Authority should pay part or most of the cost. The PA says that does not make sense, that Hamas is governing Gaza while the PA is paying for Gaza.feedback

Maisa al-Masri

I live on the sixth floor, and electricity is important for me not only inside my apartment but also outside, to operate the elevator.feedback

Nickolay Mladenov - United Nations

I am following with great concern the tense situation in Gaza, where a new energy crisis is now unfolding. The authorities in Gaza must ensure that collection rates are improved and that revenue collected in Gaza is returned to the legitimate Palestinian authorities in order to keep fuel and electricity supply flowing.feedback

Andrew Anglin

And they will rue the day, as they see two hundred skinhead Alt-Right Nazis marching with a guy from Hamas carrying machine guns through the center of their town!feedback

Marwan Barghouti

This new hunger strike will demonstrate once more that the prisoners' movement is the compass that guides our struggle, the struggle for Freedom and Dignity, the name we have chosen for this new step in our long walk to freedom.feedback

Fawzi Barhoum - Hamas

Hamas strongly condemns the heinous crimes against churches and places of worship in Egypt, which targeted unarmed civilians and led to the death and injury of dozens. Hamas wishes safety, security, stability and prosperity for Egypt and its people.feedback

Abdul-Latif Qanou

This is an unjust and non-national decision that aims at creating crises and tightening the grip on our people in the Gaza Strip.feedback

Yousif al-Mahmoud

Without this step, the government cannot pay the salaries of its employees.feedback

Rizq al-Haddad

This cut has worsened our situation. I don't know how I will get by until the end of the month. Shall I beg?feedback

Alon Eviatar

For five days have Hamas have been searching and they have not found any answers. But they cannot leave this issue without taking any action.feedback

Chagai Tzuriel

Hamas is the greatest non-state threat in terms of volatility.feedback

Akram Attalah

If war begins, battles will be tougher with Sinwar at the top. The situation is on the edge of collapse. Hamas and Israel are in a dilemma over how things can proceed.feedback

Danny Yatom

Hamas is accusing us, but it could be Hamas. It is possible we are witness to a preventive strike and not an elimination.feedback

Amos Yadlin

Hamas could decide that Fuqaha was assassinated by Israel and retaliate, and then we will retaliate to the retaliation and we could very quickly in another clash very quickly.feedback

Ibrahim Ad-Madhoun - Hamas

He was listed by the Israeli security bodies and his name was mentioned many times before but what is surprising is the way the assassination was conducted. It is the first time that Israel has operated in such way in the Gaza Strip.feedback

Nickolay Mladenov - United Nations

The resolution calls on Israel to take steps 'to cease all settlements activities in the occupied Palestinian territory including east Jerusalem'. No such steps have been taken during the reporting period. The continued incitement to violence against Jews emanating from Hamas extremists and some Palestinian groups is unacceptable and undermines trust and the prospects for peace. Reactions by Hamas officials to terror attacks against Israelis have been particularly reprehensible and deserve condemnation.feedback

Yisrael Katz

No Palestinian can oppose this, not Abu Mazen and not Hamas, because it gives them an opening to the world. In an absurd way, we are giving Hamas the keys to the world's largest prison.feedback

Fadel Abu Heen

They think tramadol will change the reality and will make them feel at peace. They want to lose awareness and any feeling of reality.feedback

Ahmed Al-Qidra

It is a problem but not a phenomenon. We suffer from it just as most countries all over the world. I urge young people ... to give up bad friends, otherwise they will be destroyed like me. I was a respected man who knew a loser friend and I became a loser myself.feedback

Mahmoud al-Zahar - Hamas

If we compare it with a year ago, the situation or the relationship is better but it is not yet what is needed. The needs of our people are great, their need to travel, pursue education or treatment, attend to their businesses and families abroad, and also the need for open trade with Egypt. Egyptian intelligence is restoring its relationship with Hamas in accordance with certain guidelines, chief amongst them being that Hamas does not become a major gateway for threats from Gaza targeting Egypt's national security.feedback

Tareq Fahmy

We've gotten to a point now with Hamas where we're working on a framework on which to build for the coming period, and this will be contingent upon controlling the borders and the crossing will be open routinely. We're thinking of direct trade and all this is pivotal for our brothers in Hamas and the Gaza Strip, but ... trust-building processes don't take place overnight.feedback

Eric Trager

The (Trump) administration has signaled repeatedly that it sees the Muslim Brotherhood as virtually indistinguishable from groups like al Qaeda or even Islamic State. This is something Cairo is very excited about and Arab partners favor as well.feedback

Robert Tolchin

If you or I tried to send money to Hamas, you wouldn't get around the block. Banks are required to check before they do any wire transfers. Why is it any different to provide a communications platform to Hamas, to ISIS?feedback

Mazen Abu Reyala

We live like rats. Should I wait until we get burned? Or should I wait to return home and see that my children burned themselves because they lit candles.feedback

Tareq Lubbad

If no substantial solutions are found the crisis will escalate and hours without power will increase.feedback

Adel al-Mashwakhi

There is no work, no crossings, no food, no water to drink and also there is no electricity. Enough Hamas. Enough, enough, enough. We want electricity, we want electricity, we want electricity.feedback

Andres Thomsen

To do that you need to have targeted investments in young people, in women who will enter the labour market.feedback

Andres Thomsen

It will be very hard to imagine that you can create the right conditions for (economic) growth that can accommodate this dramatic population increase.feedback

Naser Jeldha

We have applied for permits and if we get them I intend to travel with my family.feedback

Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani

If we will leave them as they are, people from Daesh can recruit them easily. They can start operations from there easily. It (Gaza) can transform also as a launching pad for extremism and for terrorism ... That's why we need to put an end to this.feedback

Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani

We believe this will be a step for having some relief for the people of Gaza. Forgetting Palestine – postponing it until later – will be much riskier.feedback

