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Palestinian supporters of the Islamist Hamas movement take part in a demonstration in Rafah, Southern Gaza Strip. © Yaghobzadeh Rafael/ABACA/Press Association Images

Who set up Hamas and what are its core principles?

Hamas is an armed Palestinian wing of the Muslim Brotherhood. It was created in 1987 by the Gaza-based Islamist cleric Sheikh Ahmad Yassin. Its full name is the Islamic Resistance Movement, and its core principles are…

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