Hamas

The hate industry: Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) continue to inculcate the values of hate and support of terrorism in Palestinian children, viewed by those terrorist organizations as a highly important target audience.

Issued on 14/06/2009 Type Article
Hamas and the PIJ consider children to be a highly important target audience and the organizations’ potential future recruits.
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Initial Arab-Muslim responses to President Obama’s speech in Cairo from Iran and Hezbollah, Syria, the Palestinian arena and the global jihad

Issued on 09/06/2009 Type Article
American President Barack Obama’s speech in Cairo was intended as a historic moment to redefine the status, image and mutual relations between the United States and the Arab-Muslim world.
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During Operation Cast Lead a promotional film was seized about a military academy established by Hamas named after Dr. Abdallah Azzam, Osama bin Laden’s ideologue.

Issued on 04/06/2009 Type Article
Hamas turned him into a role model, although in practice the movement restricts the activities of the global jihad networks in the Gaza Strip.
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Hamas leader Khaled Mash’al has recently addressed the issue of rocket fire and of terrorism (“resistance”) in general.

Issued on 12/05/2009 Type Article
In an interview geared towards Americans, he admitted that Hamas is currently exercising restraint in firing rockets, whereas when speaking to Palestinians, he stressed that “resistance” remained the strategic option of Hamas.
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Iran and Syria as state sponsors of terrorism in the annual report on terrorism issued by the US Department of State

Issued on 06/05/2009 Type Article
The US Department of State’s annual report on terrorism, published in April 2009, dedicates a separate chapter to state sponsors of terrorism.
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Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas reiterates the Palestinian Authority’s refusal to recognize Israel as the national state of the Jewish people

Issued on 28/04/2009 Type Article
In a speech given to the Preparatory Committee for the Palestine Youth Parliament, which convened in Ramallah on April 27, 2009, Palestinian Authority Chairman Abu Mazen said that the Palestinians were committed to the PLO’s obligations and that they were willing to carry on with the political negotiations based on the Arab Peace Initiative, the two-state solution, and the Roadmap.
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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.