Is Palestinian reconciliation possible? – Inside Story

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Hamas is a source of controversy at home in Gaza, in Israel and the Occupied West Bank, the Arabian Peninsula - and over the Atlantic in the US.

The 10th anniversary of Hamas rule in Gaza was on Wednesday.

For much of the last decade, Hamas leaders have been at odds with rival political party Fatah and the Palestinian Authority in the Occupied West Bank.

Hamas leaders announced a change in their charter at a conference in Qatar last month.

The new document distances Hamas from the Muslim Brotherhood, and more closely aligns the group with the objectives of the Palestinian Authority.

What are the risks of squeezing Hamas further?

Presenter: Dareen Abughaida


Usamah Hamdan, Hamas politburo member and spokesman

Mustafa Barghouti, Former Palestinian information minister and secretary general of the Palestinian National Initiative

Ahmed Alburai, Political columnist and lecturer, Istanbul Aydin University

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