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

 

Jewish Cemetery in Poland Vandalized with Spray-Paint

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

A wall of the Jewish cemetery in Tarnow, a city in southern Poland, was spray-painted with the letters “AJ,” likely meaning “Anti-Jude,” or anti-Jewish. The wall’s Star of David was painted over as well. Police are investigating; there are no suspects. According to the cemetery keeper, Adam Bartosz, because the wall is brick, removing the … Read More

Christians Help 1,000 Jews Immigrate to Israel Since Start of Coronavirus

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

A new flight bearing 57 new immigrants from the former Soviet Union arrived at Ben-Gurion Airport Tuesday morning, the latest in the ongoing efforts of organizations involved in aliyah to keep new olim coming despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The flight was organized by the Jewish Agency and paid for by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, … Read More

Argentine Journalist Slammed for Bracketing ‘Zionism’ With ‘Nazism’ and ‘Stalinism’

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

An Argentine journalist was under fire on Monday for an article in which he bracketed Nazism with Zionism — a few days after the Argentine government formally adopted a definition of antisemitism that rejects such a comparison as antisemitic. In an article for La Gaceta de Tucumán — a newspaper serving Argentina’s northwestern province of Tucumán — staff writer Federico Türpe … Read More

Gaza Rocket Strikes Southern Israel, IDF Retaliates Against Hamas Targets

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Israel struck several Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Monday night after a rocket launched from the coastal enclave fell in Israeli territory, according to the Israel Defense Forces. “In response to the rocket that was fired from Gaza into Israel earlier this evening, our fighter jets and tanks just targeted underground Hamas infrastructure … Read More