Hamas, also known as Harakat al Muqawama al Islamiyya, or the Islamic Resistance Movement, is a Palestinian terrorist group established in 1987 in the Gaza Strip. Since its inception, the group has rejected Israel’s right to exist, and has been at the forefront of Palestinian terrorist attacks against Israelis. In 2007, Hamas forcibly took control of the Gaza Strip from the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority (PA). Since then, the group, which receives support from Qatar, Turkey and Iran, has fought several wars with Israel, most notably in December 2008, and November 2012. Since 2001, according to the group’s own website, Hamas reportedly fired more than 11,000 rockets and mortars from Gaza towards Israel.

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Israel Developing ‘Underground’ Iron Dome

The Iron Dome missile defence system is widely credited with helping protect Israel from aerial missile attack. Now the country’s military establishment and defence companies are developing technology to shield them on a new front: underground. The country’s ministry of defence this week confirmed that the US had earmarked $120m over three years to help […]

Hamas is Funding Islamic State in Sinai

Hamas’ military wing in the Gaza Strip has been transferring tens of thousands of dollars a month to the Islamic State group’s Sinai branch over the past year, via one of its emissaries. The transfer of cash is just one part of the military and strategic cooperation between the two groups. The finances of Hamas’ […]

IDF: Hamas Seizing Gazan Construction Imports for Attack Tunnel Building

Hamas is seizing construction imports reaching the Gaza Strip and redirecting the materials towards the construction of attack tunnels against Israel, the IDF’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai told the Palestinian Ma’an news agency on Tuesday. In an interview, Mordechai said Hamas is seizing quantities of wood and other materials, […]

IDF, Hamas Prepare for Next Conflict

A little under a year since the outbreak of the 50-day conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas, the Egyptian-mediated truce still holds, but both sides are preparing for renewed hostilities. Hamas fighters are training intensively in the Gaza Strip and detonating explosives right next to the border so they can be heard […]

Website Highlights Israel’s Anti-Tunnel Weapon

Project Snake Pit is the name of Israel’s secret weapon first employed in the final stages of Israel’s grueling anti-tunnel war in Gaza as part of Operation Protective Edge. A combined effort by the Israeli Defense Ministry’s MAFAT research and development directorate, state-owned Rafael and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) operational teams, Project Snake Pit combines […]