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Abbas: Collaborating with the Enemy

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"We are waiting to know that you have ordered PLO diplomats in Geneva, New York, Vienna, and Paris, and in all UN offices, to immediately act to convene the UN General Assembly, Human Rights Council, UNESCO and others to condemn the crimes perpetrated against our people in Gaza, and do all they can to secure that these crimes be investigated and punished." 

"It is regrettable we have not so far seen any meaningful diplomatic effort that matches the size of blood and suffering in Gaza."

"We are waiting for the orders to our veteran diplomats to be set on fire and approach the European Union and other powers to mobilize the much-needed pressure on the occupying state."

On November 4, Younis also challenged Hamas. Maan News published his open letter, saying:

He remains "an advocate of the right of Hamas to govern, and I absolutely reject the double standards employed by the international community towards the movement." 

"The financial and political sanctions on Gaza are simply unjust and scandalous. Hamas won a free and fair election in 2006. The world was well aware that Hamas would win in the elections."

"At the same time, he challenged Hamas to act more like a government than a 'movement.' "

"The issue here is not about calling into question the intentions or desires of the people in power. It is more about the actual process of governance in such a unique situation like Gaza." 

"What is needed is for the government to interact openly with society, with all of its social and political structures. Society also has a duty to reciprocate and to be open to interacting with the government."

 

On November 23, Haaretz contributor Amira Hass headlined "War highlights Abbas' mutual alienation with Gaza."

She discussed both Younis letters. Abbas was abroad when Israeli terror bombing began. He returned. He had to. Yet he waited two days before speaking publicly. 

His comments were weak, unacceptable and duplicitous. He showed which side he's on. 

He also convened Palestinian PLO leaders. "(H)e didn't even invite the Hamas representative in the West Bank." He failed to show solidarity with Gaza.

"It is not clear whether the Hamas government would (let him come) as part of an overall conciliation agreement" or for any purpose.

During Cast Lead, his security forces prevented Palestinian protests. This time he didn't "dare (stop) people from marching toward Israeli Defense Forces checkpoints in the West Bank (to) demonstrate against the attacks on Gaza."

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