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Khaled Abu Toameh
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad
 

Behind the Palestinian Protests: A Renewed Fatah Bid to Remove PM Fayyad

Posted on: September 20th, 2012

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

It is no secret that Fatah has long been trying to get rid of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad who, its representatives argue, had been imposed on the Palestinians by the Americans and Europeans.

A Syrian refugee girl poses at the Al Zaatri refugee camp in Mafraq
 

Syrian Refugee Girls Forced into ‘Pleasure Marriages’

Posted on: September 12th, 2012

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Syrian female refugees aged 14 and 15 who fled their country to Jordan and Iraq are being forced into "pleasure marriages" [Nikah al-Mut'ah] -- a pre-Islamic custom allowing men to marry for a limited period, which can last as little as 30 minutes. More disturbing is that Muslim scholars and preachers have given the green light to their followers to exploit the plight of the poor and helpless Syrian girls.

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Palestinian Authority employees wait in front of an ATM machine in Gaza city to receive parts of their salaries on March 15, 2009.
 

Gaza’s Millionaires Funding the Hamas Regime through Underground Smuggling

Posted on: August 30th, 2012

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The world often thinks of the Gaza Strip, home to 1.4 million Palestinians, as one of the poorest places on earth, where people live in misery and squalor. But an investigative report shows that it is home to at least 600 millionaires, who have made their wealth thanks to the hundreds of underground tunnels between Gaza and Egypt.

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PA officials at a ceremony sending off a convoy of trucks carrying food and medical supplies for Syrian civilians.
 

Will the West Bank Become the Next Islamic Emirate?

Posted on: August 16th, 2012

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Those who think that Hamas and other Islamic groups do not have a strong presence in the West Bank are completely detached from reality. True, these groups are lacking in arms and ammunition in the West Bank, but they still enjoy broad public support among Palestinians.

The Egyptian-Israeli border
 

Sinai: New Islamic Terror Emirate?

Posted on: August 13th, 2012

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The Egyptians are finally learning that terrorism is a double-edged sword, and that those who approve of terror activities will one day find themselves targeted by the same terrorists.

Palestinian Christians Standing outside the Latin Catholic Church after the expiration of their prayers in Gaza City
 

Attacks on Christians Sharpen with Egyptian Government Collusion

Posted on: August 10th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

If Muslim fanatics cannot tolerate moderate and secular Muslims, why should they be expected to accept those who belong to other faiths?

Mahmoud Abbas
 

Why Abbas Wants to Go Back to the UN in September

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is now saying that he will resume his efforts in September to achieve, unilaterally, UN recognition of a Palestinian state. This time, however, Abbas says he will go to the General Assembly, where the Palestinians enjoy the support of more than 130 countries, with a request to recognize a Palestinian state as a non-member of the UN.

Syrian flag
 

Is Syria Falling into the Hands of Al-Qaeda?

Posted on: July 29th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Palestinians who fled the fighting in Syria this week said that the some suburbs of Damascus were full of Al-Qaeda militiamen from a number of Arab countries. Others said that many fighters belonged to radical Salafi groups.

Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood
 

The Arab Spring: A Blessing for Hamas

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

By meeting separately with Khaled Mashaal and Mahmoud Abbas, Mursi has created the impression that the Palestinians have two legitimate leaders. Even more, Mursi has put Mashaal on an equal footing with heads of state, thus granting legitimacy not only to the Hamas leader, but to his entire movement.

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Gazan Christians celebrating Easter Mass
 

Who Will Save the Christians in the Gaza Strip?

Posted on: July 20th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

According to the Greek Orthodox Church in the Gaza Strip, at least five Christians have been kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam in recent weeks. In a rare public protest, leaders and members of the 2,000-strong Christian community in the Gaza Strip staged a sit-in strike in the Gaza Strip this week to condemn the abductions and forced conversions in particular, and persecution at the hands of radical Muslims in general.

