Fatah Continues to Live in the Past

[Jerusalem Post] Khaled Abu Toameh - Fatah's sixth General Assembly has shown that it is still not ready to transform itself from a revolutionary movement into a governing body that cares about establishing institutions and infrastructure for the future Palestinian state. Instead, Fatah seems determined more than ever to maintain its status as a "national liberation movement." The fiery rhetoric of the delegates and the signs on the walls of the conference hall are testimony that Fatah continues to live in the past and not in the present, choosing to blame Israel and Hamas for almost all the miseries of the Palestinians. Instead of forming committees to look into ways of reforming Fatah and restoring its lost credibility among a majority of Palestinians, the delegates preferred to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate the death of Arafat.

2009-08-14 06:00:00

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