Accession Number : ADA288849

Title :   Hamas and Hizbollah: The Radical Challenge to Israel in the Occupied Territories.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Pelletiere, Stephen C.

PDF Url : ADA288849

Report Date : 10 NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : The author argues that two Arab religious organizations--Hamas, operating in Israeli-occupied territories of Gaza and the West Bank, and Hizbollah, operating in southern Lebanon--are more dangerous to U.S. interests than heretofore has been thought. They are not mere terrorist groups, but part of a universal movement that has succeeded in mobilizing elements previously suppressed throughout the Middle East, and is attempting to radicalize the whole Arab world. This study seeks to alert U.S. policymakers and military leaders to the larger potential danger posed by Hamas and Hizbollah.

Descriptors :   *MIDDLE EAST, *TERRORISM, *RELIGION, LEBANON, ISRAEL, GLOBAL, ARABS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, PALESTINIANS.

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE