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Hamas: The Terrorist Organization That Wages Battles With Israel

Hamas, an acronym for Harakat al-Muqawamah al-Islamiyyah is a terrorist Palestinian group in the Gaza strip that is determined to see the destruction of Israel and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. It was founded in 1987 by members of the Muslim brotherhood and defectors of the defunct PLO quickly became popular with a wide fanbase.

  1 year ago ago
Hamas: The Terrorist Organization That Wages Battles With Israel

POLITICS

Why does Jordan support Palestine when Palestine attempted to overthrow the king?

It doesn’t, really. Strategically, Jordan’s government is as afraid (more afraid?) of Palestinian nationalism and the PLO as Israel is. But unlike Israel (less than 20% Palestinian, not counting the West Bank), Jordan (more than 70% Palestinian, by unofficial estimate) must tread lightly around the issue. Quick history lesson: in the 1920s, when the combined population of Palestine and “Transjordan” on the map above was less than a million people (650,000 west of the river Jordan, about 200,000 east

  1 year ago ago
Why does Jordan support Palestine when Palestine attempted to overthrow the king?

POLITICS

Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed victory in israel's election

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed victory in Israel's election over his predominant challenger, former military chief of personnel Benny Gantz, though it appears he may simply be quick of securing a parliamentary majority to shape the next government. Exit polls after Monday's vote, the third in much less than a year, suggested Netanyahu's Likud celebration and its ultra-religious and nationalist allies had captured 59 of the a hundred and twenty seats in the Knesset - pointing to yet another de

  2 years ago ago
Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed victory in israel's election