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As Fatah Party Falters, Hamas Makes a Play Months after the death of Yasser Arafat, turmoil in Fatah, his Palestinian political movement, threatens to tear the group apart. Observers say the distractions could put Hamas in a position to do well in the upcoming Palestinian elections.