Hamas

Hamas is a terrorist organization that primarily targets Israeli civilians. Their goal is to destroy Israel and replace Jewish sovereignty over any part of the land with radical Islamist rule. After Israel unilaterally withdrew from the Gaza strip, Hamas won control of the territory. Since 2006, Hamas has consistently used Gaza as a launch pad for rocket and mortar attacks against Israel. In 2014, Israel discovered Hamas was digging tunnels beneath the Gazan border. Hamas uses the Palestinian people living in Gaza as human shields, diverting money and resources meant for civilians in order to support terror. While Hamas prepares for the next war by stockpiling thousands of rockets and digging new tunnels in Gaza, the organization is also working to gain control of the West Bank.

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IDF strikes 130 targets in Gaza Strip in response to Hamas firing 200 rockets toward Israel

05/11/2021
Targets in the Strip include home of top Hamas commander, Hamas’s intelligence headquarters

Rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory continued into Tuesday morning following a barrage of rocket fire overnight with Hamas launching over 200 rockets aimed at Israeli territory, according to the Israel Defense Forces…

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Gaza peace activist tortured by Hamas, forced to divorce over call with Israelis

04/01/2021
Rami Aman was among activists arrested in April 2020 over group call with Israeli peace advocates

Rami Aman, a peace activist based in Gaza, was subjected to torture and forced to divorce his wife over a group call including Israelis, the Associated Press reported Thursday.
In an interview, the activist shared his account of the…

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IDF: Rocket launched from Gaza Strip lands in Israeli territory

03/23/2021
The incident comes as the Israeli public continues to head to the polls on Tuesday

A projectile launched from the Gaza Strip landed in Israeli open territory near the southern city of Beersheba on Tuesday, according to a statement released by the Israel Defense Forces.
No casualties were reported in the incident and it remains…

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IDF airstrikes pound Hamas targets in retaliation for rocket fired from Gaza

03/23/2021
Hamas rocket production plant, military post attacked in retaliation for projectile

The Israel Defense Forces struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip after a rocket landed in Israeli territory earlier on Tuesday, according to a statement by the military.
“Earlier today, a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip at Israeli territory,”…

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Why is the Gaza Strip calm these days? Hamas knows the answer

03/10/2020

The recent relative calm on Israel’s southern border is a result of progress in talks between Hamas and Israel, senior Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip said Tuesday.

The officials also noted that the novel coronavirus outbreak, as well as the political processes that have followed the March 2 Knesset election, are also factors.

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IDF completes underground wall as Israel readies for Hamas war

03/04/2021

The IDF has completed the construction of the underground concrete wall between Israel and the Gaza Strip, as part of the effort to prevent terrorists from crossing into Israel via cross-border offensive tunnels.

The concrete wall is just one component in the 60 km.-long barrier, which also includes a fence above the ground,…

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Hamas Imposes Travel Restrictions On Unmarried Women

02/16/2021

The Supreme Sharia Court Council in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip has imposed travel restrictions on unmarried females, drawing sharp criticism from Palestinians and human-rights organizations.

In a circular issued on Sunday, the council ruled that “an unmarried female may be prevented from traveling if she did not obtain permission…

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Top IDF Commander Says Hamas Has Amassed Vast Arsenal

02/11/2021

The Hamas terror group ruling Gaza has replenished its arsenal since a 2014 war with Israel and now has a vast collection of rockets, guided missiles and drones, a senior Israeli military commander said Thursday.

According to Israeli military estimates, Hamas has some 7,000 rockets, as well as 300 anti-tank and 100 anti-aircraft…

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IDF Strikes Hamas Targets After Rocket Attack From Gaza

01/20/2021
Projectile launched from coastal enclave lands in open terrain

Israeli military targeted terror sites in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, hours after Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket into Israel.
In a tweet, the Israeli military said that IDF tanks fired at the group’s positions in retaliation for the attack….

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IDF Strikes Hamas In Response To Rocket Attack

01/18/2021

Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets toward the southern Israeli city of Ashdod before dawn on Monday, which landed in the sea just off the coast of the city, the army said.

The projectiles did not trigger warning sirens, the Israel Defense Forces said. There were no injuries or damage reported.

In…

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Top Hamas Official Claims Iran’s Soleimani Gave Terror Group $22 Million In 2006

12/29/2020
In January, Soleimani was killed in a targeted US strike on Baghdad’s international airport

The terrorist organization Hamas received more than $22 million from slain Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander Qassem Soleimani when a delegation from the Palestinian militant group visited Tehran in 2006, a top Hamas…

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IDF Launches Retaliatory Strikes Against Hamas Targets After Gaza Rocket Attack

11/22/2020
Israel said Sunday its military struck Hamas targets in Gaza in response to a rocket attack launched from the Palestinian enclave.
The Israeli airforce struck two rocket ammunition manufacturing sites, a military compound and “underground infrastructures,” the Israel Defence Forces said.
A rocket was fired at Israel from the Gaza…

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Senior Hamas Commander Flees Gaza Aboard IDF Boat

A senior Hamas commander escaped from the Gaza Strip aboard an Israel Defense Forces boat on Saturday.

The commander, from Hamas’s military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, is said to have commanded the terrorist organization’s naval commando unit, and is suspected in the Gaza Strip of collaborating with Israel, reported Israel’s Channel…

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IDF Strikes Hamas Targets in Response to Gaza Rocket Fire

The Israel Defense Forces bombed a number of Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday night after terrorists in the enclave fired three rockets into southern Israel earlier in the evening, the military said.

According to a number of Palestinian outlets in the Strip, in several rounds of airstrikes, the Israeli military targeted a Hamas…

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IDF Hits Hamas Targets After Two Rockets Are Launched at Israel From Gaza

Israel hit multiple Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early Saturday morning after two rockets were launched at Israel from the coastal enclave on Friday evening, according to the Israeli military.

Israeli fighter jets struck a rocket manufacturing workshop and a weapons manufacturing infrastructure, the military said in a statement.

“Strikes on…

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Incendiary Balloons Plague Israeli land Near Gaza Border, Sparking New Fires

Footage showing the aftermath of an incendiary-balloon attack from Gaza on the fields of Kibbutz Nir Oz has emerged, as local volunteer and professional firefighters have been rushing to put out at least four spot fires in the Eshkol Region in the past 48 hours.

Eshkol Council Security Officer Ilan Isaacson said local volunteers stepped in to…

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Israel Thwarts Hamas Arms Shipment to the Gaza Strip

Israeli naval forces thwarted a major arms shipment to the Gaza Strip by sea in a secret operation several weeks ago, the Israel Defense Forces revealed on Wednesday.

In what the IDF called “a significant operational achievement,” Muhammad Bachar, one of the two terrorists on board the boat and a key figure who has been actively involved in…

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Report: Two Al-Qaeda Commanders Killed in Syria Drone Strike

A drone strike in northwestern Syria on Sunday evening killed two senior commanders from a group linked with Al-Qaeda, according to a Syrian opposition war-monitoring group.

The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the attack, on a vehicle in Idlib province, was carried out by a drone belonging to the U.S.-led coalition.