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Almost 400 Members of Arafat's Fatah Quit

Nearly 400 members of Yasser Arafat’s ruling Fatah Party resigned Saturday to protest what they call corruption and bad leadership within the group. The mass resignation is the latest example of long-standing friction between the younger members of the Palestinians’ main political force and the old guard who accompanied Arafat back to the West Bank and Gaza Strip from exile in the early 1990s. The 400 ex-Fatah members were from the party’s lower ranks, and none were prominent officials in the movement. The former members, in a letter to Arafat and other movement leaders, said they were angry over corruption, mismanagement and a lack of direction in how the party handles the Israeli conflict. Full Story

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