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Table Of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
Introduction
Part 1: Hezbollah
1. The Lebanese Players: A Background
The Shiites and Amal
The Maronites
Maronite Christian Parties Today
The Palestinians
The Sunnis
Lebanese Salafi-Jihadist Groups
The Lebanese Political System
2. Hezbollah: History and Development
The Beginning
Hezbollah in Post-Taif Lebanon
3. Ideals and Belief System
The Religious Pillars
A View of the World: External Enemies and Allies
Hezbollah in Lebanon: A Political and Military Platform
4. Structure
Political and Military Structure
Social Welfare
Fundraising
Latin America and the Tri-Border Area as a Case Study
5. Strategies and Tactics
Military Operations
Terrorism
Regional Involvement: A Growing Trend
Propaganda and Psychological Warfare
Part II: Hamas and Militancy in the Palestinian Territories
6. The Palestinian Players: A Background
The PLO and Fatah
Palestinian Islamic Jihad
Salafi-Jihadist Groups in Gaza
7. Hamas: History and Development
The Beginning
Political and Social Development
8. Ideals and Belief System
Islamist Roots and Religious Pillars
A View of the World and of the State of Israel
Hamas in the Palestinian Territories: Political Agenda and Activities
9. Structure
Political and Military Structure
Social Activism and Grass-Roots Support
Fundraising
10. Strategies and Tactics
Military Operations
Terrorism
Propaganda and Psychological Warfare
Part III: COuntering Hezbollah and Hamas
11. Israeli Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism
Conclusions
Notes
Glossary
For Further Reading
Index