Ingrid Ericson

Behind the Lies

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Review of "Hamas: A Beginner's Guide", Khaled Hroub, Pluto £11.99

The US propaganda effort to discredit the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) was stepped up enormously after Hamas won the legislative elections for the West Bank and Gaza Strip in January 2006.

Having an anti-US party running the Palestinian Authority was the last thing the US "democratic plan for the Middle East" was meant to do. Overwhelmingly the Western media portrayed Hamas as the "terrorist organisation" that the US and Israel had deemed it to be.

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