It is a mistake to deal with the Palestinian crisis as merely the latest in a series of consequences experienced by the Palestinian arena since the Hamas's victory in the legislative elections. This is a crisis with deep roots in Palestinian political history; and it is not possible to reach a correct reading of the current Palestinian moment and the transformation of Palestinian society and orientations without examining the historical context of the emergence of both Fatah and the Palestinian Islamist trend.
Title: The Palestinian Situation: Crisis, Reconciliation and the Future of the National Movement
Author: Basheer Musa Nafi
Series: Al Jazeera Papers
Publisher: Al Jazeera Centre for Studies