Mohammed Safi, 27, is the latest victim of Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist movement that has been controlling the Gaza Strip since 2007.
While voters in Israel were heading to the ballot boxes to elect a new parliament, Safi, who is from the town of Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip, is reported to have lost his eyesight while being held in a Hamas prison. His crime: participation in demonstrations calling for an end to the economic crisis in the Gaza Strip and protesting new taxes imposed by the Hamas rulers.
The Palestinian terrorist group Hamas has a “well-documented” presence in Germany, despite hundreds of its supporters having been under surveillance for several years, counter-terrorism experts have revealed.
Jannis Jost, research associate at the Center for the Research on Terrorism and Radicalization in the German city of Kiel, told The Media Line that Germany’s intelligence and domestic security agencies have been “monitoring Hamas supporters in the country for more than a decade.”
Police carried out raids across Germany on Wednesday targeting charities suspected of providing “financial and propaganda” support to the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, the interior ministry said.
Around 90 properties in ten states were searched, with the focus of the raids targeting the charities WWR Help and Ansaar International in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Brandishing a handgun, Hamas official Rafiq Abu Hani addressed a crowd of Palestinian Muslims on March 17, 2019, and this exchange with his audience was recorded on Hamas/Gaza Al Aqsa TV:
Rafiq Abu Hani: Our goal is Jihad for the sake of Allah! What is your goal?
Rafiq Abu Hani: What is your goal?
Rafiq Abu Hani: What is your goal?
In a letter to the UN Security Council and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon wrote, “Hamas has cancelled school on 30 March so that children will be free to attend the riots. As always, Hamas will exploit these children as human shields and compensate the rioters and their families, should they suffer injuries.”
Hamas has arrested dozens of people and left many with serious injuries as its riot police crack down on the largest protests against the group in Gaza in years.
Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets for four consecutive days to protest the high cost of living and the disastrous economic situation inside Gaza. Demonstrators chanted: “We want to live” and shared the slogan on social media.
Hamas police armed with batons attacked demonstrators in several cities and chased protesters into their homes to arrest them. Several online videos appeared to show officers clubbing unarmed protesters.
Hamas has again proved that it really is a terrorist group that oppresses its people and prevents them from expressing their opinions. It has also shown that when it is in trouble, it will do its utmost to divert attention from the problems it is facing at home.
As far as Hamas is concerned, one of the best ways to divert attention from the growing frustration with its rule is by attacking Israel and Jews. Then, Israel is forced to respond to defend itself. That will allow Hamas to tell its people that there is no room for internal fighting and disputes “because we are under attack by the Jews.” No Palestinian would dare to criticize Hamas while Israel is supposedly “attacking” Hamas. Anyone who did so would be accused of being a “traitor” and “collaborator” with the “Zionist enemy.”
That is exactly what happened this week, when two rockets were fired at the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.
Violence in the West Bank as pro-Hamas protesters clash with Palestinian security forces on 31st anniversary of Islamist party’s creation
A good time was had by all.
Palestinian security forces beat Hamas supporters with batons as they broke up a protest Friday in the West Bank city of Hebron, witnesses and police said.
The protest in the southern West Bank city was planned in support of the militant Islamist group on the 31st anniversary of its founding.
Around 50 activists carried Hamas flags confronted Palestinian Authority security forces and blocked traffic following noon prayers.
On social media sites, activists posted videos showing the security forces using batons against both male and female demonstrators in Hebron.
The Palestinian terrorist group Hamas could not have wished for a better birthday gift than the one with which the United Nations General Assembly presented it last week.
In a few days, Hamas will hold a massive celebration in the Gaza Strip to mark its 31st anniversary. Hamas leaders are expected to pass on to their supporters the nice gift the terrorist group has just received from the UN — a gift that enables them to continue launching rockets at Israel and planning how to kill as many Jews as possible on the way to eliminating Israel and replacing it with an Islamic state.
Although a majority of UN member states voted in favor of a US-sponsored resolution condemning the activities of Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups, it failed to be adopted at the UN General Assembly.
On Sunday, seven Israelis were wounded in a drive-by shooting near the town of Ofra, approximately 13 miles north of Jerusalem.
One of the critically wounded is a 21-year-old pregnant female. Following the violent attack, the woman was taken to Shaare Zedek Hospital, where doctors successfully delivered her baby, which is currently in a ward for premature infants.
“What the international mediators need to understand is that there is only one solution to the crisis in the Gaza Strip: removing Hamas from power and destroying its military capabilities. They also need to understand that there is only one language that Hamas understands: the language of force. The assumption that if you pay terrorists millions of dollars, they will stop attacking you — rather than using the funds to build up their forces — has proven to be false.”
The Hamas terror organization fired at least 400 rockets and mortars into Israel in 24 hours November 12-13, killing one person (a Palestinian) and 70 Israeli civilians (some critically). But why should we care in the U.S.? Well, simply put, Hamas is the sworn enemy of America.
Here are just a few of the many facts that lead us to only one conclusion – Hamas is the bad guy.
Israeli special forces soldiers last night assassinated a top Hamas commander after crossing into the Gaza Strip before a gun battle left one soldier and six more Palestinians dead.
The gun fight took place east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian officials who said the undercover Israeli forces travelled in a civilian car.
Hamas’ armed wing, the Qassam Brigades, said its local commander Nour el-Deen Baraka was fatally shot before militants found the vehicle and chased it down – prompting Israel to launch airstrikes.
The Hamas terrorist organization on Sunday condemned a weekend massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue, claiming that as Palestinian victims of Israeli “terror,” the group relates to the shattered Pennsylvania Jewish community’s pain.
US authorities said 46-year-old Robert Bowers killed eight men and three women inside the Tree of Life synagogue on Saturday during worship services, before a tactical police team shot and wounded him. Bowers faces state and federal charges.
In a statement, top Hamas official Basem Naim said the group was “sorry to hear about the terror attack.”
If anyone was hoping that removing Hamas from power in the Gaza Strip would improve the situation there and boost the chances of peace between Palestinians and Israel, they are in for a big disappointment. Hamas, which violently seized control over the Gaza Strip in the summer of 2007, is not the only terrorist group in the coastal enclave, home to some two million Palestinians.
In addition to Hamas, these are several other Palestinian terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip.