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One Israeli minister's option for Gaza is an entity that compromises Palestinians

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As happened in the aftermath of Israeli's military offensive labelled with huge irony as Operation Protective Edge in 2014, the Palestinian Authority's dithering over protecting Palestinians and actually doing nothing is approved of by Israel and the international community. When Israel agrees to a ceasefire and the question of rebuilding Gaza looms, the PA springs suddenly into existence as the entity that should play a governing role in Gaza. This is despite the fact that democratic elections have not been held in occupied Palestine since 2006, when the people voted for Hamas, and when Israel and the international community decided to place conditions upon political legitimacy by boycotting the electoral choice of the Palestinians.

In 2015, donors pledging financial aid to rebuild Gaza stated that they wanted the PA to play an active role in Gaza. This narrative was quickly adopted by UN officials, who reiterated on several occasions that they would rather deal with compliant Mahmoud Abbas than........

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