"Do you believe Fatah wants peace? Abbas does not recognize Israel." My gut feeling is that I believe that some in Fatah do; some in Fatah don't. Many are in the middle, and swayable by events, and depending on political progress with Israel and whether a peace process can truly work and bring about an independent Palestinian state in return for peace. It's like political parties in most countries: there are strands within them ranging from doves to hawks, with a chunk inbetween. I believe with a strong peace process and true progress, and the hope of a better future, the majority in Fatah will support peace, and those who are against it will be in the minority and left out of the game. I believe that Arafat was somewhere in middle of the two, which gave him authority over all Fatah. But perhaps leading a little to the extremists. He was willing to give peace talks a try, but too quick to give up on the peace process with Israel when it dragged on. Abbas, on the other hand...
17-year-old Palestinian killed by IDF on Friday laid to rest near Ramallah (Haaretz)
from the article: One PA - with Hamas