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Militants Make Unprecedented Push To Gain a Voice in Palestinian Affairs

The armed wing of Yasser Arafat’s Fatah political movement has called for a comprehensive campaign against corruption in the Palestinian Authority, recommending that Arafat relinquish some of his powers and that militant groups — including Islamic organizations — be granted a formal governing voice, according to a report obtained by The Washington Post. The proposal presented to senior Palestinian officials by the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades is the first formal attempt by an armed resistance group to seek a political role in the Palestinian Authority since the current uprising against Israel began nearly four years ago.Full Story

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