Fatah keeps lead over Hamas in race for Damascus

Jibril Rajoub, Secretary General of the Fatah Central Committee, was in Damascus on 10 January 2022.
Jibril Rajoub, Secretary General of the Fatah Central Committee, was in Damascus on 10 January 2022. © Mohamad Torokman/Reuters
In search of external sponsors, the two Palestinian factions intend to take advantage of Syria's return to grace and enlist its support. Both Hamas and Fatah are keen to ingratiate themselves with Damascus, but Mahmoud Abbas's party is currently leading the way. [...] (537 words)
Issue dated 24/01/2022 Reading time 3 minutes

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