Pragmatism Key for New Palestinian Prime Minister Shabir

Moubayed, Sami
November 2006
World Politics Review;11/14/2006, p2
The article reports on the support expressed by top Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk for Mohammad Shabir as the new prime minister of Palestine, a candidate also supported by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah. To succeed where outgoing Prime Minister Ismail Haniyya failed, Shabir will need to be pragmatic, and take steps such as releasing Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. If Shabir accepts the position of prime minister, first on his agenda will be restoring security to the Palestinian territories.


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