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The PA seeks international assurances while continuing to fail the Palestinians

17 29 0

During each major Israeli offensive against Gaza, the Palestinian Authority is careful not to antagonise the settler-colonial state with its rhetoric. Its sights are perpetually set on the aftermath, particularly rebuilding Gaza and how much of a prominent role — and aid money — it can take in the process. Perhaps it is only at such times that the PA feels relevant internationally, knowing full well that donors are never keen to engage with Hamas in reconstruction and bolstered by the predictable outcome, which sees diplomats calling, albeit temporarily, for PA involvement in Gaza.

PA leader Mahmoud Abbas has been eager to assert his authority during meetings in Egypt to discuss Gaza's reconstruction, stating that Ramallah must be involved in the process. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh met with the EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process, Sven Koopmans, and insisted upon an international guarantee that Israel will not carry out further aggression against the enclave. Shtayyeh also requested........

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