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Netanyahu: Three Israeli teens kidnapped by terrorists

Netanyahu: Three Israeli teens kidnapped by terrorists

JERUSALEM, June 14 (UPI) --Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu blames kidnapping of teens on Palestinian terrorists.
Danielle Haynes
Israel to build more settlements in West Bank

Israel to build more settlements in West Bank

JERUSALEM, June 5 (UPI) --Israel announced plans to build 1,460 new homes in the occupied West Bank as a response to the new Palestinian unity government.
Ed Adamczyk
'Egyptian Jon Stewart' Bassem Youssef ends his show

'Egyptian Jon Stewart' Bassem Youssef ends his show

CAIRO, June 3 (UPI) --Political satirist Bassem Yousseff, known as the Egyptian Jon Stewart, said Monday that his show would not return due to "pressures outside of his control."
Aileen Graef
Palestinian Unity government sworn in at Ramallah ceremony [PHOTOS]

Palestinian Unity government sworn in at Ramallah ceremony [PHOTOS]

RAMALLAH, West Bank, June 2 (UPI) --Two main Palestinian factions -- Fatah and Hamas -- officially formed a unity government on Monday.
JC Finley
Abbas asks for new Palestinian government

Abbas asks for new Palestinian government

JERUSALEM, May 29 (UPI) --Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas charged Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah with the task of forming a new government Thursday.
Ed Adamczyk
Fire strikes Bethlehem's Nativity Church

Fire strikes Bethlehem's Nativity Church

BETHLEHEM , West Bank, May 27 (UPI) --A fire damaged the Church of the nativity in Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories, Tuesday, a church visited by Pope Francis over the weekend.
Ed Adamczyk
UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 4, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 4, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 4, 2014
By United Press International
Israel suspends peace talks after Palestinian factions announce unity government

Israel suspends peace talks after Palestinian factions announce unity government

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 24 (UPI) -- Israel reacted strongly to news that two leading Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, were forming a unity government, suspending peace talks.
JC Finley

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 15, 2014.
By United Press International

Fatah body submits resignation to Palestinian president

GAZA, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A leader of Palestine's Fatah political party in the Gaza Strip has submitted a letter of resignation, officials said.
Egypt to hold early presidential elections

Egypt to hold early presidential elections

CAIRO, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Interim Egyptian President Adly Mansour has announced the presidential election will be held in mid-April, before the parliamentary elections.
JC Finley

Abbas 'seeks $1B deal with Russia on Gaza natural gas field

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is in Moscow seeking to secure a $1 billion deal with Russia to develop a natural gas field off the Gaza Strip.
Egyptians vote on new constitution

Egyptians vote on new constitution

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Voting on Egypt's new constitution entered a second day on Wednesday, and it is expected to pass.
JC Finley
World leaders mourn death of Ariel Sharon, former Israeli PM

World leaders mourn death of Ariel Sharon, former Israeli PM

JERUSALEM, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Condolences poured in from across the world Saturday at the news former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had died at age 85 after eight years in a coma.
Hamas frees 7 Fatah prisoners, allows members to return to Gaza

Hamas frees 7 Fatah prisoners, allows members to return to Gaza

GAZA, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Hamas officials in Gaza said they freed seven imprisoned Fatah members as part of an effort to repair relations with their West Bank rival.
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A Palestinian boy holds the Fatah Flag at a rally in the Palestinian Authority's headquarters in Ramallah, West Bank, commemorating the sixth anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, November 11, 2010. Thousands of Palestinians gathered from the West Bank to show support for President Abbas and his Fatah Party. In the Gaza Strip, Hamas police banned Fatah supporters from holding a rally to mark the anniversary of Arafat's death. - UPI/Debbie Hill
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Fataḥ (Arabic: فتح‎) (also known as Fateh) is a major Palestinian political party and the largest faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), a multi-party confederation. In Palestinian politics it is on the left-wing of the spectrum; it is mainly nationalist, although not predominantly socialist. Its main goal, as stated in Article 12 of the official Fatah constitution, is the "complete liberation of Palestine, and eradication of Zionist economic, political, military and cultural existence."

Fatah is generally considered to have had a strong involvement in revolutionary struggle in the past and has maintained a number of militant/terrorist groups, though unlike its rival Islamist faction Hamas, Fatah is not currently regarded as a terrorist organization by any government.

In the January 25, 2006 parliamentary election, the party lost its majority in the Palestinian parliament to Hamas, and resigned all cabinet positions, instead of assuming the role as the main opposition party. Fatah's size is estimated at 6,000-8,000 fighters with 45-300 politicians.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Fatah."
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