The Israel-Arab Reader: A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict - Part VI, pp. 529-576 Summary & Analysis

Walter Lacquer and Barry Rubin
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Part VI, pp. 529-576 Summary and Analysis

In August 1988, Hamas is created. Various articles from the Hamas charter are presented. Included are things like every Muslim has a duty to fight the enemy and Jihad is the only solution to the Palestinian problem. They support the rights of the Palestinians and oppose all who oppose them.

The Palestinian National Council issues a political resolution in November 15, 1988. They defend the intifada as a popular revolution supported by all Palestinians and condemn the occupation and repressive measures. They believe that Palestine and Jordan should exist on a confederal level. On November 15, 1988, the Council issues a declaration of independence in which they proclaim the establishment of the State of Palestine on the Palestinian soil.

President Mubarak says, on January 21, 1989, that he is ready for peace. All of the years of war have resulted in a...

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