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Fatah Israeli Collaborators
Fatah leaders are traitors.
by Stephen Lendman
Call it an open secret. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, unelected Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, and like-minded Fatah officials collaborate with Israel's occupation harshness.
At least since Oslo, they served Israel at the expense of their own people. Abbas is more Israeli sheriff than legitimate president. He suppresses peaceful demonstrations, targets free expression, fills West Bank detention centers with political prisoners, and governs as an illegitimate Quisling head of state.
As chief Oslo negotiator, he unconditionally surrendered to Israeli demands. He became known for flexibility and subservience. His bosses reside in Tel Aviv and Washington. He's more stooge than statesman. He's rewarded with White House photo-ops and other handsome benefits.
So is Fayyad. His background explains why. He's a political opportunist. He and Abbas are Israeli double agents. Their policies are double-dealing. They punish their own people for their own self-interest.
Fayyad is a CEO technocrat. His credentials include a University of Texas economics doctorate, teaching experience at Jordan's Yarmouk University, and economic research employment at the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank.
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