Hamas is a Palestinian Islamic organization that was established in 1987. Considered a terrorist group, the organization assumed power in the Gaza strip in 2006 and has been in power since. The group has a military wing, known as the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.
The group refuses to acknowledge Israel. Its charter was established on the grounds that Hamas should liberate Palestine from modern-day Israel in order to establish an Islamic state.
Hamas has engaged in a number of military confrontations with Israel. Its military wing has employed tactics such as suicide bombings, rocket attacks, kidnapping attempts, and tunnel infiltrations against Israeli soldiers and civilians.
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Hamas operative charged with planting explosives, firing rockets at Israel
Other charges include providing illegal military training to operatives, conspiring to commit murder, attempted murder, membership in an unlawful organization and numerous weapons offenses.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,DANIEL J. ROTH
Hamas: 'There will be an explosion' unless Israel lifts Gaza blockade
Palestinian terrorist movement makes threat at an event in Gaza that presented a model of the Israeli bus that exploded in a Hamas bombing in Jerusalem last week.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Security forces arrest 4 Hamas members in Hebron
The IDF declined to provide information on reasons for arrest.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Palestinian father denies Hamas claims son was behind Jerusalem bus bomb
Mohammad Abu Srour is the father of Abdel-Hamid Abu Srour. The pro-Hamas Palestinian Information Center said the younger Abu Srour was a member of the Kassam brigades.
Hamas claims responsibility for Jerusalem bus bombing
The Hamas statement was made even as Israeli authorities have yet to confirm that the explosion was indeed a terrorist attack.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,DANIEL K. EISENBUD
IDF detonates Hamas attack tunnel dug into Israeli territory
Military blows up passageway dug by Hamas into southern Israel.
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA,YAAKOV LAPPIN
Analysis: Tunnel-detection techniques limiting Hamas’s attack options
Hamas will have to reluctantly go back to the drawing board and consider whether it is worth investing all those resources into the tunnels project.
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Five ‘collaborators’ sentenced to death in Gaza
Four were sentenced to death by hanging, a fifth by firing squad.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Hamas vows more surprises to come after tunnel found leading into Israel
The Kassam Brigades tried to sew panic among Israelis, stating that the IDF had not revealed all of the details about the tunnel, and Hamas would release this information "at the right time."
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
Israeli residents in Gaza periphery conflicted over uncovered Hamas tunnel
Residents living in southern Israeli communities near the Gaza border have responded with simultaneous relief and applause along with concern in light of the IDF's announced discovery.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA