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.





Hamas in the News


U.S. classifies Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh as specially designated terror

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The United States government has designated Hamas Politburo Chief Ismail Haniyeh as a specially designated terrorist, becoming the first country outside of Israel to do so, Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the Coordinator for Counterterrorism told The Jerusalem Post. “Ismail Haniyeh has been involved in Hamas’ campaign of terrorism against Israel for years and even decades. … Read More

Netanyahu warns terror groups: Don’t even think about it

Monday, November 13, 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday that the country would respond harshly to any attack against it no matter where it comes from. Netanyahu’s comments appeared to be prompted by blustery statements from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group in Gaza, which is threatening Israel with retaliation for the destruction of a terror tunnel it … Read More

IDF destroys attack tunnel in Israeli territory built after 2014 war

Monday, October 30, 2017

The IDF on Monday “neutralized a terror tunnel” that was discovered inside Israeli territory near the Gaza Strip and is believed to have been dug after the 2014 war, the army said. The military said the tunnel had been under surveillance for an extended period of time and was under active construction at the time … Read More

We Will Wipe Out Israel, Not Disarm, Says Hamas Leader in Gaza

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Hamas’s leader in the Gaza Strip has said the Islamist group is focused on wiping out the state of Israel and has no intention of disarming. Yahya Sinwar, a hardliner who was elected head of Hamas in Gaza in February this year, made the comments at a meeting of Palestinian youth and in the presence of the press. … Read More

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Israeli Envoy: We Won’t Let UN Agencies Become Branches of Hamas

Monday, September 18, 2017

Israel will not permit United Nations agencies to “become branches of the Hamas terrorist organization,” the Jewish state’s envoy to the global body vowed on Wednesday, following the news that a UN employee in the Gaza Strip had been detained and questioned by the Shin Bet over suspected involvement in “security offenses.” “While UN workers … Read More