Nach einem "kontroversen" Interview mit Al-Jazeera entläßt Abbas den Ex-Innenminister Hani al-Hassan [Abu Tariq], der als "chief advisor" des Präsidenten beschäftigt war. Der alte Weggefährte von Arafat verließ wohl die offizielle Linie der Fatah und übte schonungslose Kritik. Leider ist derzeit kein transcript des Interviews online. allerdings führen die Reaktionen aus dem Fatah-Lager zur Annahme Hani al-Hassan hätte ähnlich ketzerische Äußerungen verbreitet wie die Junge Welt. Selbstverständlich kam es im Anschluß [nach israelischen Angaben] an das Interview zum Beschuß des Hauses von Abu Tariq durch "Sicherheitsbedienstete", was wiederum der Jungen Welt nicht droht.
Update: "Hani al-Hassan, senior presidential advisor says Gaza war was between Hamas and Fatah collaborators who aided Israel, US." ... "The Gaza events were not a war between Fatah and Hamas; but between Hamas and Fatah collaborators who served the Americans and the Israelis, said a senior Fatah advisor on Wednesday. Hani al-Hassan, the Palestinian president's senior political advisor and member of Fatah's central committee said in a TV interview that what was happening in the Gaza Strip was the defeat of to plans of American Major General Keith Dayton and his Fatah followers."
Update: Bethlehem - Gaza - Ma'an - A Fatah leader claimed on Thursday that the now dismissed presidential advisor, Hani Al-Hassan, had warned Hamas' politburo chief Khalid Mash'al that a "coup" was being planned against Hamas by Fatah officials, with the backing of the USA. In a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah, the former Gaza-based Fatah member, Samir Mashharawi, claimed that Hani Al-Hassan had warned Mash'al of an attack, which Al-Hassan allegedly claimed was being planned by the Fatah strongman in Gaza, Muhammad Dahlan, and the US general in charge of security coordination between Israel and the Palestinians, General Keith Dayton. Hamas has denied receiving any such warning. However, in a statement, the Hamas movement said, "We consider that the coup against Hamas prepared by Dahlan is not a secret anymore, and it was obvious to all Palestinians." Hani Al-Hassan has also denied sending such a warning to the Damascus-based Hamas chief, Khalid Mash'al. In the Qatari newspaper, 'Ar-Raya Al-Qatariya', the Fatah central committee member described Mashharawi's claims as "ridiculous." Al-Hassan challenged Mashharawi to "prove his statement," who he said holds "no position now" and "is under investigation by the internal committee". Samir Mashharawi is one of a number of formerly Gaza-based Fatah leaders who are being investigated by a Palestinian Authority committee over their actions during the Hamas' takeover of PA institutions and security in the Gaza Strip two weeks ago. Al-Hassan added in the paper, "There was no overthrow of Hamas". He explained, "Hamas observed the entrance of large mounts of weapons to Gaza, and heard Dahlan saying that he would let Hamas 'dance', and that he [Dahlan] had been appointed to a new position; [all this] causes a hallucination for Hamas."
Update for "Watch out for the growing rift" [Btw. al-Hassan is still memeber of the Fatah central committee] Samir Mashharawi [Dahlanist], one of a number of formerly Gaza-based Fatah leaders who are being investigated by a Palestinian Authority committee over their actions during the Hamas' takeover of PA institutions claimed in a press conference Thursday that dismissed presidential advisor, Hani Al-Hassan, had warned Hamas' politburo chief Khalid Mash'al that a "coup" was being planned against Hamas by Fatah officials, with the backing of the USA [Dahlan + Dayton]. Al-Hassan denied it. Quote [Ar-Raya Al-Qatariya] "There was no overthrow of Hamas. Hamas observed the entrance of large mounts of weapons to Gaza, and heard Dahlan saying that he would let Hamas 'dance', and that he [Dahlan] had been appointed to a new position; [all this] causes a hallucination for Hamas." [Samir Mashharawi -Al-Hayat- was more explicit in his claims that both Syria and Iran were behind Hamas' attempted coup. In the interview, cited by Israel Radio, Mashharawi claimed that the two countries had transferred millions of Dollars to Hamas, and that the Islamic group was using the money against the Palestinians people in trying to establish a "Hamas state" in the Gaza Strip.] + [Quote: "And I believe this was a forestalled step by a group which betrayed Fatah years ago and was attached to Hamas so they are a Hamas-of-Fatah or a Fatah-of-Hamas and any decent Fatah member cannot say what they said about the movement."]