Dahlan targeted?

Take it with a grain of salt, but Danny Rubinstein of Haaretz has an interesting theory on who was behind last year's attack on three American security guards in the Gaza Strip, which he says was intended to kill Muhammad Dahlan. Dahlan, of course, is the Palestinian security supremo that is favored by Israel and the US for control of the Palestinian security forces.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.