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Definition 1: a militant Islamic fundamentalist political movement that opposes peace with Israel and uses terrorism as a weapon; seeks to create an Islamic state in place of Israel; is opposed to the PLO and has become a leading perpetrator of terrorist activity in Israel; pioneered suicide bombing - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for hamas in the sense of this definition

(hamas is an instance of ...) a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals

(hamas is a part of ...) the military arm of Hamas responsible for suicide bombings and other attacks on Israel

(hamas belongs to category ...) the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear

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