Hamas caught in bind as Gaza violence heats up

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    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A new round of violence between Israel and Palestinian militants has Gaza's Hamas rulers caught between reluctance to take on Israel and discomfort with reining in fellow Islamists from smaller, more radical groups involved in the fighting.

    The fighting has killed 10 Palestinians and an Israeli, casting doubts on assessments that the recent prisoner swap between Israel and Hamas might improve relations between the bitter foes. Despite the worst bloodshed in months, both sides indicated they were interested in restoring calm.

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    US State Department: Terrorist Designation of HAMAS Operative Muhammad Hisham Muhammad Isma'il Abu Ghazala

    The State Department has designated Muhammad Hisham Muhammad Isma’il Abu Ghazala under E.O. 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. This action will help stem the flow of finances to Abu Ghazala by prohibiting U.S. persons from engaging in transactions with him and freezing any assets he may have under U.S. jurisdiction.
    Designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization since 1997, HAMAS has carried out attacks – such as suicide bombings, rocket launches, improvised explosive device attacks, and shootings – against civilian targets inside Israel

    Terrorist Designation of HAMAS Operative Muhammad Hisham Muhammad Isma'il Abu Ghazala
     
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    Robert Bernstein, Founding Chairman Emeritus, Human Rights Watch; Chairman of Advancing Human Rights
     
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    Hamas now has a great opportunity to step up and become real leaders for the good of the palestinian people and help the world to veiw them as more than just another terrorist organization. If Hamas would wipeout the islamic jihad terrorists causeing this new violence they would show the world and Israel that they are serious aboutdoing more than paying lip service to removeing terrorism from gaza.This would give Hamas some legitamacy and creadability in further negotiations.
     
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    If every Muslima offered to adult breast-feed every Israeli, as is Islamic custom, there would be peace. :clap2:

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    Hamas has been at the forefront in ceasefires. Hamas convinced all Palestinian factions to have a ceasefire with Israel when the "roadmap" was signed. They held that ceasefire for a year and a half even though Israel went into Palestine the very next day and killed three Palestinians. Hamas did not stop that ceasefire until Israel killed that family on the beach. Hamas had the ceasefire with Israel before Cast Lead even though Israel never kept up with its side.

    Israel always considers ceasefires to be one sides. The Palestinians must stop their violence while Israel still does what it wants.
     
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    Hamas Constitution
    US State Department: Terrorist Designation of HAMAS Operative Muhammad Hisham Muhammad Isma'il Abu Ghazala
     
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    BTW, what Hamas officials signed that constitution?
     
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    Time magazine...
    By the late 1980s, however, Hamas had passed its infamous charter, which calls for the destruction of Israel, and had begun guerrilla operations against the Jewish state. Its signature tactic was suicide bombing
    Globally Isolated and Economically Crippled: Why Hamas is Losing Gaza - TIME.
     
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    OK, but who signed it?
     

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