Roots of Fatah-Hamas Conflict examined by Al Jazeera International in short-lived ‘Unity Government’

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Last Modified: 01 Apr 2007 06:26 GMT

People & Power is about power in the 21st century – who has it, who wants it and how it is being used – and abused. 

We travel the world to see how the balance of power is shifting in politics, business and society.

People, places and movements which scarcely registered on the Richter Scale of power a decade ago are now shaking our world.

We want to explore the forces – economic, political, cultural and technological – that are changing the winners and losers in today’s struggles for influence.

People and Power is also committed to cutting-edge investigative journalism.

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Our job is to uncover the stories of how power is applied, for better or worse, in all corners of society, in all parts of the planet.
Documentaries are the heart of our show.

Coming up this week on People & Power:

Palestinian Unity

The search for a solution around the Qaba Stone

People & Power looks at the formation of the Palestinian Unity Government earlier this month, against a backdrop of internecine strife.

Journalist Paul Martin has been piecing together the tortuous and at times seemingly impossible route that brought the new government to fruition. He hears the inside story from key negotiators, including the crucial mediator Mustapha Barghouti, a former unsuccessful candidate for the Palestinian presidency.

In February, as 100 Palestinians, some of them children, lay dead as a result of street fighting and assassinations, the two sides finally reached a deal in Islam’s holiest city, Mecca.

Ghazi Hamad, one of the key Hamas negotiators there, describes a remarkable scene in which erstwhile enemies Mahmoud Abbas, the president, Ismail Haniya, the prime minister and Khaled Meshaal, the Hamas political chief in exile, held hands as they circled the holy Qaba Stone, dressed in white robes.

When the deal was finally reached, Barghouti was offered the job of information minister. But the clashes, though drastically reduced, have continued to claim occasional victims.

People & Power has astonishing access into the complexities and limitations of Palestinian power politics.

This episode is scheduled to air at the following times:

Friday 30 March 2007 (21.30 GMT)

Saturday 31 March 2007 (05.30 GMT)

Sunday 01 April 2007 (04.00, 14.30 GMT)

Monday 02 April 2007 (09.00, 20:30 GMT)

Tuesday 03 April 2007 (01.30, 07:30 GMT

 

Coming up this week on People & Power:

Palestinian Unity

The search for a solution around the Qaba Stone

People & Power looks at the formation of the Palestinian Unity Government earlier this month, against a backdrop of internecine strife.

Journalist Paul Martin has been piecing together the tortuous and at times seemingly impossible route that brought the new government to fruition. He hears the inside story from key negotiators, including the crucial mediator Mustapha Barghouti, a former unsuccessful candidate for the Palestinian presidency.

In February, as 100 Palestinians, some of them children, lay dead as a result of street fighting and assassinations, the two sides finally reached a deal in Islam’s holiest city, Mecca.

Ghazi Hamad, one of the key Hamas negotiators there, describes a remarkable scene in which erstwhile enemies Mahmoud Abbas, the president, Ismail Haniya, the prime minister and Khaled Meshaal, the Hamas political chief in exile, held hands as they circled the holy Qaba Stone, dressed in white robes.

When the deal was finally reached, Barghouti was offered the job of information minister. But the clashes, though drastically reduced, have continued to claim occasional victims.

People & Power has astonishing access into the complexities and limitations of Palestinian power politics.

This episode is scheduled to air at the following times:

Friday 30 March 2007 (21.30 GMT)

Saturday 31 March 2007 (05.30 GMT)

Sunday 01 April 2007 (04.00, 14.30 GMT)

Monday 02 April 2007 (09.00, 20:30 GMT)

Tuesday 03 April 2007 (01.30, 07:30 GMT

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