From the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs' Pinchas Inbari:
The most significant recent development in Hebron and Mount Hebron is the revival of an old institution that had been dormant and inactive: the Mount Hebron Tribal Council (Majlis a-Sei’r Jebel al-Khalil). Noteworthy is that its latest conference was held in Amman, Jordan, opened with the Jordanian national anthem, and was adorned with the Jordanian flag. Pictures of Jordan’s King Abdullah and the heir to the throne, Crown Prince Hussein, were displayed in the background.This is just one anecdote that is part of a much longer and very interesting article about how the Palestinians cannot govern themselves. Even though some Hebronites are fans of Jordan. others are fans of Hamas. And the PA exercises very little control over Nablus which is run by criminal gangs.
According to sources in Mount Hebron, the person behind the revival of the Tribal Council is a Jordanian senator, Muhammad Khalil Dawaima, whose origins were in the abandoned village of Dawaima.2 He had circulated in the Mount Hebron area for several months; the person who helped him reestablish the council was Nafez Jabari of Hebron. Earlier this year, Jabari held an event at his home – a warm reception for the senator in which 150 notables of the city and the district took part.
Even Ramallah is in a power struggle between the PA (the "Tunisians" from the old guard of the PLO) and Palestinian NGOs funded by Europe, which iare made up of veterans of the first intifada. Europe is convinced that Abbas' successor will come from the PNGO ranks, even though they are far more anti-Israel and pro-violence than Abbas.
In short, the PA is disintegrating.
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