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 »

Is Hamas Muslim?

Hamas is a Muslim Palestinian terrorist group founded in 1987. It remains tightly affiliated with its mother organization, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. Its main base of power, Gaza, borders Egy... 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 »

Why did the Hamas attack Israel?

Since its creation in 1987, Hamas has been at a state of war with Israel, and dedicated to Israel's destruction. A fundamentalist Islamic movement, its opposition to Israel is based on religious id... Read More »