Bjorn Brenner

Bjorn Brenner

Björn Brenner is a lecturer at the Swedish Defence University in Stockholm and a research fellow at Institut français du Proche-Orient in Amman, Jordan. He has conducted extensive field research in Syria, Jordan and Palestine. His latest book Gaza Under Hamas: From Islamic Democracy to Islamist Governance, published by I.B.Tauris, was named best academic book of the year on Palestinian affairs at the 2017 Palestine Book Awards.


The Killing of Vittorio Arrigoni: A Result of the Unsustainable Situation in Gaza
The kidnapping and murder of an Italian activist illustrates the context in which Hamas has faced increased opposition from Salafi-Jihadi groups, which filled the vacuum left by Fateh's exile from Gaza in 2007.

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