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The PA keeps losing its authority, through its own actions

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Recent statistics corroborate the growing resentment in the occupied Palestinian territories against the Palestinian Authority and its leader Mahmoud Abbas. The Palestinian Centre for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) carried out a poll at a time when the PA persisted in proving how unsynchronised it is with the Palestinian people's needs, and to what lengths it would go to ensure its political survival over Palestinian liberation.

Against the backdrop of the latest Israeli aggression on Gaza, the extrajudicial killing of Palestinian activist Nizar Banat by the PA's security services, as well as the PA's repression of protests calling for justice for Banat, the PA fared badly, to the point that an unprecedented 80 per cent of Palestinians are now demanding Abbas' resignation. Indeed, the PA would do well to heed the survey's findings, because its reliance on Israel and security coordination to keep Palestinians under control might not be so effective, when........

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