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

 

Antisemitic Vandals Hang Sheet Spray-Painted With ‘Vulgar Insults’ Over Holocaust Memorial in Nashville

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

A memorial to the Holocaust at a Jewish community center in Nashville, Tennessee, was defaced over the weekend with white supremacist symbols and antisemitic insults. Local media reported that on Saturday, the memorial at the Gordon Jewish Community Center in west Nashville had been covered with a white bed sheet spray-painted with what witnesses described … Read More

Report: Two Al-Qaeda Commanders Killed in Syria Drone Strike

Monday, June 15, 2020

A drone strike in northwestern Syria on Sunday evening killed two senior commanders from a group linked with Al-Qaeda, according to a Syrian opposition war-monitoring group. The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the attack, on a vehicle in Idlib province, was carried out by a drone belonging to the U.S.-led coalition. One … Read More

Iran Edging Closer to Nuclear Bomb, Israeli Defense Officials Assess – Report

Monday, June 15, 2020

Israeli defense officials believe Iran hasn’t increased the pace of its nuclear enrichment in recent months, but nevertheless could be just two years from producing an atomic weapon, a report said Sunday. The Walla news site quoted the unnamed senior officials as saying Jerusalem estimates the Islamic Republic continues to enrich uranium at a four … Read More

On US President’s Birthday, Israel Okays Building Plans For ‘Trump Heights’

Monday, June 15, 2020

An Israeli cabinet minister on Sunday said the government approved plans to build a new village on the Golan Heights named after US President Donald Trump. Settlements Minister Tzipi Hotovely wrote on Facebook that her ministry will start preparations for Ramat Trump — Hebrew for “Trump Heights” — to house 300 families. Israel captured the … Read More

Drone Strike in Syria Kills Two Jihadist Leaders: Monitor

Monday, June 15, 2020

A drone attack in northwestern Syria killed two commanders of an al-Qaeda-affiliated group on Sunday, a war monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack on Syria’s last major rebel bastion of Idlib could have been carried out by the United States. But a spokesman for the US-led international coalition battling jihadists in … Read More