Hamas


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Hamas

(ˈhæmæs)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an organization founded in 1987 with the aim of establishing an Islamic state in Palestine
[C20: Arabic: zeal; also an acronym for haraka muqawama islamia Islamic Armed Movement]

Ha•mas

(ˈhɑ mɑs)
n.
a Palestinian Islamic movement engaged in grass roots organizing and terrorism against Israel.
[< Arabic hamas, literally, zeal]
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Noun1.Hamas - a militant Islamic fundamentalist political movement that opposes peace with Israel and uses terrorism as a weapon; seeks to create an Islamic state in place of Israel; is opposed to the PLO and has become a leading perpetrator of terrorist activity in Israel; pioneered suicide bombing
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Iz Al-Din Al-Qassam Battalions, Qassam Brigades, Salah al-Din Battalions - the military arm of Hamas responsible for suicide bombings and other attacks on Israel
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I have heard it said in the village - Bill Hamas, the carpenter, declares that there are double doors.
During the 2014 conflict, Hamas had two sets of goals with regard to Israel.
Terrorist Abd Al-Rahman Ba'aloosha confessed that Hamas convene its fighters in key mosques after building a bunker underneath.
Along the way, he complains about biased coverage of the war by the Jewish-controlled media ("the gatekeepers of the American information industry"), contends that Israel should ignore Hamas' murderous intent because its weapons are "crude" and ineffective, and posits that the reason for Hamas violence is "the occupation" and not Israel's existence.
Territorial gain cannot be the goal; certainly not the immediate goal of the acts of war committed by Hamas against Israel.
Hamas took control of Gaza Strip in 2005 following Israeli withdrawal.
Hamas saidon Sundaythat until this moment, Egyptian authorities have not been able to provide a single piece of evidence pointing to Hamas's intervention in Egyptian affairs.
The decision is potentially important for Hamas, which depended heavily on aid from the Islamic Republic and had suffered mightily as Iran severely reduced its monthly payments to Hamas, which has run Gaza since 2006 and needs the aid payments to keep Gaza running.
The latest issue of contention between Hamas and Fatah is Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's move to appoint a new prime minister to fill the vacuum left with the resignation of caretaker premier Salam Fayyad.
The arrival of three Hamas representatives in Bulgaria last week a believed to have obtained their visas in Cairo a and their forced exit on Friday after less than 48 hours on EU territory appears to have caught Bulgarian authorities and politicians off guard.
When Iranian-and Syrian-backed Islamist Hamas scored a landslide victory in the PA's legislative elections in 2006, the stage was set for a bitter power struggle with mainstream Fatah, which controlled the PA's institutions.
What is odd is that the MB, like Hamas, as part of the Iran-led axis.