A number of Fatah members led by prominent official Mohamed Al-Rajab from Hebron met Egypt's Tamarod in Cairo last week in an attempt to transfer the latter's experience to the Gaza Strip. Fatah wants to learn from the Egyptians how to face up to Hamas in the beleaguered territory.
In a statement, the head of Tamarod's Al-Istiqlal Current said that the two sides discussed possible cooperation on the issue. Lawyer Ahmed Al-Fedali added that Fatah leaders want to benefit from the experience and policies of his party, which was the first to rebel against the presidency of Mohamed Morsi. "They want to learn more about Tamarod's ideas in order to apply them against Hamas in the state of Palestine." The Tamarod official described Hamas as "the Muslim Brotherhood branch in Palestine".