Hamas http://kunc.org en Lack In Leadership Hurts Palestinian Peace Prospects http://kunc.org/post/lack-leadership-hurts-palestinian-peace-prospects Shortly before midnight last Thursday, in front of a cheering crowd, 31-year-old Hussein al-Deik was picked as the president of Palestine.<p>It wasn't a real election; just the grand finale of a TV reality series, shot in front of a live audience. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 09:23:00 +0000 46488 at http://kunc.org Lack In Leadership Hurts Palestinian Peace Prospects In Gaza, Hamas Targets Palestinian Informants In Crackdown http://kunc.org/post/gaza-hamas-targets-palestinian-informants-crackdown Life was already grim in the Gaza Strip when fighting raged between Israel and Hamas last November. Then Khulud Badawi got unexpected bad news about her husband.<p>"I was at home when my son came in and said, 'Mom, they killed Dad.' I said, 'Who?' He said, 'Hamas.' I asked him, 'Where?' He said, 'Next to the gas station,'" she recalls.<p>Badawi's husband, Ribhi Badawi, was in prison in Gaza City. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 16:44:00 +0000 45295 at http://kunc.org In Gaza, Hamas Targets Palestinian Informants In Crackdown Young Gazans Brave Fear To Welcome Hamas Leader http://kunc.org/post/leaders-visit-hamas-celebrates-its-birth Tens of thousands of people turned out for a mass rally in the Gaza Strip on Friday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hamas, which governs Gaza. The guest of honor was the leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal.<p>This is Meshaal's first-ever trip to Gaza, and it's been seen as a political milestone in Hamas' attempt to gain wider acceptance in the region.<p>Gaza is a small, very crowded strip of land that is full of young people. Sat, 08 Dec 2012 11:41:00 +0000 37402 at http://kunc.org Young Gazans Brave Fear To Welcome Hamas Leader Hamas Leader Khaled Meshal Returns To Gaza Strip After 45-Year Exile http://kunc.org/post/hamas-leader-khaled-meshal-returns-gaza-strip-after-45-year-exile For the first time since his exile in 1967, the leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshal, returned to the Gaza Strip today. He arrived through the border with Egypt, kissing the ground in celebration and as NPR's Philip Reeves reports, Meshal received a hero's welcome as well as military one.<p>It was a bright, dusty day and as Meshal's convoy worked its way through the narrow streets of Gaza, he was flanked by the military arm of Hamas. Some of the members of the al-Qassam brigades were wearing black masks, others held rocket-propelled grenades. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 14:43:00 +0000 37361 at http://kunc.org Hamas Leader Khaled Meshal Returns To Gaza Strip After 45-Year Exile U.S. Maneuvers In Middle East Diplomacy http://kunc.org/post/us-maneuvers-middle-east-diplomacy Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>For more on the changing dynamic in that region, we're joined live in the studio by P.J. Crowley. He served as assistant secretary of state for public affairs in the Obama administration between 2009 and 2011. He also served on the National Security Council in the Clinton administration. P.J., thanks for coming in this morning.<p>P.J. CROWLEY: Pleasure, Rachel.<p>MARTIN: OK. So, we just heard about the political standoff in Egypt. Sun, 25 Nov 2012 12:33:00 +0000 36879 at http://kunc.org