Hamas



[hah-mahs] /hɑˈmɑs/

noun
1.
a Palestinian Islamic fundamentalist movement engaged in grass-roots organizing and armed resistance and terrorism against Israel.
[hah-mah, hah-mah] /ˈhɑ mɑ, hɑˈmɑ/
noun
1.
a city in W Syria, on the Orontes River.
/ˈhæmæs/
noun
1.
an organization founded in 1987 with the aim of establishing an Islamic state in Palestine
/ˈhɑːmɑː/
noun
1.
a city in W Syria, on the Orontes River: an early Hittite settlement; famous for its huge water wheels, used for irrigation since the Middle Ages. Pop: 439 000 (2005 est) Biblical name Hamath

A radical Palestinian organization founded in 1987 in opposition to the moderate policies of the Palestine Liberation Organization. In a controversial move, Yasir Arafat has brought members of Hamas into positions of authority within the Palestinian Authority. Hamas sponsors terrorism directed at Israel, especially in the form of suicide bombers in crowded places.

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