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April 26, 2012

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

26-04-2012,08:29 | Al Qassam Website

By Khalid Amayreh

Fatah leaders in the West Bank are quite euphoric about a series of college election victories the movement’s student arm, the Shabiba, or Youths, has scored recently. Fatah’s media outlets interpreted these victories as a real transformation in the popularity of the ruling party in Ramallah. Some Fatah pundits have concluded that the fact that Hamas came in second after Fatah is a strategic turning point.

 

However, a cool analysis of the facts show that Fatah’s victories are inextricably entwined with certain circumstances inhibiting the organization of truly free elections anywhere in the West Bank.

 

A few days ago, I urged my son, a student at the polytechnic institute in Hebron , to vote for whichever student bloc he wishes. But he told me that voting for the Islamist bloc would certainly land him in one of Israeli notorious jails…

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