Islamic Resistance Movement

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Noun1.Islamic Resistance Movement - 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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A Hamas is an acronym for Islamic Resistance Movement, whose ultimate goal is an Islamic state in all of what was Palestine in 1948, before Israel was created from it.
Israel considers Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement pledged to the destruction of the Jewish state, a terror group and refuses to have any direct dealings with it.
It comes almost 10 months after Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement in Palestine, made a sweeping victory in an election that was unequivocally democratic, bewildering political pundits, making political observers sit up, overturning many assumptions both regionally and globally.
Farris Hassan also claims he managed to organise a meeting with a top official from militant Islamic resistance movement Hezbollah during his three-week trip in the Middle East.
The Islamic Resistance Movement, Al-Numan Battalion, has decided to release the eight citizens as a goodwill gesture for the friendship between the two countries of Iraq and China,'' an insurgent said on the tape, according to a translation by the Associated Press.
Meaning 'courage and bravery', Hamas is an acronym for Harakat Al-Muqawama AlIslamia, or Islamic Resistance Movement.
The Islamic resistance movement Hamas has frequently used suicide bombings in pursuit of its aim to establish an Islamic Palestinian state in place of Israel, but usually operates within the Middle East.
A founder of Hamas, also known as the Islamic Resistance Movement, he was arrested by Israel in 1989 and sentenced to life imprisonment for involvement in attacks on Israelis.
That same authority may shift between brute force and enticement to "contain" alternative movements, such as the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas and other religious movements.
IOF claimed that at least two of the sites that were hit in Gaza belonged to Hamas Islamic Resistance movement.
The victory of the Islamic resistance movement in Lebanon would not have been possible if there had not been the backing of Iran and Syria," Sheikh Qassem said, addressing a counter-terrorism conference in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Friday.

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