Hamas

The Muslim Brotherhood in the Arab World and Islamic Communities in Western Europe

This study is updates and supplements the ITIC’s June 2011 study of the Muslim Brotherhood.
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Hamas evacuates its Syrian external headquarters: overview and initial analysis

In view of the instability of Bashar Assad’s regime, Hamas has begun evacuating its Syrian external headquarters. According to media reports, most of Hamas’ activists have already left Syria.
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A number of prominent terrorist operatives released in the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap expressed readiness to return to terrorism, calling for abduction of more Israelis.

A number of prominent terrorist operatives released in the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap expressed readiness to return to terrorism, calling for abduction of more Israelis. Their statements play into Hamas’ propaganda campaign, according to which “resistance” (terrorism) has proven superior to negotiations as a means to achieve the Palestinian objectives.
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The recent Israeli Air Force strike on a Hamas police coastguard post illustrated the dual nature of the Palestinian security force operatives, many of whom also serve in Hamas’ military-terrorist wing.

The recent Israeli Air Force strike on a Hamas police coastguard post illustrated the dual nature of the Palestinian security force operatives, many of whom also serve in Hamas’ military-terrorist wing. The coastguard apparatus has been involved in anti-IDF military activities unrelated to its naval police functions.
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Implementation of the Agreement for the Liberation of Abducted Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit – Update No. 3

In the late afternoon of October 18 Gilad Shalit arrived at his home in the Western Galilee village of Mitzpeh Hila, where he was received by hundreds of well-wishers.
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Implementation of the Agreement for the Liberation of Abducted Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit – Update No. 2

The implementation of the first stage of the agreement for the liberation of abducted IDF soldier Gilad Shalit was completed as planned at noon on October 18.
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