As Palestinians in the occupied West Bank face the violence of Israeli military raids and the Palestinian Authority’s security services, PA leader Mahmoud Abbas has again invoked the two-state paradigm as the means through which to supposedly put an end to violence.
Once again, the killed and injured Palestinians are being marginalised to accommodate a failed diplomacy.
According to Wafa, the PA stated, “the climate created by the policy of repeated incursions into the cities, incitement against the President, and the absence of a horizon for peace” contributed to the current violence. There is no mention of the fact that the PA called upon Palestinians to protest and failed to offer the necessary protection from the Israeli military. On the contrary, the PA’s security services have brutally beat protestors in the street.
Neither has the PA acknowledged its contacts with Shin Bet, asking for security coordination after claims that it would halt the agreement. Read more.