Understanding the Direction of the New Hamas Government: Between Tactical Pragmatism and Al-Qaeda Jihadism
May 1, 2006 | Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi
Hamas has reaped the fruits of the "Green Revolution" that it led in recent years to win many local authority elections, obtain a stable majority in the Palestinian parliament, and take decisive control of executive authority. Hamas' tactical agreement to play by the democratic rules was a Trojan horse.