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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Hamas in the News

 

4 More F-35is to Land in Israel This Summer, Including Experimental Model

Friday, June 19, 2020

While Israel’s skies are still closed to commercial traffic, four F-35i Adir stealth fighter jets will land in Israel at the beginning of August, including Israeli Air Force’s experimental F-35i that will act as a testbed for the country’s planned modifications. Another three F-35is will land in Israel in November, bringing the Israel Air Force’s … Read More

Comprehensive Report Reveals Endemic Hate Education in Palestinian Schools

Friday, June 19, 2020

Palestinian children are being systematically taught to hate Jewish Israelis and violently resist a Jewish presence in Israel, a comprehensive review of Palestinian school textbooks has found. The study, by Dr. Arnon Gross of the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, in conjunction with David Bedein of the Center for Near East Policy Research, … Read More

Israeli Doctors to Blast Bacteria Into Orbit, Readying For Space-Based Medicine

Thursday, June 18, 2020

An Israeli hospital is preparing to launch 20 million bacteria into space in order to carry out an experiment that it says will prepare for the medical needs of space tourism, and advance research to combat the “global health threat” of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. As soon as the weather clears over The Guiana Space Centre in … Read More

Iran Claims Successful Test of New Naval Cruise Missile

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Iran said on Thursday its navy had successfully fired a new locally-made cruise missile during war games in the northern Indian Ocean and near the entrance to the Gulf. The test-firing comes as the United States is seeking an extension of a UN-imposed arms embargo against Iran, which is due to expire in October under Tehran’s 2015 … Read More

Incendiary Balloons Plague Israeli land Near Gaza Border, Sparking New Fires

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Footage showing the aftermath of an incendiary-balloon attack from Gaza on the fields of Kibbutz Nir Oz has emerged, as local volunteer and professional firefighters have been rushing to put out at least four spot fires in the Eshkol Region in the past 48 hours. Eshkol Council Security Officer Ilan Isaacson said local volunteers stepped … Read More