Definitions

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  • proper n. An Islamic militant organization that presses for an independent Palestinian state and abnegates the recognition of Israel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a militant Islamic fundamentalist political movement that opposes peace with Israel and uses terrorism as a weapon; seeks to create an Islamic state in place of Israel; is opposed to the PLO and has become a leading perpetrator of terrorist activity in Israel; pioneered suicide bombing

Etymologies

From Arabic حماس (ḥamās), an acronym (meaning literally ‘enthusiasm’) for حركة المقاومة الاسلامية (ḥarakat al-muqāwama al-islāmīya) ‘Islamic Resistance Movement’. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Promoted to Headline (H3) on 1/4/09: Israel's "Right to Exist" vs. Hamas 'Right to Resist "yahooBuzzArticleHeadline =' Israel\'s "Right to Exist" vs. Hamas\ 'Right to Resist "'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Page 2 of Article: Article: Further exploration of philosophy toward Israel and Hamas is needed if we Americans are going to get closer to a way to an end in the brutality.'

    Israel's "Right to Exist" vs. Hamas' Right to Resist"

  • Promoted to Headline (H3) on 1/4/09: Israel's "Right to Exist" vs. Hamas 'Right to Resist "yahooBuzzArticleHeadline =' Israel\'s "Right to Exist" vs. Hamas\ 'Right to Resist "'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Page 3 of Article: Article: Further exploration of philosophy toward Israel and Hamas is needed if we Americans are going to get closer to a way to an end in the brutality.'

    Israel's "Right to Exist" vs. Hamas' Right to Resist"

  • Promoted to Headline (H3) on 1/4/09: Israel's "Right to Exist" vs. Hamas 'Right to Resist "yahooBuzzArticleHeadline =' Israel\'s "Right to Exist" vs. Hamas\ 'Right to Resist "'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: Further exploration of philosophy toward Israel and Hamas is needed if we Americans are going to get closer to a way to an end in the brutality.'

    Israel's "Right to Exist" vs. Hamas' Right to Resist"

  • Please do a google search for Nihad Awad and see his ties to hamas and Hezbollah , he is even pictured at a rally for Hamas while a hezbollah flag wave next to him.

    Omar Khadr Fingers Maher Arar As Terrorist « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • AZIZ SDWEIK, HAMAS, PARLIAMENTARIAN: The mean, and the ways that Hamas used has achieved something, while negotiations with the Israelis have achieved nothing so far.

    CNN Transcript Nov 25, 2009

  • FAWZI BARHOUM, HAMAS SPOKESMAN (through translator): Hamas is still here.

    CNN Transcript Jan 3, 2009

  • His argument is that if you don't deal with hamas, you will end up with something even more extreme. as to your poster who asked if he supports the people blowing up internet cafes... unlike you, I suspect, he actually went to report first-hand on this at great risk to himself, defending thge victims and condemning the groups commiting these crimes, who are not Hamas, and indeed are anti-Hamas jihadists.

    The True Face of Hamas

  • ZAKI CHEHAB, AUTHOR, "INSIDE HAMAS": As you mentioned earlier, Hamas is a branch of the International Islamic Brotherhood movement.

    CNN Transcript Dec 7, 2007

  • AHMED YOUSEF, HAMAS SPOKESMAN: My reaction is, the same things has happened in the West Bank, the people actually attacking Hamas institution and killing people and set fire in their places.

    CNN Transcript Jun 17, 2007

  • KHALED MASHAAL, HAMAS LEADER: (through translator): Israel, since the establishment of Hamas 20 years ago, has been trying to do the same, to destroy us, weaken us.

    CNN Transcript Aug 27, 2007

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