Ismail Haniyeh
  • Palestinian carry the bodies of Hamas militants, the brothers Sadi Abu Kamil , Ahmed Abu Kamil, Mohamamed Abu Etawi, Rami Obaed and Nidal Hassan during their funerals in front of the Al Eman mosque in Mugharka village, central Gaza Strip, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.

     Israel's hard-line government seems to have grudgingly accepted that the Islamic militant group cannot soon be dislodged from power in Gaza.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 8:00 AM EST
  • Israeli soldiers ride on top of an armored personal carrier close to the Israel Gaza Border, southern Israel, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.

    Israel offered to suspend its offensive in the Gaza Strip during a brief visit by Egypt's premier if militants refrained from firing rockets at Israel, an official said, but the Palestinians unleashed a fresh salvo.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 9:30 PM EST
  • In this July 9, 2007 file photo, a Palestinian prisoner is seen at the Hamas-controlled Saraya prison in Gaza City.

    Hamas security forces in the Gaza Strip alleged to commit prisoner abuse, including beatings with metal clubs.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 09, 2012, 1:30 AM EST