Iyad al-Bozom

Conversations made via these cards can be stored on Israeli servers and used by the occupation. Israeli intelligence officers have also used these SIM cards to contact some collaborators.feedback

Sami Abu Zuhri - Hamas

Hamas rejects the court's decision that divides the Palestinian people and will consult with other factions on how to confront it.feedback

Danny Danon - United Nations

Israel "will not relent until the U.N. and other aid organizations begin to track and follow every dollar that enters the Gaza Strip.feedback

Sami Abu Zuhri - Hamas

The high court decision is politically motivated and it came in order to rescue Fatah after its lists of candidates collapsed in a number of areas.feedback

Sami Abu Zuhri - Hamas

We hold (Israel) responsible for the escalation in the Gaza Strip and we stress that its aggression will not succeed in breaking the will of our people and dictate terms to the resistance.feedback

Salah Al-Bardaweek - Hamas

The Palestinian people and the resistance can overcome all the obstacles made by the occupation.feedback

Peter Lerner

We suspect that the ... mortars that were fired at the soldiers at several locations (were) perhaps a result of Hamas identifying that the IDF (Israel Defence Forces) is closing in on its assets.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

We will find who prepared this explosive device. We will discover who carried it out. We will also get to those behind them. We will settle the score with these terrorists.feedback

Moshe Yaalon

We do not seek conflict, but if Hamas tries to provoke the State of Israel and disrupt the lives of residents of the Gaza periphery communities, it will be dealt a very strong blow.feedback

Grant Rumley

It's a blatant power grab at a time when he knows he can get away with it. From Abbas's standpoint, this is his way of both thwarting his rivals in Hamas and securing his Fatah party's hold on the Palestinian Authority once he is gone.feedback

David Grossman

You know, the Hamas is not my favourite part of the Palestinian society because they are fanatic, fundamentalist and in their basic declaration, they openly wish for the eradication of Israel and building an Islamic state on the ruins of it. Yet, the Hamas because of its structure and because of the geo-political situation, has also some political interests, unlike the ISIS, Daesh.feedback

David Grossman

Now I think that a society that is dominated by fears is a declining society, it does not have the energy and the vitality that it takes in order to flourish, to blossom and also to solve its existential problems. If you categorise things only in categories of fear, of despair, you will not get far away. In the end, you shall have to realise your greatest fears.feedback

David Grossman

There are many jokes in the book and I so much enjoyed writing it because of the flow of jokes and I am a person who rarely remembers a joke. And now at least I know at least 30 jokes to tell.feedback

David Grossman

In a way you can say that he lives in parallel to the life he should have lived. Maybe also if you want, Israel has this destiny because in the last years we became a kind of mini empire, and I think from that moment on, we turned to a wrong parallel course of our life, of our being.feedback

David Grossman

I feel ashamed of what my government is doing, not ashamed of being an Israeli. I still think that this country is an amazing place.feedback

David Grossman

First of all I think that Palestinians should do for traumatised Palestinians, for traumatised Palestine. Release? No, I think that… You know, I take reality very seriously and the alternative is be either cynical or desperate of the situation and I don't want to be both.feedback

David Grossman

I very much hope so. My struggle for peace is not only for the Palestinians to have their home and homeland and dignity, and I don't want that they will live their life under the shadow of the occupation, I don't want to cast shadow on anyone because when I cast shadow on someone my life is being shadowed. No, no, no. Don't kill it so fast, it's not dead, it's the only possible option….feedback

David Grossman

I think they have the right to do it and I'm actually glad because it means that they accept the idea of the two states, they accept the total legitimacy of Israel within the green line.feedback

David Grossman

You know we sometimes tend to just, you know, criticise Israel totally and to forget how this country came into being, three years after the holocaust, after the shoah, and the fact that it built itself really from ashes and it created here a great culture and agriculture and hi-tech and industry and many layers of life that are quite unique. And, as I said, I don't want to live in any other place.feedback

David Grossman

And very soon, his back pack is being packed by other soldiers, he is put in a military vehicle and he's sent for four long hours, to the funeral in Jerusalem, but one question he has not asked and nobody told him. Who died? Is it mother or father? And these long four hours were so traumatic in his life they really made his destiny. And sometimes I think that the most cunning form of cruelty is indifference.feedback

David Grossman

You should ask them what it means. I… first of all I don't think I should even justify my loyalty, I was born here, this is my place, I take a very active part in the life in Israel, in the culture in Israel. I don't think the question of loyalty should be aroused at all, it's a fascist question, it's one of the signs of the deterioration of the democracy and the democratic perception here in Israel.feedback

David Grossman

For example, you will find among the Hamas, people who say that they are for a 'houdnah.' A houdnah is an Arabic term for a long ceasefire that by the way they can break when it suits them. But I look for the far distance and I say OK, maybe if we have a houdnah with the Palestinians in Gaza, with the Hamas, for 10, 20, 25 years, maybe things will change also there.feedback

David Grossman

The story that I tell is about a child Dovalé, who later became a stand-up comedian and the whole book takes place in a rundown night-club, but Dovalé who was a very sensitive, and fragile and very creative and passionate child, suddenly when he was 14 and he was sent for the first time in his life out of home to a kind of a semi-military type of camp, that we all went through when we were 14 and 15.feedback

Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar

The authorities had arrested 48 members of a Muslim Brotherhood cell aimed at undermining security through a series of attacks. Fourteen of them had confessed to killing Barakat.feedback

Mahmoud Abbas

They (Fatah) have no will to achieve an agreement. There is no intention.feedback

Ismail Haniyeh - Hamas

The resistance factions are in a state of ongoing preparation underground, above ground, on land and sea. East of Gaza City, heroes are digging through rock and building tunnels, and to the west they are experimenting with rockets every day. The resistance continues on its path of liberation of the land.feedback

