Palestinian Sunni Islamic organization
- Hamas is a Palestinian Sunni Islamic or Islamist organization.
- The organization was founded in 1987 after it got separated from Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.
- Hamas was founded to liberate Palestine from Israeli occupation and to establish an Islamic state in the area that is now Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip.
- Sheik Ahmed Yassin is its founder.
- Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades is its military wing.
- Hamas is governing the Gaza Strip since June 2007.
- The US State Department added Hamas to the list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations in April 1993.