Hamas

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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Spotlight on Iran* (May 21 – June 4, 2017)

Issued on 04/06/2017 Type Article
Senior Iranian officials responded to remarks made by Donald Trump during his visit to Saudi Arabia by rejecting his claims about Iranian support for terrorism. Iran and Russia continue coordinating the military campaign in Syria. The Russian ambassador to Tehran told that Russia was satisfied with Iranian-Russian cooperation in Syria. He added that Russia was convinced the Syrian crisis could not be resolved without Iranian involvement. New photos circulated on the social networks showing Qasem Soleimani, commander of the IRGC's Qods Force, with Iraqi Shi'ite militia fighters on the Syria-Iraq border.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict May 24 – June 1, 2017)

Issued on 01/06/2017 Type Article
This past week Palestinian popular terrorism was manifested by a stabbing attack at the entrance to the community of Mevo Dotan (northern Samaria) in which an IDF soldier was seriously wounded. The Israel Security Agency exposed a Palestinian network that carried out a shooting attack against an IDF force near Tulkarm. This week, after forty days, the hunger strike of the Palestinian prisoners ended.
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Iranian Support for Palestinian Terrorism: This year funds were again transferred to families of shaheeds in the Gaza Strip by the Iranian Martyrs Foundation through the PIJ-affiliated al-Ansar charity association

Issued on 28/05/2017 Type Article
On May 21, 2017, the al-Ansar charity association, which operates in the Gaza Strip, and the Palestinian branch of the Iranian Martyrs Foundation announced they would grant financial support to the families of shaheeds killed between the beginning of the second intifada (the "al-Aqsa intifada') and June 31 (sic), 2014 (Operation Protective Edge). The sum mentioned was $2 million, and the distribution of the funds has already begun.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict* (May 17 – 23, 2017)

Issued on 23/05/2017 Type Article
This past week Palestinian population terrorism was manifested with three stabbing attacks (Abu Dis, the Qalandia crossing and apparently in the central Israeli city of Netanya). In the Gaza Strip international organizations warned that the residents' situation was deteriorating to the point of humanitarian crisis. Hundreds of young Gazans answered Hamas' call. They gathered near the border security fence and rioted against IDF soldiers. A spokesman for the ministry of health in the Gaza Strip reported that dozens of Palestinians had been injured.
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Reactions to Hamas’s political document in the Arab and Muslim world

Issued on 22/05/2017 Type Article
On May 1, 2017, Hamas published a political document entitled “A Document of General Principles and Policies.” This political document was intended to update Hamas’s ideology and basic perceptions, as they appeared in the Hamas Charter from 1988, and adapt them to the strategic reality to today. An analysis of the sections of the political document clearly reveals that it did not introduce any significant change in Hamas’s principles and basic perceptions.
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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.