Hamas

This year events were again held for Iranian-sponsored Jerusalem Day.

Issued on 06/08/2013 Type Article
This year events were again held for Iranian-sponsored Jerusalem Day. Not well attended, they received scant media coverage. As in previous years, the events were exploited for propaganda and incitement against Israel, the United States and the West, with vague and explicit calls for the destruction of Israel.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 31 – August 6, 2013)

Issued on 06/08/2013 Type Article
Israel's south was quiet this past week. In Judea and Samaria violent events continued, After the renewal of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians in Washington, the two sides are expected to meet locally to continue the talks.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 24 – 30, 2013)

Issued on 30/07/2013 Type Article
This past week Israeli-Palestinian negotiations were resumed in Washington under American aegis after a hiatus of three years. The Palestinian Authority (PA) expressed satisfaction with the Israeli gesture, but its spokesmen reiterated their basic positions, especially the establishment of two countries based on the 1967 borders. A rocket was fired into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 10-16, 2013)

Issued on 16/07/2013 Type Article
This past week there was quiet along Israel's southern border. Violent popular resistance activities in Judea and Samaria continue. The Rafah crossing opened for a limited amount of movement after it had opened and closed intermittently for a few days.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 3 – 9, 2013)

Issued on 09/07/2013 Type Article
Quiet continues in the Gaza Strip. On July 5, 2013, residents of Eilat, Israel's southernmost city. During June there was a decrease in the scope of the "popular resistance" activities in Judea and Samaria and in terrorist attacks in general. The de-facto Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip and the local Gazan population are worried about the consequences of the recent dramatic events in Egypt.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 26 – July 2, 2013)

Issued on 02/07/2013 Type Article
This past week Israel's southern border was quiet, after rockets were fired the previous week. John Kerry, the American Secretary of State, ended a week of shuttling between Jerusalem, Ramallah and Amman in an attempt to renew Israel-Palestinian negotiations.
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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.