Hamas

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 23 – 29, 2016)

Issued on 29/03/2016 Type Article
The Palestinian terrorist campaign that begin more than six months ago continues with increasing and decreasing intensity. Prominent this past week was a stabbing attack carried out by two Palestinian terrorists at the Tel Romeida roadblock in Hebron, who were killed during the attack. After the attack a video was distributed showing an Israeli soldier shooting one of the terrorists who had already been neutralized and allegedly no longer posed a danger. The soldier was detained.
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Spotlight on Iran* (March 13 – 27, 2016)

Issued on 27/03/2016 Type Article
Responding publicly to Russia's decision to withdraw some of its forces from Syria, senior Iranian officials tried to minimize its importance. The Hamas ministry of the interior in the Gaza Strip ordered Al-Saberin movement, which operates under Iranian aegis, to close the offices of its charitable association. Qasem Soleimani, commander of the IRGC's Qods Force, meeting with a Hamas delegation in Tehran last month, said Iran's position on the question of Palestine had not changed.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 16-22, 2016)

Issued on 22/03/2016 Type Article
The Palestinian terrorist campaign that begin more than six months ago continues with increasing and decreasing intensity. Prominent this past week were three stabbing attacks. With the deterioration of Hamas-Egypt relations after Egypt accused Hamas of involvement in the assassination of the Egyptian attorney general, Hamas sent a delegation of its senior figures to Cairo.
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Hamas as a Supporter of Anti-Egyptian Terrorism: Hamas-Egyptian relations deteriorated following the Egyptian accusation of Hamas involvement in the 2015 assassination of the Egyptian attorney general.

Issued on 20/03/2016 Type Article
Hamas as a Supporter of Anti-Egyptian Terrorism: Hamas-Egyptian relations deteriorated following the Egyptian accusation of Hamas involvement in the 2015 assassination of the Egyptian attorney general. Egypt is also aware of Hamas' collaboration with ISIS's Sinai Province in its terrorist campaign
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 9 – 15, 2016)

Issued on 15/03/2016 Type Article
The Palestinian terrorist campaign that began six months ago continues unabated. This past week there were shooting, stabbing and vehicular attacks at various locations throughout Judea and Samaria and inside Israel. This past week the modus operandi of the terrorist attacks worsened.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 2 – 8, 2016)

Issued on 08/03/2016 Type Article
This past week the current Palestinian terrorist campaign continued, with varying degrees of intensity. Palestinians carried out stabbing, shooting and vehicular attacks at Nablus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem, the Gush Etzion Junction (both focal points for terrorist attacks), the Jordan Valley and Samaria. The Egyptian regime continues claiming Hamas is involved in supporting terrorism and subversion in Egypt.
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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.