While an Islamist alternative still remains unacceptable to most Palestinians, the Islamists, notably Hamas, increasingly have become a … part of the Palestinian political landscape; as such, they will need to be incorporated into—not marginalized from—any future political arrangement. Despite its militant extremism, the Islamist movement has shown that it can be pragmatic.
Hamas and the Transformation(s) of Political Islam in Palestine
Sara Roy is a senior research scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, and the author of the forthcoming monograph Political Islam in Palestine: From Extremism to Civism? This essay is part of a larger project supported by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
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Sara Roy; Hamas and the Transformation(s) of Political Islam in Palestine. Current History 1 January 2003; 102 (660): 13–20. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2003.102.660.13
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