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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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Israeli jets hit Hamas targets in Gaza following rocket strike

Monday, September 18, 2017

Israeli jets struck two Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Tuesday, injuring at least three people, hours after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave hit an open area in southern Israel. The Israeli military said in a statement that in response to the projectile attack in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council earlier Tuesday, … Read More

At Hamas summer camp, kids ‘liberate’ Temple Mount, ‘kill’ Israeli troops

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Children at a Hamas summer camp staged a reenactment of the recent tensions at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, with kids dressed up as Hamas fighters pretending to storm the compound and “liberate” the holy site. Footage of last month’s graduation ceremony, which was translated Tuesday by the Middle East Media Research Institute, shows a … Read More

We Remember: Israeli Couple Shot While Driving With Their Children

Monday, August 14, 2017

– Rabbi Eitam Henkin and his wife, Naama, left a legacy of love. It has been almost a year since Israel began experiencing a surge in terrorism and violent popular uprisings. On Rosh Hashanah last year (September 13, 2015), the first victim in this wave of violence was murdered as he returned home from his … Read More

“Gaza World Vision director diverted millions to Hamas’s military wing”

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

JERUSALEM — The Gaza head of the U.S.-based humanitarian aid organization World Vision funneled as much as $7 million a year over the past 10 years to Hamas’s terror activities, Israel’s domestic security agency said Thursday. The Shin Bet said the aid group’s Gaza director, Mohammed el-Halabi, is an active figure in Hamas’s military wing. He … Read More