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Author Schanzer, Jonathan.

Title Hamas vs. Fatah : the struggle for Palestine / Jonathan Schanzer
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008


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 MELB  956.953044 Sch/Hvf  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 239 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contents Foreword by Daniel Pipes -- Introduction : Islamism vs. Palestinian nationalism -- The roots of Hamas and Fatah -- Hamas, Fatah, and the first Intifada -- Hamas under fire -- Hamas, Fatah and the Oslo years -- History repeats : the 2000 Intifada -- Fitna -- Hamas digs in -- Prelude to war -- Hamas conquers Gaza -- Fatah's West Bank -- The threat of al-Qaeda in Gaza -- The Gaza-West Bank split -- Annapolis and the hope for peace -- The effect of sanctions -- The winds of war -- The prospects for change from within -- Conclusion : between fitna and fulfillment
Summary "Western peace efforts in the Middle East have always focused on reconciling two opposing peoples: Israelis and Palestinians. However, Jonathan Schanzer's careful exploration of Middle East history over the last two decades reveals that the Palestinian people have long been suffering from a divisive internal conflict. What began as a political rivalry between Fatah's Yasir Arafat and Hamas's Sheikh Ahmed Yassin during the first intifada of 1987 evolved into a full-blown battle on the streets of Gaza between the forces of Mahmoud Abbas, Arafat's successor, and Ismael Haniyeh, one of Yassin's early proteges. Today, the battle continues between these two opposing forces over the role of Palestinian nationalism and Islamism in the West Bank and Gaza."
"In this book, Jonathan Schanzer reveals how internal rivalries and violence have ultimately stymied American efforts to promote Middle East peace, and even the Palestinian quest for a homeland. Hamas N. Fatah provides a road map for a potential way forward, and offers hope that the elusive quest for peace in this troubled region may yet succeed."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-235) and index
Subject Fatá ̧¥ (Organization)
á ̧¤arakat al-MuqÄwamah al-IslÄmÄ«yah
Fatḥ (Organization)
Ḥarakat al-Muqāwamah al-Islāmīyah.
Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1993- -- Peace.
Palestinian Arabs -- Politics and government -- 1993-
Israel -- Politics and government -- 1993-
LC no. 2008009959
ISBN 9780230609051