Inside Hamas: The Untold Story of Militants.

Author:Rhodes, Fred
Position:Brief article - Book review
 
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INSIDE HAMAS THE UNTOLD STORY OF MILITANTS, MARTYRS AND SPIES By Zaki Chehab published by IB TAURIS ISBN 9781845113896 price 16.99 [pounds sterling] hardback

What is the real nature of Hamas? Since their astonishing victory in the 2006 Palestinian elections, this has become the most hotly-contested question in the Middle East. How do they really operate? How 'Islamic' are they? What personalities lie beneath the black-and-green uniforms? In this book, Palestinian-born journalist Zaki Chehab draws on his unique insider sources to tell the story of this radical movement as it has never been told before. He shows how Hamas developed with the implicit encouragement of the Israelis (they bought their first weapons...

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