The Hamas victory: shifting sands or major earthquake?

  title={The Hamas victory: shifting sands or major earthquake?},
  author={Mahjoob Zweiri},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  pages={675 - 687}
  • Mahjoob Zweiri
  • Published 1 May 2006
  • Political Science
  • Third World Quarterly
Abstract This paper discusses the background to the Palestinian elections and highlights the fact that they are the first democratic elections since 1996. It discusses the reasons for Hamas's participation and the problems it faced. It also examines what issues the electoral candidates needed to touch on in order to win the election. The paper highlights the fact that Fatah's days are over because of widespread corruption. It touches on how Hamas now needs to deal with the international… 

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