Chicago Journal of International Law


Sara RoyFollow


This Article will briefly examine the main political and social transformations in the Islamic movement both before and since the current uprising, about which relatively little is known. While certain key dynamics within the movement (for example, an emphasis on the delivery of social services) have remained largely unchanged, others (such as the strengthening and dominance of the PA and the weakening-cum-silencing of the Islamists) are being replaced with some altogether new dynamics that portend damaging consequences for Palestinian society and for a political resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This examination will refer only to Hamas, since it is the largest and most influential of the Islamist parties.