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
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.
is an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood which the authorities have also declared a terrorist group.
did not plan to engage Israel militarily in Gaza in 2014.
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.
had refused to support the government of Bashar al-Assad after the uprising against him broke out in March 2011.
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.
was founded in 1987 by paraplegic Sheik Ahmed Yassin as an offshoot of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.