Palestinian Politics’ Ongoing Crisis
with Dr. Khalil Shikaki
Recent developments on the Palestinian public arena – the violent eruption in May 2021, the deferral of general elections, and now the death of a dissident in Palestinian Authority (PA) detention – have brought the approval ratings of President Mahmoud Abbas, the Fatah movement, and the PA to an all-time low. The Islamist Hamas, on the other hand, is gaining momentum.
For an update on the state of affairs on the Palestinian political arena, APN was joined for a webinar by
leading Palestinian pollster and political analyst Khalil Shikaki. Dr. Shikaki analyzed the results of his
latest poll, taken after the violent confrontations of the month of May and commented more broadly on the
current state of Palestinian politics.
Khalil Shikaki is a Professor of Political Science and director of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PCPSR). Since 2005 he has been a senior fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University. He finished his Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University in 1985 and taught at several Palestinian and American universities.