Mohammed holds a bachelor degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and is preparing for a Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies. Author of, "Still Living There," a book documenting Gaza's last war and its aftermath.
Mahmoud Abbas is trying to cultivate a backlash against Hamas, but cutting salaries is making him just as unpopular in Gaza as the Islamist group, reports Mohammed Arafat.
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As major opposition groups pull out of the elections called for by the Palestinian Authority, Fatah looks set to secure victory
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As problems overwhelm Gaza, the closure of the Rafah crossing is overlooked writes Arafat
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What else should the Gaza Strip tolerate, asks Mohammed Arafat, as anger erupts over the Palestinian Authority's decision to cut civil servant salaries.