Hamas

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 5 – 19, 2017)

Issued on 19/04/2017 Type Article
During the past two weeks popular terrorism attacks continued, resulting in the deaths of an IDF soldier and a female British student. Tensions recently flared between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA). Palestinian Prisoners' Day passed without exceptional incident.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 29 – April 4, 2017)*

Issued on 04/04/2017 Type Article
This past week popular terrorism attacks increased in Judea and Samaria, and apparently in central Israel as well. Hamas' new political platform, which was supposed to be made public in the near future, was leaked to the Lebanese media.
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Hamas Strongly Attacks UNRWA for Its Intention to Introduce Changes in the Curriculum of Its Elementary Schools

Issued on 02/04/2017 Type Article
Hamas recently attacked UNRWA for its intention to introduce changes in the curriculum of the lower grades of elementary schools in the Gaza Strip operated by the agency.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 22 – 28, 2017)

Issued on 28/03/2017 Type Article
In Judea and Samaria popular terrorism continues. This past week a Palestinian tried to stab a soldier and a female civilian south of Nablus. In the Gaza Strip a senior Hamas operative in the West Bank headquarters of Hamas' military wing was shot at close range and killed. Hamas rushed to accuse Israel of killing him.
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Hamas’s military wing uses foreign aid funds sent to the Gaza Strip: The case of the head of the Gaza Strip office of the Turkish aid organization TIKA

Issued on 27/03/2017 Type Article
In February 2017, the Israeli security forces arrested Muhammad Faruq Sha’aban Murtaja, a resident of the Gaza Strip, the head of TIKA’s Gaza office. TIKA is a humanitarian aid organization operating on behalf of the Turkish government throughout the world, including in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 15 – 21, 2017)

Issued on 21/03/2017 Type Article
In Judea and Samaria, popular terrorism continues. A Palestinian woman carried out a vehicular attack at the Gush Etzion Junction. Two rockets were fired into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip. The Israel Security Agency revealed that in February 2017 Israeli security forces had detained Muhammad Murtaja, head of the Gaza Strip branch of the Turkish TIKA organization. His interrogation revealed that he = had been an operative in Hamas' military wing. He defrauded the Turkish government and transferred humanitarian aid funds to Hamas' military wing.
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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.