The Irish Times

Division among Palestinians

The following letter to the editor by EI co-founder Ali Abunimah was published by The Irish Times on 19 June 2007: As a Palestinian, I am appalled that the European Union and the United States have backed Mahmoud Abbas’s so-called “emergency government” in Israeli-occupied Ramallah. The Palestinian Basic Law makes no provision for such a development. Hamas, no matter what one thinks of it, won the January 2006 election fair and square. On the eve of its victory, it had already observed a one-year unilateral truce with Israel.