Author: Khaled Hroub Publisher: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press (2006) ISBN-10: 186914113X ISBN-13: 9781869141134 Condition: Very Good Binding: Softcover Pages: 170 Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.7 x 1.2 cm
Weight: 0.3 kg
The U.S. views Hamas as a terrorist organisation. Yet, to the great surprise of many, Hamas swept to victory in the 2006 Palestinian authority elections. Hamas is now a democratically elected political party. This is the first beginner's guide to this controversial political organisation. Explaining the reasons for Hamas's success, this title provides the key facts that are so often 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 agenda. This title provides a refreshing perspective that gets to the heart of the reasons behind Hamas's victory. It provides a critical overview of Hamas's attitudes to Israel, including religious beliefs and suicide bombings, its attitude to the PLO and its program of grassroots social work within Palestine.