Definition of Hamas in English:

Hamas

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proper noun

  • A Palestinian Islamic movement founded in 1987 with the aim of establishing a Palestinian state incorporating present-day Israel and the West Bank. In 2006 Hamas defeated the more moderate Fatah in the elections for the Palestinian National Authority.

Pronunciation

Hamas

/häˈmäs/ /hɑˈmɑs/

Origin

Arabic, acronym from the official name of the organization, Ḥarakat al-Muqāwama al-Islāmiyya ‘Islamic Resistance Movement’.