The Democratic Caucus: New party in Judea-Samaria and Gaza aims to rival Abbas, Hamas
Five Muslim terror groups and Arab factions are forming a new political body in Judea-Samaria and Gaza in an attempt to break the political duopoly of Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah terror group and the Islamic terror group Hamas.
The factions announced the formation of “The Democratic Caucus” at a news conference on Thursday, with the stated aim of challenging the two main political parties.
Leaders said they would work toward holding presidential and parliamentary elections and protecting human rights in the Palestinian Authority territories.
Palestinian Authority elections were last held in 2006 and have been indefinitely postponed due to political discord between Fatah and Hamas.
Hamas wrested control of Gaza from Abbas’s government in a 2007 armed coup. Efforts to reconcile the two parties have yet to yield results.