Extended Interviews

With Fatah and Hamas leaders

Following a resounding victory for Hamas in the Palestinian elections in January 2006, FRONTLINE/World reporter Kate Seelye traveled through Gaza and the West Bank to interview a number of prominent voices in Palestinian politics. She sat down with Hamas’s newly appointed foreign minister and speaker of parliament, and leading members of Fatah, including the chief negotiator for the PLO. She asked them how a government now led by an Islamist party with a notorious terrorist wing can lead the Palestinian people, and in particular, where it leaves the prospects for peace with Israel.

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Interviews

Saeb Erekat
Saeb Erekat
Fatah member and PLO chief negotiator
Mahmoud Zahar
Mahmoud Zahar
Founding member of Hamas and foreign minister
Aziz Al-Dweik
Aziz Al-Dweik
Speaker of the new Hamas-led parliament
Arnon Regular
Arnon Regular
Columnist for Ha'aretz newspaper

About the Reporter

Kate Seelye

Kate Seelye is a Middle East correspondent for Public Radio International’s “The World” and a regular contributor to this Web site. Read more of Seelye’s dispatches from the region and watch her May 2005 report from Lebanon and Syria following the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri.