Qassam

Qassam is an acronym for the Arabic Quwat al-islamiya al-mujahida (Islamic combatant force), meaning the armed branch of an Islamic movement. It may refer to:

  • Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, an influential Islamist preacher
  • Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas
  • Qassam rocket, a type of rocket used by the military wing of Hamas against Israel
  • Any rocket used in Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel

Other articles related to "qassam":

Black Hand (Palestine)
... It was founded in 1930 and led by Syrian-born Shaykh Izz ad-Din al-Qassam until his death in 1935 ... After the failure of the 1921 Syrian revolt that he led, al-Qassam escaped to Haifa and engaged in recruitment and training of Arab peasants ... Al-Qassam justified violence on religious grounds ...
Izz Ad-Din Al-Qassam - Influence and Legacy
... Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, according to Rashid Khalidi, David Ben-Gurion compared the glory that Izz ad-Din's actions aroused in the 1930s to the fame won in Zionist discourse by Yosef Trumpeldor ... Recalling this, Tom Segev has argued that "The terrorists that al-Qassam led and the intifada fighters, more recently, may also be likened to the terrorists that Menachem Begin led ... Arab Revolt, called themselves Qassamiyun, followers of al-Qassam ...
Izz Ad-Din Al-Qassam Brigades
... The Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades (Arabic كتائب الشهيد عز الدين القسام‎ named after Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, often shortened to Al-Qassam Brigades) is the ... From 1994 to 2000, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades carried out a number of attacks against both Israeli soldiers and civilians ... The Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades operated several cells in the West Bank, but most of them were destroyed by 2004 following numerous Israeli Defense Forces (IDF ...
British Mandate For Palestine - History of Palestine Under The British Mandate - 1930s: Arab Resistance and Armed Insurgency
... In 1930, Sheikh Izz ad-Din al-Qassam arrived in Palestine and organised and established the Black Hand, an anti-Zionist and anti-British militant ... police launched a manhunt and surrounded al-Qassam in a cave near Ya'bad ... In the ensuing battle, al-Qassam was killed ...