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Saturday, August 01, 2009

Fatah official calls for closer ties to Iran

Palestine Today reports that Fatah official and former PA minister Hatem Abdel Qader has called on Fatah to forge a strategic alliance with Iran.

He recalled that even though most Arab and Muslim leaders were critical of Arafat's rejection of the Clinton proposal at Camp David, only former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami supported Arafat in his rejection of peace.

Qader also decried how Hamas has taken the initiative in having closer relations with Iran, saying that Iran could help bridge the gap between Hamas and Fatah.

At the very moment when Iran's reputation on the world stage is at an historic low is when Fatah decides this would be a good time to choose to get closer with that regime.

These "moderates" keep getting less and less moderate.