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Abbas Cabinet Resigns – Hamas Victory?

From a seemingly confused Associated Press:

Palestinian Authority Cabinet resigns

By Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press
February 14, 2011

RAMALLAH, West Bank – The Palestinian prime minister dissolved his Cabinet in an emergency meeting on Monday in what appeared to be a gesture inspired by unrest rocking the Arab world.

The official Wafa news agency said the move was intended to prepare for general elections planned later this year. Prime Minister Salam Fayyad now has six weeks to name a new Cabinet.

President Mahmoud Abbas accepted Fayyad’s decision after the Cabinet meeting.

Why should the recently ‘elected’ Palestinian Authority be at risk of being ousted by a ‘democratic uprising’? Is it because he has not been tough enough on Israel?

Abbas’ Palestinian Authority has announced a series of dramatic moves following mass protests that ousted rulers in Egypt and Tunisia over the past month. The protests have spurred calls for democracy throughout the Middle East, a region dominated by monarchs and autocratic leaders.

The Palestinians are also dealing with the fallout from embarrassing media leaks about past peace talks with Israel. Together with deadlock in peace efforts with Israel, these developments have put pressure on Abbas to press forward with reforms

Something tells us this cabinet shake up has more to do with the leak that Abbas has been talking to the Israelis.

The Palestinian government said over the weekend that it would hold long-overdue general elections later this year, weeks after saying it would hold local elections in July.

This is a victory for Hamas. Since 9 January 2009, when Mahmoud Abbas’ term as President was supposed to have ended and elections were to have been called, Hamas has withdrawn recognition for his Presidency and instead considers Aziz Dweik, who served as the speaker of the house in the Palestinian Legislative Council, to be the acting President until new elections can be held.

The chief peace negotiator, Saeb Erekat, also resigned in response to the leaks broadcast by the Al-Jazeera satellite channel, which detailed far-reaching concessions that his government was prepared to make to Israel to form a future Palestinian state

You see, these uprisings have nothing to do with Israel. They are just about spreading democracy.

Hamas has rejected Abbas’ reforms and says it will not allow elections to take place in Gaza. Its leaders argue that the two rivals must reconcile before returning to the ballot box.

"This is silly theater," said Hamas official Fawzi Barhoum. He accused Abbas of trying to fool people into thinking that genuine reform was underway.

But don’t worry. There will be no uprisings against the autocratic rulers in Gaza, who have not held elections since 2006.

This is only about ‘democracy’ only insofar as they want to destroy the sole functioning democracy in the region — Israel.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, February 14th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Abbas Cabinet Resigns – Hamas Victory?”

  1. Mithrandir says:

    Don’t worry! The terrorists are ONLY a tiny “incorrigible” minority, nothing to be concerned about!–Tell that to Egypt and Tunisia.

    America only has a SMALL al-qaida problem, that’s why we have been fighting them for 10 years, at a cost of a few trillion dollars, and 4000+ soldier deaths.

    ~Just like someone is a little bit pregnant, or has a “slight” cocaine addiction.

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