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Monday, April 7, 2008

Is Fatah losing control of its own armed branch?

Interesting news:
12 members of Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, the armed branch of West Bank-ruling Al Fatah, have escaped from prision. They claim that the deal under which they surrendered their weapons and their lifes has been broken by the security forces of Abbas. They also claim to have beaten by prision guards.

The now runaway prisioners surrendered under a deal that involved three months in jail, nevertheless time has passed and they were not just not liberated but also beaten in prision.

With its dubious deals with occupying Israel, post-Arafat Al Fatah seems to be heading to nowhere. They have not only lost the trust of the Palestinian people, that chose Hamas as the only alternative in the last elections, but also they seem to be losing control of their own followers, tired of so much surrender and no payback from the Zionists.

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