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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Hamas using flotilla to incite against Mahmoud Abbas

That fabled Palestinian Arab "unity" continues to unravel, as Hamas activists are trying to characterize Mahmoud Abbas as being an Israeli stooge in the flotilla follies.

Dutch Hamas leader - and leader of the flotillas in 2010 and 2011 - Amin Abou Rashed's Facebook page quotes a story in Safa.ps and picked up elsewhere, claiming that the Greek offer to transfer flotilla aid to Gaza was not negotiated by Israel, but by Mahmoud Abbas together with Greece's foreign minister.

The source for this rumor seems to be simply the flotilla fools themselves, who are now calling it a "stab in the back" by Abbas who had in 2008 characterized such actions as a "silly game."

Who knew that the flotilla flop would be yet another wedge issue between Hamas and Fatah?