Hamas: The Islamic Resistance Movement

  • Jerrold M. Post


Established during the First intifada—the Palestinian civil revolt against Israeli occupation, which began in December 1987—Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement, tr aces its or igins to the Muslim Br other hood, founded in Egypt in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna. The Brotherhood sought to revitalize Islam and to establish an Islamic state, with no distinction between religion and the state. Its members considered Palestine, permanently and exclusively, a Muslim land so designated by Allah.


Refugee Camp Suicide Bombing Armed Attack Occupied Territory Muslim Brotherhood 
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