Either they are just feigning this whole initiative, or they’re trying to convince the jihadists to stop attacking for the time being because they are gaining what they want through diplomacy. Is the PA going to convince them to accept a two-state solution or some other form of lasting peaceful coexistence with Israel? Don’t hold your breath. That would go against the oft-stated goals of both organizations, and the jihad ideology in general. “PA trying to get Jihad to hold fire,” from AFP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
JERUSALEM: The Palestinian Authority is holding “serious dialogue” with the Islamic Jihad movement in a bid to persuade it to halt attacks against Israel, a senior official said yesterday.
“We have been engaged in a serious dialogue with Jihad to put an end to the attacks which go against our national interests,” presidential national security adviser Jibril Rajoub told reporters in Jerusalem.
“The Palestinian Authority is still committed to the truce and we will not accept any violation of the agreement,” he added.
A truce. A hudna. In Islamic law, a temporary period designed to allow the mujahedin to gather strength. Not a peace. Not coexistence.