Far from being a unifying call for prisoners’ rights, the Palestinian hunger strike campaign is exposing intra-Palestinian divides, particularly within Fatah.
Sada contributors share their take on what the extraordinary election of Donald Trump could mean for a region in turmoil.
If Fatah’s upcoming internal congress excludes supporters of Mohammad Dahlan from leadership positions, it could tear the movement apart.
Sada launches its first eBook, a collection of essays that explores the region’s deep political changes since the Arab uprisings.
In Ain al-Hilweh, Islamist militants are working alongside the PLO and pro-Syrian factions to prevent allies of the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra from dragging the camp into war.
Laws restricting political representation, civil society, and free speech are disproportionately affecting Israel’s Arab citizens.
Hamas’s economic predicament drives it to maintain ties with jihadi groups in Sinai even as it seeks to crack down on jihadi cells within Gaza.
What are the implications of ongoing violence and protests for Jerusalem, the Arab–Israeli conflict, and prospects for de-escalation?
Hamas seeks to improve ties with Saudi Arabia while preserving its pre-existing regional interlocutors, including Iran.
Hamas’s pivot to Saudi Arabia may help Khaled Meshaal isolate the military wing and obtain a credible truce with Israel.
The rise of the latest manifestation of the Salafi-jihadi camp in Gaza is politically worrying for Hamas.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad is broadening its mission and moving slowly down the same road taken earlier by Fatah and then Hamas.
The Israeli blockade, along with donor fatigue and the prospect of continued conflict, has prevented reconstruction efforts in Gaza.
The decision to unite four Arab parties in the Knesset may usher in an era of increased cooperation in securing the interests of Palestinians.
With few viable options at its disposal to address Gaza’s pressing social and economic needs, Hamas may be forced to extend its unity government with Fatah.
Social and economic grievances among Palestinian residents and the contentious politics of the Israeli right underlie East Jerusalem’s turmoil.
Gaza cannot be rebuilt in a political vacuum; and conditions alone placed on international funding of Gaza’s reconstruction are not likely to work.
Hamas’s small tactical gains are unlikely to translate any short-term popularity boost into long-term political capital.
A mutual desire to show strength has escalated the conflict, and although neither side wants another war, it may already be too late to pull back.
Fundamental flaws in the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation deal, including disputes over security cooperation with Israel, may lead to the fall of the unity government.