In an article titled Fatah Never Fought, Charles Levinson, Middle East Correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph has shared on his blog some of his interviews with the PLO/Fatah soldiers, conducted before he fled Gaza in a Red Cross aid convoy.
is appropriately amazed by all this, but he
rushes to assure his
"I don't mean to sound conspiratorial, and I think the likeliest scenario is that all the parties involved simply accepted what was essentially a fait accompli some time in the course of the fighting and set about finding whatever silver lining could be salvaged.
comes to this conclusion merely because he
doesn't wish to "sound conspiratorial," not because it makes any sense.
This is absurd even according to the media story that Levinson
supports: for the media champions PLO/ Fatah as the great 'moderates' and Hamas as the radical extremists.
 Charles Levinson's
article was originally posted on his
never fought"; Conflict Blotter; June 19th, 2007; by Charles Levinson
This blog no longer exists but the article was reposted elsewhere.
In case it ever disappears completely, I paste it below:
FATAH NEVER FOUGHT, by Charles Levinson