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Hamas takes over Gaza Categories: Palestinians     Author: AIJAC staff

As readers may be aware, by taking over the presidential compound in Gaza, the last major Fatah stronghold, late yesterday, Hamas has now completed their military takeover of Gaza, routing Fatah completely.

The Gaza Crisis Escalates Categories: Palestinians     Author: AIJAC staff

As readers may be aware, the Hamas-Fatah fighting which has simmered off and on in Gaza since the beginning of the year has exploded in recent days, and reached a new peak yesterday.

Six Days and Forty Years Categories: Israel, Op-eds, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Forty years ago this week, Israel scored a stunning six-day military victory against its Arab neighbours. Today, too many remember this event primarily as the start of Israel's "occupation" of Arab land, which is seen as the "root cause" of all subsequent Middle Eastern problems.

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Palestinian Civil Conflict and Peace Prospects Categories: Palestinians     Author: AIJAC staff

Today's Update features three good but very different pieces dealing with aspects of the current and ongoing Palestinian civil conflict between Fatah and Hamas, looking at both how it relates to wider trends in Palestinian society and its likely effects on future peace prospects.

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Editorial: Lessons Learned Categories: Israel, Lebanon, Palestinians, Syria, Terrorism     Author: Colin Rubenstein

The Winograd Committee's Interim Report, assessing Israel's performance in the first days of last year's Hezbollah-Israel conflict, has strongly criticised Israel's prime minister, defence minister and former military chief of staff for setting impossible-to-achieve objectives and for moving without

The Gaza Situation Categories: Egypt, Palestinians     Author: AIJAC staff

As readers will probably be aware, the difficult and complex situation in Gaza has continued to develop; the Hamas-Fatah fighting has been reduced by the latest ceasefire, but few Palestinians expect it to hold...

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Editorial: Clouds On The Horizon Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

After months of on-again off-again negotiations, threats and outright violence, on March 17, the two main Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, succeeded in forming a national unity government.

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