The Development of the Palestinian Position Concerning Refugee Rights

by Mamdouh Nofal on 17/12/2004

Introduction: First: Development of the Palestinian Position concerning resolving the Refugee Issue 1964-2004 • Establishment of the PLO activated and enhanced the position of the refugees. • Defeat of 1967 as a set-back bringing about new waves of displaced refugees. • September events in Jordan- further despair for refugees. • Refugees issue on back-burner while […]

Militarization of the Palestinian Intifada

by Mamdouh Nofal on 05/10/2004

Last September, the Palestinian Intifada completed its fourth anniversary. This carried in its crease certain features that distinguished it from all other major events that every Palestinian witnessed during the long Palestinian-Israeli conflict, including the 1987 Intifada which lasted a few years. The main attribute of this Intifada was the association of its leverages and […]

Between External Conspiracies And A Rebellion

by Mamdouh Nofal on 12/08/2004

The Palestinian political regime has been living through a crisis ever since the Oslo Accords were signed in 1993. Many wrote about this crisis; especially the part pertaining to the Palestinian Authority (PA) and its “backbone,” Fatah. Despite the consensus that this formulated crisis is dangerous and foreshadows insalubrious outcomes, it crisis remains untreated. The […]

Fatah’s Dilemma

by Mamdouh Nofal on 25/07/2004

When the events of Gaza occurred, I asked myself are the continuance of the abduction operations, the resignation of army officers and the demand for reform a planned “revolution” in the organization of “corrective movement?” Are we witnessing a partition inside the ruling party (Fatah), with the intent of toppling Arafat and Fatah’s leadership, in […]