Abbas denied getting advance word. He lied. Mubarak said nothing either way.
Reuters said Abbas "urged Israel to crush Hamas during the war."
Avigdor Lieberman held ministerial positions under Sharon and Ehud Olmert. In April 2009, he became Netanyahu's Foreign Minister.
He explained Abbas' involvement, saying:
"Over the past year, I witnessed (Abbas) at his best. In Operation Cast Lead, (he) called us personally, applied pressure, and demanded that we topple Hamas and remove it from power."
Though out of government during Cast Lead, a senior Olmert official called his comments "essentially accurate."
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said this information "reaffirms the fact that Mahmoud Abbas is no longer fit to represent our people, who conspired against his people during a war."
Abbas was never fit to serve. That's why Israel and Washington chose him.
WikiLeaks also disclosed that Hamas spokesman Salah Al-Bardaweel said:
"We have not ruled out that Fatah and the Palestinian Authority could have contributed in one way or another in the war against Gaza for political reasons such as bringing down the Hamas movement and regaining control."
More from WikiLeaks suggested it. Washington's Tel Aviv embassy said Fatah officials asked Israel to attack Hamas.
According to a June 2007 dispatch, Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin said "demoralized" Fatah officials wanted help to destroy Hamas.
"They are approaching a zero-sum situation," said Diskin, "and yet they ask us to attack Hamas. They are desperate. This is a new development. We have never seen this before."
He added that "Fatah is in a very bad shape in Gaza. We have received requests to train their forces in Egypt and Yemen. We would like them to get the training they need, and to be more powerful, but they do not have anyone to lead them."
He also praised Shin Bet's "very good working relationship" with Abbas at the time. His internal security service collaborates with Israel. He understands that "Israel's security is central to (his) survival in the struggle with Hamas"."