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“The notion that Hamas would ever dismantle its security apparatus and deliver the Gaza Strip to Mahmoud Abbas’s forces is a fantasy”

GATESTONE Militias vs. Palestinian “Reconciliation” by Khaled Abu Toameh October 27, 2017 Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas says he does not want to see “militias” in the Gaza Strip if and when the “reconciliation” agreement he reached with Hamas … Continue reading

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“One has to give Hamas credit for being clear, honest and consistent about its goal of destroying Israel”

GATESTONE What is Really Uniting the Palestinians? by Bassam Tawil October 15, 2017 Buoyed by the “reconciliation” agreement reached with President Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority (PA), Hamas has announced that it seeks to unite all Palestinians in the fight against … Continue reading

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“Sunday’s surprise announcement that Hamas had dissolved its administrative committee in Gaza and agreed to reconciliation is unlikely to defy the precedent”

THE ATLANTIC The Doomed Palestinian Reconciliation Plan by Grant Rumley September 17, 2017 Of the demands Palestinians often make of their leaders, reconciliation between their two largest political factions perennially tops the list. Fatah, which controls the Palestinian Authority (PA) … Continue reading

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US State Dept: “Trump administration strongly supports the Taylor Force Act, which is a consequence of Palestinian Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization’s policy of paying terrorists and their families”

WALL STREET JOURNAL How Do Palestinians Define ‘Terrorism’? by Jonathan Schanzer and Grant Rumley September 11, 2017 The Taylor Force Act is gathering momentum in Congress. Named for a West Point graduate who was stabbed to death by a Palestinian during … Continue reading

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Palestinian authorities in West Bank and Gaza Strip “using police state tactics to silence critical media and arbitrarily block people’s access to information”

GATESTONE Palestinians: Taking Journalists Hostage by Khaled Abu Toameh August 23, 2017 Palestinian journalists have once again fallen victim to the continuing power struggle between the Palestinian Authority (PA), which has jurisdiction over parts of the West Bank, and Hamas, … Continue reading

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Sec’y of State Rex Tillerson’s recent statements “highly disconcerting and ominously reminiscent of the Obama era”; Democrats chide Trump on 2-state solution policy

JERUSALEM POST The never-ending peace process farce by Isi Leibler August 24, 2017 Unless the U.S. is willing to bite the bullet and finally confront Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority, the forthcoming mission to the region by U.S. representatives … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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