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Hamas A Beginner's Guide

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ISBN-10: 0745329721

ISBN-13: 9780745329727

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Khaled Hroub

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This beginner's guide to Hamas has been fully revised and updated. It now covers all the major events since the January 2006 elections, conflict with Fatah and Israel's brutal offensive in Gaza at the end of 2008. Explaining the reasons for Hamas's popularity, leading Al-Jazeera journalist and Cambridge academic Khaled Hroub provides the key missing from conventional news reports. It's a one-stop guide that gives a clear overview of Hamas's history, key beliefs, and its political The reality of Hamas's victory means that the West will now have to engage with it more seriously if there is to be peace in the Middle provides the first essential step towards a better understanding of the challenges and surprises that the future may hold.
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 7/6/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Introduction to the Second Edition
Hamas's history
Islamism and the Palestinian struggle
The Muslim Brotherhood roots of Hamas
The formation of Hamas
Hamas's ideology, strategy and objectives
The definition of Hamas, its ideological drive and worldview
What is the Hamas Charter, and is it relevant?
Hamas: a national liberation movement or a religious movement?
Hamas, Israel and Judaism
Hamas's view of the Jews
Hamas's view of Israel
Hamas's resistance and military strategy
Forcing unconditional Israeli withdrawal
Suicide attacks
Hamas's political and social strategy
Hamas's position on the various peace plans with Israel
Elections, democracy and mobilization
Hamas's economic outlook
Grassroots social work
Hamas and the Palestinians
Hamas's popularity
Hamas and secular Palestinian movements
Hamas and 'International Islamism'
Hamas and Muslim countries
Hamas and Muslim communities in the West
Hamas and Islamist movements
Hamas and the West
Hamas and the West
Hamas and the United States
Hamas and Europe
Hamas's leadership and structure
Leadership
Where does Hamas get its money?
A new Hamas?
Hamas and the 2006 elections
The significance of Hamas's victory in the Legislative Council elections of 2006
Hamas in power
The mixed fortunes of Hamas in power
The mixed fortunes of Hamas in power sharing and control
The future of Hamas
Will Hamas maintain a moderate or radical line of thinking and action?
Will Hamas be stronger or weaker in the foreseeable future?
What will be the impact of Hamas on Middle Eastern politics and stability?
What is Hamas's future after its full control over the Gaza Strip and the separation from the West Bank?
Hamas and the Gaza war
Has Hamas been weakened by the war militarily and politically?
Has the Gaza war strengthened or weakened Hamas's regional standing and allies?
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Index