Hamas Capitalizing on Voter Frustration

He’s a U.S.-educated professor, the chief negotiator with Israel and one of the most recognizable Palestinian leaders — yet Saeb Erekat’s re-election to parliament may not be a sure thing, even though his challenger is a political rookie.

Erekat’s opponent, 36-year-old Khaled Rai, is backed by Hamas, the Islamic militant group poised to make a strong showing against Erekat’s Fatah Party in Jan. 25 elections. Full Story

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