Tag Archives: Fatah

May 2, 2012

Will Hamas ever moderate?

To those who thought that the Arab Spring had the potential to moderate Hamas into pragmatic political actors, think again.
According to a Haaretz report last week, a secret vote in Hamas was conducted to elect new members to the group’s …

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March 29, 2012

Palestinian unity “frozen”, again

A month after Fatah and Hamas chiefs signed a reconciliation deal–after almost ten months in negotiations–is it any surprise that the deal has broken down?
In an interview with the Ma’an News agency, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas stated that …

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March 1, 2012

Why did Qatar give $250 million in financial aid to Hamas?

On 27 February, Hamas officials announced that Qatar was giving the group $250 million to help build infrastructure in the Gaza Strip—the Territory currently governed by Hamas. This is all speculation, but these are the reasons why I think Qatar …

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February 13, 2012

Rifts in Hamas – how will this affect unity deal?

Only a week after Fatah’s Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas’ Khaled Mashaal signed the unity deal in Doha, Qatar, are signs showing of a rift within Hamas.
Mahmoud Zahar, a senior Hamas leader based in the movement’s Gaza office, criticised the decision …

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