Definition of Hamas in English:

Hamas

proper noun

  • A Palestinian Islamic movement founded in 1987 with the aim of establishing a Palestinian state incorporating present-day Israel and the West Bank. In 2006 Hamas defeated the more moderate Fatah in the elections for the Palestinian National Authority.

Origin

Arabic, acronym from the official name of the organization, Ḥarakat al-Muqāwama al-Islāmiyya Islamic Resistance Movement.

Pronunciation:

Hamas

/haˈmas//ˈhamas/