Hamas

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The Other Press - Arab-Israeli conflict - 170 pages
Columbia University Press presents information on Hamas, as part of the Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia. Hamas stands for the Islamic Resistance Movement, a Palestinian Islamic fundamentalist organization that has a military wing that has carried out terrorist attacks on Israelis. Hamas opposed the accord between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Shiek Ahmed Yassin is the founder of Hamas, and he was imprisoned by the Israelis in 1989. He was released in 1997.
 

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Contents

Hamass history
1
Hamass ideology strategy and objectives
17
Hamas Israel and Judaism
31
Hamass resistance and military strategy
43
Hamass political and social strategy
59
Hamas and the Palestinians
79
Hamas and International Islamism
93
Hamas and the West
105
Hamass leadership and structure
117
The new Hamas
139
Recommended reading
161
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