Hussein al-Sheikh is moving to seize control of the movement’s critical positions once #MahmoudAbbas (now in the 17th year of his four-year term) leaves office

JNS
Abbas’s designated successor has begun takeover of Fatah
Yoni Ben-Menachem
September 1, 2022

The Palestinian Authority’s succession battle has kicked into high gear. Hussein al-Sheikh, confidant and designated successor of 86-year-old Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas, has begun the process of taking over the Fatah movement in the territories. Al-Sheikh plans to take control of the Fatah leadership by convening the Eighth Fatah Conference, which will elect the movement’s institutions. Through internal elections, he aims to remove several of his rivals from the leadership and thereby pave his way to becoming Fatah’s official candidate in the presidential elections once Abbas leaves the political stage. READ MORE

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