Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Hamas and Civil Society in GazaEngaging the Islamist Social Sector$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Sara Roy

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780691159676

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691159676.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM PRINCETON SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.princeton.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Princeton University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in PRSO for personal use.date: 30 June 2022

A Brief History of Hamas and the Islamic Movement in Palestine

A Brief History of Hamas and the Islamic Movement in Palestine

(p.19) Chapter 2 A Brief History of Hamas and the Islamic Movement in Palestine
Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza

Sara Roy

Princeton University Press

This chapter provides background and a general context for examining Hamas' specific role as social actor. The Islamic Resistance Movement or Hamas was born with the first Palestinian uprising, or Intifada, in December 1987. The birth of this organization represented the Palestinian embodiment of political Islam in the Middle East. Although Hamas itself is a relatively recent phenomenon, it is rooted in a decades-old history of Islamic activism that began with the establishment of the Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza City in 1945. Hamas' evolution and influence were primarily due to the nature of Hamas' participation in that Intifada: the operations of its military wing, the work of its political leadership, and its social activities.

Keywords:   Hamas, Islamic Resistance Movement, Intifada, Islam, Middle East, Muslim Brotherhood, Gaza City, political leadership

Princeton Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.