US and EU said that you can vote for whoever you want, but we can give money to whoever we want They give money to Hamas if they renounced violence, accept agreements with Israeli that the PA has already undertaken, and to recognize Israel’s right to exist Hamas rejected all three demands Violence increased Assassinations and street battles break out; 350 Palestinians were killed In mid-2007, Hamas launched a military offensive to conquer all of Gaza; Gaza went under total Hamas control Fatah loyalists were arrested, crippled, and thrown off of the top of skyscrapers “We won twice, once with elections and now a second time on the street” –Hamas Hezbollah and Iran congratulated Hamas To keep control of the West Bank, Abbas responded in time to Hamas’ seizure of power; Hamas activists were arrested all across the West Bank, Hamas charities were closed down, fired radical imams whose messages Fatah didn’t link Whereas Hamas had legitimacy of recent elections and relied chiefly on Palestinian support, Abbas/Fattah lost the elections and therefore had limited if any legitimacy in the eyes of many Palestinians In order to survive in the west bank, Fattah and the PA got military help from Israel and Jordan, and emergency financial help from the US By mid-2007, Palestinian territories split between Gaza and the West Bank Hamas rose while Fattah declined in 1987 Fattah only survived because of US help VI. Conclusion 5 effects of Oslo: Chief actor has nothing to do with Palestine Iran gets involved Rise of Hamas; division between Palestinians Terms:
Shiites Sunnis Maronite Christians Rafiq Hariri Shebaa Farms Sheik Ahmed Yassin Protocols of the Elders of Zion Mahmoud Abbas Hassan Nasrallah
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