Hamas

This year Hamas’ summer camps in the Gaza Strip again combined political Islamic indoctrination and paramilitary training with social activities.

Conspicuous were manifestations of solidarity with Turkey over the Mavi Marmara. UNRWA summer camps, considered competition by Hamas, were again attacked by Islamist extremists.
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In a speech given by IHH leader Bulent Yildirim two months prior to the Marmara flotilla, he presented a radical Islamic ideology with anti-Western and anti-Israeli motifs.

In a speech given by IHH leader Bulent Yildirim two months prior to the Marmara flotilla, he presented a radical Islamic ideology with anti-Western and anti-Israeli motifs. He said that the aim of the flotilla was to isolate Israel by “breaking the siege” and stressed his determination to reach Gaza.
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The UN Human Rights Council fact-finding mission examining the events of the flotilla has sent teams to Jordan and Turkey.

The methodology and terminology of the fact-finding mission indicate a high probability of conclusions biased against Israel in the description and significance of the events aboard the Mavi Marmara.
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On the eve of the summit meeting in Washington to relaunch the direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, a shooting attack was carried out targeting an Israeli vehicle southeast of Hebron.

Four Israeli civilians were killed. Hamas’ military wing claimed responsibility; the Palestinian Authority condemned the attack.
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An anti-Israel coalition, some of whose members organized the Mavi Marmara flotilla, were encouraged by its results.

It is currently promoting a new series of projects to embarrass and isolate Israel. They include an upgraded flotilla and a plane to the Gaza Strip.
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Hamas is supported by the Arab Organization for Human Rights branch in London against the Palestinian Authority.

It is another example of how Hamas exploits Britain for political, propaganda and legal activities. Most of the activities are aimed against Israel, but some also against the Palestinian Authority and Egypt.
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