But even if Egypt’s tough security measures and blockade eventually bring down Hamas, it is not clear if Palestinians in the Gaza Strip will take to the streets to welcome Abbas and Fatah. Hamas, after all, continues to enjoy strong support among the Gaza Strip’s population. Moreover, there is good reason to believe that Hamas’s powerful armed wing and security apparatus would fight to the last man to stop Fatah from regaining control over their mini Islamist entity.
About the Author: Khaled Abu Toameh, an Arab Muslim, is a veteran award-winning journalist who has been covering Palestinian affairs for nearly three decades.
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