Threats

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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Israel strikes Hamas targets after second day of rockets from Gaza

Thursday, September 12, 2019

(September 12, 2019 / Israel Hayom) The Israel Defense Forces struck Hamas military installations in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday night in retaliation for rocket fire from the coastal enclave earlier in the day, one of which struck a home in Moshav Netiv Ha’asara. Three rockets were fired at Israeli communities north of Gaza on … Read More

Gaza-based jihadi group calls on Taliban to increase attacks on US

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The leader of a Gaza-based jihadi group called on the Taliban to increase its attacks on America after US President Donald Trump broke off talks with the Taliban, according to a report by the Middle East Media Research Institute, shared exclusively with Jewish News Syndicate. Abu Hafs Al-Maqdisi, the leader of the Gaza-based Jaysh al-Ummah … Read More

Netanyahu warns Hamas after weekend of deadly escalation

Monday, September 9, 2019

PM says Israel will respond forcefully to any attempt to harm citizens, soldiers after drone attack, rocket fire from Gaza Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Palestinian terror group Hamas on Saturday that Israel would respond forcefully to any attempt to harm its citizens and soldiers, following two days of violent incidents on and near the … Read More

Israel offers Hamas economic benefits in return for long-term ceasefire – report

Friday, August 30, 2019

Israel has offered Hamas economic concessions and will ease its blockade of the Gaza Strip in return for a long-term ceasefire, as tensions rise amid a flurry of rocket attacks emanating from the enclave and mutual threats, Lebanon’s al-Akhbar newspaper reported Friday. According to the report, the proposal was made by Egyptian intelligence officials during … Read More

In ultimatum, Hamas tells Israelis to ease blockade or face renewed violence

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Hamas has reportedly issued a direct threat to escalate the violence along the Gaza-Israel border if Israel hinders the entry of Qatari cash into the Gaza Strip and fails to increase the supply of electricity. The threat, published in the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar on Tuesday morning, follows outbursts of violence and tension along the border … Read More