Hamas: The Islamic Resistance Movement of Palestine

Hamas: The Islamic Resistance Movement of Palestine

Yehudit Barsky

Hamas, which won a majority of seats in the January 2006 Palestinian Legislative Council elections, is an Islamic extremist terror organization that calls for the eradication of Israel through acts of violence that are legitimized through a radical interpretation of Islamic theology. Hamas is the Arabic acronym for Harakat Al-Muqawama Al-Islamiya fi Filistin, or the Islamic Resistance Movement in Palestine. Its goal is to replace Israel with a militant Palestinian Islamic state.

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