While the White House Talks of Palestinian Statehood, Mahmoud Abbas Talks of a “Day of Rage”

Jan. 30 2020

In response to the new U.S. plan to resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict by creating a Palestinian state in Gaza and parts of the West Bank, the Palestinian Authority’s President Mahmoud Abbas called for a “day of rage.” This reaction, writes Abe Greenwald, “gets to the heart of the matter.”

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More about: Iran, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Mahmoud Abbas, Saudi Arabia, Trump Peace Plan

Hamas and Fatah Compete by Shedding Jewish Blood

During the past four weeks, there has been a rash of violent attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank. These are not a response to any Israeli actions, nor are they spontaneous outbursts. Rather, as Itamar Marcus and Maurice Hirsch explain, the violence is the result of deliberate incitement by the Palestinian Authority (PA), which began when its president, Mahmoud Abbas, realized he was unlikely to win the upcoming national elections. The violence, write Marcus and Hirsch, was originally a way to win votes, and is now a way to maintain popularity after Abbas’s decision to postpone the elections in definitely:

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More about: Fatah, Hamas, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian terror