Isaac Herzog

What are the prime minister and defense minister waiting for? For terrorists to surface with guns drawn?feedback

Samy Mohamed Hamzeh

We are Muslims, defending Muslim religion. We have our own group, not with Hamas ... we are here defending Islam, young people together join to defend Islam, that's it, that is what our intention is.feedback

Moshe Yaalon

We are managing to foil plans by the organizations, the terrorist groups like Hamas and Islamic Jihad, to carry out attacks. If it were up to them, there would be suicide bombings and gun attacks here every day. The fact that we are succeeding lends salience to the attempted stabbing or car-ramming attacks. We will also prevail over this phenomenon, I say, but this is a process that takes time. Statistically, we see a waning of this.feedback

Ibrahim Jadhran

There are several challenges, including the political differences among the Libyan people, as well as the tribal and social differences, plus the presence of Islamist groups on the ground, specifically the Muslim Brotherhood, who could not understand that they are part of the Libyan people, thus they vanquish the public interest on their interest.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

There is no question that wave of attacks is driven directly by incitement. Incitement from Hamas, incitement from the Islamist movement in Israel, and incitement, I am sorry to say, from President Abbas.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

We didn't change anything. The orders of prayer, the visiting rights have not changed for the last fifteen years. The only thing that changed are Islamist hoodlums paid by the Islamist movement in Israel and by Hamas who are entering the mosque and trying to put explosives there.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel is using exactly the kind and the amount of legitimate force and that any one of those governments, those municipalities and those police forces would use if they had people wielding knives, meat cleavers, axes, trying to kill people on their streets.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

We will prove that terror doesn't pay and we will overcome it.feedback

Wasfi Kabaha - Hamas

Security coordination limits the Palestinian retaliation and resistance to the Israeli occupation. Most of the prisoners that Israel frees are then imprisoned by the Palestinian Authority. This is a major challenge, both for Hamas and all the other Palestinian factions.feedback

Khader Adnan

Why are our people not allowed to resist this occupation? Resistance must be united. With this Intifada, we show we disagree with the negotiations. The negotiations are out-of-date, and this Intifada must not be used to the [Fatah] negotiator's benefit.feedback

Mohammed Shaikhibrahim - Euronews

The division between Palestinians and the divergence of political programmes among all the factions is still a fundamental hurdle for them in their conflict with Israel. That actually serves as a brake on outright confrontation with Israel.feedback

Jaafar Abu Salah

We support all forms of Palestinian resistance, including violent retaliation to the injustice and aggression of the occupation.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel's absolute commitment is to fight this evil, to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice. We have to calm spirits and recommit ourselves to our joint battle against terrorism and extremism.feedback

Eyal Weizman

We are like architectural detectives. What we do is that we go into war zones, into situations where human rights were violated or war crimes were alleged to have taken place and we look at the traces that that violence leaves on buildings.feedback

Sami Abu Zuhri - Hamas

The real result a year after the war in Gaza is that it is hard to defeat Gaza, or defeat Hamas. This makes all the interested international parties maintain the truce. This makes us feel the spectre of war is far away from Gaza.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

They chose to come and protest in the State of Israel, the only real democratic state in the Middle East which is fighting against terrorists who deliberately fire at Israeli citizens and deliberately hide behind Palestinian civilians. Therefore, this flotilla is a demonstration of hypocrisy.feedback

Luis Carballo

The journey taken by the new flotilla has been similar to previous stops here in the Israeli port of Ashdod. Except this time, it occurred without violence. But the criticism is always the same: why does Israel insist on maintaining a blockade that harms the people of Gaza and not Hamas?feedback

Ihab Bseiso

The Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah has been calling for a reshuffle of the government for the last few months, particularly after the war in Gaza, which really needed a reshuffle to expand the government to meet all the needs for the people, particularly our people in Gaza Strip after the Israeli war.feedback

Sami Abu Zuhri - Hamas

This document is the Israeli occupation's attempt to exonerate itself from its crimes in Gaza, It's an Israeli attempt to control the international narrative in anticipation of the report that the (UN) Human Rights Council is issuing.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

If someone wants to know the truth he should read our report . Whoever wants a baseless, automatic accusation against Israel can waste their time reading the UN report.feedback

Yaser Abdel Aziz

Violation number one is the attack on the right to life by the Muslim Brotherhood and allied terrorists. Then we have illegal detentions: imprisonment outside the law. This in itself becomes a sentence, along with all the violations that happen in the places of detention.feedback

Mohammed Shaikhibrahim - Euronews

Today's decision resolves a lot of speculation about the likelihood of a death sentence for the former president, a punishment imposed on other leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood. But this possibility still exists regarding other charges still to be decided in the coming months.feedback

Christopher Gunness

At 2.30 yesterday armed men forced their way into our warehouse, one of our warehouses in Gaza, and they took 25 plus blankets and over 400 food parcels. I condemn this in the strongest terms and demand that this be returned.feedback

Condoleezza Rice

It's no secret that the US declares Hamas a terrorist organisation, and that we have been troubled by the fact that Hamas did what they did in Gaza against legitimate Palestinian institutions, against the legitimate institutions of the Palestinian Authority. (But) We will not abandon the innocent Palestinians in Gaza, and indeed will make every effort to deal with their humanitarian needs.feedback

Abdullah Gul

Wait a minute. I must explain this important question. When Hamas carries out a terrorist attack, we condemn it. But don't forget what Israel has done in Gaza. They killed between 1,300 and 1,800 people ..this is something we can never accept. So if you are comparing Hamas and the PKK you are making a big mistake.feedback

John McCain

We also urge the release of political prisoners. We also urge strongly a national dialogue, national dialogue that is inclusive of parties, including the Muslim Brotherhood. And at the same time, we expect the Muslim Brotherhood to refrain from violence.feedback

