This report consists of two parts. Part one gives an overview of the Islamist movements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The second part is a select bibliography of the main academic works in English on these movements (Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezb al-Tahrir al-Islami' and Khalas). The report highlights the complexities of the political and religious goals of the Palestinian Islamist movements since 1987, including the use of extreme violence (suicide bombings).