Tag Archives: fatah

The ultimate catch-22

[ PIC 11/01/2013 – 09:41 PM ] By Khalid Amayreh in occupied Palestine Spokespersons representing Fatah and Hamas have been speaking auspiciously about the prospects of reconciliation between the two groups, following Egyptian-moderated talks in Cairo this week. Thankfully, the Egyptian leadership of President Mursi has made strenuous efforts to ensure the success of the […]

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Nablus gunmen warn PA security services

Maan News Agency | Jan 10, 2013 NABLUS (Ma’an) — A group of masked gunmen claiming affiliation to Fatah’s military wing warned on Thursday that they would fight back against the imprisonment of their members by Palestinian security forces. Parading through Nablus’ Balata refugee camp, firing into the air with semi-automatic weapons, the group insisted […]

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VIDEO | Gaza celebrates Fatah anniversary

Published on Jan 5, 2013 Tens of thousands of joyful Fatah loyalists thronged the center of Gaza city to celebrate Fatah’s 48th anniversary. The theme of the rally was unity between Palestinians who have suffered immensely due to the rift between Fatah and the democratically elected Hamas government. The mass rally of Fatah supporters in […]

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#GazaUnderAttack | Fatah: Gaza escalation aims to thwart UN bid

Maan News Agency | Nov 12, 2012 RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israel is using the escalation in Gaza to try and thwart the PLO’s bid for state membership of the UN, a senior Fatah official said Monday. Jamal Nazzal, a member of Fatah’s revolutionary council, said Israel was trying to hold the Palestinian Authority responsible for […]

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Zionist Peres Praises Abbas’ Treason ~ by @KawtherSalam

Kawther Salam | Nov 4, 2012 Abbas renounces Safad while True Palestinian Hasna al-Jardat displays the deeds to her land in the Safad area زيارة سياحية مقابل حق العودة ردا على زيارة أمير قطر لغزة عباس يتنازل عن حق العودة ويدعو إسرائيل للتفاوض معه على متر ونصف من فلسطين Shimon Peres, a haganah gang criminal […]

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Qassem condemns Fatah’s calls for halting resistance

[ PIC 26/10/2012 – 03:44 PM ] NABLUS, (PIC)– Political science professor at the Palestinian al-Najah University, Abdel Sattar Qassem, criticized Fatah’s calls on resistance factions in the Gaza Strip to stop armed resistance against the occupation. Qassem called, in statements to Quds Press, for maintaining the armed resistance as “a way towards the liberation […]

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Raddad: The popular boycott to elections confirms the Hamas was right

[ PIC 21/10/2012 – 12:38 PM ] TULKAREM,(PIC)– PLC member Riyad Raddad stated that the Palestinian local elections in the occupied West Bank breaches the reconciliation agreement signed between Fatah and Hamas in Cairo. This election will not serve the reconciliation process and it will strengthen the division, he told Quds press, stressing that it […]

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Farcical elections ~ by Khalid Amayreh

[PIC 20/10/2012 – 03:45 PM ] By Khalid Amayreh In the absence of Hamas and amid utterly undemocratic conditions, Fatah is holding local and municipal elections in dozens of towns and villages across West Bank. Hamas refused to take part in these elections, citing a police-state atmosphere and the absence of civil liberties under Fatah’s […]

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Kadoorie university threatens to use force against student protestors

[ PIC 17/10/2012 – 10:01 AM ] Islamic bloc students hold a sheet of paper protesting political arrests TULKAREM, (PIC)– The administration of Fatah-controlled “Palestine technical university-Kadoorie” in Tulkarem city threatened to use force to end the sit-in being held by students from the Islamic bloc inside the campus. The students have staged their sit-in […]

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Haj urges Fatah to participate actively in protest steps in Israeli jails

[ PIC 08/10/2012 – 09:34 AM ] JENIN, (PIC)– Hamas official and former prisoner Abdulbasit Al-Haj called on Fatah faction at home and abroad to necessarily form a unified leading movement of their own in Israeli jails to participate in protest activities held by prisoners from other factions. In a press statement to the Palestinian […]

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‘Democratic’ Fatah pressures employees to vote for its lists in West Bank

[ PIC 01/10/2012 – 07:29 PM ] WEST BANK, (PIC)– Many sources reported that the civilian and military employees at PA were ordered to support Fatah movement’s lists in the upcoming municipal elections. The sources told PIC’s correspondent that this generalization is contrary to the claims of the Ramallah authority that it is impartial and […]

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PA says suspects in custody after colonel Hisham al-Rakh shot dead in Jenin

Maan News Agency | Sept 6, 2012 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Palestinian security services have detained suspects believed to be behind Wednesday’s deadly shooting of a top security commander in Jenin, a security spokesman says. “There are some suspects who were detained for investigation, and there are security organizations working with us in the investigation process,” […]

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Fatah should distance itself from Abbas’s scandalous remarks ~ by Khalid Amayreh

[ PIC 02/09/2012 – 11:27 PM ] In the presence of a visiting Israeli delegation in Ramallah last week, Palestinian Authority (PA) and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas said ” Israel was created in order to stay for ever.” The Zionist delegation included Talmudic religious leaders, including the rabbi of a Bethlehem-area colony, Menachem Fruman. Abbas’s […]

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Fatah’s cheap opportunism ~ by Khalid Amayreh

[ PIC 14/08/2012 – 01:02 PM ] Commentary by Khalid Amayreh Following last week’s murderous attack in Rafah, in which 16 Egyptian soldiers were killed, Fatah officials and spokespersons viewed the incident as a valuable propaganda asset to tarnish the image of Hamas and incite the Egyptian government against the Palestinian Islamist movement. Hamas strongly […]

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