Hamas


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a militant Islamic fundamentalist political movement that opposes peace with Israel and uses terrorism as a weapon

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Two of Hashlamoun's colleagues -- his brother Yusri and Omar Kimri -- maintained ties with Majed Jabah, a Hamas operative in the Gaza Strip, originally also from Hebron, who coordinated the transfer of funds from Turkey.
Egypt has long accused Hamas of fueling unrest in north Sinai, where its army has been battling increasing Islamist insurgency since the toppling of former Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi, a Hamas patron, after a year in office in 2013.
Although the administrative separation from the Brotherhood was announced, Meshaal affirmed the "ideological relationship" between the Brotherhood and Hamas.
Hamas is also holding the bodies of two soldiers killed in Operation Protective Edge last year, Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin.
Last week, al-Zahar underlined that Hamas and Iran have strategic ties.
Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood which the authorities have also declared a terrorist group.
Hamas did not plan to engage Israel militarily in Gaza in 2014.
Hamas is morally responsible for all the deaths and all the destruction resulting from the retaliatory force necessitated by Hamas's assaults on Israel.
The media have made little effort to resist Hamas intimidation and film its operatives firing rockets and mortars from locations adjacent to schools, hospitals, mosques and other civilian areas in Gaza.
The declared goal of Hamas is the complete destruction of the State of Israel.
Hamas had refused to support the government of Bashar al-Assad after the uprising against him broke out in March 2011.
Hamas rulers in Gaza pay the salaries of 50,000 workers and troops, which presents a financial hardship for the Islamist group similar to that faced by the Ramallah-based Palestinian National Authority.
The hello-goodbye Hamas affair coincides with swirl of debate over Bulgaria report attributing Burgas bus explosion to Hezbollah.
Early Monday morning in Ramallah, West Bank, 23 men associated with either the militant wing of Hamas or its political section were arrested by Israeli forces, (http://www.
Hamas was founded in 1987 by paraplegic Sheik Ahmed Yassin as an offshoot of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.