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Hamas

Hamas is a terrorist organization that primarily targets Israeli civilians. Their goal is to destroy Israel and replace Jewish sovereignty over any part of the land with radical Islamist rule. After Israel unilaterally withdrew from the Gaza strip, Hamas won control of the territory. Since 2006, Hamas has consistently used Gaza as a launch pad for rocket and mortar attacks against Israel. In 2014, Israel discovered Hamas was digging tunnels beneath the Gazan border. Hamas uses the Palestinian people living in Gaza as human shields, diverting money and resources meant for civilians in order to support terror. While Hamas prepares for the next war by stockpiling thousands of rockets and digging new tunnels in Gaza, the organization is also working to gain control of the West Bank.


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Hamas: Killing of IDF soldier was response over West Bank annexation talks

Friday, August 9, 2019

Gaza-based terror organization Hamas hailed the stabbing to death of Israeli off-duty soldier Dvir (Yehuda) Sorek, 18, from Ofra settlement in the West Bank on Thursday. “The attack in Etzion is a powerful response to talks of annexing the occupied [West Bank],” Hamas said in an official statement. “This is a decision of our people … Read More

Shin Bet foils Hamas terror plot against Israel and Palestinians

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

In the past few weeks, Hamas military cells which were working under the direction of the military wing of the terrorist group in Gaza were uncovered by the Shin Bet in the West Bank. The cells were planning on committing terrorist attacks against Israeli targets and Palestinian Authority targets. The planned attacks included kidnappings, stabbings, … Read More

Report: Israel believes Hamas, Iran agreed on Gaza front in case of northern war

Friday, August 2, 2019

Israeli intelligence officials believe Hamas and Iran have come to an agreement for the Gaza-based terror group to open a war front against Israel from the southern coastal Strip in the event of conflict breaking out with Iran’s allies on the Jewish state’s northern border, according to a report Wednesday. The Haaretz daily quoted a senior … Read More

Hamas supporter arrested for allegedly planning to bomb Ashdod hotel

Monday, July 22, 2019

A Bedouin man from the Negev town of Rahat was arrested in a joint Shin Bet security agency-Israel Police operation last month on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack in Israel, the Shin Bet reported Sunday. Adel Abu Hadayeb, 20, who was indicted in the Beersheva District Court on Sunday, told interrogators he had become … Read More

Israel thwarts Hamas terror funding scheme linking Gaza, West Bank

Thursday, July 18, 2019

  Hamas terror money transferred between the Gaza Strip and West Bank through civilian firms Israeli security forces arrested three Palestinian suspects overnight Tuesday as part of an operation to thwart a Hamas terror financing scheme that saw funds transferred between the Gaza Strip and West Bank under the guise of civilian firms. The scheme … Read More