Hamas

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 2-8, 2015)

Issued on 08/09/2015 Type Article
is past week Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired two bullets (possibly stray) at houses in the Israeli community of Netiv HaAsara, north of the Gaza Strip. Rioting and terrorist attacks in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem continue, part of what the Palestinians call the "popular resistance". The Israeli coordinator for government activities in the territories reported that Hamas operatives had forcibly taken over a warehouse in the Gaza Strip and seized building materials sent by Israel.
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Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) twice managed to secure the release of its administrative detainees, accomplished through long hunger strikes accompanied by threats of undermining the lull in the Gaza Strip

Issued on 03/09/2015 Type Article
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) twice managed to secure the release of its administrative detainees, accomplished through long hunger strikes accompanied by threats of undermining the lull in the Gaza Strip. They employed a policy of brinkmanship that has potential for future deterioration.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 26 – September 1, 2015)

Issued on 01/09/2015 Type Article
This past week another rocket hit was identified in the western Negev. An ISIS-affiliated network that claimed responsibility for previous rocket attacks claimed this one as well. in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem popular terrorism continues, with Palestinians carrying out stabbing and vehicular attacks, and throwing stones and Molotov cocktails.
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The "Popular Resistance" (i.e. Popular Terrorism) in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem Has Become More Organized in the Past Year

Issued on 01/09/2015 Type Article
Throwing stones, rocks and Molotov cocktails has been the main modus operandi of the "popular resistance" (i.e., popular terrorism). The "popular resistance" has been the main anti-Israel strategy of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Fatah during the past six years.
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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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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.