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The political ideology of Hamas a grassroots perspective by Michael Irving Jensen

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Published by I.B. Tauris, Distributed in the United States by Palgrave Macmillan in London, New York, New York .
Written in English


  • Ḥarakat al-Muqāwamah al-Islāmīyah -- Political aspects -- Gaza Strip,
  • Ḥarakat al-Muqāwamah al-Islāmīyah -- Social aspects -- Gaza Strip,
  • Jāmiʻah al-Islāmīyah (Gaza),
  • Arab-Israeli conflict,
  • Islamic fundamentalism -- Gaza Strip

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Edition Notes

StatementMichael Irving Jensen ; translated from Danish by Sally Laird.
SeriesLibrary of modern Middle East studies -- 64, Library of modern Middle East studies -- 64.
LC ClassificationsHV6433.P25 H3713 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 204 p. ;
Number of Pages204
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23701598M
ISBN 101845110595
ISBN 109781845110598
LC Control Number2009455442

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  Hamas ultimately wishes for the end of Israel and the liberation of Palestine, but it thinks almost exclusively in short term goals and is open to the possibility of entering into negotiations. The dominant view in Israel seeks to stop Hamas getting any more of a foothold in Palestine than it already does, doubting the sincerity of its elements of moderation. "This is the only book I have read that examines the ideology of Hamas as presented in the movement’s own documents, statements, and press releases. The author’s interviews with several leaders of Hamas supplement the written sources and also demonstrate the little-known pragmatic dimensions of Hamas’s political practices.4/5(3). Product Information. Hamas is best-known to outsiders as a military organisation. Its political wing has received less attention, and it is often assumed that the schools, hospitals and universities it runs are merely instruments for the dissemination of a jihadist ideology.   "The Political Ideology of Hamas" is the first attempt to provide a multidimensional picture of this organisation by looking at how it is perceived by the leadership, the rank-and-file, and the ordinary Palestinians who come into contact with it/5(2).

stating "Islamic Resistance Movement-Hamas." Backgrounder on the Issues HAMAS: ITS IDEOLOGY AND RECORD Original written by Yitzhak Santis in , updated July amas, an Arabic acronym for Islamic Resistance Movement, was elected to a position of leadership in the Palestinian Authority in January File Size: KB. Get this from a library! The political ideology of Hamas: a grassroots perspective. [Michael Irving Jensen] -- "Drawing on extensive fieldwork conducted inside Hamas-affiliated civil society institutions in the Gaza Strip, Michael Irving Jensen addresses a number of .   The book’s concluding chapter describes how Israel has used Hamas as a bogeyman — “nothing more than an irrational and bloodthirsty actor seeking Israel’s destruction” — in order to sidestep the political aspects of the Palestinian question. By ignoring and denying Hamas’s political ideology, Israel has been able to focus on. At a meeting hosted by Stop the War Coalition in , Corbyn said he invited "friends" from Hamas and Hezbollah to an event in parliament, referred to Hamas as "an organisation dedicated towards the good of the Palestinian people and bringing about long term peace and social justice and political justice in the whole region" and said that the.

  The book explores what Hamas’ political practice says about its attitude towards democracy, religion and violence, providing a unique examination of the movement’s internal organisation, how its leaders are selected and how decisions are made. IDEOLOGY AND GOALS The basic ideology of HAMAS is founded primarily on the mainstream of the Muslim Brotherhood. In the Islamic Covenant published by HAMAS in August , it defined itself as the "Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood". At the same time, it utterly rejects any political arrangement that would entail the. The book encompasses all major events, including the January elections, the ever-evolving relationship with Fatah, and the Gaza war, in addition to providing insight into Hamas's ideology by studying their charter, their socio-economic strategies and their outlook on Israel.   "[This book] explains how Hamas was able to blend terrorism, political activism, and social welfare services to become the dominant force in the Palestinian territories. The book is meticulously documented."—Joshua Sinai, ForeWord Magazine (25 Top Books for Today's Bookshelf on Terrorism).