RealNews

Hamas takes power vowing no talks

Newly-elected members of militant group Hamas have taken their seats in the new Palestinian parliament, rejecting calls for negotiations with Israel. The Hamas members who dominate the new assembly criticised Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’s call for peace talks.After the swearing-in ceremony, Mr Abbas said Hamas would be forming the next government but urged it to respect the Oslo accords signed with Israel. He also hit out at unilateral Israeli measures and military strikes. Hamas have already nominated a senior Gaza Strip leader, Ismail Haniya, as their prime minister. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.