Monday, 9 May 2011

Throwing Hamas a lifeline

By all accounts, the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation deal took the world completely by surprise. At a moment when support for Hamas among the Palestinians is at an all-time low, and as Syria – its principal patron state – convulses under the pressure of internal unrest and external sanctions, it hardly seems an opportune moment for Fatah to jump into bed with its erstwhile nemesis. So why has it?

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