Hamas

Analysis of the Ratio between the Names of Terrorist Operatives Killed during Operation Pillar of Defense and Civilians Killed in Error *

Issued on 16/12/2012 Type Article
This study examines the names of the Palestinians killed during Operation Pillar of Defense, both terrorist operatives and non-involved civilians.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 5-11, 2012)

Issued on 11/12/2012 Type Article
Hamas and the other terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip continue to implement the understandings reached at the end of Operation Pillar of Defense regarding rocket fire.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 28-December 4, 2012)

Issued on 04/12/2012 Type Article
Since the end of Operation Pillar of Defense on November 21, 2012, no rockets or mortar shells have been fired into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip. On November 29, a symbolic date in the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the UN General Assembly voted by a large majority to upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority to non-member observer state.
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Operation Pillar of Defense – Update No. 10 *

Issued on 29/11/2012 Type Article
Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Continue Praising Iran for Its Military and Financial Aid **
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 21-27, 2012)

Issued on 27/11/2012 Type Article
So far, Hamas and the other terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip have complied with the understandings achieved to end Operation Pillar of Defense.
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Operation Pillar of Defense – Update No. 8 (November 22, 1300 Hours)

Issued on 22/11/2012 Type Article
At 2100 hours on November 21 understandings went into effect regarding a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas (and the other terrorist organizations operating in 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.