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Palestinian children hold banners reading in Arabic: "Palestine will not be a knife that slaughters Syria's children" during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad
 

Now They Are Slaughtering Palestinians in Syria

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

The world has become used to hearing and watching stories about massacres against civilians in Syria. But until recently, almost all the victims were Syrian citizens.

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal
 

Why Abbas Will Never Make Peace With Israel

Posted on: July 12th, 2012

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Abbas is not interested in reaching any deal with Israel: he knows that such a move would require him to make concessions. Abbas knows that Israel will never give him 100% of his demands; that is enough for him to refuse to sign any historic agreement. Like Arafat, Abbas does not want to go down into history as the first Palestinian leader to make concessions, especially on sensitive issues such as refugees and Jerusalem.

Palestinians demonstrated in Ramallah against Palestinian Authority repression.
 

Khaled Abu Toameh: Palestinians’ Islamist Spring?

Posted on: July 9th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

In March last year, thousands of Palestinians, inspired by the "Arab Spring," launched their own protests in the West Bank to demand reforms, democracy, and regime change. But the Palestinian revolt was short-lived. Abbas's security forces, backed by Fatah thugs, attacked the young men and women who were protesting in the center of Ramallah, torching their tents and beating them with clubs and rifle butts.

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Lebanese soldiers oversee the removal of rubble from the Nahr el Bared Palestinian refugee camp.
 

Khaled Abu Toameh: Arab Apartheid Against Palestinians

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Like many Arab countries, Lebanon has always been treating Palestinians as third-class citizens. Nearly half a million Palestinians live in Lebanon's 12 camps. Though born and raised in the country, they are denied political, economic and social rights.

PA President Mahmoud Abbas (L) and his Prime Minister Salam Fayyad (R), shake hands during the swearing in ceremony of the new cabinet, at Abbas's headquarters in the West Bank town of Ramallah, on 16 May 2012.
 

Khaled Abu Toameh: Is the Palestinian Authority Losing Control in the West Bank?

Posted on: June 18th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

In the short term, the Palestinian Authority may succeed in restoring law and order to areas under its control in the West Bank. But in the long term, its current clampdown will increase bitterness and frustration among a large number of Fatah gunmen and security officers who feel betrayed by Abbas.

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Palestinian women demonstrating
 

Khaled Abu Toameh: Unilateral Withdrawal a Recipe for War

Posted on: June 10th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Any land that is handed over to the Palestinian Authority would end up in the hands of Hamas.

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Palestinians demonstrating
 

Khaled Abu Toameh: Where Are the Moderate Arabs and Palestinians?

Posted on: June 4th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

The Palestinians have been radicalized to a point where it is almost impossible to talk about peace and coexistence with Israel. For Palestinians, the true heroes are suicide bombers who blew themselves up in cafes and buses, killing innocent civilians. Peace activists, human rights advocates, moderates, journalists and reformers have almost no say and are often denounced as "traitors" and a "fifth column."

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King Abdullah of Jordan
 

Muslim Brotherhood Plotting To Take Over Jordan?

Posted on: May 30th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Today, most of the anti-regime demonstrations throughout the kingdom are being initiated and led by Muslim Brotherhood supporters whose goal is to turn Jordan into an Islamic republic. Many Arabs feel that President Barack Obama's endorsement of the Muslim Brotherhood has emboldened the Islamists and increased their appetite to drive moderate and secular rulers out of the Arab world.

Fatah and Hamas officials meet in Egypt for reconciliation talks
 

Fatah and Hamas Can Only Agree on Deceiving Their People

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

In many ways, the status quo seems convenient for Fatah and Hamas. Fatah has a mini-state in the West Bank and is benefiting from hundreds of millions of dollars that are poured by international donors on Salam Fayyad's government. Hamas, for its part, is happy that it has exclusive control over the entire Gaza Strip, which has been turned into an independent Islamic emirate.

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