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Faces of Palestine

Dahlan: a Most Controversial Palestinian Politician

Dahlan: a Most Controversial Palestinian Politician

Although it would be a mistake to underestimate Dahlan, he has no real political power on the ground. Dahlan’s political network, the “Dahlani Current,” is strongly opposed by Abbas, and its followers are being expelled one after the other from the Authority’s institutions in the West Bank.