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Has Abbas run out of time?

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Published: 22 September 2020

Last updated: 4 March 2024

PA leader waits for a President Biden to lift his stocks, but the Palestinian street has had enough, as US ambassador talks of supporting his hated rival Dahlan to replace him

US envoy to Israel: ‘We are considering replacing Abbas with Dahlan’ (Middle East Monitor)
Friedman made the comments on Thursday in an interview with Israel Today, which is known to be close to the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

When asked whether the US administration is considering nominating Dahlan, who currently lives in the UAE, as the new Palestinian leader, Friedman replied: “We are thinking about it, but we have no desire to engineer the Palestinian leadership.”

The newspaper pointed out that according to reports, the United States may support Dahlan in order remove Abbas.

Abbas plays a misguided waiting game, as Hamas eyes his presidency (Times of Israel)
AVI ISSACHAROFF: After the Abraham Accords ‘betrayal,’ PA head is apparently betting things will improve with a president Biden or second-term Trump. But the Palestinian public has had its fill of him

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The United Nations was right – Gaza is unlivable (Haaretz)

Photo: Mahmoud Abbas, right, and secretary general of the PLO, Saeb Erekat attend the 30th Arab Summit in Tunis August 16 (Fethi Belaid/Pool/AP)

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