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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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Senior official says no ceasefire with Hamas, as troops remain on Gaza border

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Israel did not agree to a ceasefire with Hamas, and is ready to continue its airstrikes on targets in the Gaza Strip, a senior official in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s entourage to Washington said Tuesday, minutes before the delegation’s plane landed in Tel Aviv. “There was no ceasefire,” the senior official said, speaking on condition … Read More

Hamas quashes Gaza demonstrations, but protest persists

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Gaza has seen regular protests along the Israeli border for the past year, but new demonstrations in recent days have been much less to the liking of the Strip’s rulers, Hamas. Over the course of several days beginning last week, hundreds of Palestinians gathered in multiple locations in protests against rising prices and in opposition … Read More

Hamas nixes Friday’s Gaza border protest as violence with Israel tapers

Friday, March 15, 2019

Palestinians canceled the weekly Gaza border protest was cancelled Friday in the aftermath of 12-hours of violence between Hamas and Israel, that included two rockets launched at Tel Aviv. The United Nations and Egypt have worked behind the scenes to restore the calm that has held since about 8 a.m. The Palestinian decision to delay … Read More

9 rockets fired at border towns; IDF assesses Tel Aviv rocket attack was mistake

Friday, March 15, 2019

The growing assumption among Israeli army officials is that Thursday’s rockets were fired from Gaza toward Tel Aviv by mistake, a defense official said Friday. Low-level Hamas forces are believed to have been responsible for the launches. In response to the two rockets fired at Tel Aviv, which did not hit residential areas and caused … Read More

We thought it was a drill: Rockets shock Tel Aviv, including crowd at a war play

Friday, March 15, 2019

The launch of two rockets toward Tel Aviv Thursday evening that triggered rocket alarms in the city for the first time since 2014 caught residents by surprise, with many saying they had trouble believing it was an actual incident and not a drill or a technical malfunction. Many residents of Israel’s second-largest city and the … Read More