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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Report: Israel believes Hamas, Iran agreed on Gaza front in case of northern war

Israeli intelligence officials believe Hamas and Iran have come to an agreement for the Gaza-based terror group to open a war front against Israel from the southern coastal Strip in the event of conflict breaking out with Iran’s allies on the Jewish state’s northern border, according to a report Wednesday.

The Haaretz daily quoted a senior…

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Top UNRWA officials accused of sexual misconduct, other ‘serious ethical abuses’

An internal ethics report has alleged mismanagement and abuses of authority at the highest levels of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees even as the organization faced an unprecedented crisis after US funding cuts.

The allegations included in the confidential report by the agency’s ethics department are now being scrutinized by UN…

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Captured Israeli-Arab ISIS fighter: Israel is a democratic state

A captured Arab ISIS fighter in Syria who holds Israeli citizenship has said that living through the Second Intifada and in the West Bank has taught him that Israel “has not done 1% of what Bashar al-Assad has done.”

In an interview with BBC Arabic’s Feras Kilani, as reported by MEMRI, Sayyaf Sharif Daoud said in a July 16 interview that despite…

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Netanyahu to Arab journalist: Israel prevents collapse of Middle East

The Middle East would fall into the hands of either Sunni or Shia extremists if Israel were not in the region, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a delegation of Arab journalists on Tuesday.

Netanyahu spoke of this meeting during comments he made with US Energy Secretary Rick Perry before their meeting in the Prime Minister’s Office, saying…

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Delegation of Arab journalists to make unprecedented Israel visit

Arab journalists from around the Middle East will flock to Israel on Sunday following an invitation from the Foreign Ministry.

Six reporters from countries including Saudi Arabia, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt will cross into Israel via the Allenby Bridge for a series of meetings and events with Israeli officials.

“The delegation will…

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Hamas supporter arrested for allegedly planning to bomb Ashdod hotel

A Bedouin man from the Negev town of Rahat was arrested in a joint Shin Bet security agency-Israel Police operation last month on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack in Israel, the Shin Bet reported Sunday.

Adel Abu Hadayeb, 20, who was indicted in the Beersheva District Court on Sunday, told interrogators he had become radicalized after…

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U.S. SECRETARY OF ENERGY VISITS KOTEL, YAD VASHEM

 

 

United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visited the Western Wall and the Yad Vashem museum in a visit to Jerusalem on Sunday.

Perry was accompanied by his wife, Anita. Both were welcomed by Israel energy minister Yuval Steinitz.

“Welcome to Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the Jewish nation,” Steinitz said to Perry. “I am…

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Israel thwarts Hamas terror funding scheme linking Gaza, West Bank

 

Hamas terror money transferred between the Gaza Strip and West Bank through civilian firms

Israeli security forces arrested three Palestinian suspects overnight Tuesday as part of an operation to thwart a Hamas terror financing scheme that saw funds transferred between the Gaza Strip and West Bank under the guise of civilian firms.

The…

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Israel: Hundreds evacuated as fires engulf homes during scorching heatwave

 

 

Several people treated for smoke inhalation as fires rage across the country

Hundreds of Israelis were evacuated from their homes on Wednesday as brush fires sparked by a scorching heatwave raged across the country.

Fires were reported from north to south, with Israel’s Fire and Rescue Services declaring an emergency situation…

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The Hamas March to Destroy Israel

 

 

By choosing to hold the protests under the banner of the “Three No’s,” the organizers of the “Great March of Return” have again proven that the weekly demonstrations are not about improving the living conditions of Palestinians or easing restrictions imposed on the Gaza Strip. Instead, the message the organizers are sending to the…

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Hamas official condemned for remarks calling on Palestinians to ‘cut necks of Jews’

Secretary-general of the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s Executive Committee Saeb Erekat slammed on Monday Hamas leader Fathi Hammad after urging “seven million Palestinians abroad” to quit their “warming up” and “attack every Jew on the globe by way of slaughter and killing.”

“The just values of the Palestinian cause include love for…

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HAMAS USING WHATSAPP TO COLLECT INTELLIGENCE ON IDF MOVEMENTS

Hamas has once again been trying to obtain intelligence from Israeli troops stationed along the Gaza border using online messaging applications.

Posing as fellow soldiers, Hamas operatives contacted troops on the WhatsApp text messaging service and would ask for intelligence such as troop movements.

One combat soldier serving in the…

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Senior Hamas official calls on members of Palestinian diaspora to kill Jews

A senior Hamas official has urged members of the Palestinian diaspora to kill Jews around the world.

Fathi Hammad, a member of Hamas’s politburo who is considered a hard-liner and is known for his fiery rhetoric, made the statement in a speech at a protest in the border region between the Gaza Strip and Israel on Friday.

“Our patience has run…

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As Hamas loses tunnels option, terror faction takes to the air and sea

Gazan terror organizations are looking into armed drones and sea-based commando cells, while concentrating fire at Israel’s Iron Dome to overwhelm it.

(July 11, 2019 / JNS) The discovery of the latest cross-border Hamas tunnel this week stretching from the Gaza Strip into Israel is a reminder of the fact that Hamas will soon lose this attack…

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False rocket alert jolts southern Israel for second time this week

Residents of southern Israel were roused Wednesday morning by a rocket alert siren after a projectile fired from the Gaza Strip landed in open waters.
The alarm was triggered in the city of Sderot and surrounding communities, which lie adjacent to the northern Gaza border.
“Following reports regarding sirens which sounded in the city of Sderot and…

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Synagogues are now conducting active shooter drills during services

(JTA) — When the ushers locked the door to the sanctuary, and the congregants prepared to flee the synagogue in preparation for a mass shooting, Rabbi Neil Cooper made sure it all happened before they had to take the Torahs out of the ark.

Ten minutes later the worshippers were back in the pews, doors unlocked, and getting ready to hear the…

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Passenger plane lands safely at Ben Gurion after blown tire scare

A passenger plane with a blown tire landed safely at Ben Gurion Airport on Monday after rescue services were put on high alert for a potential emergency situation.

Over 100 ambulances, firetrucks and emergency workers had been scrambled to the airport and Israeli fighter jets followed the Boeing 737 as it prepared to land four hours after taking…

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Israeli parliament holds funding talks for Gaza border towns affected by cross-border arson attacks

Although officially in recess, the Israeli parliament (Knesset) on Monday held a special session on funding for Israeli communities near the Gaza border hit by ongoing incendiary balloon attacks launched from the Gaza Strip.
The session — titled “Budgeting the fortification of communities located near the Gaza border, including large cities” –…