Hamas

Discrepancies between statements made by Hamas to Palestinian and Arab media and those made to Western media

The Hamas movement, in an attempt to bridge the significant gap between its platform and ideology, denying Israel’s existence and supporting terrorism, and the demands of the international community, pursues a media strategy of deliberate ambiguity and double-talk. Within the context of said strategy, its leaders issue various, at times contradictory, statements on the core
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Ideological commitment to radical Islam vis-à-vis the constraints of Palestinian political reality

Ideological commitment to radical Islam vis-à-vis the constraints of Palestinian political reality: faced with concerns voiced by global jihad elements that Hamas might change its ways, spokesmen for the Hamas movement clarify that it does not intend to change its fundamental positions. They particularly stress the continuation of terrorism (the “resistance” and jihad) and non-recognition
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Ismail Haniyeh Portrait of the Hamas candidate for Palestinian prime minister

On February 21, 2006, Abu Mazen, the Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman, instructed Ismail Haniyeh, who led the Hamas faction to a sweeping victory in the Palestinian Legislative Council elections, to form, for the first time in the PA’s history, a Hamas-led government. The following is a portrait of Ismail Haniyeh, probably the PA’s next Prime
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The battle for hearts and minds. The ongoing Israeli-Palestinian confrontation as a case study

Terrorist organizations all over the globe, among them Al-Qaeda, understand the importance of the battle for hearts and minds and the uses of its weapons. However, for the Palestinian terrorist organizations, especially Hamas, battle for hearts and minds is of supreme importance. They view it as an important tool for influencing Palestinian public opinion (first
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Filastin al-Muslimah, a Hamas monthly distributed from the UK, continues to incite to terrorism, mainly suicide bombing terrorism

Filastin al-Muslimah, a Hamas monthly distributed from the UK, continues to incite to terrorism, mainly suicide bombing terrorism. At the same time, it disseminates messages denying Israel’s existence and expressing sympathy for global jihad elements.
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Russian president invites Hamas to Moscow

The motives behind Hamas’s quick acceptance of the invitation were completely pragmatic. The main one was the opportunity being given to break out of international isolation and reduce the pressure exerted on them to change their radical terrorist strategies. However, it should be noted that ideologically Hamas is completely hostile to the Russian régime in
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