Egypt and Jordan Fear a Hamas Victory in the West Bank

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Yoni Ben Menachem - After talks in Cairo, King Abdullah of Jordan and Egyptian President el-Sisi issued a joint statement on the Palestinian problem. The statement reflects the Egyptian-Jordanian order of priorities: first reconciliation within Fatah and only afterward reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas. The statement called on Abbas to mend fences with his bitter rival Dahlan so that Fatah can run in the elections in a unified form and prevent a Hamas victory.

2016-08-30 00:00:00

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