German Social Democrats defends ties to Fatah

Germany's opposition Social Democratic Party has defended its contact with the Palestinian party Fatah. The German party has come under criticism for a joint paper it published last week.

The chairman of Germany's Social Democrat Party (SPD) Sigmar Gabriel (pictured above) on Monday rejected criticism of his opposition party's link with Fatah, which is led by President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas.

"I don't understand the criticism," said Gabriel (continue reading...)