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Hamas (Ḥamās, an acronym of Ḥarakat al-Muqāwamah al-ʾIslāmiyyah Islamic Resistance Movement) is a Palestinian
Sunni-Islamist fundamentalist organization. It has a social service wing, Dawah, and a military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-
Qassam Brigades. It has been the de facto governing authority of the Gaza Strip since its takeover of that area in 2007.
During this period it fought several wars with Israel. It is regarded, either in whole or in part, as a terrorist organization
by several countries and international organizations, most notably by Israel, the United States and the European Union.
Russia, China, and Turkey are among countries who do not regard it so.
Hamas was founded in 1987, soon after the First Intifada broke out, as an offshoot of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood,
which in its Gaza branch had been non-confrontational towards Israel, refrained from resistance, and was hostile to the
PLO. Co-founder Sheik Ahmed Yassin stated in 1987, and the Hamas Charter affirmed in 1988, that Hamas was founded
to liberate Palestine, including modern-day Israel, from Israeli occupation and to establish an Islamic state in the area
that is now Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The group has stated that it may accept a 10-year truce if Israel
withdraws to the 1967 borders and allows Palestinian refugees from 1948, including their descendants, to return to
what is now Israel, although clarifying that this does not mean recognition of Israel or the end of the conflict. Hamas's
military wing objected to the truce offer. Analysts have said that it seems clear that Hamas knows that many of its
conditions for the truce could never be met.
The military wing of Hamas has launched attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers, often describing them as
retaliatory, in particular for assassinations of the upper echelon of their leadership. Tactics have included suicide
bombings and, since 2001, rocket attacks. Hamas's rocket arsenal, though mainly consi…
UTT (Understanding the Threat dot com): Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison CAIR/Hamas/Muslim Brotherhood
America’s first Muslim Congressman, Keith Ellison, represents the 5th District of Minnesota, which includes
Minneapolis. Ellison has been a vocal supporter of Hamas (CAIR) and the Muslim Brotherhood. Congressman
Ellison is actively working to silence any criticism of Islam or jihad here in the United States, and works directly
with the first Islamic political party here, the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations. Watch the Congressional
testimony of UTT’s Chris Gaubatz HERE about Congressman Ellison’s attendance at a Muslim Brotherhood event.
The Daily Beast: 2009/01/04How to Fight Hamas
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Daniel Pipes (2003/07/28, updated 2006)
The United States at War with Hamas and Hezbollah
Hamas vs. The United States - Daniel Pipes - Catholic Exchange
CBS News (2018/11/29)
Excerpt: UNITED NATIONS -- The United States is leading a push at the United Nations to win crucial backing
from European countries for a resolution condemning the Palestinian Hamas group, the Israeli ambassador said
Tuesday. The General Assembly is expected to vote early next week on the proposed resolution condemning
rocket firings into Israel and demanding that Hamas end the use of violence. If adopted, it would mark the first
time the assembly has voted to condemn Hamas, the Islamist militant group that has ruled the Gaza Strip since
2007. Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon told reporters U.S. diplomats were in talks with their EU counterparts on
the draft text. European backing would significantly boost chances of approval by the 193-nation body.