Hamas

Hamas’s military buildup in the Gaza Strip (Updated April 2008)

The Israeli disengagement from the Gaza Strip in August 2005 created a new situation which accelerated the establishment of an area fully controlled by Hamas. It was quick to use its increased military power to make political capital in internal Palestinian affairs.
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A children’s program broadcast by Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV featured a puppet of a Palestinian child stabbing a puppet of American President George Bush.

The episode of the children’s program called “Brilliant Children,” broadcast by Hama s’s satellite channel Al-Aqsa TV on April 2, featured a puppet of a Palestinian child stabbing a puppet of American President Bush. The child said he was killing Bush in revenge for the deaths of his father in Iraq, his mother in Lebanon
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The leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad again admits that the Israeli security fence built by Israel in Judea and Samaria prevents the terrorist organizations from reaching the heart of Israel to carry out suicide bombing attacks

PIJ leader Ramadan Abdallah Shalah was interviewed in Damascus by the Qatari newspaper Al-Sharq. He said that the second intifada was currently characterized by rocket fire, which had replaced the previous stage of suicide bombing attacks. That, he said, was because the enemy [i.e., Israel] had found ways and means to protect itself from such
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Four wanted terrorists belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad killed in Bethlehem

On March 12, 2008, four wanted terrorists belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) were shot dead in Bethlehem by the Israeli security forces. The four comprised the PIJ operative leadership in Bethlehem and were armed with rifles and pistols as the Israeli security forces attempted to arrest them.
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Senior Hamas operative figure tells London Sunday Times’ Gaza Strip correspondent about Iranian and Syria military aid

Senior Hamas operative figure tells London Sunday Times’ Gaza Strip correspondent about Iranian and Syria military aid, detailing the training received by hundreds of Hamas terrorist operatives and describing the transmission to Hamas of Iranian technical know-how for the manufacture of rockets and IEDs.
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During the last round of escalation inthe Gaza Strip the terrorist organizations again made extensive use of Palestinian civilians as human shields.

Using civilians as human shields, which is in direct violation of the international laws governing the conduct of war, is a procedure common among the Palestinian terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip. In recent years its use has been extended and honed for both offensive (rocket and mortar shell fire at Israeli civilians) and defensive
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