Ban Ki-moon - United Nations

It is unacceptable for citizens on both sides to permanently live in fear of the next aerial attack.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

So far we the battle is progressing as planned but we can expected (more) stages in the future. Until now we have hit Hamas and the terror organisations hard and as the battle continues we will increase our strikes at them.feedback

Mohammed Sheikhibrahim

It's a new and decisive day in Egyptian political life after the call by the army for Friday demonstrations to show support for the military's legitimate use of force. Some Egyptians see the call as what needs to be done to achieve what they call the second revolution, whereas others think that it is a strengthening of what they see as a military coup and a beginning of security operations legitimised by the population.feedback

Mahmoud Abbas

Israel has decided that this year will see a new war of genocide perpetrated against the Palestinian people; in the same year in which this Assembly, on behalf of the people and countries of the world, conveyed the world's yearning and determination to realise a just peace that achieves freedom and independence for the Palestinian people in their state of Palestine alongside Israel.feedback

Mark Regev

Israel has accepted the extension of the ceasefire. All along we have been ready for an unconditional extension of the ceasefire. But the problem has been Hamas. They are the wild card. They have violated or rejected ten specific ceasefires and we saw that again last night.feedback

Azzam Ahmed

In the closing moments it was agreed to extend the ceasefire for for five more days. It will begin at midnight [local time] tonight and will end on Monday. Instead of 72 hours, it is 120 hours.feedback

Ehud Barak

This is clearly a terrorist attack initiated by probably Hezbollah, Hamas, Jihad or any other group under the terror auspices of either Iran or other radical Muslims groups.feedback

Elias Jubran

We were at home asleep when we heard a loud explosion that shook all the houses, the windows and other things broke on our three floors and in my brothers' houses on either side.feedback

Mark Regev

We'll be watching very closely, though,because as we've seen, as recently as last Friday, Hamas has violated ceasefires that it supposedly committed to. So we'll be watching closely. We'll be ready for any development.feedback

Sami Abu Zuhri - Hamas

The Israeli occupation forces should withdraw outside the border. According to this agreement, the other members of the Palestinian delegation will travel to Cairo. There will be indirect negotiations through the Egyptian mediation.feedback

Mahmoud Abbas

I hope next year, and every year after that, such a wedding will be held.feedback

Amina Saideh

The situation is not good, no work, all of us need help.feedback

Robert Serry

Much of Gaza's infrastructure has now been destroyed. The death and injury toll in Gaza continues to mount. Hamas rockets are now reaching 40 kilometres into Israel. Protection of civilians, the fabric of Gaza, the future of the peace process and regional stability are all trapped between the irresponsibility of Hamas rocket attacks and the excessiveness of Israel's response.feedback

Ahmed Hassan

My opinion is that what happened is shameful for the Egyptian media, for both the private and public sector. It brings shame upon us as revolutionaries to accept this because he was here during the time of the Muslim Brotherhood, criticizing them.feedback

Yuval Dror

We haven't seen an army using social media with such an intensity before, and I don't think it's the last one, because social media is the new media, is the new thing. The audience is there, we know that millions, a billion people are on Facebook, you want to communicate (to) this audience where it's sitting. First, it's unprecedented, and second, there will be followers after the IDF.feedback

Avital Leibovich

The goal of this is to actually try and reach audiences all over the world, audiences that maybe don't get their information messaging from the mainstream media. We would like to reach out to those audiences and to influence them as much as we can by supplying them information and content, visual and other.feedback

Luis Carballo

These walls have witnessed battles for centuries, but while the confrontation today between Israel and Hamas is being waged with the same weapons as always, but there is also a new, very different one: the Internet. In this version of war, Israel wants to reverse reasoning which says it usually wins on the field of battle but as often as not loses the war of communication.feedback

Mark Regev

We don't want to see more rockets, we don't want to see any more terror tunnels. So we have to make sure that Hamas cannot rebuild its very formidable terrorist military machine. In the longer term of course we have to talk about demilitarising the Gaza Strip.feedback

Bassam al-Salhi

We are comfortable with the mediation of our Egyptian brothers and hope that this Egyptian position will lead to an Arab and international agreement, which in turn leads to actual international pressure on Israel to lift the siege of the Gaza Strip.feedback

Mohammed Shaikhibrahim - Euronews

While Palestinians are denying the allegations they had anything to do with the incident what actually happened still raises a lot of questions.feedback

Sami Abu Zuhri - Hamas

Hamas, the Islamic resistance, welcomes the decision by the Turkish government to expel the Israeli ambassador, and considers this a natural reply to the attack against the volunteers on the flotilla, who were protesting against the blockade of Gaza.feedback

Jaffa Gate

The reticence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to launch a massive attack against Hamas in Gaza is seen as a sign of weakness by parts of Israeli society. They say being cautious won't stop the missiles and rockets fired from the Gaza Strip to Israel.feedback

Ayman Taha

For us, Salam Fayyad's presence as head of the government is illegitimate, so his resignation will put things back to how they should be.feedback

Mahmoud Abbas

We are going to celebrate the revolution that started to bring about the victory. This final victory will certainly come, and, God willing, we'll meet very soon in Gaza, glorious Gaza.feedback

Mohammed Shaikhibrahim - Euronews

Are you ready to deal with the Muslim Brotherhood, in the event you win the presidency?feedback

Azzam al-Ahmad

Certainly, this played a basic role, if the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas a group which is a part of them had wanted to end the division and complete what they signed in the past, which was the agreement signed in Egypt on May 4, 2011 it would have been possible for them to do so. But the Muslim Brotherhood ruled in Egypt for one year and the reconciliation process did not advance one step.feedback

Mohammed Shaikhibrahim - Euronews

How do you describe the progress which was made in achieving the Palestinian reconciliation especially as years passed without reaching any real agreement?feedback

