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Definition of the noun hamas

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  1. 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

Alternative definition of the noun hamas

proper noun

  1. An Islamic militant organization that presses for an independent Palestinian state and abnegates the recognition of Israel.

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Google previewHAMAS Between Violence and Pragmatism (2010)

by Marc A. Walther

Far from being solely a terrorist organization, Hamas is a heterogeneous movement, which has situational awareness and uses violence or political participation after a cost-benefit analysis.

Google previewAftershock (2005)

Anti-Zionism & Anti-Semitism by David Matas

Hamas is an Arabic acronym for Islamic Resistance Movement. It is also an Arabic word meaning “zeal.

Hamas is a social service organization in the West Bank and Gaza. In addition to schools, mosques, and youth groups, it funds daycare ...

Google previewUnderstanding Terrorism (2014)

Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues by Gus Martin

Hamas is an Islamic fundamentalist movement founded in 1987, with roots in the Palestinian branch of the Muslim...

Hamas is a comprehensive movement rather than simply a terrorist group, providing social services to Palestinians while at ...

Google previewIslam: A Worldwide Encyclopedia [4 volumes] (2017)

by Cenap Çakmak

To this end, it should also be recalled that there is an ideological distinction between Hamas and Iran, because Hamas is a Salafi and Sunni organization. Even though its Salafi approach is different from the Salafi version of Al-Qaeda, Hamas ...

Google previewPeace and War (2002)

The Arab-Israeli Military Balance Enters the 21st Century by Anthony H. Cordesman

Hamas is a radical Islamic fundamentalist organization that has stated that its highest priority is a Jihad (holy war) for the liberation of Palestine and the establishment of an Islamic Palestine "from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River.

Google previewJihad in Palestine (2015)

Political Islam and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict by Shaul Bartal

All about the Hamas organization Hamas is an acronym for the Islamic Resistance Movement. [Hamas] is a nationalist resistance movement of the people which provides the right conditions to implement the freeing of the Palestine nation.

Google previewThe Palestinian Hamas (2006)

Vision, Violence, and Coexistence by Shaul Mishal, Avraham Sela

PREFACE Hamas is a movement identified with Islamic fundamentalism and murderous suicide bombings. At the top of its agenda are liberating Palestine through a holy war ...

Google previewChange and Continuity in the Middle East (2016)

Conflict Resolution and Prospects for Peace by M.E. Ahrari

Hamas is a spin-off from the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt, which also has branches in Jordan and the Occupied Territories. It has a fundamental disagreement with the PLO over the nature of an independent Palestinian state. The PLO ...

Google previewAnti-American Terrorism and the Middle East (2004)

A Documentary Reader by Barry Rubin, Judith Colp Rubin

Article Thirty- One: Hamas is a humane movement, which cares for human rights and is committed to the tolerance inherent in Islam regarding attitudes toward other religions.

Google previewDrinking the Sea at Gaza (2014)

Days and Nights in a Land Under Siege by Amira Hass

Hamas is the second largest organization in the occupied territories. Intifada: The Palestinian popular uprising that began on December 9, 1987, in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. The intifada ended officially in 1993 when the ...

Google previewNative on the Net (2004)

Indigenous and Diasporic Peoples in the Virtual Age by Kyra Landzelius

Hamas is the loudest group, and, ...

Google previewProducing Spoilers (2014)

Peacemaking and the Production of Enmity in a Secular Age by Joyce Dalsheim

Hamas is a player in the peace process in the sense that they spoil the game when they engage in violent acts that undermine the process from which they are excluded. In any case, such is the story told about them around the ...

Google previewTerrorist Financing and Resourcing (2011)

by J. Vittori

For example, HAMAS is a franchisee of Iranin that itreceives much of itsfinancing and trainingfrom that state, butit also maintainsa complex networkofcharities, frontcompanies, ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Terrorism (2015)

by Martha Crenshaw, John Pimlott

Hamas is one of the two main Palestinian Islamic terrorist organizations based in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. They are both fiercely anti-Western and committed to destroying Israel and to establishing a ...

Google previewDictionary of International Security (2008)

by Paul Robinson

Hamas of spies operating outside China, with a particular interest in gathering economic and technological secrets, especially in the United States. Some experts believe that the Chinese may have several hundred agents operating within ...

Google previewA Political and Economic Dictionary of the Middle East (2013)

by David Seddon

Hamas hada strong following inBlida,a large town some 30 miles south of Algiers , where Sheikh Nahnah himself was based. It held well attended meetings in southern Algeriaandis reported to have expanded its membership throughout ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Israel (2016)

by Bernard Reich, David H. Goldberg

Nevertheless, virtually all international donors cut off direct financial assistance to the PA until Hamas unambiguously agreed to the conditions set by the Middle East Quartet: the end to violence, recognition of Israel, and acceptance of ...

Google previewA Comprehensive Dictionary of the Middle East (2013)

by Dilip Hiro

dismissed all Hamas officials in the West Bank. Israel jailed 27 Hamas parliamentarians and other leaders in the West Bank areas under its control. It imposed an economic blockade on Gaza. The Qassam ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism, Second Edition (2011)

by Gus Martin

The military faction of the group, called the Izz ad Din al Qassam Brigades, has carried out scores of suicide bombings and terror attacks inside Israel and the occupied territories since Hamas began in 1987. The group's military wing is also ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Islamic Fundamentalism (2012)

by Mathieu Guidère

• HARAKAT-AL-MUQAWAMA-AL-ISLAMIYYAH/HAMAS IN PALESTINE group, Hamas is also an Arabic word that refers to a devoted path toward Allah and is interpreted to more loosely refer to “strength and bravery.” Structurally, Hamas ...

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Hamas' 25th anniversary

Photos released by Hamas's official news agency via social media outlets show preparations for Hamas's 25th anniversary, which will proudly showcase the arsenal that the group uses to terrorize Israeli civilians.

Photo credit: Facts for a Better Future

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Quotes about Hamas

The Hamas has taken the path of avoiding causing harm to Zionist interests outside of Palestine, not from weakness or lack of ability to do so, but because Hamas does not wish for further fronts to be opened against it around the world. (Ahmed Yassin)
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Scrabble value of H4A1M3A1S1

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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