Qassam Brigades

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Noun1.Qassam Brigades - the military arm of Hamas responsible for suicide bombings and other attacks on Israel
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
Hamas, 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
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
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Local media said that an Israeli reconnaissance plane fired a rocket on a group of Palestinians gathering near a position of Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas movement, in Ashkelon.
But the future of their armed wing, the Ezzedine Al Qassam Brigades, remains unclear.
The sources said that Israeli planes struck the Badir site of the Izzidin Al Qassam Brigades in southern Gaza, a metal workshop as well as another site for Al Qassam Brigades in Beit Lahia north of the Strip causing material damage but not human injuries, according to Jordan News Agency (Petra).
Ibrahim al-Madhoun, a writer who is close to Hamas, said the killing highlighted the changes that have occurred in Gaza since Yehya Sinwar became the effective defense minister and representative of the Qassam Brigades in Hamas' governing structure.
When we said we captured the soldier, it's true and everyone has to deal with that as true." The Al Qassam Brigades did not say whether the captured soldier was dead or alive.
Last month, one Qassam Brigades member was killed and six were injured after an explosion went off during a "training session in bomb-making" near Rafah, near the Egyptian border.
"Al Qassam Brigades bombed multiple #Israeli targets with 527 projectiles including Tel Aviv since the start of operation".
"(The Qassam Brigades) has manufactured its weapons with its bare hands...
Hamas's armed wing, the Izz Al Deen Al Qassam Brigades, said a total of four vehicles packed with explosives attacked Kerem Shalom and three exploded.
"This fabricated tale that aims to distort the honourable and holy struggle of the Qassam Brigades will not in any way affect the comprehensive revenge plan that the leaders of the Qassam Brigades have formed for vengeance from the Zionist enemy.
Al Qassam Brigades, Hamas armed wing , said in a brief statement that Israeli special units infiltrated Sunday evening by a car into Ismail Abu Shanab Mosque area three kilometers in depth of east of Khan Yunis and assassinated Nour Baraka one of Qassam leader .
The movement's Gaza chief Ismail Haniyeh Feb 5 said the Qassam Brigades were preparing "for any future clashes with the Zionist enemy", including by building tunnels on the border with Israel.