Hamas and Fatah are cracking down on each other again, arresting hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza and in the West Bank. The Palestinian Authority’s president Mahmoud Abbas’ decision to dissolve the Palestinian Parliament has aggravated tensions between the two sides. Will Abbas now be able to hold a parliamentary election?
What is behind the escalating power struggle between the Palestinian Authority ruling Fatah faction and Hamas? And what does this mean for the ordinary Palestinians?
Mr. Ashraf Al-Ajrami, is a former PA cabinet Minister and Fatah activist.