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Monday, December 31, 2012

Hamas tells Abbas - if you want to dissolve the PA, we're happy to take over

Mahmoud Abbas' latest empty threat to dissolve the PA as a pathetic attempt to strengthen his negotiating position has boomeranged on him.

Moussa Abu Marzouk, deputy head of Hamas' "political bureau," responded to the threat today by saying that if Abbas is so unwilling to lead, Hamas is more than ready to take over the onerous job of leadership.

Marzouk asked, "Why would [Abbas] want to hand power over to Netanyahu?" He said that if he would give control to Hamas then there would be a successful "reconciliation" (with Hamas controlling all of the PalArab territories). He also noted that while Abbas was saying this, Hamas was basking its its "victory" over Israel.

Abbas showed yet again that his leadership abilities are nil, and his pathetic attempt to use threats as a substitute for leadership is only helping his political rivals who will inevitably succeed him.