Mahmoud Abbas threatened to dismantle PA if Israel continues pushing E1 development. The man who just got “statehood” from the UN is now quoted in media reports saying:Of course, threatening to resign is one of the few things you can consistently expect from Abbas, especially considering the years of practice he has had -- threatening to resign a good 20 times over the past 9 1/2 years.
Speaking at the opening session of the Fatah Advisory Council in Ramallah, Xinhua news agency reported, Abbas said that he is considering asking Israel to resume full control of the West Bank, saying it is impossible to act as a leader without being granted power.
And who knows when Abbas will threaten to resign next...
Just to review:
- November, 2012
The End Of Abbas's Game
Abbas told the group he would resign and dismantle the Palestinian Authority if there was no movement toward peace soon
- September 19, 2012
Abbas Threatens to Resign From PA Leadership
- October 21, 2011
Netanyahu agrees to partially freeze West Bank construction in bid to resume talks
Abbas "has been threatening to resign if there is no diplomatic progress in the next three months."
- March 9, 2011
Abbas hints at resignation (Hat tip: Elder of Ziyon)
- December 4, 2010
Abbas threatens to dissolve PA
- October 8, 2010
Abbas to Mitchell: I will resign if settlement construction continues
- September 18, 2010
Abbas threatens to resign if direct peace talks fail
Senior PA official says Abbas made comments regarding his future during a recent meeting of Fatah Central Committee
- November 9, 2009
Palestinian Authority’s Future Is in Question
Abbas "said that he intended to resign and forecast that others would follow"
- March 18, 2008
Exclusive: Abbas threatens to quit peace talks, revive Fatah terror
(OK, Abbas is not threatening to resign--but we're just getting warmed up...)
- Jan 17, 2008
Abbas threatens to quit if 'escalation' continues
- June 12, 2007
Fatah movement threatens to quit Hamas-led unity gov't
- February 26, 2006
Abbas threatens to quit over Hamas
(Feb 28, 2006 Abbas: I did not threaten to quit)
- January 30, 2006
Abbas to resign if Hamas fails to work with foreign powers
- January 25, 2006
Palestinians Vote in First Legislative Elections in a Decade
Abbas is "a touchy man of dark moods, who often threatens to quit, as he quit as prime minister after four months in 2003 when Mr. Arafat did not allow him enough power."
- January 17, 2006
PA head Abbas threatens to quit
- December 16, 2005
Palestinian Chief Threatens to Quit Over Rival Fatah Slate
- March 30, 2005
Palestinian Abbas threatens to quit unless Fatah groups cooperate
- September 9, 2003
Abbas threatens to quit unless he gets more authority
- September 4, 2003
Abbas threatens to quit over leadership
- August 21, 2003
Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas threatens to resign unless Yasser Arafat approves a crackdown on Hamas
- July 9, 2003
U.S. Supports Abbas After Palestinian Leader Threatens to Quit
- April 08, 2003
Moderate Palestinian PM threatens to quit as Arafat hinders change.
That's right: January 15, 2013 will mark 4 years since Abbas's term as president ended, so one would think that this game of "resigning" would be a bit old.
But no one seems to mind that Abbas has held onto the position of president in violation of the "Palestinian" constitution -- which actually makes sense, since the world's governments had no problem violating the Oslo accords in order to upgrade the "Palestinian" status at the UN.
How many times do you think Abbas will threaten to resign in 2012?
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