Palestinians in Gaza poured into the streets of Gaza City on Wednesday to celebrate the signing of a national reconciliation agreement in Cairo that same day. But amidst the high hope was trepidation that unity aspirations would not be realized on the ground. Read more about In Gaza, hope that words of unity will become real
Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation agreement in Cairo on Wednesday, paving the way for the formation of a Palestinian national unity government. The move, say local analysts, reflects the changing political equation in the Middle East amid the ongoing wave of Arab popular uprisings. Read more about Egypt breaks from US, Israel by brokering unity deal
The induced euphoria that characterizes discussions within the mainstream media around the upcoming declaration of an independent Palestinian state in September, ignores the stark realities on the ground and the warnings of critical commentators. Read more about An independent homeland or bantustan in disguise?