Hamas

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 19 – 25, 2015)

Issued on 25/08/2015 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on the four rockets launched into Israeli territory from the Syrian-controlled central Golan Heights. The IDF Spokesman reported that a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) squad fired the rockets. This past week popular terrorism continued in Judea and Samaria, manifested mainly by Molotov cocktails and stones thrown at Israeli security forces and civilians.
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Spotlight on Iran (August 9 – 23, 2015)

Issued on 23/08/2015 Type Article
A conference of the Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly was held in Tehran. Senior officials of the Iranian regime used the platform to stress Iran's commitment to supporting its regional allies even in the post nuclear-agreement era, including the provision of weapons. The Iranian foreign minister visited Syria and Lebanon, emphasizing Iran's support of Syria and Hezbollah. There has been extensive media coverage of the crisis in Iran-Hamas relations in the wake of Khaled Mashaal's visit to Saudi Arabia.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 12-18, 2015)

Issued on 18/08/2015 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on three stabbing attacks against Israeli security forces at roadblocks. Sporadic rocket fire continues from the Gaza Strip. The administrative detainee Muhammad Allaan, a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) operative, lost consciousness after a hunger strike of 59 days.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 5-11, 2015)

Issued on 11/08/2015 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on the vehicular attack near Shilo (north of Jerusalem) and the stabbing attack at a gas station on the main road between Modi'in and Jerusalem (near Beit Horon). This week as well rockets were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip. Most of them fell inside the Strip. In response the Israel Air Force attacked a Hamas target in the central Gaza Strip. The hunger strike of administrative detainee Muhammad Allan continues.
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Spotlight on Iran (July 26 – August 9, 2015)

Issued on 09/08/2015 Type Article
Several Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) fighters were killed in Syria and Iraq. The Supreme Leader's representative in the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' Qods Force said that anyone killed defending Syria deserved to be rewarded more than Iran-Iraq War martyrs. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah noted Iran's commitment to the organization, even after the signing of the nuclear agreement
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 28 – August 4, 2015)

Issued on 04/08/2015 Type Article
This past week events focused on the murder of a Palestinian baby and the injuring of three of his family member in a firebombing attack in the village of Duma (near Nablus). The Palestinian Authority blamed the government of Israel, accusing it of responsibility for the attack and announcing it would take a number of measures. Several rockets were launched at Israel from the Gaza Strip by Salafist-jihadi networks. They have been responsible for the rockets fired in the past few months.
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Information on Hamas
Hamas is a fundamentalist Sunni Muslim organization founded in the Gaza Strip in 1987 by members of the Muslim Brotherhood. It seeks to establish an Islamic state on the entire territory of the State of Israel and does not recognize Israel's right to exist.
The Hamas leadership has two branches: the internal leadership, which controls the de-facto Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip, responsible for the day-to-day activities of governing the Gaza Strip population; and the external leadership, Hamas' political bureau, located beyond the borders of the Gaza Strip (primarily in Syria). The external leadership maintains relations with various countries and bodies, and deals mainly with raising money and finding other resources for Hamas.
According to the Hamas charter, the document on which its policies and propaganda are based, the only way the movement can achieve its ends, i.e., the establishment of a fundamentalist Islamic state, is through an armed terrorist campaign to achieve the destruction Israel. Hamas' military-terrorist wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, carries out terrorist attacks against Israel, including rocket, mortar and suicide bombing attacks.
Hamas has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union.
Over the years Hamas has challenged the PLO and the Palestinian Authority, causing conflicts between the sides, culminating in June 2007 with Hamas' violent takeover of the Gaza Strip and the suppression of Fatah and the Palestinian Authority.