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Hamas - The Islamic Resistance Movement in Palestine

Hamas - The Islamic Resistance Movement in Palestine

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A detailed analysis of the ideology, statements, history and future prospects of the Palestinian Hamas movement.
A detailed analysis of the ideology, statements, history and future prospects of the Palestinian Hamas movement.

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 The Islamic ResistanceMovement of Palestine
 Yehudit Barsky 
 The Islamic ResistanceMovement of Palestine
 Yehudit Barsky 
AJC SERIES ON TERRORISMAMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE
 
HAMAS: The Islamic ResistanceMovement of Palestine
 Yehudit Barsky 
AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE
The American Jewish Committee
protects the rights and freedoms ofJews the world over; combats bigotry and anti-Semitism and promoteshuman rights for all; works for the security of Israel and deepened under-standing between Americans and Israelis; advocates public policy positionsrooted in American democratic values and the perspectives of the Jewishheritage; and enhances the creative vitality of the Jewish people. Foundedin 1906, it is the pioneer human-relations agency in the United States.To learn more about our mission, programs,and publications, and to joinandcontribute to our efforts, please visit us at www.ajc.org or contact usby phone at 212-751-4000 orby e-mail at contribute@ajc.org.
 
Contents
Hamas—The Islamic ResistanceMovement of Palestine
1The Emblem of Hamas3Origins4Ideology5Methodology: Da´awa and Jihad9Hamas’s Designation as a TerroristOrganization12Current Leadership 15The Growing Prominence of the HamasPolitical Bureau19International Funds and Assistance toHamas20Iran and Hamas21Financial Support from Abroad:Saudi Arabia and Gulf States Funding24Funding from Western Europe30 Activities in the U.S.32Saddam Husseins Support of Hamas35Hamas and Al-Qa`ida35Hamas and Fatah 37Hamas’s Victory in the Palestinian Elections:Islam Is the Solution38Notes42
Copyright © 2006 American Jewish Committee All Rights Reserved.Publication date: May 2006 Yehudit Barsky is the director of the Division on MiddleEast and International Terrorism of the American JewishCommittee and an associate scholar of the Foreign Policy Research Institute. She holds an M.A. in InternationalRelations and Near Eastern Studies from New York Uni-versity and is the author of a forthcoming book onHamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as numer-ous monographs and articles. She is the executive editorof 
Counterterrorism Watch
,aWeb-based resource designedto inform and educate professionals and the general pub-lic about international terrorism and efforts to contain it.Ms. Barsky’s publications for the American Jewish Com-mittee’s Series on Terrorism include
Hizballah: A Mega-Terrorist Organization
,
The New Leadership of Hamas: AProfile of Khalid Al-Mish`al; Al-Qa`ida, Iran and Hizbal-lah—A Continuing Symbiosis; Hizballah—The “Party of  God,” `Usama Bin Ladin and Al-Qa`ida, The Islamic Jihad  Movement in Palestine 
,and
The Brooklyn Bridge Shooting: An Independent Review and Analysis 
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