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Saturday, October 01, 2005

 

A Palestinian View: Divide and Conquer

Except from an interview with Ali Jarbawi, professor of Political Science at Bir Zeit University.

I think Israel opposes Hamas running because it does not want this widening of the political system. Israel does not want the Palestinians to reach a unified position. Israel prefers Palestinian infighting so as to always be able to claim that the Palestinians do not deserve a political settlement, that Gaza is first and last, and they cannot end the occupation in the West Bank and Jerusalem because the Palestinians cannot reach consensus among themselves. It's a divide-and-conquer policy. Read more

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