Posted by: Lister | July 1, 2007

Hani al-Hassan on Hamas

Will Fatah hold together? al-Hassan is one of Abbas’ senior advisors. He says Hamas was fighting collaborators, defeating the plans of “American Major General Keith Dayton and his Fatah followers”.

Al-Hassan’s words severely discredit Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and other Arab leaders’ claims that the Gaza takeover was a coup against Palestinian democracy.

[…] Following the interview, which put a dent in Fatah’s PR efforts, Fatah gunmen fired at al-Hassan’s home. No one was injured, as al-Hassan was abroad for the interview.

Senior Fatah bodies demanded al-Hassan be dismissed from all his duties, but Abbas settled for firing him only from his post as senior political advisor.

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