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Palestine’s foreign policy under Hamas: principles and practices


Alsarhi, Abeer and Ahmad, Zaid (2016) Palestine’s foreign policy under Hamas: principles and practices. International Affairs and Global Strategy, 49. pp. 1-11. ISSN 2224-574X; ESSN: 2224-8951


This paper examines Palestine’s foreign policy under Hamas’s Government (2006-2013). The aim is to explore the major principles underpinning the formulation of its foreign policy. Data were collected through face-to-face interview with five key persons in Hamas, secondary data were collected from books, journals, newspapers, magazines, and other relevant resources. The analysis was done through descriptive-analytical method. The findings revealed that Hamas foreign policies were formulated based on six agenda, namely: Islamic ethics, strategic vision, supporting of the resistance, protection of the national interests, non-interference, and independency of decision. Resistance has remained the only means of struggle against the occupation. These principles would be critically measured and contextually analyzed to see the implications towards the protection of Palestinians and the Hamas interests.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
Publisher: International Institute for Science, Technology & Education
Keywords: Palestine; Hamas; Foreign policy; Occupation
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 03:08
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2018 01:10
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/53478
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