Hamas a Necessary Partner for Peace

Elshout, Jan
September 2009
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs;Sep/Oct2009, Vol. 28 Issue 7, p14
The article discusses the misperception that Hamas is a terrorist organization and that it is not possible to communicate with them. It states that the Muslim Brotherhood, which is engaged primarily in social and religious works is Hamas' predecessor. Hamas was established in 1987 and the Quassam Brigades, its military branch was formed in 1991. A Hamas leader was quoted in saying that Hamas aims to achieve peace and stability and to follow the diplomatic route.


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