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The UAE Red Crescent secretary general criticized Hamas for launching rockets near a UAE field hospital during Operation Protective Edge to provoke a reaction from Israel that would "show Israel attacked humanitarian aid facilities."

Issued on 22/06/2017 Type Article
On June 12, 2017, Dr. Mohammed al-Falahi, secretary general of the UAE Red Crescent, gave a lecture about the security challenges faced by the UAE in carrying out its humanitarian activities around the globe.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 14 –20, 2017)

Issued on 20/06/2017 Type Article
This past week Palestinian terrorist events focused on a simultaneous combined terrorist attack carried out at two locations in east Jerusalem (the Nablus Gate and the nearby Cave of Zedekiah). A Border Policewoman was killed. Hamas and the PFLP both reported that operatives affiliated with their movements had carried out the attack. ISIS issued a false statement claiming responsibility. The energy authority in the Gaza Strip reported that Israel had begun reducing the amount of electricity it supplie
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An article by a Hamas activist analyzes the advantages of a “controlled confrontation” against Israel and calls on Hamas and the other organizations to consider this option

Issued on 18/06/2017 Type Article
On June 7, 2017, Hamas’s newspaper Filastin published an article by Dr. Issam Adwan, entitled “The controlled confrontation is essential.” The article analyzes at length the advantages of a scenario, in which Hamas will initiate a “controlled confrontation” against Israel in response to the “intensification of the siege” on the Gaza Strip.
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UNRWA reported the exposure of a tunnel under two of its school in the Gaza Strip; Hamas quickly issued a denial.

Issued on 15/06/2017 Type Article
UNRWA reported the exposure of a tunnel under two of its school in the Gaza Strip; Hamas quickly issued a denial. The military use made of UNRWA schools by terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip is well-known from past occurrences
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 7 – 13, 2017)

Issued on 13/06/2017 Type Article
This past week again, no significant terrorist attacks were carried out in Judea and Samaria or from the Gaza Strip. Riots and violent demonstrations continued at various locations along the Gaza-Israel border. The Palestinian Authority recently told Israel it was planning to cut 40% of the funds it gave Israel to pay for the electricity Israel supplies to the Gaza Strip. A Hamas spokesman responded to the proposed cut by calling Israel's decision "dangerous and potentially disastrous.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 2 – 6, 2017)

Issued on 06/06/2017 Type Article
This past week no significant terrorist attack was carried out in Judea and Samaria or the Gaza Strip. Hamas called on the residents of the Gaza Strip to hold demonstrations near the border with Israel. The Arab media reported that Qatar gave Hamas the names of 12 operatives who were required to leave Doha immediately. This past week a delegation of senior Hamas figures left the Gaza Strip for Egypt
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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.