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AIJAC condemns latest rocket attacks from Gaza, noting Iranian role in...

In the wake of around 200 rockets fired into Israel since yesterday, injuring several Israelis, the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today condemned Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad for their “blatant war crimes” and  “callous contempt for human life”

Israel prepares to counter drones and cruise missiles from Iran and...

Thus far, Israeli intelligence has managed to thwart several Iranian drone attack plans and Israel is also seeking to deter such attacks by signalling Iranian forces responsible will pay a heavy price given Israeli command of the air.

Fatah and Hamas are allowed to keep this horror film playing

The chilling words by veteran Hamas official Fathi Hammad at a rally in Gaza last July urging Palestinians to kill Jews, not Israelis, is easily found on YouTube. I don’t know if these words appear in the Palestinian Film Festival that Greg Barns encouraged readers to attend in his recent piece blaming Israel for poverty in Gaza.

Behind the News – September 2019

  Rocket and terror report The informal ceasefire understanding reached between Israel and Hamas under Egyptian auspices in May largely continues to hold, though with signs...

Hamas and Iran Continue to Rekindle Their Relationship

If reports of deepening Iranian involvement and increasing financial support for Hamas in Gaza and the West Bank are accurate, it can’t mean anything good for the future of either the Palestinian territories or Israel.

Behind the News – August 2019

Israel has begun constructing a new water pipeline which will increase the amount of water it supplies to the Gaza Strip by 200%. Israel already exceeds the amount of water it is required to deliver to Gaza under the Oslo Accords, but Gaza is suffering from severe water shortages due to mismanagement of the local water catchment

Scribblings: Hamas’ genocide call and Fatah extremism

I wish that similar attention to that focussed on Hammad had also been devoted to a recent statement on the official Facebook page of Fatah, the supposedly moderate party that dominates the supposedly moderate PA

Israel-Hamas strategies in Gaza/ A Bahrain post-mortem

This Update features two pieces on the state of the current Hamas-Israel confrontation around Gaza, and the current strategies of the two parties - five years after the last major Gaza war... We also offer a unique insider's perspective on the Bahrain "Peace to Prosperity" workshop

New revelations from inside Hamas

What these two sons of senior Hamas officials have to tell us about the organisation and its external relationships are of great analytical value, and provide a deeper understanding of the terrorist group, its capabilities and its supporters.

Hamas’ Global footprint

While Hamas is often discussed solely in the context of its rule over the Gaza strip, it retains a wider regional and even global presence.

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