Hamas

Initial analysis of the agreement reached at Mecca between Fatah and Hamas for the establishment of a Palestinian national unity government

On February 6-8 negotiations were held in Mecca between senior members of Fatah and Hamas. Among them were Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), the chairman of the Palestinian Authority, and Khaled Mashaal the head of Hamas’s political bureau.
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The uncovering of an operative infrastructure belonging to Hamas (in Judea) thwarted plans to abduct Israelis and use them as bargaining chips in negotiations for the release of prisoners.

In recent months, the Israeli security forces have uncovered a squad consisting of Hamas operatives in the Judea region. Instructed by senior operatives from the Gaza Strip, the squad members were planning to abduct a settler or a soldier in the Jerusalem area and use him as a bargaining chip in the negotiations for the
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Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniya firmly positioned himself in the Iranian-Syrian axis during visits to Damascus and Teheran

Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniya firmly positioned himself in the Iranian-Syrian axis during visits to Damascus and Teheran. He made it clear that Hamas rejected Israel’s right to exist and supported its destruction by terrorism. He totally rejected the demands of Abu Mazen, the Quartet and the international community.
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The Palestinian terrorist organizations, have recently made more frequent use of civilians as human shields to protect their bases and operatives

The Palestinian terrorist organizations, aware that the IDF will not deliberately attack civilians, have recently made more frequent use of civilians as human shields to protect their bases and operatives. Hamas and other terrorist organizations have publicly praised the tactic of using human shields and called for continuation. Hamas and other terrorist organizations have publicly
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Hamas’s new satellite television channel: a step forward in Hamas’s battle for hearts and minds

A Hamas-operated satellite broadcasting station named “The Light of Al-Aqsa” (Saraj al-Aqsa ) started broadcasting on October 15 in the afternoon. For the time being, the station airs archive footage of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and songs of religious character. The station will broadcast from Dubai (where the station manager, Ziyad al-Hasanat, is based) and the
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An exceptional statement on the first anniversary of the disengagement

In an exceptional statement on the first anniversary of the disengagement, Hamas government spokesman Ghazi Hamad criticized anarchy and corruption in the Gaza Strip, blaming Palestinian society and no, as usual, the Israeli “occupation.” He also criticized rocket attacks against Israel, which he said did more harm than good, and said the Palestinians had to
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