The Road Ahead: A View from Gaza

Shahin, Mariam
December 2005
Middle East;Dec2005, Issue 362, p16
The article presents information on the consequences of the participation of Islamic resistance movement, Hamas, in the Palestinian legislative elections currently scheduled for January 2006. Now it is becoming ever more evident that Hamas is comprised of at least two strains of thought and plans of action. The mainstream Hamas leanings towards political maneuvering and power sharing, however popular among the tired masses of Gaza and the West Bank, is unlikely to satisfy the young, unemployed and angry youths whose lifelong exposure to Israeli violence and oppression has shaped their world view.


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