The asylum seeker, 36, cared for Kako Yamena after she was stabbed by an Israeli man in Tel Aviv, in 2014.03:54 09.02.16 | 0 comments
"Without alliances with powerful elites in society, this new initiative will be born dead," said Abdel Hadi. Nicolas Pelham, a senior analyst for the International Crisis Group in Jerusalem, agreed that Wasatia faces a major challenge. "Political power relies on patronage," said Pelham. "Those factions which do maintain some form of popular allegiance are those which can offer services and jobs and some access to the remaining centers of power or salaries." Dajani said that Wasatia will spend the next year building itself as a movement, undertaking voluntary work, creating new jobs and economic opportunities. "Charity and voluntarism -- this is Islam," he said. "The creation of new jobs does not have to be related to arms and violence."