The Resource Hamas : politics, charity, and terrorism in the service of jihad, Matthew Levitt ; foreword by Dennis Ross, (electronic resource)

Hamas : politics, charity, and terrorism in the service of jihad, Matthew Levitt ; foreword by Dennis Ross, (electronic resource)

Label
Hamas : politics, charity, and terrorism in the service of jihad
Title
Hamas
Title remainder
politics, charity, and terrorism in the service of jihad
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Levitt ; foreword by Dennis Ross
Creator
Contributor
Author
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How does a group that operates terror cells and espouses violence become a ruling political party? Can a single organization be committed to political activism and charitable good works while simultaneously dispatching suicide bombers to attack civilian targets? How is the world to understand and respond to Hamas, the militant Islamist organization that Palestinian voters brought to power in the stunning election of January 2006? This important book provides the most complete and fully documented assessment of Hamas ever written. Matthew Levitt, a counterterrorism expert with extensive field experience in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza, draws aside the veil of legitimacy that Hamas hides behind. He presents concrete, detailed evidence from an extensive array of international intelligence materials, including recently declassified CIA, FBI, and Department of Homeland Security reports. In the book, Levitt demolishes what he terms the myth of disparate wings in Hamas. The notion that the organization's military, political, and social 'wings' are distinct from one another is belied by ample evidence. In fact, the records show, Hamas meets in the mosques and hospitals it maintains to plan its terror attacks, buries caches of arms and explosives under its own schoolyard playgrounds, and transfers and launders funds for terrorist activity through local charity committees. This book catalogues the alarming extent to which the group's political and social welfare leaders support terrorism. Drawing a portrait of unprecedented accuracy, Matthew Levitt exposes the real Hamas: an organization that threatens peace and security far beyond the borders of the West Bank and Gaza. Levitt urges the international community to take heed, and he offers well-considered ideas for countering the threat Hamas poses
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levitt, Matthew
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1830.A98
LC item number
H3756 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • JSTOR
  • Washington Institute for Near East Policy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ḥarakat al-Muqāwamah al-Islāmīyah
  • Ḥarakat al-Muqāwamah al-Islāmīyah
  • Ḥarakat al-Muqāwamah al-Islāmīyah
  • Ḥarakat al-Muqāwamah al-Islāmīyah
  • Hamas
  • Daʻwah (Islam)
  • Suicide bombings
  • Da'wa (Islam)
  • Attentats-suicides
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Daʻwah (Islam)
  • Suicide bombings
  • Israel
  • Hamas
  • Midden-Oosten
Label
Hamas : politics, charity, and terrorism in the service of jihad, Matthew Levitt ; foreword by Dennis Ross, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in cooperation with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-314) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins of the Hamas dawa -- Terror and the Hamas political leadership -- Economic jihad : how Hamas finances terror -- The logistics of terror : tactical uses of the dawa -- Teaching terror : how the dawa radicalizes Palestinian society -- Foreign funding of Hamas -- State support for Hamas -- Will Hamas target the West? -- Displacing the Hamas dawa
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 324 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300110531
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
2561875
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/ctt112wmt
  • 11E8EB0C-B743-4A55-8027-C182975E67BE
System control number
  • (OCoLC)128269917
  • (OCoLC)ocn128269917
Label
Hamas : politics, charity, and terrorism in the service of jihad, Matthew Levitt ; foreword by Dennis Ross, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"Published in cooperation with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-314) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins of the Hamas dawa -- Terror and the Hamas political leadership -- Economic jihad : how Hamas finances terror -- The logistics of terror : tactical uses of the dawa -- Teaching terror : how the dawa radicalizes Palestinian society -- Foreign funding of Hamas -- State support for Hamas -- Will Hamas target the West? -- Displacing the Hamas dawa
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 324 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300110531
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
2561875
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/ctt112wmt
  • 11E8EB0C-B743-4A55-8027-C182975E67BE
System control number
  • (OCoLC)128269917
  • (OCoLC)ocn128269917

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