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Two governments are competing over what’s left of Palestine

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Two Palestinian governments will soon see the light of day; both will be under occupation and siege. One will be official and declared, formed by Fatah, and it will receive international recognition as the legitimate government. The second will be a de facto and implicit government. It will bear a name such as the “Administrative Committee” and it will be dealt with as the “status quo” by some countries and perhaps some international organisations, each for their own reasons and motives and always by virtue of a “fait accompli”.

The first government will be formed as a result of a Fatah decision, and Fatah alone will conduct the discussions about it. A committee has been formed and charged with this and its backbone will be Fatah members and those within the movement’s orbit. The second government will be formed by Hamas and under its control, even if it includes “bureaucrats and technocrats” affiliated with the Islamic Resistance movement and in the same orbit, in order to avoid further sanctions and........

© Middle East Monitor