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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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IDF attacks Gaza terror targets in retaliation for rocket fire at Israel

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Israeli warplanes attacked eight Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday in retaliation for a rocket fired at Israel hours earlier. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) aircraft struck targets, including training bases and weapons production facilities near the towns of Khan Younis and Rafah in the south of the enclave. There were no … Read More

Rocket fired from Gaza hits house in Beersheba; causes heavy damage, no injuries

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at the southern city of Beersheba early Wednesday that landed and exploded in the courtyard of a house, causing serious damage, but no injuries. The Israel Defense Forces said it had identified two launches from Gaza. One targeted Beersheba located some 40 kilometers (25 miles) from … Read More

Hamas Leader

Hamas Leader Threatens Israel With ‘Six Months’ of Rockets on Tel Aviv

Thursday, August 30, 2018

The leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar, said Wednesday that talks were underway on reaching a cease-fire deal with Israel, while issuing a threat that “all of the missiles that the Palestinian resistance fired [at Israel] during the 51 days of the last war [in 2014] it can fire in five minutes.” … Read More

American and Israeli firefighters in southern Israel, Photo, EVP

US Firefighters Join Israelis to Battle Terror Arson Blazes from Gaza

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

For months, Israeli firefighters have battled arson fires caused by some 1,200 terror attacks. The fires have burned more than 7,500 acres of farmland and nature. Now American volunteers are fighting the flames with them. Palestinian terrorists are using balloons and kites combined with a summer wind to carry their fire from Gaza to Israel. … Read More

Between Ceasefire and War: Gaza on a Knife’s Edge

Sunday, August 12, 2018

It is perhaps unique to this context that both sides of the current flare-up—the Israeli army and Hamas, the terrorist group that controls the Gaza Strip—can simultaneously escalate their attacks on each other while negotiating a delicate ceasefire. Such has been the case in recent days, leaving many on both sides wondering if the heavier … Read More