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Harakat al-Muqawamah al-Islamiyya (Islamic Resistance Movement). The word "Hamas" stems from a term that means courage and bravery.


Hamas mainly operates in the Gaza Strip, where it runs most government offices and services. It has a more limited presence in the West Bank and has been accused of plotting attacks there. It has a network of supporters and funders that spans the globe, but Hamas concentrates its attacks on Israeli targets in and around Israel.    The group's...

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