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.
The investigation revealed that the money transferring mechanism began operating in 2016, set in motion by Muhammad Maher Badr, a senior Hamas official in Hebron and a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council.
RAFAH, Palestine: Hamas has begun work on a buffer zone along Gaza's border with Egypt, the movement said Wednesday, as part of an effort to assure Cairo that it's serious about preventing the cross-border flow of weapons and militants.
In contrast to the second article of its current fundamental convention--which says that Hamas considers itself a part of the Muslim Brotherhood International Organisation and that Hamas is the organisation's wing in Palestinian lands--the new charter says that the jihadist movement is a national Palestinian resistance movement and is not affiliated with any foreign organisation.
An Israeli of Ethiopian origin, Avera Mengistu, 28, was taken into Hamas custody 10 months ago when he disappeared into Gaza by jumping the Erez border fence.
The movement has good relations with Iran and it is persistent in mataining these ties because Iran unlike others helps Hamas without expecting anything in return," Al-Aqsa satellite television network quoted Al-Zahar as saying on Sunday.
CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Saturday declared Hamas a "terrorist" organisation, a judicial source said, weeks after the Palestinian Islamist movement's armed wing was given the same designation.
The purpose of this paper is to explore the strategic calculations Hamas made during the Summer 2014 conflict with Israel.
Obviously, when Hamas uses Gazan civilians as human shields--which Hamas admittedly and regularly does (6)--and these civilians are killed, Hamas is morally responsible for their deaths.
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.
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.