Hamas

Dramatic escalation in the violent confrontations between Hamas and Fatah. Hamas has taken over extensive areas of the Gaza Strip as the collapse of Fatah and the security forces accelerates

The frail ceasefire between Hamas and Fatah which went into effect at the end of the last round of confrontations (May 13-19) collapsed completely after the talks in Cairo failed. Behind the new round of confrontations, the seventh since Hamas came to power, are Hamas’ refusal to accept Abu Mazen’s initiative (the ten-point plan), the
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Increased terrorism against Israel as a solution to internal Palestinian strife

Dr. Moussa Abu Marzouq, Deputy Chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau, candidly admitted that Hamas had launched a rocket attack on Israel to put an end to the violent clashes with Fatah.
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Moussa Abu Marzouq, Deputy Chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau, admits that the Hamas government supports terrorism and confirms that the Israeli security fence in the West Bank makes suicide bombing attacks more difficult

Abu Marzouq admitted that “[carrying out] such attacks is made difficult by the security fence and the gates surrounding West Bank residents”. He stressed that the (Hamas) movement was powerless to extend any significant assistance to the West Bank, but that the actual happenings on the ground (the existence of the security fence and the
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Inculcating kindergarten children with radical Islamic ideology and the culture of anti-Israel terrorism

On May 31, 2007, Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV satellite channel broadcast the end of the year party held for the 29th class of kindergartens belonging to the Al-Mujamma’ al-Islami Islamic society, a part of Hamas’ social infrastructure (da’wah) in the Gaza Strip. The children, dressed in camouflage suits and wearing green headbands inscribed “There is no
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Fatah-Tanzim and Hamas operatives detained in counterterrorist activity in Ramallah and Hebron

Fatah-Tanzim and Hamas terrorist-operatives were detained in Ramallah and Hebron in recent Israeli security force counterterrorist activities. The detainees had been involved in planning and implementing terrorist attacks, some of them deadly, such as suicide bombing attacks, an abduction and in planting explosive charges.
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The rocket attacks on Sderot and the western Negev settlements, although fewer, continue

The rocket attacks on Sderot and the western Negev settlements, although fewer, continue; the Hamas-Fatah ceasefire is maintained; the IDF continues intensive counterterrorist activities in the Gaza Strip, widening their scope to Judea and Samaria.
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