Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 3 – Issue 9) / studies

Fighting Hamas: Policies of Palestinian Authority and the Occupation

january 2018

january 2018

Palestinian researcher and writer, MA in Contemporary Islamic Studies, Al-Quds University, 2012


A new Palestinian reality emerged after the 2006 elections when Hamas controlled Gaza and Fatah controlled the West Bank. Within this context, this study addresses the policies of fighting Hamas in five axes:

1- A summary of the reality experienced by the movement during 12 years,

2- The policies of the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli occupation in targeting the movement,

3- The internal circumstances that contributed to the weakening of Hamas,

4- The events that gave Hamas a chance to catch its breath and restore its organization, and

5- The main challenges and ways to overcome them.

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