Zaki chehab inside hamas the untold story of the militant. As islamic jihad and israel battled, hamas, in a twist, sat on the sidelines with israel exchanging blows with the palestinian islamic jihad, hamas faced a stark choice. Since the start of operation protective edge, the idf has uncovered and destroyed dozens of hamas tunnels. And as you will see, i made choices that have made me a traitor in the eyes of people i love. What was driving hizbullah and hamas were not local considerations alone, but chie.
Sep 17, 2014 hamas apparently hoped to capitalize on an arsenal of 10,000 rockets in gaza, a network of crossborder tunnels for raids into israel by hamas death squads, and raids by hamas s naval commando unit. The picture is blurry because i had to make the file so small, as to fit it on vimeo. Nov 01, 2017 hamas has ruled gaza since 2007, when the islamists asserted control in a near civil war with mahmoud abbass fatah, which is based in the occupied west bank, after hamas won elections in 2006. The novel islamist stream hamas stunned the area while it gained a landslide election victory in january 2006 within the palestinian occupied territories. It includes its radical islamic world view conceived by the muslim brotherhood in egypt, which has basically not changed in the 18 years of its existence. Shaul shay september 2014 islam has been at the forefront of malaysian foreign policy since the 1960s, when it was used to foster malaysian identity and counter the threat of communism in the early days after independence. The organization was founded in 1987 amid the first palestinian uprising against israeli. Since its astonishing victory in the 2006 palestinian elections.
Whos behind the attempted assassination of a top palestinian. State department, general policy is set by an overarching consultative. He is the londonbased al hayat newspaper, with them, as well as the arabic tv channel lbc. Hamas new leader is exgaza prime minister usa today.
The term hamastan generally relates to the hamas administration of the gaza strip. The untold story of militants, martyrs and spies posted on apr 15, 2020 apr 15, 2020 by zaki chehab inside hamas the untold story of militants martyrs and spies what is the real nature of hamas since their astonishing victory in the palestinian elections this has become the most hotly contested question in the middle east how do. Mar 25, 2019 hamas is a spinoff of egypts muslim brotherhood, an islamist religious, social and political movement. It may take a sec to load because it is over seven hours long. Hamas hands control of gaza crossings to palestinian. I was trusted at the highest levels of hamas, and i participated in the socalled intifada. Over the years, hamas has carried out shootings, suicide bombings and rocket attacks against israel. Mar 30, 2007 zaki chehab born 1956 is an arab journalist. Since the start of operation protective edge, the idf has uncovered and destroyed dozens. On december 9th 1987 a group of palestinian scholars founded the islamic resistance movement called hamas. The untold story of the militant islamic movement by.
Since 2006, hamass fortunes have wavered, and critics have. The oldest son of sheikh hassan yousef, a founding member of hamas and its most popular leader, young mosab. In 1996, hamas unleashed a wave of deadly bombings that killed 60 israelis in eight days, prompting arafat to clamp down heavily some 1,000 palestinians were arrested and the pa even ousted hamas from some of its mosques. Exhamas member mosab hassan yousef addressing the united nations, sept. Son of hamas is now available in softcover with an allnew chapter about events since the books release such as the rev. Frontlineworld correspondent kate seelye travels across the west bank and the gaza strip to investigate hamas, the militant islamist. Islamiyyah islamic resistance muivement is a palestinian sunni islamic fundamentalist organisation. Still, there was always dialogue between the pa and hamas, and periodic uneasy, silent agreements between them. Officially hamas plays on leftist ideals in efforts to gain public support to recruit terrorists and gain international sympathies for their victimization. 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 netanyahus sp. Hamas was founded in the gaza strip in december 1987, in the opening weeks of the first palestinian intifada uprising. Since 2008, israel and hamas militants in gaza have fought three crossborder wars. Hamas has ruled gaza since 2007, when the islamists asserted control in a near civil war with mahmoud abbass fatah, which is based in the occupied west bank, after hamas won elections in.
Hamas views these episodes as an israeli offensive and wants to send a message that gaza is not an easy bone, as hamas deputy foreign minister. The untold story of the militant islamic movement zaki chehab on. Son of hamas pdf ebook finally, son of hamas, like the middle east, is a continuing story. It is only hostile to those who are hostile towards it, or stand in its way in order to disturb its moves or to frustrate its efforts. Until october 2009, chehab was london bureau chief of al hayat lbc tv. Hamas has a host of leadership bodies that perform various political, military, and social functions.
The oldest son of sheikh hassan yousef, a founding member of hamas and its most popular leader, young mosab assisted his father for years in his political activities while being groomed to assume his legacy, politics, status. If israel did not exist, you would have no one to blame. The formal political split between hamas and fatah dates back to june 2007 when hamas militias took over the gaza strip after attacking fatahled palestinian authority pa security forces. Pdf zaki chehab inside hamas the untold story of th book. The hamas charter is the document which sets out the movements ideology as it was formulated and honed by its founders. Inside hamas israelpalestine documentary real stories. Based on mosab hassan yousefs bestselling memoir son of hamas, the. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading inside hamas. Hamas does not and could not have any interest in attacking senior palestinian authority officials on their way to inaugurate a sewage treatment plant that residents of the gaza strip have long awaited hamas also had no interest in turning a blind eye and letting someone else attack the visitors from ramallah. Inside hamas by zaki sihab, zaki chehab book resume. Idf forces scan one of many hamas tunnels used for attacking israel. May 09, 2006 now the radical islamist group known as hamas holds sway. It was started in 1987 during the first intifada by ahmed yassin and abdel aziz alrantissi as the gaza branch of the muslim brotherhood organization in egypt.
