Tag: Hamas

Hamas blasts ‘unfair’ Amnesty report alleging war crimes in Gaza

Hamas on Wednesday dismissed as “unfair and unprofessional” a report by Amnesty International that accused its security forces of killing and torturing Palestinians during last year’s Operation Protective Edge.   The Hamas Interior Ministry condemned the report, which was released for publication early Wednesday. “The report was based on sensationalism and exaggeration of a few […]

Twilight zone? Hamas vs. ISIS in Gaza

In a major escalation, Islamist Salafists on Monday planted a bomb on Hamas’s security headquarters in Gaza City, damaging a peripheral wall of the central structure.   Hours earlier, Gazan Salafists posted an online message threatening to “act against chosen targets” if Hamas did not release Islamist prisoners within 72 hours.   The Salafists were […]

Common Core teaches kids to ‘divide Jerusalem’

A Boston University professor has defended to WND his creation of a Common Core-compliant lesson plan that uses role-playing workshops to teach students to sympathize with Hamas, create a Palestinian state and divide the city of Jerusalem.   Professor Carl Hobert’s “Whose Jerusalem?” project has been lauded by those at the pinnacle of the education […]

Christians Are Extremists Like al-Qaeda, U.S. Army Taught Troops

The Obama administration’s Department of Defense was caught training U.S. troops that Catholics, orthodox Jews, and evangelical Christians are to be considered “religious extremists,” even equating the major religions representing more than half of Americans with truly violent groups such as al-Qaeda, the Ku Klux Klan, and Hamas. After the explosive revelations hit the headlines, outrage promptly […]

IDF Commander Fighting to Destroy Hamas Tunnels

Hamas’s “military wing,” the Al-Qassam Brigades, announced on Saturday morning that a terrorist in the organization was killed in Gaza’s Beit Lahiya.   The announcement revealed that the terrorist died when the tunnel he was working to dig collapsed.   Hamas has been actively rebuilding its terror tunnel infrastructure meant to facilitate attacks from within Israeli territory, […]

Jimmy Carter meets Abbas in Ramallah, calls for new PA elections

Former US President Jimmy Carter met in Ramallah on Saturday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and called for new elections in the Palestinian territories. Carter said that holding elections would be an important step for the Palestinians. He praised the current PA leadership for its “wisdom,” saying he came to Ramallah to represent the […]

Turkey joins Qatari bid to broker Israel-Hamas deal

According to various sources in Gaza, the basic plan, which has been dubbed “Tahdiat Ala’amar” (ceasefire for reconstruction) in the Strip, will include a five-year moratorium on hostilities between the two sides.   Turkey’s contribution to the plan is the idea of creating a floating harbor across from the Strip’s coast, where ships bringing merchandise to Gaza can drop anchor. […]

PA Unity Govt. Cuts Contact With Hamas

The unity government fraught with high tensions since being formed between Hamas and the leading Palestinian Authority (PA) faction Fatah last April appears to be closer then ever to a collapse, as the unity government cut contact with Hamas on Sunday.   PA unity government Labor Minister Mamoun Abu Shahla told the Palestinian Arab Ma’an News Agency on Sunday that […]

Hamas, PA could be next pawns in Saudi-Iranian proxy war

Top Palestinian Authority officials are appealing to Saudi Arabia to use an “iron hand” toward Iranian-backed rival Hamas, a development that underscores the ill will within the so-called unity government and could become the latest front for the proxy war between the Middle East powers.   With the Saudis indirectly engaging Iran in Yemen, where […]

Iran steps up arms shipments to Hezbollah, Hamas

According to a Channel 2 report Monday, Israel has observed an increase in Iran weapons shipments to Hezbollah members — in Lebanon and on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights. Iran has also sent weaponry to Hamas rulers in Gaza and is even attempting to arm Hamas members in the West Bank, the report said. […]