Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

On January 27, 2006, Fatah activists and Palestinian security personnel converged on the Palestinian Authority’s parliament building in Gaza City. Within minutes, cars were torched, tires set aflame and stones thrown at election banners displaying the visages of victorious Hamas candidates. The cry was for vengeance, particularly against a leadership that had just presided over Palestine’s premier nationalist movement’s worst political defeat in its 47-year history.

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How to cite this article:

Graham Usher "Hamas Risen," Middle East Report 238 (Spring 2006).