GAZA UNDER HAMAS – Best academic book of the year on Palestinian affairs


An international jury of social scientists and political experts has chosen Björn Brenner’s GAZA UNDER HAMAS (I.B. Tauris, 2017) as the winner of this year’s Palestine Book Awards.

Björn’s book won in the category Best academic book of the year. The award was shared with Laura Parsons for her book The Commander (Saqi Books, 2017).

The award was presented to the author by Prof Karma Nabulsi of Oxford University. In her speech, Prof Nabulsi commended Björn for his incisive and strictly scientific analysis of an otherwise much politicised issue.

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Recent reviews of GAZA UNDER HAMAS in international media:

Middle East Policy

Journal of Islamic Studies

The Times – The Times Literary Supplement

Israel Book Review

Perspectives on Terrorism

Middle East Monitor