to vote out the Hamas government, nor does the Palestinian constitution
allow for it. Abbas’ threats to dissolve the Hamas government and either establish
his own government or recall elections are not well founded as most
Fatah leaders do not even support his initiative.
A meeting scheduled with the 20 member Fatah Central Committee in Amman to discuss these issues has been postponed by Abbas, who, according to the London’s Al-Hayat newspaper, realized he would not have the backing he needed from Fatah to carry out his proposal.
Meanwhile, officials from the region, sympathetic to the general behavior of the international community towards the Hamas government, continue to address Hamas leaders. Egyptian Intelligence Chief Omar Suleiman suggested that the head of Hamas’ political bureau, Khaled Meshal, leave the government, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported.
Suleiman communicated to the leader that perhaps Hamas could better influence the Palestinian government from the outside, keeping in mind the majority it holds in the parliament.
Hamas remains defiant, however, and will continue to tow its own line, despite the popular belief that once Hamas agrees to the Quartet’s demands or leaves the government, the aid and diplomatic boycott will likely be lifted.
Israel, for its part, invades the Gaza Strip on a daily basis, kills more civilians, destroys more Palestinian land and takes more prisoners.
Sourced from Haaretz