Hamas

Hamas again uses Gazan civilians as human shields to prevent the Israeli Air Force from attacking operatives’ houses.

Hamas again uses Gazan civilians as human shields to prevent the Israeli Air Force from attacking operatives’ houses. Hamas will probably employ various tactics of using civilians as human shields as Operation Protective Edge continues and expands.
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Operation Protective Edge – Update No. 1 (As of 1200 hours, July 9, 2014)

Operation Protective Edge, which began on the evening of July 7, 2014, has entered its second day. According to statements from senior Israeli figures, it seems that the objective of the operation is to restore calm, defend the citizens of the State of Israel, and strike Hamas and the other terrorist organizations operating in the
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The Threat of Rockets from the Gaza Strip – The Situation on the Ground

Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and the other terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip have several thousand rockets, whose maximum range enables them to attack central Israel, that is, the Tel Aviv area.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 2 – 8, 2014)

This past week rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory continued to escalate. The IDF responded with air strikes, its targets including a tunnel which operatives of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military-terrorist wing, planned to use for a terrorist attack in Israeli territory. On July 2, 2014, Muhammad Abu Khdeir, a
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This year, as in years past, summer camps in the Gaza Strip were exploited by Hamas for radical Islamic ideological indoctrination and semi-military training

Every year summer camps are held throughout the Gaza Strip during the summer vacation, for the most part organized by Hamas (a small number are organized by the other terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip and by Islamic associations).
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 25 – July 1, 2014)

The bodies of the three youths who were abducted and murdered were found in the region of Halhul (northwest of Hebron) after 18 days of intensive searching. They were apparently murdered shortly after their abduction and their bodies were hidden, perhaps with the intention of using them as bargaining chips at a later date. During
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