Islamic Fundamentalism in the West Bank and Gaza

Islamic Fundamentalism in the West Bank and Gaza

Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic Jihad
Ziad Abu-Amr
Distribution: World
Publication date: 03/22/1994
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-20866-8
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As the Palestinian Liberation Organization engages in negotiations with Israel toward an interim period of limited Palestinian self-rule, this timely book provides an insider’s view of how the growing hold of Islamic fundamentalism in the West Bank and Gaza challenges the peace process. Working from interviews with leaders of the movement and from primary documents, Ziad Abu-Amr traces the origin and evolution of the fundamentalist organizations Muslim Brotherhood (Hamas) and Islamic Jihad and analyzes their ideologies, their political programs, their sources of support, and their impact on Palestinian society. With a solid grasp of the dynamics of these movements, Abu-Amr charts the struggle between the fundamentalists and the PLO to define the identity of Palestinian society, its direction, and its leadership.

Author Bio

ZIAD ABU-AMR is Associate Professor of Political Science at Birzeit University and has published several books in Arabic on Palestinian politics and society.

Reviews

““ . . . this is the best book for gaining an insight into the convoluted relationship of the Palestinian nationalist mainstream and the Islamic tendency.” —Foreign Affairs “ . . . meticulously researched and documented, as well as clearly and concisely written . . . ” —Middle East Policy “ . . . a worthwhile expert’s guide to the history, strategy and thinking of the Muslim Brotherhood, noted for its political wing, Hamas, and the smaller, more purist Islamic Jihad.” —Publishers Weekly “This work delineates the often tangled relationship between the largely secular PLO and the fundamentalist groups. . . . a significant addition to the literature on this topic.” —Library Journal “Precisely because of its glum assessment of radical Islamic movements in Palestine, this book should be read: its systematic analysis may help to offset the hysteria about Islamism that parades too often as fact in journalistic and scholarly circles.” —Choice “ . . . invaluable in assessing the future Jordan role vis a vis Israel and the Palestinians.” —Mid-Stream “. . . a superb and critically needed . . . study of Islamic movements within a viscerally contested region.” —Journal of Church and State This timely book provides an insider’s view of how the growing hold of Islamic fundamentalism in the West Bank and Gaza challenges the peace process—just as the PLO and Israel are moving toward implementing Palestinian self-rule.”

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1. The Emergence and Evolution of the Muslim Brotherhood Society

2. The Muslim Brotherhood and the Palestine Question

3. The Intifada

4. The Islamic Jihad

Conclusion

Notes

References

Index