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Hamas tightens grip on Gaza as reconstruction delays continue

...its own turf - Hamas in Gaza and Abbas' Fatah party in the West Bank - by clamping down...the political wrangling from Hamas and Fatah, the continued embargo and a slow response...independent experts which was formed under a Fatah-Hamas deal last year to administer both...
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A moment of truth

...the Gaza Strip, while secular-minded Fatah retains its government seat in the West...and normal government relations with the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority. Even more...moderate Palestinians need to hear. This is Fatah's moment of truth. The organization...
Outside editorials: Time to talk peace

...a coalition government in partnership with the more rational Fatah, that aid had to cease. Last week came the division of the...fierce fighting won Gaza; Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah retains the West Bank. That original notion is still valid...
The West banks on Abbas

...ineffectual Palestinian president, and shameless official corruption is not unknown to the Fatah bunch over which he presides. Still, Abbas and Fatah are not the ones lobbing rockets into Israel, and the West is pleased to hear Abbas restate...
Palestinian ploy would push Israel to the edge of destruction

...the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades of his own Fatah Party, which claimed responsibility for...Israeli ships. Making matters worse, Fatah's recent power-sharing agreement with...ratification a "symbolic action" and said the Fatah-Hamas pact "raises profound and legitimate...
U.S. recognition of Palestine would heighten tensions, spur violence

...Now, Palestinians are split between Fatah, which runs the Palestinian Authority...has run Gaza since 2007 when it replaced Fatah after a bloody coup. The Palestinian factions...relations with its neighbors. Nor, even if Fatah somehow managed to assume control over...
Arafat horrified by terror attack; Palestinians celebrate in streets

...gesture of celebration. Several Palestinian gunmen shot in the air, while other marchers carried Palestinian flags. Nawal Abdel Fatah, 48, wearing a long, black dress, threw sweets in the air, saying she was happy because "America is the head of the snake...
Supporting Palestinians to fail?

...external funding aimed to counter the high levels of public spending done by the Islamist group Hamas in Gaza, and the West Bank Fatah Party.It is noteworthy that through the Palestinian Reform and Development Plan approved three years ago, the Palestinian...
Palestinian ambassador in Prague killed in blast

...and leading official in Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement."The safe was sitting neglected in one of the is originally from Jaffa in what is now Israel.He joined Fatah in 1975. In 1979, he was appointed deputy ambassador in Bulgaria...
The coming UN debacle

...national movement has hardly proved its willingness to live in peace beside Israel. Palestinian schools and media - those of Fatah as well as of Hamas - routinely portray Israel as an artificial and temporary creation, without any rootedness in the land...


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