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Author Davis, Richard

Title Hamas, popular support and war in the Middle East. Insurgency in the Holy Land / richard Davis
Published Basingstoke : Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2016


Description 1 online resource (288 pages)
Series Contemporary Terrorism Studies
Contemporary terrorism studies.
Summary This book offers a new understanding of the nature of power-seeking insurgent groups by empirically examining the use of violence by Hamas in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict. Though Hamas has learned to ride the tides of popular support, it remains suspended between its quest to achieve the values of its ardent supporters (reclamation of land through force) and the desire to grow popular support. This tension is reflected in how and when the group exercises violent resistance. The theoretical framework applied in this volume provides a simple construct to understand the dynamics that result in use and non-use of violence under changing environmental conditions by Hamas, but could be applied more broadly to other power-seeking insurgent groups, including ISIL. The book weaves together the dynamics between violent actions and internal and external influences on Hamas, including: expressed values of the group, Palestinian popular support measures, leaders' personalities and innovation (weapons and tactics), Israeli influence and targeted killings, peace processes and conflicts in Gaza, Syria, Iraq and Egypt
Notes Print version record
Subject Ḥarakat al-Muqāwamah al-Islāmīyah -- History
SUBJECT Ḥarakat al-Muqāwamah al-Islāmīyah. fast (OCoLC)fst00654141
Subject Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1993-
Terrorism -- Middle East
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- National.
Arab-Israeli conflict.
Politics and government.
SUBJECT Gaza Strip -- Politics and government
Subject Gaza Strip.
Middle East.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781317402589