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Definition of Hamas

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Islamic Resistance Movement, militant Islamic group started in 1987 with the aim of creating an Islamic Palestinian state
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1. 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
(synonym) Islamic Resistance Movement
(hypernym) terrorist organization, terrorist group, foreign terrorist organization, FTO
(part-meronym) Qassam Brigades, Salah al-Din Battalions, Iz Al-Din Al-Qassam Battalions
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Hamas ( , "enthusiasm", an acronym of ) is a Palestinian Islamic organization, with an associated military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, in the Palestinian territories and elsewhere in the Middle East including Qatar. Hamas or its military wing is designated as a terrorist organization by Australia, Canada, Egypt, the European Union, Israel, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and is banned in Jordan. It is not considered a terrorist organization by Iran, Russia, Turkey,China, and some Arab nations.

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