Hamas

Hamas is an Iranian-backed terrorist organization that seeks the destruction of Israel. During the summer of 2014, the group fired more than 4,500 rockets at the Jewish state with the purpose of killing, maiming and terrorizing Israelis. To avoid the resumption of hostilities, Hamas must ultimately be disarmed. In the interim, the group should be prevented from rebuilding its terrorist infrastructure.

Talking Points

  1. Hamas is a Terrorist Group Dedicated to Israel Destruction.
    Designated by the U.S. as a terrorist group in 1995, it has killed more than 500 civilians – including two-dozen Americans – in suicide bombings and other attacks.

  2. Prevent Hamas from rebuilding its terrorist infrastructure.
    Before the reconstruction of Gaza can begin, the United States and other world powers must ensure that a mechanism is in place to prevent Hamas from using building materials to reconstruct terror tunnels and further advance its terrorist infrastructure as it has done in the past. 

  3. Hamas must ultimately be disarmed and Gaza demilitarized.
    To avoid the resumption of hostilities, Gaza must ultimately be demilitarized. In the interim, safeguards must be put in place to prevent Hamas and other Gaza terrorist groups from rearming. As President Obama has said, “Ultimately, any lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must ensure the disarmament of terrorist groups and the demilitarization of Gaza.”