The Ascendance of Political Islam: Hamas and consolidation in the Gaza Strip

@article{MiltonEdwards2008TheAO,
  title={The Ascendance of Political Islam: Hamas and consolidation in the Gaza Strip},
  author={Beverley Milton-Edwards},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  year={2008},
  volume={29},
  pages={1585 - 1599}
}
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