Tagged with Hamas

Hamas Second-Richest Terror Group Worldwide

Forbes study shows Hamas only second to ISIS for terror income – and that most of the money is from foreign aid and NGOs.  By Tova Dvorin ISIS may still be the world’s richest terror organizations, Forbes Israel revealed Tuesday – but Hamas is a close second. Terror groups require an enormous amount of resource and financial … Continue reading

Egypt begins clearing Gaza border area

Smoke rises after a house was blown up during a military operation by Egyptian security forces in the Egyptian city of Rafah near the border with southern Gaza Strip Oct. 29, 2014. (AFP) Al Arabiya, Staff writer Egypt began establishing a buffer zone on Wednesday, clearing residents from its border with the Gaza Strip following … Continue reading

Hamas Savage, I mean official Declares Intifada in Jerusalem

By Tova Dvorin Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar Flash 90 Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar, declared the constant cycle of violence in Jerusalem an “intifada” on Saturday night, making rumors of a so-called “silent intifada” official despite declarations from the Israeli security establishment that statements to that effect are exaggerated. “Escalating the resistance in the city is … Continue reading

A Tale of Three Twitter Feeds: Hamas Tweets in Arabic, English, and Hebrew

Analysis of the social-media messaging of Hamas’ military wing reveals distinct voices for the West, the Arab Middle East, and Israel By Aaron Magid| An example of al-Qassam’s Arabic Twitter feed from August, 2014. (Twitter @qassam_arabic1) During the late afternoon on Aug. 26, hours before the Egyptian-mediated ceasefire in Gaza began, Hamas’ military wing—Al-Qassam Brigades—launched … Continue reading

Did Israel Avert a Hamas Massacre?

The story behind the Gaza tunnel plot, from Israeli intelligence officials—and Hamas leader Khalid Mishal. By Adam Ciralsky A medical officer in the I.D.F. Southern Command stands in a Hamas–built tunnel on Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip, near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha. Noises in the Night Yossi Adoni, a village leader in Zarit, is worried. … Continue reading

Obama’s Gaza Game

While Israelis are fighting and dying, families huddling in bomb shelters and soldiers going off to face death, the men and women in suits and power suits moving through the great halls of diplomacy are using them as pawns in a larger game. During the Cold War, Israel was a pawn in a larger struggle … Continue reading

Under Gaza’s shadow, the Islamic State advances

By JONATHAN SPYER As Israel and Hamas clash, IS is making gains in Syria away from the media spotlight. In recent weeks, far from the attention of the world’s media, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (IS, formerly ISIS) has been fighting its enemies and expanding its borders. There is mounting evidence that IS … Continue reading

Free Gaza

AP BY: Matthew Continetti Three. That is the number of times Israel has fought Hamas since 2007, when the terror group seized control of the Gaza Strip. There was Operation Cast Lead in 2008, Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012, and now Operation Protective Edge in 2014. In all three cases the story has been … Continue reading