Fatah prepares for Gaza rally

GAZA, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Preparations are under way for a Fatah rally in Gaza, marking the group's 48th anniversary, Palestinian officials said.

West Bank residents protest payments

NABLUS, West Bank, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Palestinians protesting a decision to make refugee camp residents pay for electricity clashed with Palestinian security forces in Nablus, authorities said.
Secrets in Ramallah tomb?

Secrets in Ramallah tomb?

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Usually tight-lipped about targeted assassinations, Israel recently has gone public. Why the sudden openness? The answer may -- or may not -- lie buried in a tomb in the West Bank.
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Fatah to have Gaza celebration

Fatah to have Gaza celebration

GAZA, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Hamas officials have approved Gaza's al-Saraya square as a site for celebrations marking the 48th anniversary of Fatah.
No direct dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians

No direct dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians

JERUSALEM, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- The year 2012 saw no advance in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and chances of talks resuming in 2013, appear slimmer than ever, Israeli and Palestinian experts say.

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Israel preparing for Syria changes

JERUSALEM, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Israel is preparing for radical changes in the Syrian regime, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting.

Palestinians call for intifada

HEBRON, West Bank, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Masked Palestinians in Hebron said they had formed the National Unity Brigades to start a third intifada against Israel.

Fatah plans Gaza anniversary event

GAZA, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Fatah plans to mark its 48th anniversary in the same Gaza square where Hamas celebrated its 25th, Yahya Rabah, a party official, said Saturday.

Hamas coalition declares intifada

HEBRON, Israel, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A coalition of Islamist militant groups declared a new Palestinian intifada that will present a united front against Israel.
Fatah, Hamas unity pact finalized

Fatah, Hamas unity pact finalized

CAIRO, May 4 (UPI) -- Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas Wednesday ended four years of division, sealing their reconciliation in a Cairo ceremony.
Carter: Support Palestinian unity accord

Carter: Support Palestinian unity accord

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- A reconciliation agreement forged by leaders of two key Palestinian political movements deserves international support, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said.
Hamas condemns bin Laden killing

Hamas condemns bin Laden killing

GAZA, May 2 (UPI) -- Hamas officials in Gaza Monday condemned the U.S. attack that killed al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden.

Israel to transfer funds to P.A.

JERUSALEM, May 2 (UPI) -- Israel, following the intervention of U.S. officials, will transfer about $89 million in tax revenue to the Palestinian Authority, Israeli officials said.
Mediator: Hamas open to deal with Israel

Mediator: Hamas open to deal with Israel

JERUSALEM, May 1 (UPI) -- A key figure in the Middle East peace process said Sunday Hamas is more open to cutting a deal with Israel.
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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

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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