As Egypt’s international stature rises for brokering Gaza truce, Hamas gains in popularity on the Palestinian street, but PA ‘still controls the course of affairs,’ analyst says.
Jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti will run in the Palestinian Authority presidential election slated for July 31.
Abbas has taken no initiative, placed his head in the sand to the new realities of the region, and has done nothing to make the lives of his people better or promise them a brighter future.
The alliance between Barghouti and Kidwa is seen by many Palestinians as a major challenge to Abbas and the Fatah leadership.
Abbas and senior Fatah officials have threatened to expel any member of the faction who runs on a separate list.
“The Palestinian system is now divided. Hamas and Fatah are seeing what’s going on… with the new administration of [US President Joe] Biden and after four bad years for them”
Interesting comparison can be made between players in the local scene and these historical figures.
Fatah primaries in Gaza called off due to violence and voting irregularities.
In 2014, the mayor of Palermo Leoluca Orlando also awarded the city's honorary citizenship to Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life-sentences in Israel for terrorism.
The Barghouti brothers belong to a clan whose members are famous for carrying out a series of terrorist attacks against Israel in the past four decades.