Hamas

Additional findings in the examination of the names of Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge - Part Eight *

Issued on 31/12/2014 Type Article
During the examination of the names of Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge carried out by the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC), 50 names of terrorists were identified, all of whom were Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades operatives, who did not appear on the various Palestinian lists of fatalities issued by entities affiliated with Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (for the nature of the various lists, see below).
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 23 – 30, 2014)

Issued on 30/12/2014 Type Article
This past week Palestinian snipers shot at an IDF force securing work being conducted near the border security fence. In Samaria, a young girl was critically injured by a Molotov cocktail thrown at the family car. On December 30, 2014, the UN Security Council rejected the Palestinian resolution calling for the end of the Israeli occupation and the establishment of a Palestinian state with the 1967 borders.
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Hamas' Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades and National Security Forces Exercises Simulate Takeover of IDF Posts near Gaza Strip and Abduction of Soldiers

Issued on 29/12/2014 Type Article
On December 23, 2014, the national security forces in the Gaza Strip, one of the internal security forces controlled by Hamas, held graduation exercises for an officers' training course. The exercise simulated the storming and takeover of an IDF post and was held in an Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades training facility in the southern Gaza Strip.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 17-13, 2014)

Issued on 23/12/2014 Type Article
A rocket hit was identified in Israel's south, the third since the end of Operation Protective Edge. On December 17, 2014, Jordan proposed a draft version of a Palestinian resolution to the UN Security Council calling for a peace arrangement and the end of the (Israeli) occupation of the Palestinian territories before 2017. On December 17, 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) announced it had annulled the measures against Hamas, namely the designation of Hamas as a terrorist organization and the freezing of Hamas' funds.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 10 – 16, 2014)

Issued on 16/12/2014 Type Article
Israel's south remains quiet. This past week in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem riots and terrorism continued. Hamas held a rally in the Gaza Strip, one of the events marking the anniversary of the organization's founding. In the international arena the PA continues its efforts to promote a unilateral UN Security Council resolution for a timetable to establish a Palestinian state with the 1967 borders.
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Senior Hamas Operatives Based in Turkey Continue Directing Terrorist Networks in Judea and Samaria

Issued on 09/12/2014 Type Article
In August and September 2014 the Israeli security forces exposed two Hamas military-terrorist networks operating in Judea and Samaria. They recruited squads to carry out terrorist attacks against Israeli targets, including showcase attacks in Jerusalem (attacks on the Teddy (Soccer) Stadium and the light railway).
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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.