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Hamas

A political party and paramilitary organization in Palestine. Established in 1987, it originated in the older Muslim Brotherhood but combined Islamism with Palestinian nationalism. It was responsible for numerous suicide bombings in the 1990s and early 2000s, but ended this policy in 2005. In 2006, it won parliamentary elections in Palestine and the following year expelled rival Fatah from Gaza. Hamas (or at least its paramilitary wing) is regarded as a terrorist organization by much of the world.
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After the seizure of rockets by Egyptian Security Services operating in the Sinai Peninsula, a new Israeli report says that the Islamic Resistance movement Hamas that controls the Gaza Strip, "Hamas" has been able to smuggle anti-Aircraft missiles into Gaza, and that Iran and Syria are behind these weapons, reported Beirut daily AN NAHAR, Monday.
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GAZA, May 26 (KUNA) -- Israeli F-16 warplanes attacked two sites belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in Rafah and Khan Yunis, south Gaza Strip, repeatedly on Saturday.

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