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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]
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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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Gleis ("an independent scholar and international security consultant") and Berti (Middle Eastern studies, Tel Aviv U., Israel) present a comparative study of two of the most prominent organizational foes of Israel, Lebanon's Hezbollah (or "Party of God") and Palestine's Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya ("Islamic Resistance Movement" or, per its acronym, Hamas).
Hamas (acronym of Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya the Islamic Resistance Movement) is standing at a historic crossroads, particularly in view of the ongoing upheaval in the Arab World and the Palestinian Authority's (PA) turn to the UN to recognize a Palestinian state alongside Israels pre-1967 borders: the Gaza Strip, West Bank, and East Jerusalem.