Azzam al-Ahmad

We will not overreact and abuse the rights that we obtained at the United nations.feedback

Sergey Lavrov

There is no doubt that what is happening in Gaza is a coup, an uprising against the law. We are well aware of the seriousness of the situation between Fatah and Hamas.feedback

Riad Muasses

We've also heard here that Muslim Brotherhood members leaving two locations are gathering in other places, such as in Mohammed Mahmoud street; is that true?feedback

Mohammed Shaikhibrahim - Euronews

Frankly Riad, when we crossed the front lines at Rabaa al-Adawiya Square, we saw how determined the Muslim Brotherhood members were. When we asked them, they confirmed they intend to go on till the end, and that they are ready to die if they have to. They don't want to leave under any circumstances, and they've threatened to strike back even more strongly against the forces of order here in Cairo. So, we're looking at things getting more intense and not more peaceful in the hours that are coming.feedback

Mohammed Shaikhibrahim - Euronews

The Muslim Brotherhood members who were dispersed by the forces of order from Al Nahda Square made their way to Rabaa al-Adawiya Square to reinforce their colleagues here. But their way was barred.feedback

Mohammed Shaikhibrahim - Euronews

The Egyptian forces order are mopping up, clearing the area. We're still hearing firing from both sides, between Muslim Brotherhood members and the forces of order. Real bullets are being used. Witnesses are saying that the first shots came from the square itself, so from the Muslim Brotherhood, and that the forces of order were obliged to retaliate. The result is a high number of dead and wounded.feedback

Gordon Brown

We recognise that this ceasefire must mean that actions are taken against arms smuggling and arms trafficking. And we have written to you, Mr. Prime-Minister (Olmert) to say that we will do everything to help stop the supply of arms by land and by sea.feedback

Mohammed Shaikhibrahim - Euronews

The Muslim brotherhood supporters are here and continue to defend themselves on the Rabaa al-Adawiya square where the clashes last for several hours and as you can see the bullets are coming from everywhere on this square.feedback

Amy Sarousi

I feel safer today that I see that they have the roadblocks. I hope that I don't have to stand behind them all the time but at least you know they are there.feedback

Sarah Haber

I think it's crazy that that's what we have to do, that we have to start putting up barriers next to train stations, next to bus stops.feedback

Javier Solana

It would be very difficult to move forward politically if the situation internally among the Palestinians has not a good level and security is not guaranteed, that's clear.feedback

Elliott Abrams - Council on Foreign Relations

The United States does not have much leverage right now. The Israeli-American relationship is not the best that it has ever been, that's clear. We obviously have no influence on Hamas. The Egyptians are following their own path, and right now I would say are the big winners for having tried a cease-fire. We don't have great relations with Qatar. So I think at this exact moment, American influence is limited.feedback

Ayman Daragmeh - Hamas

The current situation in Gaza requires an Arab and Palestinian stand. Statements condemning Hamas and holding it responsible don't help the Palestinian people and are inappropriate given the number of casualties.feedback

Gad Shimron

I won't be surprised to hear in 20 or 30 years from now, when the archives are open, to read that this operation was an international operation, maybe with the backing of some Western intelligence agencies.feedback

Shimon Peres

Let the Gazians decide their own destiny, their own situation. Any attempt by Israel to intervene there will put Israel in an impossible situation.feedback

Azam al-Ahmed

We are going to start negotiations aimed at forming an independent national unity government under the leadership of Mahmoud Abbas.feedback

Mohammed Sheikhibrahim

A new stage of negotiations reunited all the Palestinian parties aiming for a reconciliation agreement that the Palestinian people have been waiting for after years of divisions.feedback

Ezat al-Rashq - Hamas

The question of elections will be the subject of an agreement among all parties. The question of the status of the PLO and the role of the electoral commission must also be discussed.feedback

Mahmoud Abbas

Four black years have affected the interests of the Palestinians. Now we meet to assert a unified will, to turn the black page of division, forever.feedback

Khaled Meshaal - Hamas

We in Hamas are ready and decided – perhaps all factions are – to pay any price for the sake of completing reconciliation, and to turn texts into reality.feedback

Saeb Erekat

It's very alarming and very dangerous what's taking place in Gaza, these clashes and these fights… more than 22 dead. Gaza is gone down the drain and chaos and lawlessness and those who rule by the sword will know that the sword will always be the communication language.feedback

Valérie Gauriat - Euronews

All the people here are in shock. But all tell us that a new ceasefire would solve nothing as they say the blockade that suffocates Gaza still wont be lifted.feedback

Valérie Gauriat - Euronews

The rockets bound for Israel barely affect the hustle and bustle of this busy Gaza market. But people tell us that everyday life has been severely disrupted for a long time. Many believe that only weapons can change their fate, something international diplomacy has so far failed to do.feedback

Hamad El-Rakeb - Hamas

To come today to an initial agreement means that we have started to find a solution for a most difficult problem. We expect that this deal with Egyptian and Arab support will make reconciliation become a reality.feedback

Yossi Bellin

What we have to know is whether Hamas is going to have any say in the security of the West Bank and whether the government or Hamas in that case is going to allow Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian President to negotiate on peace with Israel.feedback

Ismail Radwan - Hamas

The reasonable response to Israeli declarations is to fully implement this agreement on the ground and be totally committed to it.feedback

Mahmoud Abbas

Hamas are a part of the Palestinian people. I cannot exclude them, they are a part. Love them or loathe them they are a part of our people. Please Mr Netanyahu, you have to choose between settlement activity and peace.feedback

Daniel Cohn-Bendit

I hope the new Obama administration will find new political approaches, develop new theories. The Americans must negotiate with the Egyptians, Hamas and with Iran, in order to find a solution with a regional dimension.feedback

