With the brutal terrorist attack on Israel, Hamas came to spotlight in the news. In this article, we look at the origins and the ideology of the Palestinian terrorist organization that committed the abominable massacre of Israeli civilians.
The EU is suspending aid to the Palestinians with immediate effect following the Israeli attack, and has expressed its solidarity with Israel, underlining its right to defend itself against the violent and indiscriminate attacks, in accordance with international law.
Religious hatred matters. Jihadi violence targeting Christian houses of worship during religious holidays explicitly conveys theological hostility. This terrible reality is unpalatable for some analysts, who remain content to blame other forces.