Friday, February 6, 2015

Comparing Fatah and Hamas

Founded: 1959
Power base: West Bank
Ideology: Secular
Background: Has pursued peace talks with Israel as the best option to achieve Palestinian statehood and has disavowed violence

Founded: 1987
Power base: Gaza Strip
Ideology: Islamist
Background: Considered a terrorist group by the United States. It has dismissed peace talks as fruitless and refuses to recognize Israel's right to exist or to renounce armed resistance.

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