TITLE

Hamas Risen

AUTHOR(S)
Usher, Graham
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Middle East Report;Spring2006, Issue 238, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article takes a critical look on the stunning victory of Hamas, a Palestinian Islamic militant organization and political party, in the January 2006's Legislative Council elections in Palestine. According to the author, the impressive victory, which Hamas won 74 seats in Palestinian Authority's 132-member parliament, places a crystal-clear choice before the international community. In this article, attempts to assay if Hamas believes that Israel will achieve security by walling itself off from the Palestinians, or it believes that Israeli security can only be achieved through peace with a democratically elected Palestinian government are made. In the long run, the U.S.'s attitude will decide the issue, the author opines.
ACCESSION #
27407591

 

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