Hamas

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 20 – April 2, 2013)

Issued on 02/04/2013 Type Article
The American president's visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority was exploited by terrorists to launch five rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory. claimed responsibility for the rocket fire. A number of Palestinians belonging to terrorist networks were apprehended in Judea and Samaria. Hamas' Shura Council extended Khaled Mashaal's term as chairman of the movement's political bureau.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict* (March 13 – 19, 2013)

Issued on 19/03/2013 Type Article
While the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip remains quiet, terrorist attacks and acts of violence continue in Judea and Samaria. The Israel Security Agency revealed that since Operation Pillar of Defense Hamas has attempted to carry out terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 6 – 12, 2013)

Issued on 12/03/2013 Type Article
No rockets were fired into Israeli territory. This past week riots and violent confrontations continued in Judea and Samaria, although events in support of Palestinian prisoners were on the wane.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 27 – March 5)

Issued on 05/03/2013 Type Article
The rocket fired into Israeli territory on February 26, 2013, was not followed by other attacks. This past week riots continued throughout Judea and Samaria in a show of solidarity with the Palestinian terrorist operatives imprisoned in Israeli jails. In recent months the Israeli security forces uncovered a Hamas terrorist network in Hebron.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 21 – 26, 2013)

Issued on 26/02/2013 Type Article
On the morning of February 26, 2013, a rocket hit was identified south of the Israeli city of Ashqelon. This past week Palestinians continued rioting to show solidarity with the terrorist operatives imprisoned in Israeli jails, leading to confrontations with the Israeli security forces.
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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.