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August 1, 2014

Palestinian Territories
Gazans mark the anniversary of Hamas's founding. Hamas

Hamas is the main Palestinian armed resistance group, but the Islamist movement has struggled with governance since assuming control of Gaza.

August 10, 2016

Israel
Foreign Aid for Hamas

I’ve written about a half dozen times in the past about UNRWA, the UN agency that deals with Palestinians: here in 2014 and here in 2015, for example. Simply put, UNRWA has long had employees who wer…

April 16, 2014

A Reminder About Hamas

Every once in a while we get a useful reminder why there is no peace between Israelis and Palestinians--and the answer isn’t that Israel has put up 100 or 1,000 housing units. This week, Palestinian…

October 17, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Cementing Support for Hamas

At the end of May 2010, Israel seized control of a ship called the Mavi Marmara as it approached Gaza. It intended to violate Israel’s blockade of Gaza, which is meant to stop weapons from reaching H…

February 22, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Europe and Hamas

The London newspaper Al Hayat carried a story on February 21 about the intentions of EU states to support Hamas participation in a Palestinian "national unity government." It seems that "the Europea…

November 21, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Amnesty International and Hamas

The current conflict between Hamas (and other terrorist groups) and Israel has brought out the worst  in Amnesty International. Amnesty has taken a position that can only be called anti-Israel, treat…

November 19, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Hamas and Egypt

The visit of Egypt’s prime minister to Gaza last week, and a return visit promised for Tuesday, raises the question why President Morsi has not himself gone. Why send the little-known PM when a perso…

August 2, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Entrance at Auschwitz A Reminder From Hamas

What are the beliefs of the terrorist group Hamas and how likely is it any peace can be negotiated with Hamas?  Hamas is a part of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the advent of an MB government in Egypt-…

January 27, 2012

Israel
Turkey and Hamas

Is Turkey purchasing Hamas from Iran? One recent report says "a high-ranking Hamas official told the Al-Sharq newspaper on Thursday" that "Turkey has agreed to carry out a project to support Hamas a…

April 11, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Russia + Syria + Hezbollah = Hamas

On April 6, Hamas terrorists fired a Russian Kornet laser-guided missile at a school bus in southern Israel. How did Hamas get such a missile? It turns out that Russia does not license others to pro…