Hamas

Hamas, an acronym of its official name, Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiya, is a Palestinian Sunni Islamist political and military movement governing parts of the occupied Gaza Strip. Hamas was founded... Wikipedia

  • Chairman of the Political Bureau:  Ismail Haniyeh
  • Deputy Chairman:  Saleh al-Arouri
  • Leader in the Gaza Strip:  Yahya Sinwar
  • Military commander:  Mohammed Deif
  • Deputy military commander:  Marwan Issa
  • Founder:  Ahmed Yassin, Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi
  • Founded:  December 10, 1987
  • Split from:  Muslim Brotherhood
  • Headquarters:  Gaza City, Gaza Strip
  • Military wing:  Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades
  • Membership:  20,000–25,000
  • Ideology:  Palestinian nationalism, Islamic nationalism, Islamism, Anti-Zionism, Anti-imperialism
  • Religion:  Sunni Islam
  • Political alliance:  Alliance of Palestinian Forces
  • Colours:  Green
  • Palestinian Legislative Council:  74 / 132
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo