Abbas: “The aging leader tried to capitalize on his people’s unrest by taking unprecedented steps against Israel”

AMERICAN INTEREST
The End of the Abbas Era
by Grant Rumley
August 9, 2017

The closest the Israeli-Palestinian conflict got to an actual third intifada, or uprising, happened late this past month when Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas mobilized the shadowy militia elements of his party for widespread Friday protests. What the lone-wolf stabbing attacks that have plagued Israel for the past several years lacked—and what both the first and second intifadas had—was political leadership and support…The crisis in Jerusalem underscores the simple fact of the Abbas era: He does not control events on the ground; rather, they control him. READ MORE

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