This article from the MideastWeb site (associated by us mostly with Ami Isseroff) is by Hussein Solomon, a name new to me. It is of interest because of its insight into Hamas factionalism. In particular, Prof. Solomon speaks of three major factions: roughly the “moderates” under former Prime Minister Haniyah, the Damascus faction of Meshal, and a militant armed element.
Prof. Solomon lectures in the Department of Political Sciences, where he is also Director of the Centre for International Political Studies (CiPS). Currently he is also Nelson Mandela Chair in African Studies at Jawahrlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India.
Hamas and the Quest for Peace by Hussein Solomon
Realizing that there is no realistic prospect for peace between Israel and Palestine unless the Palestinian factions can unite behind one common negotiating position, the Egyptian government planned to host a conference at the Egyptian resort of Sharm-el-Shaikh today [Nov. 10] in an attempt to unite no fewer than 13 Palestinian factions. Click here for the entire article online.