Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 26

25-June-2007

PALESTINE

Collapse Of Unity Government Marks New Watershed For Palestinian Politics

The collapse of the recently-formed Palestinian unity government and the emergence of Hamas as the de facto ruling party in the Gaza Strip mark a new watershed in the broken landscape of Palestinian politics. Meanwhile, the USs and EUs support for embattled Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas and recognition of the emergency (Fatah-dominated) government have...