How long until Abbas reneges on his word about security coordination?

Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority president on Friday, 23 September, 2022 [Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images]

The Palestinian Authority continues to drown in its own political contradictions. Last month, PA leader Mahmoud Abbas stated that he was halting security coordination with Israel, purportedly to protect Palestinians after the Israeli army killed nine Palestinian civilians in Jenin. Abbas has been a source of ridicule over his many statements threatening to stop security coordination, or halting cooperation for a brief period and retracting his words later. Israeli media have stated that security coordination is only partially suspended, and that Abbas assured the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Chief William Burns that security coordination would be implemented fully again. This rigmarole once again pits Abbas against the Palestinian people. He actually needs security coordination with the occupation authorities in […] Source

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