Hamas is a fraudulent organization headed by Dan Dicks of PressForTruth.ca , a Canadian associate of Alex Jones. He bills himself as a “an investigative journalist and a documentary film maker” on his facebook page. He lives in Toronto.
Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, is Brett Greenberg, the grandson of Maurice Greenberg…
Here is the description of Hamas from the CFR website:
Hamas is the largest and most influential Palestinian militant movement that, along with the more moderate Fatah party, serves as one of the two primary Palestinian political factions. Founded in 1987 during the first Intifada, Hamas is a Sunni Islamist group and a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization violently opposed to the state of Israel. Hamas, an acronym for Harakat al-Muqawana al-Islamiya (Islamic Resistance Movement), has exercised de facto rule over the Gaza Strip since wresting the territory from its rival Fatah, which governs the West Bank, in 2007… Hamas is viewed by most Western analysts as an obstacle to the Arab-Israeli peace process and the goal of a two-state solution. As a result, Western nations, including the United States, have tried to embolden the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority while isolating Hamas, which has historically kept strong ties to Iran. However, direct Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations have been frozen since 2010, and the outbreak of hostilities between Israel and Hamas (NYT) in Gaza in late 2012 threatens to erode the prospects for renewed talks anytime soon…
Hamas was founded by Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, a Palestinian spiritual leader who became an activist in the local branch of the Muslim Brotherhood after dedicating his early life to Islamic scholarship in Cairo. Beginning in the late 1960s, Yassin preached and performed charitable work in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, both of which were seized by Israeli forces following the 1967 Six-Day War. In 1973, he established al-Mujamma’ al-Islami (the Islamic Center) to coordinate the Brotherhood’s political activities in Gaza.
The overall leader of Hamas since 2004 is Khaled Meshaal, a former teacher who is based out of Doha, Qatar. In January 2012, Meshaal abandoned his longtime base of operations in Damascus, Syria, amid the country’s ongoing civil war. According to the non-partisan Congressional Research Service, Meshaal’s leadership and influence are being challenged in 2012, partly due to the perception of some of Hamas’ prominent leaders in Gaza that he favors political over military resistance.
Hamas’ so-called “prime minister” is Gaza-based Ismail Haniyeh, a former leader of the group’s student movement and close associate of its spiritual founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, who was assassinated along with much of the Hamas leadership in 2004. Analysts say Haniyeh is seen as a pragmatist within Hamas, and more open to talks with Israel.
When I was in the elementary grades, I will never forget one particular teacher who introduced me to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He said that it was the most significant and important issue facing the world at the time. About 30 years later, I could say the exact same thing now. Nothing has changed. And there is a reason for this lack of change. There are very powerful forces who use this powder-keg of a conflict for their own evil purposes, and you don’t have to be very older than in the elementary grades to figure out who benefits from this constant conflict. It certainly isn’t the Palestinian or the Israeli citizenry.