Amy Chiang


Few other groups spark as much controversy as Hamas. While it won Parliamentary elections in January of 2006, its militant tactics have earned it widespread condemnation from most of the international community. However, using international law alone will not convince Hamas to renounce violence because Hamas claims to derive its principles from Islamic law. This note explores and applies international and Islamic law to Hamas's tactics and concludes that they can both be used to convince Hamas to renounce violence and restart the peace process.

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