Separatist, Para-military, Military,
Intelligence, and Political Organizations
Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, and Palestine-focused organizations
Modified 20 June 2006
HAMAS -- Not
the central Syrian city,
but the acronym for the Arabic name
Harakat Muqama al-Islamiyya,
meaning the Movement of Islamic Resistance.
Formed in late 1987 from the Palestinian branch of the
Funded by Palestinian expatriates, Iran,
and Saudi Arabian benefactors.
is registered with InterNIC, but wasn't active when I last checked.
Now just gives you a bogus
"Hacked, tracked, and owned by U.S.A."
page (itself just propaganda...) then a bunch of
previously run by the Palestinian
Information Center in Beirut, Lebanon.
Does not resolve, no name server for
Palestinian Information Center -- maintaining several pages
in various languages.
As far as I know all these are by the same organization
and affiliated with or supportive of HAMAS,
please let me know if I'm wrong.
Main page --
-- registered in UK, server in Sweden
-- registered to Beirut, Lebanon address,
server in Sweden
-- registered to Jakarta, Indonesia address,
server in U.S. (Verizon hosts them)
-- registered to Tehran, Iran address,
server in Sweden
-- registered to Moscow, Russia address,
server in Russia
-- registered in UK, server in Sweden.
http://www.palestine-info.net/hamas/ -- registered to
the Palestinian Information Center in Beirut, Lebanon,
but inactive when last checked
al Sakifah supposedly hosts a HAMAS
Hizbullah -- or Hizbollah or Hezbullah
or Hezbollah or ....
Also known as
Revolutionary Justice Organization,
Organization of the Oppressed on Earth,
Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine.
Radical Shi'ite Muslim group based in Lebanon.
Formed in 1982 in response to Israeli invasion
of Lebanon, ideologically inspired by Iranian revolution
and teachings of Ayatollah Khomeini.
Involved in Beirut truck bombings of U.S. embassy in April 1983,
U.S. Marines barracks in October 1983,
and U.S. embassy annex in September 1984.
Operates in Bekaa Valley and southern Lebanon.
An acronym, in reverse order, for
Harakat al-Tahrir al-Falistiniya,
The Palistinian Liberation Movement.
If the acronym were done the right way around,
HATAF, then Hataf is Arabic for "Death".
Israel / Palestine
Pro-Israel / Anti-Palestine
Kach and Kahane Chai
(Kahane Lives) --
Radical Israeli-American Rabbi Meir Kahane
founded Kach, a group to restore
``the biblical state of Israel''.
Said to have founded Terror Against Terror (TNT)
Egrof Magen (Defending Shield) in 1983,
and to have incited vigilantism against Arabs.
Meir Kahane was assassinated in New York in 1990,
and his son Binyamin Kahane founded
Kahane Chai (Kahane Lives).
Both have been declared terrorist organizations by
both Israel and the U.S.
Since then, Binyamin was killed in Israel in 2000.
The groups continue to protest against the Israeli
government and harass Palestinians in Hebron and
the West Bank.
Support comes from sympathizers in the U.S. and Europe.
Salience Voices --
Stop Terror -- suing prominent figures of the
Palestinian side --
Pro-Palestine / Anti-Israel -- alphabetized,
and largely in Arabic.
Abnaa elBalad (Sons of the Country) --
Abu Jehad --
al Aqsa Intifada --
al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade --
al Muslimoon --
Al-Nakba (The Catastrophe) --
run by the Gakakini Cultural Center.
Palestine Information Center,
source of Al-Quds Palestinian Arab Radio,
affiliated with Popular Front for the Liberation of
Palestine - General Command, against Yassir Arafat.
American Committee on Jerusalem --
American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee --
Birzeit University -- A Palestinian university, with
lots of information on Palestine.
Council for Palestinian Restitution and Reparation --
posting calls for jihad
and supposedly involved in credit card fraud.
Inaash al Usra Society --
The Institute for Palestine Studies --
Islamic Association for Palestine --
Islamic Block --
organization at Annajah University in Nablus --
Islamic Jihad --
I can't read these all-Arabic pages,
but I've been told that these are run by (or for,
or in support of) Islamic Jihad:
Moqawmh / Moqawama --
at least the DFLP-Moqawama site is promoting
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
Neda - Al-Quds --
Palestinian General Delegation -- a.k.a. the PLO,
for Yassir Arafat.
Palestinian National Authority --
Palestinian Voice --
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) --
Marxist-Leninist group founded in 1967, carried out
numerous international attacks in the 1970's, has
targeted Israeli and moderate Arab targets since 1978.
The Popular Front for the Liberation of
Palestine -- General Command (PFLP-GC)
split off from the PFLP in 1968, claiming it wanted
to focus more on fighting and less on politics.
Opposed to Arafat's PLO.
Shaml -- The Palestinian Diaspora and Refugee Center
Salam Review -- Pro-peace, anti-Israel
Also see the list at:
Occupied Golan - Syria --
"designed to explain how the occupied Golan is
a part of the Syrian Homeland, seized by
DEBKAfile is an odd web site registered to
Shamis Communication, Ltd, in Jerusalem.
It contains a lot of false information regarding international
events, and as per the French press, is managed by some far-right
Israeli group(s) and is not endorsed by Israeli authorities: