NO ADVERTISING, GOVERNMENT OR CORPORATE FUNDING

  • Latest News
  • Pitch a Story
  • Work with a Journalist
  • Join the Blog Squad
  • Afghanistan
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Baltimore
  • Canada
  • Egypt
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • Russia
  • Economy
  • Environment
  • Health Care
  • Military
  • Occupy
  • Organize This
  • Reality Asserts Itself
  • US Politics


  • Rival Factions Hamas and Fatah Say They Will Unite After UN Vote


    After years of bloodshed following an election in Gaza, rivals Hamas and Fatah say they will work together following Israel's assault and UNGA vote -   December 4, 2012
    Members don't see ads. If you are a member, and you're seeing this appeal, click here

    Share to Facebook Share to Twitter


    Because news is only as honest as the intentions of those who report it. - Joel L.
    Log in and tell us why you support TRNN

    Transcript

    Rival Factions Hamas and Fatah Say They Will Unite After UN VoteAfter the UN General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to recognize Palestine as a non-member observer state - a move strongly opposed by Israel and the US, hundreds of Palestinians celebrated on the streets of Ramallah in the West Bank and Gaza after the result was announced.

    This scene would have been impossible four years ago. Now, Fatah flags fly high in Hamas territory.

    Hamas seized the Gaza Strip from Abbas in 2007, and the two sides have been unable to heal their rift. However, Hamas allowed thousands to march in Gaza in support of Abbas

    Top Hamas and Islamic Jihad officials welcomed the recognition of Palestine as a non-member state at the United Nations, describing it as diplomatic victory

    Hamas had previously opposed the move, as it has always sensitive to public opinion, now it has shifted from criticizing the plan to saying they would not stand in the way

    National unity has become a rallying cause for Palestinian statehood following Israel's last assault on Gaza.

    in January 2006, Hamas was democratically elected in a landslide vote. The election was monitored and condoned by international observers as free and fair.

    However, the US and Israel refused to accept Hamas as the governing force in gaza, imposing international sanctions, a siege and turning fatah, the ruling government in the west bank against Hamas. Immediately, violence broke out between both Palestinian rival factions, leaving both sides divided.

    The statehood vote at the UN which came just days after more than 170 Palestinians were killed in an Israeli-led attack on the Gaza strip has brought both sides closer

    The diplomatic, political and legal leverage gained by Palestine will enable Palestine to defend itself on a number of fronts – by having access to the International Criminal Court and file complaints against Israel for decades of human rights abuses.

    Israel and the US condemned the UN bid, saying the only genuine route to statehood for the Palestinians is via a peace agreement made in direct talks with Israel. But Palestinians say that it's not for any country to get the Palestinians to relinquish their rights


    Comments

    Our automatic spam filter blocks comments with multiple links and multiple users using the same IP address. Please make thoughtful comments with minimal links using only one user name. If you think your comment has been mistakenly removed please email us at contact@therealnews.com

    Comments


    Latest Stories


    The Fight For Fair Housing For Baltimore Renters
    The Pain Doesn't Go Away - Rachel Corrie's Parents on Reality Asserts Itself (2/3)
    No End in Sight for America's Longest War
    The Republican Budget vs. The People's Budget
    Baltimore Prosecutor Reviewing Evidence in Death of Activist
    The Global African: Ferguson, Iran, & Urban Development Pt. 2
    Only Appropriate Public Event for Bush is War Crimes Trial
    How Yemen Became the Latest Iranian-Saudi Arabian Proxy War
    Bankers Avoid Jail Time in Tax-Evasion Case
    Bush Administration Official Defends Iraq War at Conference
    The Pain Doesn't Go Away - Rachel Corrie's Parents on Reality Asserts Itself (1/3)
    Saudi Arabia Attacks Yemen, Targeting Houthis
    Nigerians Head to the Polls Amid Rising Tensions
    Greek Public Coffers Expected to Run Dry Next Month
    Resistance Mounts to Stephen Harper's Secret Police Bill
    Why is U.S. Voter Turnout So Low?
    TRNN Replay: The Roots of Nigeria's Chaos
    TRNN Replay: 9/11 not an "Intelligence Failure"
    Regional Banks Say Regulation Costs Too High
    New Bill Threatens Patient Safety
    What is Behind the Collapse of the Centre Left Parties in Europe?
    What is Causing the Rapid Decline of the US Coal Industry?
    Hofstra University Conference Considers Legacy of Second Bush Presidency
    Baltimore Council President Stands Firm on Rec Center Demands
    Ted Cruz Running for President as Defender of Wealth
    Teaching Assistants Reject University of Toronto Offer
    The Rise of Podemos (3/3)
    The True Toll of Policing in Baltimore
    The Rise of Podemos (2/3)
    Baltimore Police Commissioner: Racism Causes Pain, Violence in the Community

    RealNewsNetwork.com, Real News Network, Real News, Real News For Real People, IWT are trademarks and service marks of IWT.TV inc. "The Real News" is the flagship show of IWT and Real News Network.

    All original content on this site is copyright of The Real News Network.  Click here for more

    Problems with this site? Please let us know

    Linux VPS Hosting by Star Dot Hosting