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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fatah again taunts Hamas as being too Zionist

Even though Fatah is still regarded as a "moderate" group by the West, we have seen a number of times that Fatah leaders are more than willing to taunt Hamas for not being militant enough.

The latest example comes from Fatah spokesman Ahmed Assaf, who noted that Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh urged Gaza factions to practice restraint and not shoot rockets at Israel - only a few hours after Israel warned Hamas to rein in these factions.

As in the past, the implication (and sometimes outright accusation) is that Hamas is acting as a Zionist stooge, or, in this case, puppet.

Both Fatah and Hamas keep blaming each other for the continuous failure of their national unity talks from being successful.