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Fatah and Hamas are allowed to keep this horror film playing

The chilling words by veteran Hamas official Fathi Hammad at a rally in Gaza last July urging Palestinians to kill Jews, not Israelis, is easily found on YouTube. I don’t know if these words appear in the Palestinian Film Festival that Greg Barns encouraged readers to attend in his recent piece blaming Israel for poverty in Gaza.

PA financial crisis/ Fixing the Iran nuclear deal

This Update features material on the growing financial crisis being faced by the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the wake of its refusal to accept tax funds from Israel because of Israel's deduction from these funds of money allocated for "pay for slay" payments to terrorists and their families, and its implications for Palestinian politics.

Ramallah Reset

Two developments currently taking place in the Palestinian arena deserve our attention and are interlinked: the proposed new government in Ramallah and the situation at the Al-Aqsa plaza on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

Has the “Arab Spring” reached Gaza?

The demonstrations are led by an independent youth movement called “We Want to Live!” [Bidna naish, in Arabic], which receives widespread public support and backing from PLO factions.

Deconstruction Zone: Gaza’s self-inflicted health crisis 

Hamas won’t divert any of the hundreds of millions of dollars a year it spends on its own military to ease Gazans’ humanitarian plight.

Behind the News – March 2019

Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, together with the PA Cabinet’s other ministers, collectively resigned. The resignations came two days after the Fatah Central Committee recommended the formation of a government made up of representatives of factions in the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and independent personalities, leaving out Hamas

Editorial: The PA’s Priorities

Ori’s murder is a tragic reminder of the way in which terrorist “martyrdom” is incited and encouraged by the Palestinian Authority (PA) – and then rewarded with generous lifetime salaries.

What’s behind the PA cabinet’s resignation? / The Lebanese government and...

Update from AIJAC Update 02/19 #01 This Update deals with two important political developments in the Middle East this week - the resignation of the Palestinian...

Fighting over a Peace Plan that doesn’t exist

While Palestinian hatred for Trump and his administration does not come as a surprise, what is strange is that the two Palestinian factions – Fatah in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip – are now using President Trump’s awaited plan to throw mud at one another.

Truce negotiations and the Fatah-Hamas conflict

The importance of the Cairo discussions can be found elsewhere: the shift of the PLO and affiliated organisations towards Hamas.

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