Hamas 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.
Israel said on Thursday a U.N. report critical of its use of lethal force during Palestinian protests on the Gaza border was biased and should have included a demand that the enclave's dominant Hamas.. Reuters - Published
Hamas appears to have forcibly suppressed a rare uptick of public dissent in Gaza, beating and arresting scores of people over the past week who were demonstrating against price rises and dire living.. WorldNews - Published
According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Israeli warplanes bombed Hamas targets in the Palestinian enclave of Gaze, after claiming that militants had fired two rockets toward the city of Tel Aviv...
A U.N. envoy condemned Gaza's ruling Hamas group on Sunday for what he called its campaign of arrests and violence in confronting street protests over the past few days against high prices. Reuters - Published
By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli warplanes bombed Hamas targets in the Palestinian enclave of Gaza early on Friday after Israel's miilitary said militants had fired two rockets towards the.. Firstpost - Published Also reported by •WorldNews •Reuters