Whether or not the elections Abbas has planned in May will actually happen, the demon is out of the bottle, and with the infighting between the ‘Old Guard’ PLO members from Tunisia vs the local Palestinians, the end of PLO’s political supremacy in the West Bank seems near.
By Pinhas Inbari
When Palestinian elections were first discussed, the spotlight immediately turned to the struggle between Fatah and Hamas and the fear that under cover of the elections, Hamas would infiltrate the West Bank. But it soon became clear that the story was not Fatah against Hamas, but Fatah against Fatah. Continue Reading »
In an effort to thwart an organized hunger strike of nearly 1000 Palestinian prisoners, jailed Fatah leader was moved to a different prison.
The imprisoned Fatah leader, Marwan Barghouti, who led the charge on a mass hunger strike among Palestinian prisoners on Sunday, was moved to a new prison and put in isolation Monday, reported Palestinian and Israeli media.
According to reports, he was transferred along with three other prisoners from Israel’s Hadarim prison to Jalama prison, north of Jenin in an effort to thwart the ongoing hunger strike among nearly 1000 Palestinian prisoners.
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A banner with Marwan Barghouti’s image at an anti-Israel demonstration.