Tag Archive for Muhammad Dahlan

Abbas is worried the ‘Arab Quartet’ plans of peace with Israel may succeed


The “Arab Quartet” and not Israeli policy, is Abbas’s true nightmare, since their promotion of the president’s rival, Mohamed Dahlan to facilitate their efforts promoting peace with Israel, will finally end Abbas’s dream of never-ending power — at the expense and well-being of his people.

Abbas to Arab Leaders: Go to Hell! By Khaled Abu Toameh


In his speech last week before the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas trotted out his usual charges against Israel, citing “collective punishment,” “house demolitions,” “extrajudicial executions” and “ethnic cleansing.” However, Abbas’s thoughts seem to be elsewhere these days. Continue Reading »

Fatah spokesman: 90% of Gazans want to emigrate because of Hamas

Fatah spokesman Qawassmeh, asks Hamas leaders: “Do you feel any national responsibility toward the Palestinians and their cause?”


More than 90 percent of Gaza Strip residents want to leave because of Hamas, Fatah spokesman Osama Qawassmeh said on Wednesday.

Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad (L) and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh – Photo: REUTERS

Addressing Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, the Fatah spokesman asked: “Do you know that more than 90 percent of our people in the Gaza Strip want to emigrate, if given the chance, so they could escape from your regime? Do you feel any national responsibility toward the Palestinians and their cause?” Continue Reading »

Is Abbas the last PA president?

With the fading significance of the Palestinian cause those concerned with peace may need to consider contingency plans for a West Bank without Abbas.

Muhammad Dahlan was a possible replacement until allegations by Abbas that Dahlan had murdered Arafat using poison.



After Israel’s most recent military operation in Gaza, which ended with a cease-fire, Hamas has been claiming victory and enjoying popularity with the Palestinians, which comes as a setback for Hamas’s rivals; Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah faction.

Mahmoud Abbas Photo by Marc Israël SellemWith Hamas popularity on the rise, Abbas was left with one desperate option to boost his image: pressing his quest for UN recognition of Palestine as an independent state. Continue Reading »