Adnan Abu Amer


Palestinian employees of the former Hamas government queue up outside a post office to receive part of their wages that had been delayed for months, Gaza City, Gaza, Oct. 29, 2014.  (photo by MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

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What EU shift in financial support policy means for Gaza

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 | Adnan Abu Amer, Contributor

The European Union contribution of 30 million euros to pay the salaries of Palestinian Authority civil servants in the Gaza Strip will be used to support families in need, which has angered Palestinians.

Has the military wing tightened its grip over Hamas?

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 | Adnan Abu Amer, Contributor

The election of military leader Yahya Sanwar as the head of Hamas’ political bureau in Gaza has raised questions on the movement’s policy at home and abroad and the military wing’s grip over the movement.

How Hamas prisoners elect leaders behind bars

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 | Adnan Abu Amer, Contributor

Even locked in Israeli prisons, Hamas members contribute to the movement's decision-making process by holding leadership elections every two years.

Hamas insists ties with Iran strong, despite regional polarization

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 | Adnan Abu Amer, Contributor

Iran continues to provide financial and military support for Hamas amid a positive atmosphere that promises stronger ties and efforts to defuse the sectarian tension while bilateral meetings between the two are still being held outside Tehran, according to the movement’s representative in Iran.

Why the US might cut Palestinian aid drastically

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 | Adnan Abu Amer, Contributor

The Palestinian Authority worries that the new US administration will withhold aid, in part to pressure Palestinians to return to the negotiating table with the Israelis.

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Adnan Abu Amer is dean of the Faculty of Arts and head of the Press and Information Section at Al Ummah University Open Education, as well as a lecturer there in the history of the Palestinian issue, national security, political science and Islamic civilization. He holds a doctorate in political history from Damascus University and has published a number of books on issues related to the contemporary history of the Palestinian cause and the Arab-Israeli conflict. On Twitter: @adnanabuamer1

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