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Occupied Territories: Information on the Palestinian organization called Hamas (or the Islamic Resistance Movement)

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 February 1993
Citation / Document Symbol ISR13278
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For information on the above-mentioned subject, please refer to the attached documents. Please find an article from the Arab Studies Quarterly on the Israeli military occupation of the Gaza Strip which provides the social, political and economic context in which Hamas grew. Also, for an explanation of the different Islamic fundamentalist group in the Occupied Territories, please refer to the articles from The Middle East, Third World Quarterly and Policy Focus.


Arab Studies Quarterly. Winter 1988. Sara Roy. "The Gaza Strip: The Critical Effects of the Occupation." Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 59-103.

Contemporary Mideast Background. October 1988. "The Convenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas)."

Libération. 22 December 1992. José Garcon. "Gaza, Terre d'Election de Hamas."

Le Point. 9 January 1993. Henri Bainvol. "Palestiniens : Le Poids des Intégristes."

The Middle East. February 1993. Wendy Kristianasen. "Hamas Makes It to Centrestage."

. November 1988. Wendy Levitt. "The Shadowy Face of Fundamentalism."

Middle East International. 22 January 1993. Yezid Sayigh. "Feeding Violence in the Occupied Territories: Hamas or Rabin."

. 8 January 1993. Daoud Kuttab. "Hamas and Islamic Jihad."

. 8 January 1993. Mariam Shahin. "The PLO and Hamas."

Policy Focus: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. October 1988. Robert Satloff. "Islam and the Palestinian Uprising."

Revolutionary and Dissident Movements: An International Guide. 1991. London: Longman Current Affairs.

Third World Quarterly. April 1988. Mohammed Shadid. "The Muslim Brotherhood Movement in the West Bank and Gaza." Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 658-682.

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