Peace In Our Time Update from TurkishPress.com, with thanks to Mackie:
JERUSALEM – Israel is prepared for a possible “collapse” in the Palestinian Authority that could render Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas incapable of imposing law and order, a senior official said Sunday.
“We are prepared for a possible collapse in the Palestinian Authority that could risk seeing Mahmud Abbas unable to impose law and order on the ground as well as within his own Fatah party,” the source told AFP.
“At this point, Mahmud Abbas is so weak in relation to Hamas that he is unable to implement the smallest decision,” said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The powerful Islamist movement Hamas is gearing up to contest its first Palestinian parliamentary election on January 25, posing a serious challenge to Fatah’s decade-long grip on power.
The official accused the Palestinian leader of being content to point the finger at Israel.
“We cannot always blame others for our own weakness,” he said.
Oh, but we can sure try.