Hamas

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 5 – 11, 2014)

Issued on 11/11/2014 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on two stabbing attacks carried out on November 10, one in Tel Aviv and the other in Gush Etzion. Two people were killed in the attacks and four were wounded. So far during November there has been a sharp rise in the number and deadliness of terrorist attacks carried out by Palestinian terrorist operatives. Unrest and violent clashes continue in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.
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Hamas has presented the first battalion of the Popular Army, to serve as an auxiliary force for the operatives of Hamas’s military wing in confrontations with Israel

Issued on 09/11/2014 Type Article
On November 7, 2014, in the northern Gaza Strip, Hamas’s military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, presented the First Battalion (Al-Fawj al-Awwal) of the so-called Popular Army. The new battalion is called the Knights of Freedom Battalion. According to Hamas, the new battalion numbers 2,500 operatives. Its creation was announced during a ceremony marking the end of the first training course, held in the Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip
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Another vehicular terrorist attack in Jerusalem, part of the latest wave of Palestinian violence and terrorism in the city

Issued on 06/11/2014 Type Article
On November 5, 2014, another vehicular attack was carried out in Jerusalem, killing a Border Police soldier and a civilian, wounding twelve, some of them seriously. Hamas rushed to claim that the Palestinian driving the vehicle was one of its operatives, and called for more vehicular attacks.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 29 – November 4, 2014)

Issued on 04/11/2014 Type Article
In the south of Israel a rocket hit was identified in an open area in the western Negev in response closed the crossings to the Gaza Strip. On November 4, 2014 the crossings were reopened. In Jerusalem on October 28, 2014, a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist operative tried to assassinate Yehuda Glick, a right-wing Israeli activist who promotes the right of Jews to visit the Temple Mount. Glick was critically wounded.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 22 – 28, 2014)

Issued on 28/10/2014 Type Article
This past week the quiet in Israel's south was maintained. The meeting for indirect Israeli-Palestinian negotiations supposed to be held in Cairo was postponed by Egypt. The wave of riots in the east Jerusalem neighborhoods continues, peaking with the vehicular attack carried out at the Ammunition Hill light railway station, which killed two (a three month-old baby and a female tourist from Ecuador).
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A vehicular attack in Jerusalem in which a three month-old baby girl was killed: The attack was carried out on the backdrop of a wave of Palestinian riots and violence as part of the Palestinian so-called "popular resistance"

Issued on 23/10/2014 Type Article
On the afternoon of October 22, 2014, a Palestinian terrorist operative from Silwan in east Jerusalem carried out a vehicular attack at the Ammunition Hill light rail station in Jerusalem. A three month-old baby girl was killed and eight people were wounded, one of them, a 20 year-old woman, critically.
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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.