New Moderate Palestinian Political Party Challenges Fatah & Hamas

The Christian Science Monitor reports,

A group of respected Palestinian leaders and intellectuals has formed an independent list to run in January’s elections for the Palestinian Legislative Council. The new “party” presents a potential challenge to the two major forces of political life here: Fatah, the ruling Palestinian faction, and Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement.
The names topping the new list are well-known: Salam Fayyad, the respected finance minister and former World Bank official – a man seen by the international donor community as one of the most reliable and capable people in the Palestinian Authority (PA) – and Hanan Ashrawi, a former minister and Palestinian spokeswoman who has lobbied for an improved human rights record and respect for the rule of law in areas under the PA’s control.
The founders of the independent list see themselves as offering a political “third way” to Palestinians disillusioned with the current options.

Full story.

3 thoughts on “New Moderate Palestinian Political Party Challenges Fatah & Hamas

  1. New Moderate Palestinian Political Party Challenges Fatah & Hamas
    What does moderate mean? Why don’t we call it ‘centrist’ like Kadima?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.