Mohamed Mursi

President Nasser tried it years ago and all they did was to go and join the international Muslim Brotherhood.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

Today we've sent a clear message to Hamas and to other terrorist organisations and if there is a need, the Israeli Defence Forces are prepared to widen the operation. We will continue to do everything to defend our citizens.feedback

Sami Abu Zuhri - Hamas

The Israeli attacks are aimed at breaking Palestinian resistance and the will of the Palestinian people. They will not succeed. Resistance is capable of protecting the Palestinian people and of teaching the enemy a lesson so they will no longer commit this type of crime again.feedback

Saad Hajras

The Muslim Brotherhood has not been excluded from politics in Egypt. The party is faced with an historical choice. Either they interpret this event in the right way or they'll continue to see this as a military coup, and this is not true – you only have to look at the TV pictures shown around the world, and you can see the millions who've been on the streets. All of this has nothing to do with a military coup.feedback

Riad Muasses

If there are early elections in Egypt, is there any chance that the Muslim Brotherhood could return to power?feedback

Mohammed Shaikhibrahim - Euronews

The Muslim Brotherhood say they are going to stay on the political scene. We can tell that after visiting them at the Rabia Adawia mosque yesterday. They say they'll stay till the end and they consider the Military Council's decision invalid.feedback

Riad Muasses

Yes, but if there are anticipated elections, could the Muslim Brotherhood win at the ballot box?feedback

Saad Hajras

These incarcerations are not politically motivated, they are criminally based. You know that lots of people have been killed in front of Cairo University and other places in Egypt. But General al-Sisi's statement made clear that no political parties will be excluded, even the Muslim Brotherhood.feedback

Mohammed Shaikhibrahim - Euronews

I'm going to ask that question of our interview guest, political analyst Saad Hajras, after we take a look at [a report on the dynamic of the Muslim Brotherhood in relation to the army].feedback

Yariv Oppenhiemer

This new declaration of expansion of settlements by the Israeli government is very significant. We do not remember such a big announcement since the last one or two decades. This is a stab in the back for Abbas and the moderate people in the Palestinian authority instead of strengthening the Palestinian authority versus Hamas.feedback

Alan Johnston

The last 16 weeks of course are just the very worst you can imagine of my life. It was like being buried alive, really, removed from the world, and occasionally terrifying.feedback

Alan Johnston

We were in the hands of people who were dangerous and unpredictable, and always frightening because you didn't know when it might end.feedback

Mark Regev

Israelis hoped for his (Johnston's) safe release, just as we hope for the safe release of our own serviceman, Gilad Shalit, who's been held by Hamas for more than a year as a hostage.feedback

Paul Hirschson

I think that we should look forward and see how we can do two things. On the one hand how we can demilitarize de Gaza strip, and on the other hand how we can rebuild and bring a better life to the people of Gaza and the relationship between ourselves and them.feedback

Valérie Gauriat - Euronews

The bombing is dictating how Ramadan will be marked this year in Gaza. Despite speculation, few doubt their prayers will be enough to silence the shelling for good. Whatever happens, the festival of Eid will be one of bitterness.feedback

Alex Guttman

A ceasefire this time, the second time or the third time, maybe, is like giving another bullet to someone that tried to kill you on the first time and missed.feedback

John Kerry

We still have terminology in the context of the framework to work through, but we are confident that we have a fundamental framework can, and will, ultimately work.feedback

Zeinab al-Ghoneimi

It's a continuation of the culture of separation, under the guise of a ban on mixing. And according to the minister of education and those who brought in this rule it's beneficial for society.feedback

Waleed Mezher

We have had many discussions with teachers and education experts, and they all recommended this system which separates boys and girls from the age of nine in school.feedback

Mohammed Shaikhibrahim - Euronews

The question remains – how can Egypt achieve real national reconciliation after the decision to remove the Muslim Brotherhood from the political scene? It's been a major political force for decades.feedback

Peter Lerner

The Iron Dome missile defence system has been a huge success in saving Israeli lives with a 90 percent success rate in interception.feedback

Ravit Lowe

I'm worried and afraid. I want this to be over as soon as possible. You can hear, this is what we hear all the time. We don't even come outside to the garden because you know 30 seconds is not a long time to run for shelter. The kids get anxious so we stay inside all day.feedback

Christopher Gunness

These are people who have taken shelter in a UN designated area. The warring parties, particularly the Israelis, were given the precise GPS coordinates. They knew exactly what was going on there, and in spite of that, this has happened.feedback

Yigal Palmor

Why is this fighting going on and why do we see the pictures that we see? I think there is a simple explanation that was provided by the EU foreign ministers in their statement a couple of days ago. Hamas is using its own civilians, Palestinian civilians as human shields.feedback

Moussa Abu Marzouk

We announce a ceasefire of our factions in the Gaza Strip and we stress that our demand is the withdrawal of the enemy forces from the Gaza Strip within a week, along with the opening of all the crossings for the entry of humanitarian aid, food and other essentials for the people of the Gaza Strip.feedback

Khaled Okasha

This group and the Muslim Brotherhood opened lines of communication in the Sinai region. They are trying to use them as armed terrorists to apply real pressure there, and to politically blackmail the military council to influence the transition phase through these operations.feedback

Abdel Munem

Before they (Hamas) were looking from an angle as the opposition and now they will look from the angle that they are in the government. With this understanding they will see a different view. With this different view I don't think that they will cross the red lines which they established but they will find new touches in the picture.feedback

Condoleezza Rice

President Abbas has exercised his lawful authority as president of the Palestinian Authority and as leader of the Palestinian people. I'd remind everyone, he was elected in 2005 by a large margin and we fully support him.feedback

Fawzi Barhoum - Hamas

We in Hamas consider the emergency government which was delegated by Mahmoud Abbas to Dr Salam Fayyad is not a legitimate government.feedback

