Hamas, a History from Within

revised and updated edition... a key resource in English for any serious assessment of the Palestinian–Israeli conflict.--Publishers Weekly (starred review)/One must understand Hamas in order to understand the current state of the Israeli--Palestinian conflict. Hamas: A History from Within provides an unrivaled account of Hamas s history, structure, and objectives, largely in its own words. A grassroots organization that commands wide respect among Palestinians for its incorruptibility, Hamas is divided into two main sections: one is responsible for establishing schools, hospitals, and religious institutions; the other for military action and terror attacks carried out by its armed underground wing the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades. Tamimi s longtime relationships and extensive interviews with Hamas s leading members allow him to create a more intimate portrait of Hamas, in its own words and from its own members, than has yet been available in English.