Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas apparently plans to ask the UN Security Council to force Israel to withdraw from territories that came under Israel’s control in the wake of the 1967 Six Day War.
Abbas’s initiative – backed by Hamas – will undoubtedly succeed in increasing diplomatic pressure on Israel within the UN, a forum notoriously hostile to the Jewish state. And this seems to be precisely Abbas’s goal. Indeed, it appears that Abbas is cooperating with Hamas in a two-pronged offensive against Israel.
While Fatah under Abbas’s leadership wages a diplomatic war against Israel from Ramallah, Hamas continues its military offensive from Gaza. The combination of the two, it is hoped, will force Israel to make concessions.
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