Hamas Sees a Weakening PA

(Jerusalem Report) Danny Rubenstein - Before entering unity talks with the PA in Ramallah, Hamas leaders wish to see exactly what the upheavals in neighboring countries - Egypt, Jordan, and Syria - will bring. They expect a significant weakening of the PA in Ramallah, as their political and financial situation worsens. The Mubarak regime in Egypt, which was Abbas' main political backer, is gone. In addition, the financial aid from the Arab nations is drying up. Saudi Arabia, the main donor, has recently allocated $130 billion to hand out to Saudi citizens so they will not join their rebellious brothers in the adjacent countries. A similar tactic can be found in many of the Gulf emirates. Most of these Arab nations will not have money left to give the Palestinians.

2011-04-21 00:00:00

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