Hamas

Terrorist attacks and the propaganda campaign to undermine the Annapolis meeting

On the eve of the Annapolis meeting the Palestinian terrorist organizations are making an effort to carry out terrorist attacks from the Gaza Strip and in Judea and Samaria. In our assessment, the attacks are meant to deflect attention from the meeting and show that the path of “resistance” (i.e., terrorism) is the strategic alternative
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The hate industry: coarse anti-Semitic cartoons drawn by Palestinian cartoonist Alaa’ Allaqta appear regularly in Hamas’ newspaper, Felesteen, on the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Website and in Saudi Arabian and Qatari newspapers.

The hate industry: coarse anti-Semitic cartoons drawn by Palestinian cartoonist Alaa’ Allaqta appear regularly in Hamas’ newspaper, Felesteen, on the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Website and in Saudi Arabian and Qatari newspapers. They are part of the propaganda campaign directed against Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and the upcoming meeting in Annapolis.
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A record in Hamas’ violent suppression of Fatah in the Gaza Strip

During a memorial rally for Yasser Arafat in Gaza City, Hamas security personnel opened fire on the crowd. Seven Palestinians were killed. The rally was a demonstration of Fatah strength and a public outcry against Hamas.
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A terrorist squad fired a mortar shell from within an educational complex in the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip

A terrorist squad fired a mortar shell from within an educational complex in the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip and then took cover in the building: Another example of how the terrorist organizations use the civilian population in the Gaza Strip as human shields.
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Radical Islamic ideology versus governmental needs:

Dr. Ghazi Hamad, high-ranking Hamas activist, harshly criticized the movement’s since its rise to power. He harshly criticized the military takeover of the Gaza Strip, calling it “a terrible strategic mistake” and urged the Hamas leadership to deal positively with its errors.
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A suicide bombing attack in Tel Aviv was prevented by the detention of a Hamas operative which led to the discovery of an explosive belt

A suicide bombing attack in Tel Aviv was prevented by the detention of a Hamas operative which led to the discovery of an explosive belt hidden in the southern part of the city. Its existence was revealed by an intensive security forces operation in Nablus.
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