Fatah and Hamas: the New Palestinian Factional Reality

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For the first time in its history, the Palestinian parliament is set to be led by Hamas,
which the United States and European Union have designated a foreign terrorist
organization. Although some lauded the generally free and fair election in January 2006,
others criticized the outcome and accused Hamas of “hijacking” democracy. This report
provides an overview of the new political realities in the West Bank and Gaza after the
election, the challenges Fatah and Hamas face, and possible implications for U.S. policy.

Creator(s): Pina, Aaron D.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: March 3, 2006
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Pina, Aaron D.

Analyst in Middle Eastern Affairs

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: March 3, 2006
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For the first time in its history, the Palestinian parliament is set to be led by Hamas,
which the United States and European Union have designated a foreign terrorist
organization. Although some lauded the generally free and fair election in January 2006,
others criticized the outcome and accused Hamas of “hijacking” democracy. This report
provides an overview of the new political realities in the West Bank and Gaza after the
election, the challenges Fatah and Hamas face, and possible implications for U.S. policy.

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6 Pages.

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