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

 

Trump will move embassy, one-congressman mission predicts

Monday, March 6, 2017

US President Donald Trump will likely decide to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the head of a Congressional fact-finding mission into a possible relocation said on Sunday. The small delegation, headed by Representative Ron DeSantis of Florida, the only congressman on the trip, visited three possible locations in Jerusalem, and determined … Read More

US reconsidering membership in UN council, urges end to Israel ‘obsession’

Thursday, March 2, 2017

President Trump’s administration confirmed it is reviewing the United States’ participation in the U.N. Human Rights Council, warning Wednesday that it wants the international body to reform its agenda and end its “obsession with Israel.” Washington critics have argued that the Geneva-based council unfairly targets Israel over allegations of human rights violations and alleged war … Read More

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Gaza rocket strikes field south of Ashkelon; none injured

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck an open field south of the coastal city of Ashkelon on Wednesday night, causing neither injury nor damage, the army said, the second attack in a week. The alert siren did not go off, as the rocket was headed toward an unpopulated area. The projectile struck the … Read More

President Trump opens joint session of Congress with condemnation of anti-Semitism

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    WASHINGTON — In a noteworthy move, President Donald Trump opened his highly anticipated address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night by speaking out against the recent wave of anti-Semitic attacks across the country Noting his Feb. 28 speech came at the end of Black History Month, Trump said the recurrent surges … Read More