Shimon Peres

Peace can be attained only by negotiations and terror is aimed at interrupting the peace efforts. None of us has the slightest intention in mind to submit to this threat.feedback

Amr Moussa - Arab League

This blockade which we are all here to confront must be lifted and must be broken and the Arab League's decision is very clear in this regard.feedback

Ismail Haniyah

We are also not against the return of Europeans to the Rafah crossing but we reject any Israeli presence there.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

There is no moral symmetry, there is no moral equivalence between Israel and the terrorist organisations in Gaza. The terrorists are committing a double war crime: they fire at Israeli civilians and they hide behind Palestinian civilians – and by contrast Israel takes every measure to avoid civilian casualties.feedback

Ashraf Abdullah

That Muslim Brotherhood claim is false, and I refute it completely.feedback

Ashraf Abdullah

These are false claims coming from biased media outlets backed by the Muslim Brotherhood, that is spreading false rumours.feedback

Sami Abu Zuhri - Hamas

The one-sided announcement by the Israeli occupation to end the fighting means nothing for us in Hamas. We are not asking for an end to the fighting but to the injustices inflicted on the Palestinians in Gaza.feedback

Valérie Gauriat - Euronews

The truce is broken but the door doesn't seem to have been completely closed by the Israeli government that says it wants to respect to international diplomacy. It remains to be seen if the Cairo talks will help to calm the situation.feedback

Yigal Palmor

Unfortunately the ceasefire is now non existent, but our commitment to continue to work with Egypt and with the international community on establishing a valid ceasefire is still on.feedback

Ismail Haniyeh - Hamas

Armed resistance is the way and is the strategic choice to liberate Palestine.feedback

Khaled Meshaal - Hamas

The Palestinian resistance that was able to capture Shalit and treat him well is able to capture Shalit and Shalit and Shalit until there is no single Palestinian in Israel's hands.feedback

Egidia Beretta

Vittorio would always use the slogan 'Let's remain human.' He would say it even in the most difficult situations. When I used to ask him: 'How can you and how can we remain human?' he would reply 'Because in spite of everything, humanity must always be inside us and we have to bring it to others.feedback

Giorgio Marchi

I'm even more sorry because he was a volunteer who was certainly not there to fight wars but trying to find a new solution there. Unfortunately I think he was not the first and he will not be the last to meet this fate.feedback

Ihab Hussein

The Palestinian government condemns this ugly crime which does not reflect our morals and traditions. We will continue to pursue all members of this group, arrest them and implement the law against them.feedback

Jen Psaki

Based on what we know now, we intend to work with this government, but will be watching closely to ensure that it upholds the principles that President Abbas reiterated today.feedback

Mark Regev

President Abbas took a step backwards away from peace. He embraced a ruthless terrorist organisation directly responsible for the murder of hundreds of innocent civilians and a group that calls for my country's destruction.feedback

Nabil Abu Rdeneh

Tonight the discussion was in general, Tomorrow and after tomorrow, there will be the discussions concerning the names and the people who are going to join the cabinet. But what I can tell you that, there are no real problems, everybody is serious.feedback

Robert Anciaux

I wouldn't say that the two groups have a combined strategy exactly but they are fighting the same battle – against the Israeli occupation.feedback

Robert Anciaux

Hizbollah is completely intergrated within the social and political fabric of Lebanon. It has its own agenda in terms of internal and external politics. Even if it is unquestionable that it depends financially and logistically on Syria and Iran, I think that Hizbollah has a reached a stage where it allows itself to carry out an action without asking permission from its protectors before its partners.feedback

Robert Anciaux

The European countries didn't have a single, united plan with which they could propose decisive action. Only the United States was able to suggest a solution to the problem and, as we have seen, they are not going to suggest a ceasefire, a calming of the conflict. They seem to be in agreement with Israel in permitting it to do the job of eradicating Hizbollah and Hamas.feedback

Reuven Rivlin

I am not so sure. We have learnt, and the experience of Israel shows, that after letting the Hamas people become a political movement, they gained the majority, and are ruling the streets of Gaza. People are saying that in the next election they will rule the places of Judea and Samaria, which means the West Bank.feedback

Reuven Rivlin

Unfortunately, we are not running negotiations with the people of Europe. We are negotiating with the Palestinians. More than half of the Palestinians – the Hamas people – believe that there is no way to recognise Israel at all. When they are ready to bring to an end the conflict, when they are ready to bring to and end the past, when they say: 'well, we are looking forward to the future', I am sure that negotiations, direct negotiations will bring us to the understanding that we'll have to live side by side and with an open border.feedback

Mark Regev

From now on, all items, all goods can enter in the Gaza strip, except those, weapons and other military items, duel use items, that can be used by the Hamas military machine.feedback

Jamal Khoudari - Hamas

They will not make any change in the land without opening all the existing points between Gaza and Israel. Israel wants to send a message only to the world. Israel wants to talk only without doing anything on the land.feedback

Mahmoud al-Zahar - Hamas

The resistance has the right to defend itself. I think Israel is the only loser in all these criminal actions, because there are no reasons to carry out an attack against any Palestinian leader in Gaza while people are celebrating the release of prisoners.feedback

Erkki Tuomioja

This means also meeting the requirements of the international community and the Quartet, and allows us to re-engage directly with the palestinian administration. But many things as always remain in the air and are precarious.feedback

Fawzi Barhoum - Hamas

I call on all the Palestinian factions and their military wings to remain on high alert, to take on the responsibility of defending the Palestinian people, and to target the Zionists deeply with fierce and severe attacks.feedback

Gideon Meir

This declaration proves once again that the Palestinian Authority's responsibility is to fight the terrorist organisations like Hamas and Islamic Jihad.feedback

Khaled Meshaal - Hamas

We believe that, specifically through the Arab plan, we must move from a security solution to a political one that will stop further bloodshed.feedback

