Hamas

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 20 – 26, 2016)

Issued on 26/07/2016 Type Article
This past week the throwing of stones and Molotov cocktails and shootings at passing Israeli cars continued. However, no serious terrorist attacks were carried out. This year as well Hamas and the other terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip are exploiting the summer vacation to give children and adolescents military training.
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Vehicular Attacks: A Lethal, Easily-Executed Type of Attack Most are carried out by lone operatives unaffiliated with terrorist organizations although sometimes inspired by them

Issued on 24/07/2016 Type Article
The vehicular attack carried out on the Nice promenade on Bastille Day, July 14, 2016, claimed the lives of 84 people and wounded 200. It was the most lethal vehicular attack ever carried out, no less lethal than most of the other terrorist attacks carried out in Europe during the past year. However, unlike the ISIS attacks, it was relatively simple.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 13 – 19, 2016)

Issued on 19/07/2016 Type Article
his past week terrorist event focused on the stabbing attack in Gush Etzion and an attack prevented in Jerusalem. The Palestinian media reported that Facebook had removed pages affiliated with Hamas in Judea and Samaria. A Hamas spokesman said it was not the first time Facebook had removed Hamas pages.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 6 – 12, 2016)

Issued on 12/07/2016 Type Article
This week there were more shooting and stabbing attacks in Judea and Samaria. Several civilians and soldiers were wounded. The Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces initiated a broad security operation to put an end to anarchy and ensure security.
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Geography and Politics: During the visit of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to an UNRWA school in the Gaza Strip, a wall map of "Palestine" which ignored the existence of the State of Israel was temporarily hidden.

Issued on 07/07/2016 Type Article
On June 28, 2016, the UN secretary general went to the Gaza Strip for a visit lasting several hours. While there he was taken to a number of places, including UNRWA's al-Zeitun school in the Tel al-Hawa neighborhood of Gaza City.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 29 – July 5, 2016)

Issued on 05/07/2016 Type Article
On June 30 and July 1, 2016, towards the end of the Muslim religious month of Ramadan, there was series of stabbing and shooting attacks in which two Israelis were killed. As in the previous wave of terrorist attacks, the Hebron region was the focal point for attacks and a base for attackers.
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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.