Israeli PM tosses Hamas’ new policy paper

Daily News Article - May 9, 2017


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. a) What did Hamas say it is dropping in its new "political document of principles and general policies”?
b) What main policy is it still keeping?

3. What did the Israeli government say is Hamas’ aim for the new document?

4. a) What did Prime Minister Netanyahu say of the document and Hamas? Be specific.
b) What accusations did the Prime Minister make against Hamas?

5. What actions has Hamas taken against Israel?

6. Who has named Hamas a terrorist group (and for what reasons)?

7. Do you think it is important for Prime Minister Netanyahu to point out the discrepancy between what Hamas does - and what its new policy paper says - and how the media interprets it? Explain your answer.