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Frode Løvlie, Dr. Basem Ezbidi (2011). In search of a Palestinian leadership. Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief 6)

This brief argues that even a successful reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah will fall short of providing the leadership the Palestinians need. Their domestic legitimacy are simply too frayed. Instead it argues that the hope for a united, legitimate Palestinian leadership rests on the creation of a new, non-factional and mass-based movement, independent of external patrons and free from international interference.