hamas hamas  /ˌhɑ ˈmɑs/


  • (n) a militant Islamic fundamentalist political movement that opposes peace with Israel and uses terrorism as a weapon; seeks to create an Islamic state in place of Israel; is opposed to the PLO and has become a leading perpetrator of terrorist activity in Israel; pioneered suicide bombing


  1. Hamas Urges Former Ally Hezbollah to Leave Syria

    Hamas urges former ally Hezbollah to withdraw from Syria, signaling growing sectarian rift        
    on June 17, 2013     Source: ABC News

  2. Hamas calls on Hezbollah to pull fighters out of Syria

    GAZA (Reuters) - The Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement on Monday urged Lebanese militant group Hezbollah to withdraw its forces from Syria, where they are battling for President Bashar al-Assad, and focus on fighting Israel instead. Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, was once an Assad ally but last year endorsed the revolt against him in a shift that at the time deprived the Syrian leader ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Palestinians Inspired, Confused And Divided By Syria

    June 17, 2013: Hamas, despite Iran cutting off aid (about $2 million a month), Hamas is still trying to maintain friendly relations with Iranian backed Shia militia Hezbollah in Lebanon. Most Palestinians (who tend to be Sunni and Christian) have come out in favor of the Syrian rebels.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Strategy Page

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  1. "I understand Israel's desire to protect itself and that the situation now taking place in Gaza was caused by Hamas," Bush said.
    on Jan 5, 2009 By: President Bush Source: AFP

  2. "There are a number of conditions that need to be obtained if a ceasefire is to be durable," Rice said. "Among them is to do something about the weapons smuggling and the potential for resupply of Hamas from other places, including from...
    on Jan 16, 2009 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: 680 News

  3. "It's very important that at least someone meet with the Hamas leaders to express their views, to ascertain what flexibility they have, to try to induce them to stop all attacks against innocent civilians in Israel and to cooperate with e Fatah as a...
    on Apr 13, 2008 By: Jimmy Carter Source: Daily Star - Lebanon

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