Inside Hamas: the untold story of the militant Islamic movement

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Nations Books, Apr 26, 2007 - History - 244 pages
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The radical Islamist movement Hamas shocked the world when it won a landslide election victory in January 2006 in the Palestinian occupied territories. One of the few journalists not to be surprised by this outcome was Zaki Chehab who has developed an international reputation as a fearless reporter and was one of the first to interview members the Iraqi resistance in May 2003. Fluent in Arabic, he is a Palestinian refugee who grew up in UN refugee camps and has unique access to and understanding of Hamas. Like Hezbollah in neighboring Lebanon, Chehab shows how Hamas built a formidable social base in Palestine through its welfare programs. He also explains why, in the face of the endless complexities, disappointments and delays brought about by the signing of the Oslo Peace Accord, Hamas's strategy of armed struggle and terrorism offers the Palestinian people a seductive, simple and deadly alternative.

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This added some clarity to my understanding of this never ending bullshit that is the conflict/occupation. his access to hamas members was pretty remarkable. Read full review

Contents

Choreographed Vicrory
1
Hamas Is Born
15
The Military Wing
39
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Zaki Chehab is political editor of the Arab broadsheet, Al Hayat. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, The Guardian, the New Statesman; and he has made guest appearances on NPR, CNN, and Democracy Now! Chehab lives in London.