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by Zaki Chehab

eBook Inside Hamas: The Untold Story of the Militant Islamic Movement ePub
Author: Zaki Chehab
Language: English
ISBN: 156025968X
ISBN13: 978-1560259688
Publisher: Nation Books; First Edition edition (April 6, 2007)
Pages: 256
Category: Politics & Government
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 442
Formats: lrf lit docx mobi
ePub file: 1907 kb
Fb2 file: 1113 kb

His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, The Guardian, the New Statesman; and he has made guest appearances on NPR, CNN, and Democracy Now! Chehab lives in London. It is truly intriguing to discover how much animosity there is between the PLO and Hamas. Forget what the newspapers and other media outlets say about Hamas.

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ZAKI CHEHAB: Hamas, practically, is a branch of the international Islamic Brotherhood movement worldwide. AMY GOODMAN: I want to thank you very much for being with us. Zaki Chehab is author of the book, Inside Hamas: The Untold Story of the Militant Islamic Movement. As I was told by Sheikh Yassin, himself, the founder of Hamas, ’til ’77, 1977, himself, he was not a member of the Islamic Brotherhood movement. He visited Egypt for the first time, and he like met some of their leaders at that time as someone who admired them. He is the London-based Al Hayat newspaper, with them, as well as the Arabic TV channel LBC. Thanks very much for joining us.

Journalist Chehab shows how Hamas, the radical Islamic movement, built a formidable social base in Palestine through its welfare programs and explains why Hamas's strategy of armed struggle and terrorism offers the Palestinian people a seductive, simple, and deadly alternative. 5 people like this topic.

In this explosive book, Palestinian-born journalist Zaki Chehab draws on his unique insider sources to tell the story of. .

In this explosive book, Palestinian-born journalist Zaki Chehab draws on his unique insider sources to tell the story of this radical movement as it has never been told before. He shows how Hamas developed with the implicit encouragement of the Israelis (they bought their first weapons cache from the Shin Bet, Israel's domestic security agency), who wanted to weaken Fatah. He uncovers the extent of the Israeli intelligence services' penetration of the organisation, even at the highest levels. Interviewing key figures, he offers completely new insights in to Hamas.

It is truly intriguing to discover how much animosity there is between the PLO and Hamas. If you want a truly engrossing but accurate portrayal of this movement, this is a must read.

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Inside Hamas: The Untold Story of the Militant Islamic Movement, by Zaki Chehab. New York: Nation Books, 2007. Tamimi uses the first three chapters of his book to reframe the history of Hamas, tracing the movement’s roots back to the 1930s, when branches of the Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood (PMB) first formed in Jerusalem and other cities. Zaki Chehab’s Inside Hamas: The Untold Story of the Militant Islamic Movement fills in some of the gaps left by Tamimi’s study. Whereas Tamimi focused on Hamas’s external leadership, Chehab focuses on Hamas inside Palestine.

Chehab (2005) Inside the Resistance: The Iraqi Insurgency and the Future of the Middle East – Nation Books. Chehab (2007) Inside Hamas: The Untold Story of the Militant Islamic Movement – Nation Books. "Article by Zaki Chehab in the Guardian". Retrieved 30 March 2008.

From his experiences, Chehab writes about Hamas-the controversial, Islamic militant group that shocked the .

From his experiences, Chehab writes about Hamas-the controversial, Islamic militant group that shocked the world when it won the 2006 national elections. Although Chehab supports the Palestinian cause, he is frank in his presentation of the challenges to and failures of Hamas from infancy to the post-election period. Born of the rise of the Islamist movement in the 1960s and influenced by the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas was as a rival to the secular Fatah organization. Chehab relies on interviews with founding members to describe the group's initial organizational structure and strategy.

The radical Islamist movement Hamas shocked the world when it won a landslide election victory in January 2006 in the Palestinian occupied territories. One of the few journalists not to be surprised by this outcome was Zaki Chehab who has developed an international reputation as a fearless reporter and was one of the first to interview members the Iraqi resistance in May 2003. Fluent in Arabic, he is a Palestinian refugee who grew up in UN refugee camps and has unique access to and understanding of Hamas. Like Hezbollah in neighboring Lebanon, Chehab shows how Hamas built a formidable social base in Palestine through its welfare programs. He also explains why, in the face of the endless complexities, disappointments and delays brought about by the signing of the Oslo Peace Accord, Hamas's strategy of armed struggle and terrorism offers the Palestinian people a seductive, simple and deadly alternative.
Black_Hawk_Down
Excellent condition. Informative background on this important organization.
Niwield
This is the first inside account of the Hamas movement I have encountered. The author's access to the characters and personalities in this movement was truly amazing. It is truly intriguing to discover how much animosity there is between the PLO and Hamas.

