Hamas

The socio-political makeup of “Hamastan”

Issued on 19/12/2005 Type Article
The socio-political makeup of “Hamastan” (a Palestinian radical Islamist state, ruled by Hamas), as described in interviews granted by Mahmoud al-Zahar, a senior Hamas figure in the Gaza Strip. An alternative to the Palestinian Authority, the agenda presented by Mahmoud al-Zahar is based on strict enforcement of radical Islamic codes in politics, society, and culture. “Hamastan”, according to Al-Zahar, will become an inseparable part of the global radical Islamic effort spearheaded by the Muslim Brotherhood.
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The Israel Security Agency exposed Hamas terrorist infrastructures

Issued on 19/12/2005 Type Article
The Israel Security Agency exposed Hamas terrorist infrastructures in the regions of Hebron and Ramallah that perpetrated severe terrorist attacks prior to and during the lull in the fighting (including a suicide bombing attack in Beersheba and the abduction and murder of Israeli civilian Sasson Nuriel). The uncovering of the infrastructures prevented numerous additional terrorist attacks planned to be perpetrated during the lull
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Following the murder of Moussa Arafat

Issued on 19/12/2005 Type Article
Following the murder of Moussa Arafat, an article severely critical of the Palestinian Authority was published in an Arabic newspaper in London. Written by a well-known columnist, it attacked the PA for its inability to deal with the armed (i.e., terrorist) organizations. It called upon the PA to learn from its mistakes after the Oslo Accords which cost the PA all its achievements. It demanded that the PA act to disband the organizations, confiscate their weapons and enforce law and order.
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Al-Mustaqbal research center presents another study on the future of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict

Issued on 19/12/2005 Type Article
The Hamas-associated Al-Mustaqbal research center presents another study on the future of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the new era following the IDF’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank. The main conclusions: Hamas (and the other terrorist organizations) will not disarm; they will continue the armed struggle while moving its focal point to the West Bank, and will not consent to submit to pressure exerted by the Palestinian Authority and the international community.
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Who is Dr. Abdallah Azzam,

Issued on 19/12/2005 Type Article
whose name was adopted by an Al-Qaeda linked group
that claimed responsibility for the Katyusha rocket attack from Aqaba
(as well as for two previous terrorist attacks in Sinai)?
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Hamas activist who liaised between Hamas headquarters in Saudi Arabia and Judea (Hebron, Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Ramallah) was detained in Jerusalem.

Issued on 19/12/2005 Type Article
Ya'akub Abu'Assab , a senior Hamas activist, was detained by Israeli security forces and Jerusalem district police. Other Hamas activists from the Jerusalem and Hebron districts, who worked in cooperation with Abu 'Assab, were also detained and taken for questioning
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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.