Judging by recent student council elections in the West Bank, Fatah can expect a narrow lead in the upcoming national elections, as long as voter turnout doesn’t increase, which would play in Hamas’s favor.
Despite skepticism, Gazans are hopeful about the prospects of unity between Hamas and Fatah.
The escalating dispute between Mahmoud Abbas and Mohammad Dahlan divides and weakens Fatah, and it complicates the issue of internal succession.
Increased international media coverage of the BDS movement’s efforts to bring attention to Palestinians’ rights is boosting its mission.
Drawn into the Syrian conflict, Palestinian refugees in Yarmouk are turning to social media to generate support and to hold their divided leadership and the international community accountable.
If current political and economic conditions in the West Bank continue, the Salafi-jihadi threat may grow to pose a real challenge.
The current ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, based on mutual short-term goals of deterrence, lacks a strategy for maintaining peace in the long term.
Hamas is losing popularity and support among the Palestinian population and its key regional allies. How will that shape the group’s future?
Hurt by Morsi’s ouster in Egypt and alienated from former allies in Syria and Iran, Hamas is struggling to keep itself afloat economically and politically.
President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu each face political pressures at home that have constrained their abilities to compromise on the peace process.
Intra-Palestinian reconciliation takes a back seat to the Israeli-Palestinian Peace process.
Institutional failure to move the peace process forward is compelling the Palestinian people to look to themselves and to civil society for a solution.
There are several highly encouraging signs for peace talks in the wake of the U.S. president’s visit to the region.
Major challenges threaten to stand in the face of a reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas.
The results of the Israeli election could push the new government to engage once more on peace.
Palestine’s new nonmember status at the UN opens up opportunities for negotiations—but also carries its own significant risks of igniting violence.
In the midst of the Arab uprisings, strategic nonviolence is gaining powerful momentum in Palestine—and the loose coalition of actors advocating civil resistance is growing.
Fatah and Hamas share a parochial perspective on elections, with each looking to exploit the issue in order to gain the upper hand against its rival and shore up its battered legitimacy.
Contrary to popular misconception, Hamas and its supporters have expressed pragmatism and openness toward a political solution with Israel.
Fatah's infighting subverts Palestinian democracy and the prospects of a peace process.