Bulletins Issued by the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center Showing the Use Made by Hamas of the Gazan Civilian Population as Human Shields

Issued on 06/02/2009 Type Article
On January 6, the second week of Operation Cast Lead, the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center issued a background study dealing with the use made by Hamas of the Gazan civilian population as human shields.

Israeli Air Force Film Clips Show Use Hamas Makes of Gazan Civilians as Human Shields

Issued on 03/02/2009 Type Article
The following film clips were photographed during an Israeli Air Force attack against terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip during Operation Cast Lead. They clearly show how terrorist squads fighting the IDF and launching rockets into Israel position themselves near houses, mosques and educational institutions, endangering the lives of local residents.

Shaky Ceasefire: Since the end of Operation Cast Lead, the terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip have violated the ceasefire 12 times.

Issued on 01/02/2009 Type Article
In our assessment, Hamas wants quiet in the Gaza Strip but so far does not deter the other organizations.

Gazans Tell How Hamas Used Them As Human Shields:

Issued on 29/01/2009 Type Article
Among others, an ambulance driver said that during Operation Cast Lead Hamas operatives used ambulances to leave battle sites, a tactic
familiar from the past

The Battle for Hearts and Minds The Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip is collecting “evidence” for a future prosecution of Israeli public figures for so-called “war crimes”

Issued on 28/01/2009 Type Article
The Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip is collecting “evidence” for a future prosecution of Israeli public figures for so-called “war crimes” and to strengthen the narrative of its “victory” in Operation Cast Lead.

The Internet and terrorism: Hamas has recently launched PaluTube, its new file sharing website.

Issued on 27/01/2009 Type Article
AqsaTube, the previous file sharing website, has changed its name and appearance and is now known as TubeZik. Those changes resulted from the refusal of French and Russian Internet service providers to continue hosting AqsaTube.
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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.