Abbas thanks the dhimmis of the Left for aiding in the Gaza victory. From Israel National News:
PA leader Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) publicly thanked Arafat, other Arab terrorists, and the Israeli left on Tuesday for their contributions to “this first step in the liberation of all our lands.”
In a televised address, his first speech to his compatriots since Israel’s retreat from Gaza, Abbas said that all of the above had contributed greatly to Sharon’s Disengagement Plan.
“I thank all our people and everyone who assisted us, including Israeli peace forces, allied countries, Arab countries,” he said, adding, “I thank the martyrs, headed by the greatest martyr, Yasser Arafat.”
“The Palestinian nation must not view our rule over Gaza as the end of the story,” Arafat’s successor said. “This is just part of the process that will lead to the establishment of a Palestinian state on all of [Judea, Samaria and Gaza]. We still have a long way to go to get there… The struggle is not over.”
“Today Gaza, tomorrow the West Bank and Jerusalem,” Abu Mazen stated.