It is no coincidence the Sabbath eventually became 'Saturn's-day' and then the modern Saturday. Chapter 8: The Martyr Syndrome. How did Hamas grow to be so powerful? Gaza freely chose an Islamic resistance group with a history of violence in one of the fairest and most transparent elections in the region, so it is tempting to say that Gaza deserves everything that it has suffered in their hands. Drawing on their frontline experiences of recent events, their access to secret documents from the western intelligence community and interviews with leaders, militants, and commanders of Hamas' armed battalions, they reveal the full story of Hamas and the future of political Islam in the Middle East. This essential insight into Hamas answers these questions. It's, I would argue, one of the best books about a terror organization ever written. Drawing on decades of experience and meetings with the founders of Hamas like assassinated leaders Sheikh Ahmad Yassin and Abdul Aziz Rantisis as well as its current leadership, the authors provide a compelling portrait of Hamas as a nationalist party, a social welfare network, as well as a violent resistance organization.
This illuminating study provides insightful answers to these pressing questions. Their leader Sheikh Hassan was arrested, tried and imprisoned. Engagingly written, this book makes abundantly clear why there is no solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict without Hamas. Beverley Milton-Edwards is Professor in the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queens University, Belfast. Chapter 8: The Martyr Syndrome.
The Creation of the Palestinian Authority The 1993 negotiated settlement, known as the Oslo Accords, granted the West Bank and Gaza limited autonomy under Israeli military control. Drawing on their frontline experiences of recent events, their access to secret documents from the western intelligence community and interviews with leaders, militants, and commanders of Hamas' armed battalions, they reveal the full story of Hamas and the future of political Islam in the Middle East. Chapter 7: The Qassam Brigades. Chapter 7: The Qassam Brigades. They track Hamas from bullets to ballot box, probing its origins and motivations. In desperation they agreed to a temporary ceasefire ending suicide bombings and Qassam rocket attacks , on condition Israel end their embargo. Thus despite considerable anti-Israeli rhetoric, their main focus was on islamization, which they approached by teaching, preaching and setting up community institutions to provide food and other social services to impoverished Palestinian families.
Chapter 1: We Deal with Allah Directly. Declared a terrorist menace yet elected to government in a free election, Hamas: the Islamic Resistance Movement now stands as the most important Sunni Islamist group in the Middle East. Likewise Israel allowed Hamas to keep their schools open in Gaza, while they force West Bank Palestinian schools to close. Yet in 1978 Israel granted official recognition to Mijamma, allowing it to meet openly and publicly, at a time when all other Palestinian parties were banned as illegal terrorist organizations. Honestly, I am shocked at the low ish rating of this book.
Hamas Drops in the Opinion Polls By June 2008, their popularity waning owning to brutal sanctions and shortages of food, medicine and other necessities, Hamas was in the exact same situation as Fatah in 1993. But the core message of their book is that Hamas and the wider social forces which gave it birth will not go away — certainly not so long as Israeli occupation and settlement continue, and probably not even if those could finally be brought to an end. Milton-Edwards does a good job of laying out the story in a lively manner, avoiding the pitfalls of over-detailing and choosing the linear approach. Beverley Milton-Edwards is Professor in the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queens University, Belfast. Gaza, to the west of Israel, came under Egyptian control.
Milton-Edwards and Farrell have between them spent decades researching and reporting from the heartlands of the Hamas movement and gained unrivalled access to the world of Islamic resistance and radical Islam in its potent Palestinian form. In this fast-paced and clear-headed narrative, Farrell and Milton-Edwards blend frontline reportage with deep historical insight to tell a compelling tale of how a quadriplegic visionary with no formal clerical training led a band of lay preachers to found one of the most powerful Islamic movements in the Middle East. S President of Catholic faith who was eventually gunned down by people directly connected to the Masonic Order, primarily for opposing Zionist interests in many areas. Chapter 7: The Qassam Brigades. In all cases, the goal of supporting the Islamic fundamentalism was to counter the secular Arab leftists and nationalists who controlled most Middle East states prior to 1967. Chapter 1: We Deal with Allah Directly. I really liked the general restraint regarding Israel's attitude towards Hamas.
Who supports it and what is its future? Through a wealth of original reporting stretching back many years, the authors break new ground as they explore the characters and thinking behind this increasingly influential Palestinian Islamist movement. Hamas is based on wide reading, multiple interviews and much on-the-ground experience. Chapter 5: Oslo and 'Vain Endeavours'. Milton-Edwards and Farrell have between them spent decades researching and reporting from the heartlands of the Hamas movement and gained unrivalled access to the world of Islamic resistance and radical Islam in its potent Palestinian form. As before Hamas, which still demanded the right of return to their homelands in Israel for all exiled Palestinians, tried to derail peace negotiations with a wave of sniper attacks and car and suicide bombings.
I cannot recommend this more strongly for people who want an academic understanding of how terrorist groups operate. The Masonic Order considering themselves the protectors of ancient knowledge are steeped in mystery due to their symbolism but all of that symbolism comes from ancient primitive peoples and the first mythology of the 'God king'. The well-thumbed volume had given London-born Farrell, now a New York Times foreign correspondent, the background he needed to convince his kidnappers that he had studied and understood their political and religious concerns. Chapter 11: A House Divided. After reading this, I had a deeper understanding about Hamas' roots, the way to reform the organization and build a better future for the Palestinian people. In this illuminating book, they reveal the full story of Hamas and the future awaiting it. A good portion of the book is the infighting between different organization within the Palestine organization.
Their decision to negotiate a peace with Israel made them enormously unpopular with one million Gazan refugees. But as the Spitfire receded over the horizon it was followed by an even more bloodcurdling noise. Hamas clearly documents the role Israel played in promoting the rise of Muslim fundamentalism in Palestine. Men were encouraged to grow their beards and forced to subscribe to the Hamas doctrine wholesale or risk being shot. They track Hamas from bullets to ballot box, probing its origins and motivations. How did Hamas grow to be so powerful? An important study of a key player in the Middle East.