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.



Hamas in the News


US Supreme Court to Hear Case of Nazi-Stolen Art

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on June 2 to hear the case about a German art museum and whether or not a treasure trove, known as the “Guelph Treasure,” should be returned to the heirs of four Jewish art dealers in Germany. The dealers have argued that they were forced to sell it to the Nazi-controlled Prussian … Read More

Rocket Fired at US Green Zone in Iraq, Child Wounded

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

‘It fell near a house, wounded a child and damaged the home,’ Iraqi military sources said A pair of rocket attacks targeted American diplomatic and military installations overnight, Iraq’s security forces said Sunday, a week after unprecedented arrests prevented a similar attack. One rocket was fired at the high-security Green Zone where the US embassy … Read More

Mossad Said to Foil Iranian Attacks on Israeli Embassies in Europe, Elsewhere

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The Mossad spy agency recently foiled planned or attempted Iranian attacks on Israeli diplomatic missions in Europe and elsewhere, according to a report Monday. The report by Channel 12 said the names of the countries where attacks were prevented remain under censorship, but cooperation with them helped to thwart the attacks. “Frustration is growing fast … Read More

President to Honor Man Who Died Saving Woman and Her 3 Kids From Drowning

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

President Reuven Rivlin will inaugurate a special civilian commendation for exemplary behavior to honor a man who died as he saved a mother and her three children from drowning in a lake, the president’s office said in a statement Monday. The new Civil Medal of Distinguished Service will be given to the family of Michael … Read More

At Least Two Killed as Blast Rocks Factory South of Tehran

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Local media cite Kahrizak district official as saying incident caused by negligent handling of oxygen tanks At least two people were killed and several more wounded in a blast at a “cutting factory” south of the Iranian capital of Tehran, al-Arabiya reported Tuesday. The news portal cited a local media outlet based on Telegram, a messenger app … Read More