Hamas: Unwritten Chapters

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Hurst & Company, 2007 - Arab-Israeli conflict - 344 pages
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Hamas won an overwhelming electoral victory in January 2006, overturning many assumptions regionally and globally. Branded as terrorist by Israel and the West, it is the largest Palestinian militant Islamist organisation, formed fifteen years ago at the beginning of the first intifada. Its short-term objective is to drive Israeli forces from the West Bank and Gaza, an aim it hopes to realise through attacks on Israeli troops and settlers in the Occupied Territories and-more controversially--n civilians. It also has the long-term aim of establishing an Islamic state on all of historic Palestine. In the post-Oslo world, Hamas gained power and influence as Israel steadily destroyed the power structure of the avowedly secular Yasser Arafat and his Palestinian Authority. A grass-roots organisation that commands wide respect among Palestinians for its incorruptibility, Hamas is divided into two main sections, one responsible for establishing schools, hospitals and religious institutions, the other for military action and terror attacks carried out by its armed underground wing the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades. This book charts the origins of Hamas among the Muslim Brotherhood, details the influence of its exiled leadership in Syria and elsewhere, and sets out its internal structure and political objectives

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Hamas: a history from within

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This is a detailed, document-based study of the formation, politics, and actions of Hamas, the Islamist party that recently formed a Palestinian government despite the opposition of the United States ... Read full review

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An amazing book for every aspiring terrorist!
I really enjoyed the non bias point of Tamimi claiming that Hamas is building schools and hospitals!
as you can see, the health and education in Gaza
is so good, in fact, they invest so much into those areas they don't have money to buy missiles! it's not that they have 10,000 of them while people starve!
Amazing! loved it so much! i'm going to blow myself up right now!
 

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