在阿拉法特之后

亚瑟尔·阿拉法特似乎又一次抵御住了对他权力的挑战。但他最近的一次胜利并没有对一个关键问题做出回答:在他最终退出政治舞台之后会出现怎样的局面?

当阿拉法特在2003年罹患重病时,巴勒斯坦民众近乎惶恐。希伯伦的前法塔赫领导人阿赫马德·杜丁如此总结当时的困境:"巴勒斯坦权力机构一直是一人集权。阿拉法特从未同意与人分享权力。这就是问题所在。"阿拉法特不仅没指定的继承人,还阻碍了相关机构的建立。这些机构能够确保权力的平稳过渡,培养新的领导人,在竞争的候选人和派系之间斡旋或制衡未来独裁者的权力。

但阿拉法特会在未来的某个时间退休。他已经74岁高龄,且健康状况不佳。阿拉法特对巴勒斯坦事业在全世界的象征意义在近年日渐弱化。但即便如此也没有任何一个继承人能望其项背。

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