What is Hamas? 5-point guide to the Palestinian group

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Oct 09, 2023

What is it?

Hamas is a Palestinian Islamist militant group which rules the Gaza Strip. Israel, the US, the UK and the EU call this group a terrorist organization.

When was Hamas formed?

Hamas was founded in 1987 by Sheikh Ahmed Yasin, and his aide Abdul Aziz al-Rantissi when the first conflict between Israel and Palestine took place.

Who are the supporters of Hamas?

Backed by religious donations, it is a part of a regional alliance that includes Syria, Iran and the Hezbollah group in Lebanon.

Why did Hamas attack Israel on Saturday?

As per reports, Hamas attacked Israel to give an answer to the atrocities that Palestinians have faced in the past.

What is the meaning of the word Hamas?

Hamas is an Arabic word which means zeal, bravery or strength.

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