Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary General On Abbas And Hamas Relationship : NPR

NPR’s Scott Simon speaks to Sabri Saidam, Deputy Secretary General of the Fatah Central Committee about the dynamics between party of Palestinian Mahmoud Abbas, and its oppostion, Hamas.



SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

And now we turn to Sabri Saidam. He’s the deputy secretary general of the Fatah Central Committee, the party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Mr. Saidam joins us now from Ramallah. Thank you so much for being with us.

SABRI SAIDAM: You’re most welcome. Thanks for having me.

SIMON: Fatah and Hamas have been rivals. Fatah, of course, is the ruling party. Did they support Hamas’s actions recently,