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The opposition faction has blamed the government for making new demands outside the peace agreement and wants to impose such demands on the agreement such as the 28 states it unilaterally created on 2 October and factionally incorporated into the transitional constitution.
In Federalist Number 10, James Madison described a faction as "a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adverse to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community." (22) By definition, then, a factionally controlled government pursues "partial interests" (23) or "private passions" (24) rather than the common good.
Additionally, there are charges of factionally motivated violence in both Gaza and West Bank involving Hamas and PA authorities, respectively, and there are periodic outbreaks of violence in Gaza between Hamas and extreme jihadist movements--leading some to wonder if these movements could gain strength militarily or politically in coming years.