Hamas

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From Arabic حماس (ḥamās, literally enthusiasm), an acronym for حركة المقاومة الاسلامية (ḥarakat al-muqāwama al-islāmīya, Islamic Resistance Movement).

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Hamas

  1. A militant Palestinianist and Sunni Muslim movement that presses for an independent, Palestinian Islamic state and the Palestinian right of return.

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