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By Michael Irving Jensen

Hamas is best-known to outsiders as an army organisation.  Its political wing has got much less consciousness, and it is usually assumed that the colleges, hospitals and universities it runs are basically tools for the dissemination of a jihadist ideology.  Following its shock victory within the 2006 Palestinian elections, it's extra vital than ever to appreciate its politics.  How critical is its dedication to democracy?  Did humans vote for Hamas regardless of or due to its Islamic agenda?  Drawing on vast fieldwork in Gaza, Michael Irving Jensen addresses those questions, and gives the 1st multidimensional portrait of this complicated organisation.  according to interviews with the management, the rank-and-file, and traditional Palestinians, Jensen exhibits how Hamas's formally said targets relate to the social and political realities of the West financial institution and Gaza.  In doing so he lays the basis for a extra actual manner of realizing the employer, and the course within which its conflict with Israel is traveling.

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By Michael Irving Jensen

Hamas is best-known to outsiders as an army organisation.  Its political wing has got much less consciousness, and it is usually assumed that the colleges, hospitals and universities it runs are basically tools for the dissemination of a jihadist ideology.  Following its shock victory within the 2006 Palestinian elections, it's extra vital than ever to appreciate its politics.  How critical is its dedication to democracy?  Did humans vote for Hamas regardless of or due to its Islamic agenda?  Drawing on vast fieldwork in Gaza, Michael Irving Jensen addresses those questions, and gives the 1st multidimensional portrait of this complicated organisation.  according to interviews with the management, the rank-and-file, and traditional Palestinians, Jensen exhibits how Hamas's formally said targets relate to the social and political realities of the West financial institution and Gaza.  In doing so he lays the basis for a extra actual manner of realizing the employer, and the course within which its conflict with Israel is traveling.

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We wish to unite our nation because at the moment we are split, with some believing in negotiation and others not. The path of negotiation has failed. The national unity we seek has a strategy and a goal. We are compelled to change course and struggle to obtain our rights. MICHAEL: Regardless of whether you support Hamas or the PLO, Israel exists. And the whole world supports Israel and the state’s right to exist. ABU SHANAB: But the world also recognises our rights, so we too have rights. We need to obtain these rights, and we will stick to this until Israel gives them to us.

The path of negotiation has failed. The national unity we seek has a strategy and a goal. We are compelled to change course and struggle to obtain our rights. MICHAEL: Regardless of whether you support Hamas or the PLO, Israel exists. And the whole world supports Israel and the state’s right to exist. ABU SHANAB: But the world also recognises our rights, so we too have rights. We need to obtain these rights, and we will stick to this until Israel gives them to us. MICHAEL: What I think I hear you saying are that you will accept a state on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip if Israel withdraws to the 1967 borders?

I remember how in April 1990 I got a message from Hamas to meet with the top man in the Palestinian National Council (PNC). He asked whether we wanted to be members of the National Council. We said OK, we would like to participate, but only on condition that members of the National Council would be elected through direct, free elections, involving all the Palestinian people – under these conditions we as Islamists would participate. But to say as they did, you can have 18 out of 480 seats on the National Council – naturally we rejected that.

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