Majdalani told Xinhua News Agency that "the same old scenario in which Israel used with Arafat is currently being used with Abbas, and this is now clear to every Palestinian."
"We noticed that scenario to get rid of Arafat began as he was no longer [considered] a partner for peace and he had been accused of supporting terrorism, and currently Abbas is described as no longer a partner for peace and practicing international and diplomatic terrorism," Majdalani said.
Also, "We have noted corruption charges against Abbas and his family, which is the same as what happened previously with Arafat."
Why now? "Because [Israel] could not force him to surrender him as they pushed him to give up Palestinian rights, and therefore he is considered an obstacle and the campaigns to target him politically are a blatant introduction of the possibility of his being targeted physically."
Conspiracy theories aren't just for the past any more!
Abbas is 81 years old and he won't last that much longer, so why not blame Israel for his death ahead of time?
This isn't the first time Palestinian leaders preemptively blame Israel for things that might happen. This is like the people who claim that the Al Aqsa Mosque us being undermined by Israeli tunnels or chemicals - if there is another earthquake, they have already planted the seed that Israel is behind its possible collapse.
There is one constant: if anything bad happens or will happen, Israel is to blame.
It seems likely that Majdalani is floating this now, along with his praise of Abbas, to position himself on Abbas' good side before the upcoming Fatah conference scheduled for November 29.