Israel and hamas clashed three times in recent years in 2008, 2012 and 2014. I was held captive in the bowels of israels most feared prison facility. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Hamas is a terrorist organization created by the muslim brotherhood who is also the arm of alqaeda.
He has held a variety of positions in the israel security agency shin bet, serving until recently as the organizations deputy director. The untold story of the militant islamic movement kindle edition by chehab, zaki. Aug 01, 2014 idf forces scan one of many hamas tunnels used for attacking israel. Hamas operating in turkey, china intelligence officials say hamas operations in china are financial and include money laundering. Sep 25, 2017 exhamas member mosab hassan yousef addressing the united nations, sept. His writing has appeared in the washington post, the guardian, the new statesman. Islamiyyah islamic resistance muivement is a palestinian sunniislamic fundamentalist organisation. Since its astonishing victory in the 2006 palestinian elections, this has become the most hotly contested question in the middle east. Following past rounds of conflict, hamas has generally managed.
Hamas did not seek a palestinian state in the west bank and gaza strip, but rather sought an islamic state to replace israel and take over territories more broadly in much of the levant. Hamas apparently hoped to capitalize on an arsenal of 10,000 rockets in gaza, a network of crossborder tunnels for raids into israel by hamas death squads, and raids by. The washington institute for near east policy vii about the authors yoram cohen was a 2009 visiting fellow at the washington institute. The dispute over financing services such as electricity to gaza residents is depicted as the main obstacle to progress in the fatahhamas reconciliation effort. After son of hamas was released on march 2, everybody was telling me. The militants of hamas certainly scent in it a victory for their policy of violence, the only language that they believe israel understands.
Hamas won a stunning ballot box victory in gaza in 20052006, first in municipal and then in legislative palestinian elections. Download now 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. Zaki chehab inside hamas the untold story of th book fi org. They claimed that their coup was a preemptive act aimed at aborting a planned attack by fatah to liquidate hamas militias. Since he was a small boy, mosab hassan yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group hamas. Read son of hamas a gripping account of terror, betrayal, political intrigue, and unthinkable choices by mosab hassan yousef available from rakuten kobo. Hamas is a palestinian islamist military and sociopolitical movement that grew out of. Hamas in combat the washington institute for near east. What personalities lie beneath the blackandgreen uniforms. The advice and guidance provided to hamas by hizballah, syria, and iran was also important, as hamas fighters had little real experience in combat against the idf. The political editor for the londonbased broadsheet al hayat and a senior editor for the arabic tv channel lbc, he has covered the middle east for a variety of newsmedia including the guardian, cnn, and the bbc. Malaysias government has long been at odds with israel. Mar 02, 2010 since he was a small boy, mosab hassan yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group hamas.
Inside hamas is an acclaimed account of hamas by a. Gaza is a hamas stronghold, and in january of this year, they won a surprise victory in the elections for the palestinian legislature. 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. Finally, son of hamas, like the middle east, is a continuing story. Hamas wants to portray itself as a strong ruling power thats willing to give up. Islamiyyah islamic resistance movement is a palestinian sunniislamic fundamentalist militant organization. It has a social service wing, dawah, and a military wing, the izz addin alqassam brigades. Gaza is a hamas stronghold, and in january of this year, they won a surprise victory in. Hamas is a spinoff of egypts muslim brotherhood, an islamist religious, social and political movement. Mosab yousef is the eldest son of one of the founders of hamas. Zaki chehab is political editor of the arab broadsheet, al hayat.
Palestinian movement, hamas, and the recent outcomes of israeli. Son of hamas ebook by mosab hassan yousef rakuten kobo. Mar 28, 2004 the militants of hamas certainly scent in it a victory for their policy of violence, the only language that they believe israel understands. 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. Like many nonstate military actors, hamas has long provided social services to its. But these financial disputes occurring at a time when gazas population is sinking into unprecedented poverty and despair are merely a cover for the enmity and lack of trust between the two largest palestinian movements.
Hamas in combat the washington institute for near east policy. It started as an outgrowth of muslim brotherhood in the. The new hamas policy document is not, as it is claimed to be, the equivalent of the fatah transformation in 1988. Hamas views these episodes as an israeli offensive and wants to send a message that gaza is not an. Nevertheless, zaki chehabs inquiry demonstrates that hamas had prepared well for the election and plotted the socalled shock by pursuing a longterm. Hamas simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Founder and editorinchief of, an arabiclanguage news website. He has covered the middle east for a variety of newsmedia including the guardian, cnn, and the bbc. He was born in 1978, one year before me, but his childhood might as well been lived on a different planet.
Hamas is a humane movement, which cares for human rights and is committed to the tolerance inherent in islam as regards attitudes towards other religions. And so before israel goes, sharons aides say, he believes he must smash hamas to show palestinians and rightwing israelis that he isnt just running away. The organisations name is an acronym in arabic the islamic resistance movement, but can also mean enthusiasm or courage. Now the radical islamist group known as hamas holds sway. Son hamas of mosab hassan yousef with ron bra ckin a n imprin t of tynd a le ho u s e p ublishers, inc. Internally the hamas has consistently stated intentions of fighting for a singular islamic state, whether it. Zaki chehab inside hamas the untold story of the militant islamic movement 2007. Hamas has already started significant work on tunnel building, rocket manufacturing and the recruitment and training of new combatants.442 224 493 820 242 942 155 682 411 1580 12 23 473 1163 288 1584 132 1349 1011 361 1290 432 1266 1263 696 1551 585 835 903 891 1294 796 127 1144 818 917 1457 1033 174 885 509 935 846 936 806 1216