Friday, January 27, 2006

West Bank Clashes Reflect Post-Election Tension


Palestinian gunmen from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement fire into the air next to Abbas' home in Gaza January 27, 2006. Hundreds of gunmen from Abbas' Fatah movement, angry at a legislative election victory by Hamas Islamists, marched in Gaza City on Friday and called on party officials to resign. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem COMMENTLINE
(Updated) Is this a hint of the Middle East brand of democracy in action?

"Don't be afraid," Ismail Haniyeh, a Hamas leader, told the British Broadcasting Corp.

Clash on West Bank reflects post election tension
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Islamic militant Hamas' landslide victory in Palestinian elections unnerved the world yesterday, darkening prospects for Mideast peace and ending four decades of rule by the corruption-riddled Fatah party. Read full story.

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Blogger Professor Kim said...

I interviewed Prof. Adrien Wing of the University of Iowa
about the Palestinian Legislative Council elections. Prof. Wing is an
internationally-recognized expert in comparative constitutional law who
helped to create the document by which the PA is governed. (She was also
instrumental in creating the constitutions of South Africa and
post-genocide Rwanda.)

I hope that you find the conversation of interest:

11:49 AM EST  

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