A Palestinian man hangs a Palestinian flag atop the ruins of a mosque, during a snow storm in West Bank village of Mufagara, south of Hebron January 27, 2016.
Palestine: Still key to stability in the Middle East
January 28, 2016,
The United States has long treated Palestine as irrelevant to its "war against terrorism", a premise that remains in place as the superpower leads a campaign to degrade and defeat ISIL. Last month, however, comments made by key figures on opposing sides of that campaign once again reaffirmed that Palestine remains central to any serious effort to counter extremism in the region, writes Ibrahim Fraihat.