Blowback: How Israel Went From Helping Create Hamas To Bombing It | The Intercept
Hamas wants to destroy Israel, right? But as Mehdi Hasan shows in this exposé, Israeli officials admit they helped start the group. Did you also know that Hamas, which is an Arabic acronym for “Islamic Resistance Movement”, would probably not exist today were it not for the Jewish state? That the Israelis helped turn a bunch of fringe Palestinian Islamists in the late 1970s into one of the world’s most notorious militant groups? That Hamas is blowback?