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Hamas: Palestinian Sunni-Islamic fundamentalist organization
Hamas is a Palestinian Sunni-Islamic fundamentalist militant 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. Israel, the United States and the European Union classify, either in whole or in part, Hamas as a terrorist organization. This classification is one among various and diverse international positions on the nature of Hamas. Russia, China, and Turkey are some countries who view Hamas in a positive light.

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Hamas' Meshaal says Palestinians working to foil Trump plan

Palestinians around the world are uniting to thwart U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan, former Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said, criticizing Arab governments who supported the plan.
Reuters - Published

Hamas says it will confront Trump's 'aggressive' Middle East plan

Palestinian condemnation of the U.S. Middle East peace plan came swiftly on Tuesday night, with thousands protesting in Gaza and the militant Islamist group Hamas saying it would confront President..
Reuters - Published

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'Come to us': Palestinian leader on Trump's plan [Video]'Come to us': Palestinian leader on Trump's plan

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to unveil his long-awaited peace plan for Israelis and Palestinians within days. Trump's history of upending diplomatic norms in the region means that..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Israel strikes Gaza in retaliation for rocket attack near Netanyahu campaign event [Video]Israel strikes Gaza in retaliation for rocket attack near Netanyahu campaign event

The Israeli airforce struck Hamas targets in Gaza on Thursday after a rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave, Israel Defense Forces said. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:42Published

 

Trump's Mideast plan comments 'aggressive,' Jerusalem proposal 'nonsense': Hamas

U.S. President Donald Trump's statements on his Mideast plan are "aggressive" and his proposals for Jerusalem are "nonsense", an official with the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Israel carries out Gaza air strikes after Palestinian rocket fire

Four rockets were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, the Israeli military said, and it responded with air strikes against facilities belonging to the enclave's ruling Hamas militant..
Reuters - Published

Palestinians to scale back protests on Israel-Gaza border

Palestinians in Gaza will scale back protests along the fortified border with Israel, factions in the strip said on Thursday, in a sign of a lasting detente between Israel and Gaza's Islamist rulers..
Reuters - Published

Qatar says its Gaza aid to continue through March 2020 at least

Qatar will continue providing humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip into next year, the gas-rich Gulf state's envoy to the Palestinian enclave said on Wednesday, a pledge that may help stave off conflict..
Reuters - Published

AP Top Stories December 13 P

Here's the latest for Friday, December 13: Impeachment charges sent to full House; Trump announces interim U.S.-China trade agreement; six bodies recovered off the New Zealand coast; Hamas supporters..
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New U.S. sanctions target Hamas, Islamic State, other groups

The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on a "wide range of terrorists and their supporters," including the Palestinian group Hamas and Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, on the eve of..
Reuters - Published

Hamas says Gaza blasts that killed three policemen were suicide bombings

Hamas said on Wednesday that explosions that killed three police officers in Gaza on Tuesday were carried out by two suicide bombers and that an investigation was underway to discover who sent them.
Reuters - Published

Explosions hit Gaza police checkpoints, three dead: officials

Explosions hit two police checkpoints in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing three officers and wounding several other Palestinians, the Hamas-run interior ministry said, declaring a state of emergency..
Reuters - Published

Qatari envoy says Israel, Hamas committed to truce despite violence

Israel and the Islamist group Hamas have no desire to go to war despite an uptick in violence, the Qatari envoy who helped mediate a truce between the sides along the volatile Gaza border, said on..
Reuters - Published

Facebook defeats appeal in U.S. claiming it aided Hamas attacks in Israel

Facebook Inc on Wednesday defeated an appeal by American victims of Hamas attacks in Israel, who sought to hold the company liable for providing the group a social media platform to further its..
Reuters - Published

Israeli troops mistakenly kill Hamas man in Gaza: military

Israeli soldiers mistakenly shot an operative of Islamist group Hamas on Thursday who had been trying to stop Palestinians approaching the Israel-Gaza border, the Israeli military said.
Reuters - Published

Hamas says Israeli troops kill fighter on Gaza border

Israel's military said soldiers opened fire on Thursday after spotting two Palestinian gunmen near the Gaza border fence, and the Hamas militant group said one of its fighters was killed.
Reuters - Published

Hamas chief details terms for calm with Israel

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh said on Thursday that two industrial zones, a new power line and a hospital would be built for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip as part of truce understandings between his..
Reuters - Published

Israel strikes Hamas in Gaza, calling attack response to rocket fire

Israeli aircraft attacked a Hamas target in Gaza on Thursday after a Palestinian rocket strike, the Israeli military said, in the first serious cross-border flare-up since a surge in fighting last..
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