Hamas ambition and Fatah indecision lead to meltdown

Hamas’s ambitions do not stop at founding a permanent homeland for the Palestinians. It wants to establish a strategically important Islamic base in the Middle East, writes Rory Miller.

16th June, 2007

Hamas’s ambitions do not stop at founding a permanent homeland for the Palestinians. It wants to establish a strategically important Islamic base in the Middle East, writes Rory Miller.

‘Madness’’ was how a despairing Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas described the fierce fighting between members of his own Fatah party and Hamas across the Gaza Strip over the last week. But while the current fighting, which has so far left an estimated...

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