When was Hamas created?

Answer The pro-Palestine group Hamas was formed in 1987 as the result of a new breakout in intense Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The name is an Islamic acronym for "Harakat Al-Muqawama Al-Islamia," which ... Read More »

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Who were the three men that created hamas?

Hamas is an Arabic word meaning "Zeal" and is an acronym for "Islamic Resistance Movement." The group was founded in 1987 by Ahmed Yassin, Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi and Muhammad Taha as a branch of Eg... Read More »

Where is Hamas located?

Hamas is a Palestinian terrorist organization, with its main power base in Gaza, which shares borders with Egypt and Israel. In 2007, following post-election violence with other Palestinian groups,... Read More »

What is in a Hamas rocket?

According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), the Hamas Qassam missiles weigh about 200 pounds and carry a warhead of TNT, other high explosives and metal to add shrapnel to the blast effects of the explo... Read More »

Who is the head of Hamas?

The current leader of Hamas is Khaled Meshal. In May of 2009, followers elected Meshal to a fourth term as the leader of the political wing of Hamas. Sheikh Ahmad Yassin founded Hamas in 1987, and ... Read More »