While it is true that Hamas and fatah enjoy popular support far beyond that of Wasatia and PNI, this may change.
Fourth, there is the internal division between fatah and Hamas and the lack of a viable political horizon.
Abbas' fatah party had been battling with Hamas since the latter seized power in the Gaza Strip four years ago.
One factor at the heart of the new drama over Hamas and fatah is the prisoner exchange for Gilad Shalit.
I tell you with certainty that the Israelis care about the Palestinians far more than the Hamas or fatah leadership does.
The troops were embarked upon the gunboats "Sultan," "Sheik," "fatah," and barges towed by these vessels.
He soon acquired fatah's confidence, and was admitted to share his secrets.
They wrote for me some specimens of their penmanship, a charm, fatah, or first chapter of the Koran.
Whilst still a mere lad, Dost, by his courage and sagacity, delivered fatah from more than one imminent peril.
Notwithstanding his high military rank and great services, Dost was very submissive to fatah, who was greatly his senior.