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Palestinian Activism Reawakens in Jerusalem after Holy Esplanade Attack
Palestinian Activism Reawakens in Jerusalem after Holy Esplanade Attack

Ruling Palestine II: The West Bank Model?

In June 2007, as Hamas took control of Gaza and a new government was formed in the West Bank, observers ventured two scenarios. The West Bank might become a model, whose economic revival and improved relations with Israel and the wider world contrasted with Gaza’s sorry fate; or, given continued occupation and the structural dysfunctionality of the Palestinian Authority (PA), it would see little progress. Both were wrong. Under Salam Fayyad’s competent leadership, it has made gains, particularly in law and order.

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