Friday, January 9, 2009

The West Bank: We're all Hamas now - supporters of Fatah unite behind enemy

A Palestinian child carries a mock baby's body as people from the West Bank village of Billin demonstrate near the separation barrier

Even if Israel wins on the battlefield or in the diplomatic corridors it is already paying the price of its Gaza onslaught in intensified hatred in the hearts of its Palestinian neighbours in the West Bank. The campaign also appears to be increasing public scepticism about the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's chosen path of negotiations as the way to establish an independent state alongside Israel.

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