Forget what the newspapers and other media outlets say about Hamas. If you want a truly engrossing but accurate portrayal of this movement, this is a must read.
I'm a Russian Occupant
I think this book is worth reading and it DOES provide some interesting accounts and observations. However I definitely expected more. The author is a Palestinian who grew up in refugee camp in Lebanon and now lives in UK. The book is not based on long experience with Hamas. Rather it seems to be primarily based on interviews plus short experience in Gaza. I also felt there was some bias or misinformation in the book. For example the descriptions of Dahlan are quite favorable. When the book was written I believe it was already confirmed that the US and Israel had financed the Dahlan group which invaded Gaza in May-June 2007. This book does nothing to clarify that important history. See April Vanity Fair for the "Gaza Bombshell". I was also disappointed that the book gave little description to the long standing social services implemented by Hamas. Amira Hass' book on Gaza (written over ten years ago!) gives more thorough picture of why Hamas has achieved considerable support and popularity.
Mardin
Inside Hamas: The Untold Story of the Militant Islamic Movement may not be for those who are not familiar with the various factions in Palestine and other Arab countries. Zaki Chehab does a fantastic job in this condensed book of giving the inside stories from mothers and their sons devoted to suicide bombings to Netanyahu's (sp?) attempt to assassinate Khalid Michel and poignant interviews with many of the parties to the conflict in Palestine and other Arab influence in the Palestinians resistance. I would highly recommend this book, once the reader had read some other books on the conflict because this is dense and filled with great insights. Six stars for Zaki Chehab's tenacity and courage in covering these very important issues. I shall read his book about inside Iraq with anticipation. He is truly a gem for the issues of the day and points out the failures of the USA in not trying to even make any efforts to take steps to resolving the Palestinian crisis at the hands of the dangerous Israeli secret police and the conflicts between Hamas and Fatah. I would love to hear more of his speaking about these issues and look forward to the opportunity to hear his intelligent and compassionate views of any subject he sets his sights on to cover.
Ubrise
"Inside Hamas" did not provide nearly the degree of insight regarding their motivations and goals that I had been hoping for; in addition, the material was more often confusing than not. Nonetheless, the book is worth reading for the information that it does provide - especially as to Israel's sometimes methods.

Chehab begins by explaining that one of Israel's strategies has focused on removing the influential and charismatic leaders needed to hold Hamas together. Assassinations, based on information from Palestinian collaborators (estimated to total over 20,000 over the years), are a frequent occurrence - both within and outside Palestine (eg. Jordan, Syria).

How does Israel obtain so many collaborators? Examples include mocked up photos to create sexual blackmail, blackmail regarding small initial acts of real of apparent cooperation, and arresting those suspected of having knowledge and then offering a choice between cooperation or torture. Another trick is to entice Palestinians into supposed al Qaeda cells, and then threaten to (or actually) tip the Palestinian Authority off regarding their identity.

Also included are stories of martyrs and their families (grieving, yet proud), along with Israeli retaliation by bulldozing the martyrs' former homes without allowing time to even remove personal treasures, and sometimes shooting relatives or celebrants within the area.

"Inside Hamas" reports that Hamas carried out suicide attacks after Israel agreed to stop financing and building settlements in Palestinian territory. "Why?" was not explained, and remains a mystery.

Palestinian martyr families received payouts from Saddam Hussein (Iraq), and from rich donors in Saudi Arabia. Monies have also been donated by Iranian and Jewish Arabs to families whose breadwinner had been killed or disabled, or whose homes had been destroyed by Israel.

The U.S. is seen as strongly pro-Israel. Weapons smuggling from Iran and other sources is a sometimes important activity, involving small ships and trucks. Tunnels are also used - Israelis bulldoze them as well as houses possibly hiding tunnel entrances.

The U.S. (and others) were totally surprised when Hamas won elections in the Palestinian Authority. The U.S. and Israel have tried to force Hamas to withdraw (eg. holding back funds for the Palestinian Authority); however, Chehab suspects this effort has hurt Fatah more than Hamas as Hamas has its own sources of funding.

Bottom Line: Despite "Inside Hamas'" limitations, it is clear that an enormous amount of money and talent are wasted by both Israel and the Palestinian Authority in jockeying back and forth, and that little, if any progress is being made.
Varshav
I looked forward to reading about Hamas. I realized the author was a Palestinian (actually, Lebanese of Palestinian descent) who would bring a pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel bias. But I was disappointed how quickly he faltered in the basic reporting of facts. Within the first few pages he falsely reports Yasser Arafat was born and grew up in Gaza. Arafat was born in Egypt, and aside for four years living with relatives in Jerusalem, he grew up in Egypt. At best, he passed through Gaza on his way to and from visiting distant relatives. He famously spoke in an Egyptian accent that many Palestinians found off-putting for someone claiming to be one of them. These facts are easily discovered. How come he can't bother? And it get worse from there. A reader needs to be very careful about the supposed facts reported in this book.
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