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Hamas daily advocates the resumption of suicide bombings

The aftermath of a bus bombing in Haifa in 2003. Photo: Wikimedia, B. Železník

Hamas daily in Gaza publishes special edition calling for resumption of bombing attacks, marking wave of suicide bombings that devastated Israel before the construction of the security barrier that brought the carnage to a halt.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Mustafa al-Sawwaf, a columnist for the Hamas Al-Risalah daily, called for the renewal of suicide bombings against Israelis.

The article was printed as part of a special edition marking the 22nd anniversary of a series of suicide bombings in 1996.

In his article, which was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), al-Sawwaf asked, “Are we about to see actions similar to those carried out by the imprisoned commander Hassan Salameh?”

“Will we witness suicide attacks that will redeem the reputation of the quality attacks that shook the Zionist entity and can cause the leaders of the occupation – who call for the field execution of Palestinians – to think again? Continue Reading »

WATCH: IDF films Hamas stealing electricity Israel sends to Gaza civilians

The IDF [the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories – COGAT] publishes security CCTV footage catching Hamas terrorists in the act of stealing electricity intended for Gaza’s civilian residents.
– ‘Hat-tip’ to the IDF, proving once again: ‘Hamas doesn’t care about its civilian residents.’

By Ido Ben Porat


The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) continues its series of Arabic posts for Gaza Strip residents this morning, Sunday, when it published footage on its Facebook page of the theft by Hamas of electricity intended for local residents.

The footage was accompanied by a post translated into Arabic, which said, “The Hamas terrorist organization continues to steal from the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »

Hamas leaders unhappy over U.S. bill sanctioning the group

Hamas condemns the new American bill, the Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act, that sanctions the group for exploiting civilians as human shields, saying the Trump White House sides with the “Israeli narrative.”

By Elad Benari


Hamas on Thursday condemned a U.S. bill that sanctions the group for using civilians in Gaza as human shields, reported The Associated Press.

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said the bill sides with “the Israeli narrative”, according to the report.

The House of Representatives unanimously passed the Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act on Wednesday.

The Act, initiated by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) and Rep. Continue Reading »

IDF jets retaliate attacking Hamas target in Gaza for rocket attack on Israel

Following last night’s rocket fire from Gaza at Israel, IAF jets blast a Hamas outpost located in northern Gaza.
– Gaza rocket caused no damage, or physical injuries to Israeli citizens.

By Yoav Zitun and Matan Tzuri


The IDF attacked a Hamas observation post in the northern Gaza early Friday morning in retaliation to last night’s rocket fire from the strip.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit once again reiterated that “the IDF considers the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for what is happening in the Gaza Strip.”

Explosions in Gaza from IDF retaliatory attack after rockets fired at Israel – File Photo from Arab media

No alarm sounded Thursday night as a rocket was launched from the Strip towards Israeli territory. Continue Reading »

Philippines Police deports illegal alien – Hamas ‘rocket scientist’ to Iraq

Iraqi passport holder Taja Mohammad Al Jabori, who ‘admitted to being a member of Hamas,’ was arrested in the Philippines earlier this week after ‘a tip-off’ and found his visa had expired.
– Al Jabori, a chemist by trade, has been responsible for improving Hamas’ rocket capabilities.



The Philippines said Monday it would deport an elderly Iraqi man described as a scientist for Hamas and accused of helping the Palestinian terror group lob missiles at Israel.

Iraq tipped off the Philippines about the presence of Taja Mohammad Al Jabori, who was arrested on Sunday, national police chief Ronald Dela Rosa told reporters.However, the arrest was due to visa problems rather than any evidence of militant activity, the police chief emphasized. Continue Reading »

After Hamas accuses Palestinian of collaborating with Israel, family executes him


Based on claims by Hamas that one of their relatives assisted Israel in locating 3 senior terrorists for elimination during the 2014 Gaza war, the Palestinian family reported on Friday that they had executed him in the city of Rafah, Gaza.

By Elad Benari, Canada


A Gazan family said on Friday it had killed one of its relatives, claiming he had helped Israel track down and kill three senior Hamas terrorists, including one of the man’s own kinsmen.

In a statement quoted by Yediot Aharonot, the family of Ahmed Barhoum said it had shot him in the city of Rafah after they were told by Hamas that he had provided information to Israel. Continue Reading »

Arabs points finger at Mossad for attempted assassination of Hamas official in Lebanon

Following detonation of car-bomb that exploded in the Lebanese city of Sidon that left Hamas official, Mohamed Hamdan “slightly wounded,” Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV station reported both Hamas & Fatah blame Israel.

By Reuters, AP


Mohamed Hamdan, a Palestinian Hamas member, survived an attempt on his life Sunday after a bomb planted in his car in southern Lebanon detonated, wounding him, the Lebanese military and the terror group said, with Hamas identifying Israel as the culprit without providing evidence. Hamdan’s leg reportedly had to be amputated.

Hamdan in the hospital – Arab media

Hamdan, also known as Abu Hamza, was “slightly wounded” in the attack, a Hamas official in Sidon, Ayman Shanaa, told a Palestinian television station, Paltoday.It was not immediately clear who carried out the bombing in the city of Sidon or why Hamdan, “one of the movement’s cadres” according to Shanaa, was targeted. Continue Reading »

Hamas threatens ‘intifada’ should Trump recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Hamas threatens terror & mass murder of Jews if President Trump goes through with plans to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish State.

By AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff


Hamas called Saturday for a new “intifada” if Washington recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel or moves its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“We warn against such a move and call on the Palestinian people to revive the intifada if these unjust decisions on Jerusalem are adopted,” Hamas said in a statement.

Yahya Sinwar (L) the new Hamas leader in Gaza and Hamas chief, Ismaïl Haniyeh (R) – Photo: AFP/Archives

Any decision to move its embassy there would be “a flagrant attack on the city by the American administration” and give Israel “a cover for continuing its crime of Judaizing the city and emptying it of Palestinians,” it said. Continue Reading »

Israel bars pro-Hamas Swiss diplomats from entering Gaza

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman subsequently issued the ban having been informed by IDF Maj-Gen Yoav Mordechai of a set of meetings that occurred between Swiss representatives and the Gaza-based terrorist group leaders, Ismail Haniyeh & Yahya Sinwar.

By i24NEWS


Swiss officials have been reportedly banned from entering the Gaza Strip by Israel from via territory, following a set of meetings that apparently occurred between representatives from the country and Gaza-based Hamas group leaders, The Times of Israel reported on Wednesday.

The matter was brought to the attention of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman who subsequently issued the ban having been informed by Israel Defence Forces’ Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) Yoav Mordechai, reported Hadashot on Tuesday. Continue Reading »

Once Again, a Hamas Reminder: ‘We Will Never Recognize Israel’

Palestinian official boasted in Istanbul that Hamas had succeeded in transforming the “resistance” – code for ‘anti-Israel terrorist violence’, into a mainstream phenomenon, and called this a “source of pride” for all Palestinians.

By Israel Today Staff


A spokesman for Hamas reiterated on Wednesday that the terror group that rules the Gaza Strip would never recognize Israel’s right to exist, a firm prerequisite for peace.

Sami Abu Zuhri insisted that Hamas would remain true to its principles and work for the realization of national reconciliation and unify the Palestinian people in service to their agenda of “liberating” every last inch of the Holy Land. Continue Reading »

UNRWA finds another Hamas terror-tunnel beneath Gaza’s UN school

First, plagued with having UNRWA schools used to store Hamas rockets during the summer months, now, for the second time this year, a Hamas terror-tunnel was discovered beneath another UN educational institution in Gaza.
– UNRWA statement: “The presence of the tunnel underneath an UNRWA facility,” which retains immunity under international law, “is unacceptable and places the children and staff in danger” (by nullifying its immunity status when firing missiles at Israel).

By Elior Levy


The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) discovered two weeks ago a Hamas attack tunnel underneath one of its schools in Gaza. Continue Reading »

Gaza’s Hamas security commander escapes assassination attempt

After leaving Friday prayers at a Gaza mosque, Tawfiq Abu Naim, Hamas security commander, was rushed to hospital after his car exploded at the hands of masked Palestinian terrorists.

By Elior Levy


Commander of Hamas’s internal security forces in Gaza, Tawfiq Abu Naim was lightly wounded Friday afternoon after a group of masked men shot at him in what appeared to be an assassination attempt.

The men reportedly shot at Naim as he was leaving Friday prayers in a mosque in Nuseirat Camp.After sustaining his injuries, he was evacuated to Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza. A few other men were also injured in the incident. Continue Reading »

Shocking Video: Young Palestinian Boy With Handgun Opens Fire on IDF Soldiers

The sad reality in Gaza is that Hamas gives children weapons, and wouldn’t have cared if they died, having been sent to fire on IDF soldiers, since that would provide ammunition for their public relations arm in the Palestinian war to demonize & delegitimize Israel.

By Israel Today Staff


We’ve all been horrified by “summer camp” videos of Gaza’s Hamas overlords encouraging and training Palestinians children as young as five years of age to violently attack Israel.

The one shred of hope has been that as those children grow, perhaps they’ll come to their senses before getting an opportunity to actually engage in a deadly confrontation with Israelis. Continue Reading »

Hamas leader threatens to bomb Israel, Tel Aviv

Hamas leader in Gaza: ‘We will not… cannot recognize Israel and the conditions of the occupation are unacceptable….We can strike Israel for 51 minutes at the same level that we attacked Tel Aviv for 51 days.’

By Dalit Halevi


Hamas’s leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, is continuing his rhetoric against Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), stressing on Tuesday that the weapons held by the Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s “military wing”, will continue to serve as the spearhead in the struggle for the liberation of Palestine.

Hamas leader, Yahya Sinwar – Screen Shot: YouTube/Arab mrdia

In a meeting with representatives of labor unions on behalf of the Palestinian Arab organizations, Sinwar said that “the Palestinian people are still at the stage of national liberation and cannot give up their weapons.”

He added that the decision on national reconciliation was made by a consensus of Hamas leaders inside and outside “Palestine”, and stressed that the movement was serious about its intentions regarding the reconciliation agreement with Fatah. Continue Reading »

After Egyptian-led reconciliation of rival Palestinian faction, Hamas leaders go to Iran

Under the auspices of the Egyptian leadership, Hamas & Fatah finally signed a long sought after reconciliation agreement, but instead of solidifying its new relationship with Egypt, Hamas leaders travelled to Iran to enhance mutual cooperation, to Cairo’s pique.



A high-level Hamas delegation led by Hamas Deputy Politburo chief Salih al-Arouri arrived in Tehran on Friday to meet with Iranian officials, Hamas’s official website reported.

The delegation’s arrival in the Iranian capital came just a week after Hamas and Fatah signed an agreement to advance national reconciliation efforts under the auspices of Egypt. Iran and Egypt have cold ties. Continue Reading »