Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to resign if peace talks with Israel fail.
Abbas made a statement indicating that he would resign over a failure of the recently launched direct peace talks at a recent meeting of the Fatah Central Committee, the Jerusalem Post reported Sunday.
It is not the first time Abbas has threatened to resign.
There is no obvious successor to Abbas, according to the newspaper. If Abbas did resign, the party’s central committee would meet and appoint one of its members to the position, according to the report.
Meanwhile, the Palestinians continue to assert that they will halt negotiations of Israel does not extend the freeze on construction in West Bank settlements.
“If they extend the settlement freeze, the negotiations will continue,” he said. “If not, the talks will be stopped,” Nabil Sha’ath, member of the PA delegation to the peace talks, said over the weekend, the Jerusalem Post reported.
On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday during a meeting of his party’s Cabinet members that Israel would not extend the ten-month freeze, which is scheduled to expire on Sept. 26.
Mahmoud Abbas should have resigned long ago. His term in office expired in 2009.
I wonder what would have happened, if any other elected leader had canceled the elections, and stayed beyond his mandate?
I guess that nation, had to be branded as a state ruled by a dictator?
Mahmoud Abbas has no authority to talk on behalf of anybody. He should leave office today, and not wait till he has spoiled the “peace talk” he never wanted to attend.
Mahmoud Abbas do not represent even a quarter of the Arabs who claim to be “Palestinians”. His political party lost the election in Gaza. Still nations like the US and United Kingdom forced up on the people of Gaza the rule of this dictator. A Western Backed dictatorship based on money power and corruption was eventually replaced by another evil. An totalitarian Islamic military regime lead by Hamas.
This is the state of affairs among the so called “peace partners” presented to Israel.