Tag: Hamas

Palestinian Authority is in cahoots with Hamas, has no right to threaten us in name of int’l law

“Palestine” has no right to join the International Criminal Court, because there is no Palestinian state in accordance with international law, Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nachshon said Wednesday.   Nachshon said that for this reason, the ICC’s prosecutor erred earlier this year in accepting the Palestinian request for a preliminary examination into alleged war crimes […]

Hamas ‘working to double its arsenal of rockets for next war with Israel’

A senior commander of Hamas’ military wing said on Monday that while his organization has no interest at the moment in fighting Israel, the Gaza-based Islamist group wants to double its arsenal of rockets and missiles in anticipation of the next round of fighting.   Marwan Issa told a gathering Gaza City that Hamas continues […]

Iran, Hamas reconcile in secret meeting

In a development that could have dramatic ramifications for the region, Iran has decided to renew its full financial sponsorship of the Hamas terrorist organization that controls the Gaza Strip, a senior Hamas official told WND.   The Hamas figure, speaking from Gaza under condition of anonymity, divulged a meeting he said took place in […]

Hamas to Palestinians Abroad

A senior Hamas leader called Wednesday for the formation of Palestinian terrorist groups loyal to his Gaza-based Islamist movement in Lebanon and Syria for attacks on Israel.   Mahmud Zahar told reporters in the Gaza Strip that Lebanese and Syrian branches of the Al Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ armed wing, should launch attacks on Israel “to help us liberate Palestine”.   He also denied […]

Hamas restoring missile arsenal at rate of hundreds per week

Military Intelligence has determined that Hamas and such allies as Islamic Jihad and Popular Resistance Committees have refurbished their weapons production facilities in wake of their war with Israel in mid-2014. MI has assessed that Iran supplied funding, training and components that could replenish their arsenal by the summer of 2015. “They are assembling new […]

Lieberman: Third Lebanon war is inevitable

“Don’t let them tell us stories about how Hamas is begging and they’re on their knees. We saw 10 rockets being fired at the sea last week. We see every week how they’re rebuilding (their arsenal),” he said. “There’s no doubt the rules of the game have been change, what Hezbollah forced upon us. We […]

Hamas trains 17,000 young ‘cadets’ to ‘liberate the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’

The training course came amid Hamas’ efforts to recover from the 50-day war with Israel in mid-2014. Hamas and its Palestinian militia allies were said to have intensified recruitment and training in an effort to prepare for another war with the Jewish state. On Jan. 26, Hamas and Islamic Jihad were said to have launched […]

Hamas no longer accepts Egypt as Israel mediator, source close to group says

Hamas on Saturday dismissed an Egyptian court’s decision to declare its armed wing, Izzadin Kassam, a terrorist organization.   “The court ruled to ban the Kassam Brigades and to list it as a terrorist group,” Judge Muhammad al-Sayid of the special Cairo court that deals with urgent cases said earlier in the day. Hamas is […]

Hamas Blames Abbas for Gaza Siege

Senior Hamas MP Fathi Hammad on Wednesday accused Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, along with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) unity government Hamas formed with Abbas, of being part of the “siege” on Gaza.   Hammad, formerly Hamas Interior Minister, told the Palestinian Arab Ma’an News Agency that Abbas and the unity government are cooperating with the blocking of […]

Jimmy Carter: ICC should pursue war crimes investigation against Israel, Hamas

Former US president Jimmy Carter said on Wednesday that the International Criminal Court should probe both Israel and Hamas for possible war crimes committed during Operation Protective Edge.   In an interview with The Huffington Post, the Nobel laureate said that such an investigation would be “good for both sides.”   “I think it might […]