Hamas

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 23 – 30, 2014)

Issued on 30/09/2014 Type Article
Israel's south remains quiet. Rioting continues in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. In Hebron, two of the terrorist operatives who abducted and murdered the three Israeli youths in June were killed in an exchange of fire with IDF forces. On September 24, 2014, indirect negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians were renewed in Cairo. Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the Palestinian Authority (PA), gave a speech before the UN General Assembly.
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Hamas-affiliated media report: the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades has begun establishing a "popular army" for the next confrontation with Israel.

Issued on 30/09/2014 Type Article
The Hamas-affiliated media recently reported that the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades was planning to establish what it called a "popular army." According to the reports, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades was recruiting as many civilian volunteers as possible, regardless of age.
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Examination of the names of Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge - Part Five*

Issued on 22/09/2014 Type Article
This information bulletin is the fifth in a series of publications of the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC), as part of a project examining the names of the Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 17 – 23, 2014)

Issued on 22/09/2014 Type Article
On the afternoon of September 16, 2014, , a mortar shell hit was identified in the western Negev. Egypt announced that on September 24, 2014, the round of Israeli-Palestinian talks agreed on as part of the ceasefire would begin. Violent events in Jerusalem continue. A large number of children were among the suspects detained by the Israeli security forces for throwing Molotov cocktails and stones.
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The War of Casualties: During Operation Protective Edge children and teenagers were exploited by terrorists as auxiliaries and operatives. The extent of the phenomenon is still unclear.

Issued on 17/09/2014 Type Article
An examination of about a third of the names of Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge revealed several instances of children and teenagers serving as military operatives in the terrorist organizations.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 10 – September 16, 2014)

Issued on 16/09/2014 Type Article
The cease-fire achieved at the conclusion of operation Protective Edge is being maintained. A Fact-Finding Assessment is looking into exceptional incidents by the IDF during the recent fighting. Jerusalem continues to be the focal point of violent attacks. The operation to rehabilitate the Gaza Strip is under way, albeit slowly, partly due to the rivalry between Fatah and Hamas. Hamas finally admits that they launched rockets close to schools and hospitals.
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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.