Mkhaimar Abusada

For Mkhaimar Abusada's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Oct 21, 2010

Absent from talks, Hamas still wields a veto

GAZA CITY — The resumption of direct peace talks between the Palestinians and Israelis has broken 20 months of stalemate, and marked the entry of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into this round of diplomacy. But these difficult talks face significant challenges from outside ...

May 5, 2010

Fatah, Hamas watch, wait

GAZA CITY — With dueling authorities running Gaza and the West Bank, the Palestinian people find themselves in the middle of an experiment. In Gaza, where Hamas is in charge, the high price of armed resistance to Israel has discredited any attempts to revive ...

Aug 27, 2009

Hamas takes on Gaza Strip's Islamic radicals

GAZA CITY — A recent shootout in a Gaza mosque between Hamas security officers and militants from the radical jihadi group the Warriors of God brought to the surface the deep tensions that divide Palestinian Islamists. Twenty-two people died, including the Warriors of God’s ...

Jul 30, 2007

Split posits a harsher Palestinian reality

GAZA — U.S. President George W. Bush’s call for a new peace conference for Israel, Palestine and neighboring states that back a two-state solution is a welcome, if very tardy, development. But efforts to restart the peace process now confront a stark new reality: ...