Khaled Mashaal, Plaestinian Political Leader of Hamas
As long as Hamas is backed by wide popular and electoral support among Palestinians, Mashaal will have to be a party to any peace agreement--not only between Israelis and Palestinians, but among Palestinians themselves.
Hamas' chief rival among Palestinians is Fatah, the party once controlled by Yasser Arafat and now controlled by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
- Khaled Mashaal: Profile
- What Is Hamas?
- Hamas' Teasing Recognition of Israel
- Hamas-Israel Truce - Terms and Conditions
- Israel's Creation of Hamas - How Israel Helped Create Hamas
- The Shame of Gaza
- Gaza War Casualties - Final Tally