Fatah is the Palestinian party the West deals with and supposedly likes. In fact, it’s approved because it’s become wonderful at managing Israel’s occupation. Hence the rise in support for Hamas.
Its leadership convention opens today in Bethlehem. Ziyad Abu Ayn, a close associate of the jailed leader of the second intifada, Marwan Barghouthi, explains the rot:
This is a conference for change; 80 per cent of the leadership must be changed because they failed at everything. It is time for a change of generations.
Frankly, the West doesn’t care who runs the group; as long as it speaks the language of compliance and collusion.