Tag: Hamas

Hamas Chief Says Armed Wing ‘Stronger’ than Ever

Nearly a year since the end of a devastating 51-day war and armed Palestinian groups in Gaza are stronger than ever, Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh asserted on Wednesday.   Speaking during a tour of Rafah, Palestinian media reported, Haniyeh claimed that Hamas’ Al-Qassam Brigades military wing is more powerful and prepared for protecting Gaza from “Zionist” threats than ever before.   Haniyeh said upcoming days […]

Israel-Hamas cease-fire deal would be surrender to terrorism

Avigdor Liberman, the head of Yisrael Beytenu, said Wednesday the Israeli government would be “capitulating to terrorism” if reports that it is negotiating a five-year truce with Hamas are accurate.   In an interview with Army Radio, the former foreign minister called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to come to any understandings with the […]

Israel presents its own report on Gaza war: Hamas is to blame

In a move designed to blunt the impact of an upcoming UN report on last summer’s Gaza conflict expected to castigate Israel, Jerusalem on Sunday rolled out its own 277- page report that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said presented the “true picture” of Operation Protective Edge.   “The report proves unequivocally that the actions carried […]

Palestinian NGO threatens Israel with lawsuit, denies Hamas ties

The British-based Palestinian Return Center on Tuesday threatened Israel’s UN mission with legal action after the Jewish state accused it of having ties to the Palestinian militant group Hamas, an allegation the group said was false.   The Israeli accusations came after a United Nations committee that oversees non-governmental organizations voted to approve UN accreditation […]

Hamas kills ISIS supporter despite 48-hour ultimatum given by ISIS supporter

Youssef al-Hatar, 27, described as a locally known Salafist leader and possibly affiliated with ISIS, was killed in a shootout with Hamas security forces when they came to arrest him at his home in Sheikh Radwan in the northern part of Gaza City. “The young man was suspected of illegal activities”, said the spokesman for […]

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, […]