Hamas

Weapons Caches in Houses of Terrorist Operatives in the Gaza Strip: The Case Study of Ibrahim al-Shawaf, Senior PIJ Commander

Issued on 17/07/2014 Type Article
During Operation Protective Edge the IDF has attacked the houses of terrorist operatives where weapons were stored and where military-terrorist activities were carried out. One of them was the house of senior PIJ terrorist operative Ibrahim al-Shawaf, attacked on July 8, 2014. The Palestinian media reported that the IDF had sent the residents a warning prior to the attack telling them to vacate the premises.
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Operation Protective Edge – Update No. 6 (As of 1200 hours, July 16, 2014)

Issued on 16/07/2014 Type Article
The ceasefire proposed by Egypt and accepted by Israel was rejected by Hamas. During July 15, 2014, rocket and mortar shell fire attacking Israel increased (125 rocket hits on July 15). One Israeli civilian died after being hit by mortar shell shrapnel. In response the IDF resumed attacking terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip from the air.
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Expressions of support in the Gaza Strip for the Islamic State in Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS), which is affiliated with the global jihad.

Issued on 16/07/2014 Type Article
Expressions of support in the Gaza Strip for the Islamic State in Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS), which is affiliated with the global jihad. During Operation Protective Edge, Salafist-jihadi operatives, who identify with ISIS, fired a number of rockets at Israel.
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Operation Protective Edge – Update No. 5 (As of 1200 hours, July 15, 2014)

Issued on 15/07/2014 Type Article
In the shadow of continuing rocket fire into Israel from the Gaza Strip, Egypt announced its initiative for a ceasefire. It was supposed to begin on July 15, 2014, at 0900 hours (0600 GMT). On the morning of July 15 Israel unilaterally decided to adopt the Egyptian initiative and halt IDF fire.
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Operation Protective Edge – Update No. 4 (As of 1200 hours, July 14, 2014)

Issued on 14/07/2014 Type Article
The past 24 hours of Operation Protective Edge followed the pattern of the previous days: the IDF continued its intensive attacks on terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip, while Hamas and the other terrorist organizations continued firing massive barrages of rockets and mortar shells into Israel (including targeting central Israel and Haifa in the north).
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The use of mosques in the Gaza Strip for military purposes by Hamas and other terrorist organizations: the case of the Al-Farouq Mosque

Issued on 14/07/2014 Type Article
During Israeli air strikes in Operation Protective Edge, the Al-Farouq Mosque in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the middle of the Gaza Strip was attacked on July 12, 2014.
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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.