What remains of Palestinian civil rights is rapidly being eroded by the dictorial Palestinian governments that respectively control the divided Palestinian territories.
Palestinian civilians are paying the price as the Islamic resistance movement Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, and the Fatah-affiliated and western- back Palestinian Authority (PA), which rules the West Bank, continue to target their political opponents as part of their bitter power struggle.
"The abuse of Palestinian civilians by both Fatah and Hamas security forces has become systematic and is no longer the exception to the rule," Latifah told IPS.
Memo to Hamas, Fatah, and the Palestinian people; unless and until there is a full, complete, and unequivocal reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah, the dream of a viable Palestinian state is dead.
Is that what you really want?
Because unless and until you are able to talk logically to the Israeli government with one voice, and have that power which unity in purpose brings, you will never get to the point will Israel will be willing to truly negotiate in a way which guarantees the establishment of a Palestinian state.