Hamas

Israeli Arabs and Palestinians Join the Ranks of the Rebels in Syria, Mainly Organizations Affiliated with Al-Qaeda and the Global Jihad *

Issued on 19/01/2014 Type Article
In our assessment, so far about 20 Israeli Arabs have joined the ranks of the rebels in Syria, as well as 30 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip and a few from Judea and Samaria. There are also several dozen Palestinians from the refugee camps in Lebanon who have joined the rebels (especially from Ein al-Hilweh near Sidon) and Palestinians from Syria and Jordan. Most of them are apparently Salafi-jihadists who join organizations affiliated with Al-Qaeda and the global jihad.
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Military Training as Part of the School Curriculum: The Al-Futuwwa Program in the Gaza Strip Schools Provides Military Training for Students.

Issued on 19/01/2014 Type Article
The Al-Futuwwa Program in the Gaza Strip Schools Provides Military Training for Students. Its Objective Is to Raise a New Generation of Military-Terrorist Operatives for the De-Facto Hamas Administration
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 8 – 14, 2014)

Issued on 14/01/2014 Type Article
Two rocket hits were identified in the western Negev a short time after the funeral of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. In addition, this past week three mortar shells were fired at an area near the security fence where IDF forces were operating. In response Israeli Air Force aircraft struck terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 1 – 7, 2014)

Issued on 07/01/2014 Type Article
This past week one rocket hit was identified in the western Negev. In response to the rocket attacks targeting Israel, Israeli Air Force aircraft struck terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip. In Judea and Samaria the terrorist attacks of the so-called "popular resistance" continued. American Secretary of State John Kerry finished a round of talks in which he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the Palestinian Authority.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 25 – 31, 2013)

Issued on 31/12/2013 Type Article
Terrorist attacks from the Gaza Strip continued this past week. Two rocket hits were identified in the region of Ashqelon. Twenty-six Palestinian terrorists were released from Israeli jails in the third phase (of four) to which Israel is committed. Of them, 18 were released to Judea and Samaria, three to the Gaza Strip and five to east Jerusalem.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 18 – 24, 2013)

Issued on 24/12/2013 Type Article
In Israel, in the central city of Bat Yam, an IED was placed in a bus. North of Jerusalem an Israeli policeman was stabbed by a Palestinian who fled to a neighboring village. In Judea and Samaria there were violent confrontations between Palestinians and IDF forces during a roundup of wanted Palestinian terrorists. A rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip.
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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.