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  • proper n. a major Palestinian political party and the largest faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).


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From Arabic فتح (fataḥ), a reverse acronym (meaning literally ‘opening’) for حركة التحرير الوطني الفلسطيني (ḥarakat al-taḥrīr al-waṭanī al-filasṭīnī) ‘Liberation Organization of the Palestinian Nation’.


  • HAZEM ABU SHANAB, FATAH OFFICIAL: The shooting against the Fatah supporters is something very, very bad that we are looking for.

    CNN Transcript Nov 12, 2007

  • FATAH OFFICIAL (through translator): We in the Fatah movement still remain hopeful that people will exercise self-restraint as we have restrained ourselves.

    CNN Transcript May 9, 2006

  • MARWAN BARGHOUTI, FATAH PARTY: People blame Fatah and Mr. Arafat because we promised the people that during neg -- through negotiations, we will achieve our independence and an end for the Israeli occupation.

    CNN Transcript Jan 1, 2002

  • Palestine Note 20 Apr 2010 - FATAH LEADER DISMISSES ABBAS ILLNESS CLAIMS Arabic-language news reports have surfaced in past 24 hours claiming PA President Mahmoud Abbas is seriously ill, prompting Fatah officials to dismiss rumors that the government is covering up the …


  • When he returned to Jenin in the early 1990s, however, he was shocked by what he described as Fatah's thuggish tendencies.

    NPR Topics: News

  • In my plan, it would mean that nobody in Fatah, Hamas, or the Israeli government could stand for office in a one state solution.

    Matthew Yglesias » Sari Nusseibeh’s Big Idea for Peace in the Middle East

  • Fatah is betting that Palestinians will recognize that Hamas brought them to this point:

    I Will Return | ATTACKERMAN

  • Most of the leaders are unknown to Israelis, but they have enormous influence within Fatah institutions.

    Matthew Yglesias » Parallel

  • Then the UN can revisit 1947 and build a new state covering Jews and Palestinians by sidelining everybody who is in Fatah, Hamas and the Israeli government.

    Matthew Yglesias » By Request: Israeli Election

  • Fatah failed miserably, and used the money to line its own pockets – the weakness of Fatah is a self-inflicted wound.

    Matthew Yglesias » Cycle of Excuses


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