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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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HAMAS USING WHATSAPP TO COLLECT INTELLIGENCE ON IDF MOVEMENTS

Monday, July 15, 2019

Hamas has once again been trying to obtain intelligence from Israeli troops stationed along the Gaza border using online messaging applications. Posing as fellow soldiers, Hamas operatives contacted troops on the WhatsApp text messaging service and would ask for intelligence such as troop movements. One combat soldier serving in the Paratrooper’s brigade received a text … Read More

Senior Hamas official calls on members of Palestinian diaspora to kill Jews

Monday, July 15, 2019

A senior Hamas official has urged members of the Palestinian diaspora to kill Jews around the world. Fathi Hammad, a member of Hamas’s politburo who is considered a hard-liner and is known for his fiery rhetoric, made the statement in a speech at a protest in the border region between the Gaza Strip and Israel … Read More

As Hamas loses tunnels option, terror faction takes to the air and sea

Friday, July 12, 2019

Gazan terror organizations are looking into armed drones and sea-based commando cells, while concentrating fire at Israel’s Iron Dome to overwhelm it. (July 11, 2019 / JNS) The discovery of the latest cross-border Hamas tunnel this week stretching from the Gaza Strip into Israel is a reminder of the fact that Hamas will soon lose … Read More

Israel, Hamas said to agree on new truce amid wave of arson terrorism

Friday, June 28, 2019

UN and Egyptian officials have been able to broker a renewed truce agreement between Israel and Hamas, Palestinian media reported overnight on Thursday. The cease-fire took effect in the early hours of Friday morning, the report said. The deal came amid a new wave of arson terrorism, which saw Palestinian terrorists launch dozens of incendiary … Read More

16 House Republicans urge Twitter CEO to ban Hamas

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

(June 18, 2019 / Israel Hayom) Sixteen U.S. lawmakers have called on Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to remove “all content promoting terrorist activity” from the social media platform, and to ban “senior Hamas officials and associates from Twitter who radicalize individuals to incite violence against Israelis.” In a letter to the San Francisco-based social media … Read More