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

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

Finally, News that brings out Facts usually concealed or edited out for Nielsen Ratings-Bravo! - Rev. David
Log in and tell us why you support TRNN


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


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


Latest Stories

Privatization, Charters & High-Stakes Tests: Arne Duncan's Legacy
Dependency on Warlords Led to U.S. Attack on MSF Afghan Hospital
Saudi Arabia Silences UN Human Rights Council Over Its War Crimes in Yemen (1/2)
Baltimore Police Commissioner Stunned by Poverty in Baltimore
The House Freedom Caucus: Tea Party 2.0 Behind Boehner's Resignation
The Revolutionary Age
What Washington Isn't Saying About the TPP 'Victory'
Do the Taliban represent the Pashtuns?
The Deep State and the Power of Billionaires - David Cay Johnston on Reality Asserts Itself (3/4)
GMO Anti-Labeling Law Heads to Senate After House Approval
Inter-Imperial Feuds and the Lost Revolution in Syria (2/2)
LAPD Infiltrators and Agents Provocateurs Targeted Leftists and Panthers - David Cay Johnston on Reality Asserts Itself (2/4)
The Syrian Civil War and Big Power Rivalry
Reports Expose Zionists Stifling Dissent on US Campuses
Evolution of A Black Panther (2/2)
The Global African: Alicia Garza on BLM & Oprah's Diamond Controversy
Taking from the Many to Give to the Few - David Cay Johnston on Reality Asserts Itself (1/4)
The Real House of Saud - Saudi Arabia's Oil-For-Tyranny
Is There a Path Forward for Baltimore After Freddie Gray?
Why Drug Prices Are Out of Control, And What We Can Do About It
38% of American Workforce Still Jobless
Proposed Sentencing Reforms Would Keep Drug War Policies Intact
Inter-Imperial Feuds and the Lost Revolution in Syria (1/2)
Evolution of A Black Panther (1/2)
Latin American Leaders Demand UN Reforms
Abbas UN Speech: "Bombshell" or Wet Firecracker?
A Critical Look at VICE's Story on Mass Imprisonment with Obama and Holder
The Pain Doesn't Go Away - Rachel Corrie's Parents on Reality Asserts Itself (3/3)
Modi's US Visit and the Drama of Digital India
Is Obama Fighting ISIS, Assad or Russia?

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