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Report: PA Unity Farce Marches On
Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/7/11 | Gavriel Queenann

Posted on 07/18/2011 4:59:00 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

The much touted unity agreement signed between rivals Fatah and Hamas has still failed to produce a unity government amdist fierce bickering.

Since rival factions Fatah and Hamas announced a reconciliation after four years of often violent fueding following Hamas' violent takeover of Gaza in 2007, the promised coalition government remains unformed due to disputes over fundamental issues, including who will serve as prime minister.

While leaders in both factions have tried to play down the lack of progress and missed deadlines, barbs are being traded daily in Palestinian Authority and Hamas-run media outlets.

As a result, what both sides had once called a Mideast game-changer that would put Israel on the ropes, has stalled due to all too familiar political realities and very alive antagonisms.

Other goodwill measures, such as mutual prisoner releases, have also gone unfulfilled since May.

So frustrated has Hamas become that they have said that the business of government is bad for the 'resistance' and have openly considered stepping back.

Last week, Hamas officials slammed Fatah leaders for welcoming the Greek president to the PA administered areas in Judea and Samaria just days after Greece intercepted a Gaza-bound protest flotilla that was dead-set on challenging Israel's naval blockade of Gaza.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: farce; fatah; hamas; unity
By all means, let them strive to overcome their differences and unite;-E
1 posted on 07/18/2011 4:59:10 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

I believe the word Unity is translated in Arabic as: We will kill you eliminating the differences between you and us.


2 posted on 07/18/2011 5:06:15 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: Eleutheria5

If the object was to create a pali state it would
already be done, their only reason for existance
is the destruction of Israel.


3 posted on 07/18/2011 5:09:15 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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Thanks Eleutheria5.
...rival factions Fatah and Hamas... after four years of often violent f[eu]ding following Hamas' violent takeover of Gaza in 2007... have tried to play down the lack of progress and missed deadlines... mutual prisoner releases, have also gone unfulfilled since May... Last week, Hamas officials slammed Fatah leaders for welcoming the Greek president to the PA administered areas in Judea and Samaria just days after Greece intercepted a Gaza-bound protest flotilla that was dead-set on challenging Israel's naval blockade of Gaza.

4 posted on 07/18/2011 6:01:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: tet68

Their fallacy is in believing that Israel was created by a UN resolution, or the declaration of some British lord. They want a state created solely that way, and if that’s all you got, you’ll need the UN to declare a whole new planet for you as well.


5 posted on 07/18/2011 7:25:03 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today)
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6 posted on 07/19/2011 5:03:21 AM PDT by SJackson (Normal people don't sit cross-legged on the floor and bang on drums, WI State Sen Glenn Grothman (R))
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