Why the Palestinians Are Calling to Overthrow Abbas

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas is reaping what he has sown. He is facing a firestorm calling for his resignation or overthrow.

The Palestinians are not up in arms about Abbas’s eleventh year of a four-year term in office. They really do not seem to care about that, especially as long as he is paying salaries.

Most Palestinians are not objecting to his dictatorial rule, or staunch refusal to bring democracy and public freedoms to the Palestinians. Nor is he under attack for failing to implement reforms in the Palestinian Authority, or to combat financial and administrative corruption.

No, the trouble stems from a different corner entirely. Abbas has used the dirtiest words: Peace with Israel.

h/t Waffle

  • Whither the love?

  • Bataviawillem

    Them are fighting words.

  • Reader

    How can the palestinians complain about someone they themselves voted in to have a four year term… eleven years go.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      They’re muzzies, ie: not very bright.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Israel should “reacquire” Abbas’s bit of turf and ship the Arabs out to Jordan where they belong.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The Palestinians are looking to kill the golden goose. Abbas may speak with forked tongue, but he has kept U.S. and E.U. tax dollars flowing into his realm under the scam of the two-state solution to the peace process and holding out that he is the most moderate Arab they could get.

  • Clausewitz

    Never get in the way of an enemy committing suicide.