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[1] Al-Hayat, London, 15 June 2007.
[2] Asharq Al-Awsat, London, 14 July 2007.
[3] See Reuters, 8 July 2007.
[4] Notwithstanding Fatah’s emphasis on national unity and its opposition to internal division, it is worth noting that forty-seven members of the Legislative Council from the West Bank are from Hamas, while twenty-nine belong to Fatah. As for Prime Minister Fayyad himself, he represents a political coalition which holds no more than two seats in the Legislative Council, i.e., one and half percent.
[5] As-Safir Newspaper, Beirut, 30 August 2008.
[6] See Asharq Al-Awsat, 27 May 2008; Al-Quds Al-Arabi, London, 28 May 2008; and Al-Watan, Abha, Saudi Arabia, 28 May 2008.
[7] See Al-Hayat, 20 May 2009, and Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 21 May 2009.
[8] Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 09 July 2009.
[9] This is part of a statement by Salam Fayyad, published by the Palestinian Authority’s newspaper, Al-Hayat Al-Jadid, Ramallah, 11 November 2008.
[10] Al-Hayat, 21 May 2009.
[11] Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 21 May 2009.
[12] Al-Hayat, 23 June 2009.
[13] See Reuters, 24 August 2009, and Al-Hayat, 26 August 2009.
[14] See Asharq Al-Awsat, 27 August 2009 and 1 September 2009.
[15] Al-Hayat, 20 June 2007.
[16] Wafa News Agency, 26 June 2007, and Maan News Agency, 26 June 2007.
[17] Reuters, 22 June 2007, and Al-Hayat, 23 June 2007.
[18] Palestinian Information Center, 17 October 2007, Ittihad, 19 October 2007, and Asharq Al-Awsat, 19 October 2007. See also Asharq Al-Awsat, 4 December 2007, and Al-Khalij, 4 December 2007.
[19] Al-Ayyam, Ramallah, citing Wafa News Agency, 18 August 2007, and Al-Khalij, 18 August 2007.
[20] Al-Khalij, 23 April 2008.
[21] Al-Dustour, 8 August 2008.
[22] Asharq Al-Awsat, 28 October 2008.
[23] Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 28 May 2008, and Al-Bayan, 28 May 2008.
[24] Haaretz, 6 April 2008.
[25] See Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 1 August 2008, Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 28 October 2008, Al-Dustour, 8 October 2008, Al-Dustour, 24 October 2008, and Asharq Al-Awsat 28 October 2008.
[26] See with regard to the anti-Hamas measures taken by the Authority in the West Bank: The Media Office of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), ‘Aggressions by Fatah and Palestinian security bodies concerning the “Hamas” movement in occupied West Bank’, Palestinian Media Center, 4 September 2007, at www.palestine-info/ar/default.aspx?xyz; as well as the report issued by Hamas: ‘Attacks by Fatah and Palestinian security bodies against the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in occupied West Bank in the course of the blessed month of Ramadan’, 17 October 2007.
[27] See the website of Al Bayan Media Centre, 13 October 2008, at www.albian.ps/ar/portal/01942ed0-9740-47f1-beef-0577d59f78d3.aspx.
[28] Reuters, 4 December 2008, and Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 5 December 2008.
[29] Al-Khalij, 16 October 2008. See also the statement by Namir Hammad, as reported in AlJazeera.net, 8 November 2008, and the statement by Sa’di al-Karnaz, the secretary-general of the Council of Ministers, in Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 8 November 2008.
[30] Asharq Al-Awsat, 8 November 2008.
[31] See, for instance: Al-Hayat, 3 January 2009, Asharq Al-Awsat, 8 January 2009, and Asharq Al-Awsat, 10 January 2009.
[32] See statement by Rafat Nasif, Palestine, 22 January 2009.
[33] See the statement by Rafat Nasif in Asharq Al-Awsat, 25 January 2009.
[34] Palestine, 20 February 2009.
[35] See Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 13 June 2009, and Al-Hayat, 13 June 2009.
[36] Palestine, 3 July 2009.
[37] See Palestine, 16 December 2009, and Palestine, 17 December 2009.
[38] Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 25 July 2009.
[39] Al-Hayat, 8 January 2008, and Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 8 January 2008.
[40] Al-Dustour, 13 September 2008.
[41] Ahmad Budeiri, ‘The increase in arrests by Palestinian security bodies in the West Bank’, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), 19 October 2008, <>.
[42] Ma’an News Agency, 2 December 2008.
[43] See Al-Khalij, 6 March 2009, and Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 7 July 2009.
[44] Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 9 June 2009, and Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 7 July 2009.
[45] Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 3 July 2007.
[46] Asharq Al-Awsat, 28 June 2007.
[47] As-Safir, 27 October 2007.
[48] Reuters News Agency, 7 July 2008. See http://ara.reuters.com, and Al-Hayat, London, 2 August 2008.
[49] Al-Hayat, 2 August 2008, Al-Khalij, 8 August 2008, and Al Nahar, Beirut, 10 August 2008.
[50] Al-Khalij, 14 March 2008, Al-Ghad Newspaper, Amman, 31 August 2008.
[51] Al-Hayat, 21 May 2009.
[52] See the study undertaken by the Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction (PECDAR) on the subject of the financial situation in Gaza, >.
[53] See the report of Amad Media, 18 June 2008, .
[54] See the Amad report. See also the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, 7 April 2008, .
[55] Al-Hayat, 2 March 2009.

 

* Dr Mohsen Mohammad Saleh is the Director of the Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations based in Beirut, Lebanon, and is a prolific writer on issues related to Palestine and Israel.

** This article is published in terms of a partnership agreement between the Afro-Middle East Centre and Aljazeera Centre for Studies.


The original Arabic study appeared on Al Jazeera.net on 14/11/2010 


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