Ahmed Yousef

There is no "Talibanization" of Gaza

To accuse Hamas of marketing fundamentalism and extremism in the Gaza Strip is false and inaccurate. There is no “Talibanization” of Gaza. Such a claim is based on Israeli propaganda and the deliberately distorted accounts of those in Gaza who are politically and ideologically opposed to the government of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. Ahmed Yousef, Deputy of the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, comments for The Electronic Intifada. 

Lift the siege on Hamas

While largely unnoticed in American discourse on the topic, much has been said and written to debunk the sanctions regime imposed on Hamas government administrations since its resounding victory in the Palestinian Legislative Council elections of January 2006. These calls and reports show that the sanctions regime is wrong and misguided and that it is a reaction to the excessively intense pressure that the US administration has exercised over other nations. Political advisor to Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, Dr. Ahmed Yousef comments.