The Pragmatic Dimension of the Palestinian Hamas: A Network Perspective

  title={The Pragmatic Dimension of the Palestinian Hamas: A Network Perspective},
  author={Shaul Mishal},
  journal={Armed Forces \& Society},
  pages={569 - 589}
  • Shaul Mishal
  • Published 1 July 2003
  • Political Science
  • Armed Forces & Society
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