This study traces the rise of the Islamic Jihad, its ideological platform, and its relations with other political forces both within and outside the Palestinian arena. The study provides a basis for a wider discussion of how Palestinian Islamists deal with the challenge of peace created by the Oslo Accords, particularly the shift of the PLO from a liberation movement to a sovereign entity with coercive power.
Meir Hatina is a lecturer in the Department of Middle Eastern and African History at Tel Aviv University.
Distributed for Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies
6.5 x 9, 180 pages