(*) As is all too common even in books brought onto the market by renowned publishers such as Oxford University Press and Penguin, there are some ugly or badly edited sentences, annoying grammatical and other errors in this book, but that did not spoil the enjoyment of reading it. Two examples:
* p. 237: In Gaza, the installation of a full military government was approved and charged with preventing looting and restoring normal life.
* p. 220: Built by the British during Mandate times and later passed on to the UN, the Police Academy was believed by the Israelis to house 'Ata 'Ali's main headquarters and was therefore heavily defended. In fact, the area was manned by a single company, 140 men, of the 2nd al-Husseini Battalion under Capt. Suliman Salayta. ( the second part of the first sentence does not make real sense ).