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Abbas and the fate of the Palestinian Central Council

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08.11.2018

The members of Abbas’s central council have once again been deliberately deluding, as they presented the recommendations made by the Council to stop security cooperation and freeze the recognition of Israel as binding decisions. This is an attempt on its part to mislead the public opinion and attempt to cover up the fact that this council has issued several similar recommendations in the past, and Abbas ignored them.

This play began with Abbas’s keenness during his speech before the Central Council to give the impression that the Council will adopt a series of administrative decisions during this session. He indicated that these decisions would be related to relations with Israel, the US, and Hamas.

Abbas spoke frankly about the need for the council not only to reach decisions not only to confront Israel, the United States and Hamas but to also implement them. He even vowed to make sure the council enacts the decisions it made against the three parties in the past.

Perhaps the most important remark Abbas made in his speech and which is considered the most expressive of his attempts to establish this impression is “implement the decisions we have made in the past regarding our relations with the United States, Israel, and Hamas. We must not give in to negotiations and pressure; we are at a historic point in time.

Abbas attributed his aggressive rhetoric against Israel to its settlement and Judaisation policies and its refusal to respond to the settlement demands. Meanwhile, he also........

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