The Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades is the military wing of Hamas whose roots go back to 1986. The primary objective of the group was to build a coherent military organization to support the goals of Hamas, which was at the time concerned with blocking the Oslo Accords negotiations. From 1994 to 2000, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades carried out a number of attacks against both Israeli soldiers and civilians. The Brigades were the first Palestinian group to carry out a suicide attack against an Israeli target the following year and deadly suicide and rocket attacks continued throughout the 1990s and 2000s.VideoVideo: 2009 Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades Spokesman : A Serious Warning To israel Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades is the armed branch of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas). Linguistically, in Arabic "Ezz" means support, adherence, or pride, and Deen means religion. Al-Qassam can be translated into the breaker or divider. Historically, Ezzedeen…
Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades
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