Nabil Elarby

The observers on the ground are there to see the uptake of the Arab plan, which has not been fully implemented.feedback

Ranaan Gissin

I would say there is really overwhelming evidence to point out that this was not an Israeli shell that hit them but rather I would say explosives that were placed there or planted there by the Palestinians for other purposes. Again, (this is) the cynical use of the death of innocent civilians caused by the action taken by (the) Hamas government.feedback

John Kerry

I call upon the Palestinian leadership at every single level to condemn this in the most powerful terms. This violence has no place anywhere.feedback

Sami Abu Zuhri - Hamas

Hamas calls for the continuation of revenge operations and stresses that the Israeli occupation bears the tension in Jerusalem.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

We will respond with a heavy hand to the brutal murder of Jews who came to pray and were killed by lowly murderers.feedback

Ghassan al-Khatib

The latest Israeli announcement about new settlement units in occupied Bethlehem is to emphasize that Israel insists on challenging the international community and the quartet which asked to resume negotiations on the basis of ceasing settlement building.feedback

Jonathan Speyer

He will probably face some opposition from Israeli society but Netanyahu will now be riding a wave of popularity.feedback

Mahmoud Abbas

I would not be divulging a secret if I was to say that there is an agreement between us and the Israeli government that there will be another wave of releases similar to this one. And we ask them to honour this agreement, if they honour agreements.feedback

Fawzi Barhoum - Hamas

The ceasefire will end tomorrow, on the 19th, and there is no way back. The one who asked for a truce did not respect it. The Zionists destroyed it.feedback

Nabil Amr

The atmosphere here in Mecca encouraged Palestinians to go ahead and I am sure that, maybe we will reach the conclusion within 48 hours.feedback

Isamel Saleh

They're closed and even though the salaries have arrived, they're refusing to give them to us. We ask them 'Why?! We want salaries just like you do.' They say, The agreement only happened yesterday. You will be paid next month.feedback

Sami Abu Zuhri - Hamas

We call on the Fatah movement not to accept these diktats and we consider any response to this call a national crime that will provide cover for the occupation to continue their settlement activity and the theft of Palestinian land.feedback

Arieh Eldad

Netanyahu, you don't have a mandate to capitulate to Obama's pressure. President Obama, if you will put too much pressure on Netanyahu he may break but he won't provide you with the goods. He cannot continue the freeze. If he will do that, he will lose his government.feedback

Amir Peretz

We must consider easing roadblocks in places where their removal would not pose a risk. The army has expressed its reservations and will examine each roadblock individually before deciding whether or not to remove it.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

My policy and instructions are clear: we will strike anybody that plans to strike us, tries to strike us or actually does hit us. The Israeli Army is dealing these terror organisations very heavy blows.feedback

Mahmoud al-Zahar - Hamas

Hamas has not taken any decision to escalate. It is trying to reach a truce, conditioned on the Israeli enemy halting aggression.feedback

Saeb Erakat

We will not be in negotiations for the sake of negotiations. We will not be in negotiations with an Israeli government that continues settlement activities, that refuses a two state solution and that doesn't accept the agreements signed.feedback

Fawzi Barhoum - Hamas

This proves that Israeli politics are moving from bad to worse and from alarming to increasingly dangerous and extremist. This does not indicate that there will be a possibility for security or stability or any kind of peace in the region in the near future.feedback

Ismail Haniyeh - Hamas

The government expresses its condolences to the Italian government and people, the family and loves ones of the Italian activist.feedback

Ze'ev Boim

Hamas prisoners can only be released in a prisoner deal which includes kidnapped Israeli corporal Guilad Shalit.feedback

Salah Al-Bardawil - Hamas

Despite a difference in points of view and a difference in translating events, it should never lead to any form of violence, verbal or actual violence. So we regret these events and we hope they never get repeated.feedback

Ayatollah Khamenei

It is genocide committed by the Zionist regime. It is a catastrophe of history. Those who support the people responsible for these crimes must be condemned. The whole world, above all the Islamic world, must arm the Palestinians.feedback

Nidal Aljerbi

There were at least seven children playing. They were hit and died on the spot. Another three men were sat over there, they were also hit. The children were playing and were happy, enjoying festival of Eid, and they got hit.feedback

Khaled Meshall - Hamas

We are serious about healing the wounds and the reconciliation of our people on the basis of political partnership and national unity.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

It is either peace with Hamas or peace with Israel. You can't have them both.feedback

Ismail Haniyah

Don't accept to go in an other direction than Gaza. You must continue until your reach the goal for which you came.feedback

Eitan Yitzhak

We consider this attack here as yet another attempt to disrupt everyday life in Israel.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Not so long ago, our partners called for free and democratic elections in the Palestinian territories, and Hamas [the radical Islamist movement] won them.feedback

Ismail Haniyeh - Hamas

There may be obstacles, but we confirm we´re going with the true intention of reaching a Palestinian-Palestinian agreement that would end tensions and reinforce national unity.feedback

Ehud Olmert

We insist that Hamas recognise Israel's right to exist with secure and recognised frontiers, and that it respects all the Palestinian Authorities' agreements and committments…International leaders I have consulted are in complete agreement.feedback

Mahmoud al-Zahar - Hamas

The agreement was for a neutral government to hold free and fair elections. There was pressure from the United States of America and Israel not to form a government of national unity. They want a government that accepts the Quartet's conditions, which are not acceptable to Hamas because of great prejudice against the Palestinian people.feedback

Mahmoud al-Zahar - Hamas

I think I answered that more than three times. You're determined to get an answer.feedback

Mahmoud al-Zahar - Hamas

We are against any aggression against any Arab or Muslim, but Iran is a strong country and has the ability to defend itself. It has all the means by which to protect its borders. If Iran was seen to be an easy target Israel would have already attacked.feedback