The Palestinian Authority (PA)

In a recent tape recording, Osama bin Laden’s deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri promised Hamas support if it did not deviate from the path of radical Islam and jihad. He also promised financial and military support from Al-Qaeda.

In a recent tape recording, Osama bin Laden’s deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri promised Hamas support if it did not deviate from the path of radical Islam and jihad. He also promised financial and military support from Al-Qaeda. Hamas dismissed the offer for fear of further complications with the Arab-Muslim world.
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The meaning of the term “Islamic emirate”, used by Abu Mazen and official Palestinian and Egyptian media to refer to the political entity formed in the Gaza Strip following the Hamas takeover

The Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip (June 2007) created a radical Islamic political entity with characteristics not unlike those of a sovereign state. It is home to about 1.4 million Palestinians living in poverty and without any real economic infrastructure.
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation June 16-28, 2007

The Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip and the establishment of the emergency government in Judea and Samaria created two rival, mutually hostile Palestinian governments, Ismail Haniya’s and Salam Fayyad’s. Egypt, Jordan and Israel, which view the establishment of a Hamas-led “Islamic emirate” as having a serious potential for creating instability and which being liable
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Egypt condemns the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip, expresses its unequivocal support of the Palestinian emergency government, and campaigns to strengthen Abu Mazen.

Egypt condemns the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip, expresses its unequivocal support of the Palestinian emergency government, and campaigns to strengthen Abu Mazen. The Egyptian government is deeply concerned over the establishment of a radical Hamas-controlled “Islamic emirate” supported by Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood.
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In an emotional speech given a week after Hamas took over the Gaza Strip, Abu Mazen attacked Hamas and rejected a dialogue with Hamas (“There is no dialogue with those conspirators and murderers.”).

In an emotional speech given a week after Hamas took over the Gaza Strip, Abu Mazen attacked Hamas and rejected a dialogue with Hamas (“There is no dialogue with those conspirators and murderers.”). Hamas responded with protest rallies in the Gaza Strip and unbridled personal attacks against Abu Mazen
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Salam Fayyad’s new Palestinian emergency government and the beginning of its struggle against Ismail Haniya’s Hamas government

The following Information Bulletin updates and completes the Bulletin from June 19, “Salam Fayyad’s new Palestinian emergency government and the beginning of its struggle against Ismail Haniya’s Hamas government,” which can be found on the Website. The current Bulletin includes additional information, mostly about the members of the government.
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