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.

Palestinian Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City February 28, 2019
Egypt resumes effort to achieve prisoner exchange agreement

The delegation left the Gaza Strip on Friday after holding talks with several Hamas officials.

Israel and Qatar have an unlikely partnership for dealing with Gaza

BEHIND THE LINES: Israel-Qatar cooperation in Gaza serves interests of both parties

Palestinian demonstrators take part in a protest in solidarity with Mohammad El Halabi, World Vision
Mohammad al-Halabi: A Palestinian Dreyfus?

Khalil al-Halabi insists his son, who has been jailed on charges of aiding Hamas, is innocent and a humanitarian.

Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh attends a meeting with members of international media in Gazaa
'Palestine TV' conducts rare interview with Hamas leader

Hamas and Abbas’s Fatah faction have been engaged in a bitter power struggle since July 2007, when Hamas violently seized control of the Gaza Strip.

Artists release song marking 6 years since Avera Mengistu's capture

"If there's something that can penetrate the indifference of people, it's music."

Israeli citizens indicted for planning bomb attack for Hamas

The planned attack targeted a bus station at the Bilu Junction in central Israel.

Hamas and Hezbollah seek global terror front against Israel

Haniyeh and Nasrallah were toasting success – that Hezbollah believes it is unchallenged in Lebanon.

HAMAS LEADERS Ismail Haniyeh and Yahya Sinwar march to protest US President Donald Trump’s ‘Deal of
Hamas are more than mere terrorists, they are master strategists

Hamas has evolved into an organization with clear, long-term goals, and a strategy to achieve them.

Far-right Boogaloo Bois members arrested, attempting to support Hamas

Michael Robert Solomon, 30, and Benjamin Ryan Teeter, 22, were arrested Thursday, according to a Justice Department statement.

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