Hamas

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 20 – 26, 2016)

Issued on 26/01/2016 Type Article
This past week the current Palestinian terrorist campaign continued. During the past few weeks there has been a decrease in the scope of the attacks (although the number remained high), but they have been more lethal and daring (shooting attacks and entrance into Israeli villages).Prominent this past week was a lethal stabbing attack in the community of Beit Horon.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 13 – 19, 2016)

Issued on 19/01/2016 Type Article
This past week the Palestinian terrorist campaign continued. There was a decline in the number of attacks but those that were carried out were particularly serious and showed a high degree of daring. In the northern Gaza Strip Israel Air Force aircraft struck a terrorist squad in the process of planting IEDs to attack IDF soldiers.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 6 – 12, 2016)

Issued on 12/01/2016 Type Article
This past week the Palestinian terrorist campaign continued. There were a number of stabbing attacks in Hebron, the Jordan Valley, Jenin and Gush Etzion. Nasha't Milhem, the terrorist who carried out a mass-killing attack in Tel Aviv a week ago, was found.
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The exposure of a terrorist infrastructure in Abu Dis and Bethlehem directed by Hamas in the Gaza Strip shows Hamas' effort to escalate the current terrorist campaign at the expense of its popular character.

Issued on 06/01/2016 Type Article
During December 2015 the Israel Security Agency (ISA) exposed a large Hamas terrorist infrastructure operating in Abu Dis and Bethlehem. As of December 23, 2015, twenty-five of its operatives, most of them students from Abu Dis, had been detained. The operatives, handled and directed from the Gaza Strip by the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas' military-terrorist wing, planned to carry out suicide bombing attacks in Jerusalem and other locations in Israel.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 30, 2015 – January 5, 2016)

Issued on 05/01/2016 Type Article
This past week the current Palestinian terrorist campaign continued, with stabbing, vehicular and shooting attacks inside Israel and in Judea and Samaria. The most prominent attack was a shooting attack at a pub in Tel Aviv. Four rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at the western Negev, two of which fell in Israeli territory.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 23 – 29, 2015)

Issued on 29/12/2015 Type Article
This past week the current Palestinian terrorist campaign continued with stabbing and vehicular attacks in Judea, Samaria and the city of Jerusalem (which remains a focal point for stabbing attacks). Notable this past week was the exposure of a large Hamas terrorist network in the region of Abu Dis (near Jerusalem), handled and directed by operatives of Hamas' military-terrorist wing in the Gaza Strip.
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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.