Hamas (Terrorist Organisation)

By Lachlan Ceravolo

Origins (When, Where and Why it Started?)

The terrorist organisation Hamas started on the 8th of December, 1987 (the same day as the First Intifada) in Palestine.

The reason Hamas started was to liberate Palestine from Israeli occupation and to establish an Islamic state in Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

Terrorist Events Hamas Was Involved in

The Mehola Junction Bombing

The Mehola Junction bombing was carried out by the terrorist organisations, Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. It happened on April 16th 1993, at Mehola Junction (as well as another bombing that year which was the Beit El car bombing which happened on the October 4th, which happened near Beit El). Hamas claimed responsibility . Hamas are known for carrying out bombings with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.