Palestinian Authority Police Brutalize Peaceful Protesters
Police state brutality.
by Stephen Lendman
President Mahoud Abbas is a longstanding Israeli collaborator. He and unelected Prime Minister Salam Fayyad serve illegitimately.
Abbas' term expired on January 9, 2009. He's no longer president of Palestine. He won't step down. Israel supports him. In return, he takes orders, salutes, and obeys.
So does Fayyad. He's also Israel's man in Palestine. He's a former World Bank and IMF official. In 2006 legislative elections, his Third Way party got 2.4% of the votes. It was clear renunciation.
After Israel and Washington sponsored Fatah's coup d'etat, it co-opted the PLO, PA and West Bank. Abbas illegally appointed him prime minister.
Both men serve as Israel's enforcers. They're contemptuous of Palestinian rights. They support occupation harshness. They mock freedom and justice.