Hamas is the first cousin of the Islamic State
Hamas, also known as the Islamic Resistance Movement, excels at only two things – terrorism and propaganda. On August 26, 2014, an open-ended ceasefire began with Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri declaring to the world: “We have won.” What they had won did not seem entirely clear. This was the same deal Hamas had rejected – and Israel accepted – on July 15. But terrorism is propaganda and propaganda terrorism, and so Zuhri felt free to boast that Hamas had accomplished “what no Arab army has done. We have defeated them.” With victories like this Hamas need never experience defeat.
Click here to read my entire article in the October 2014 edition of Quadrant: http://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2014/10/hamass-propaganda-deed-gaza/