This is a conversation with Tareq Baconi, author of the book “Hamas Contained: The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance” published in 2018. This is episode 83 of The Fire These Times.
List of topics discussed:
- How Hamas is often talked about
- Contextualising Hamas in recent and ongoing uprisings
- Hamas and popular protests
- The Great Return March
- Hamas and Israel
- Western hypocrisy on Palestinian democracy, with a focus on the EU and the US
- Hamas-Fatah relations
- The horrific costs of the Israeli blockade of Gaza
- How the Israeli state views Hamas
- Hamas breaking out of its ‘cage’
- Does it matter who wins at the Israeli elections?
- The PA losing legitimacy
- Hamas’ authoritarianism in Gaza
- Hamas as a democratic movement
- Difference between party and government in Gaza
- Moving beyond the framework of partition and into colonial and apartheid frameworks
- Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza: Engaging the Islamist Social Sector by Sara Roy
- Hamas: A Beginner’s Guide by Khaled Hroub
- Decolonizing Palestine: Hamas between the Anticolonial and the Postcolonial by Somdeep Sen
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Music by Tarabeat.