It has been clear for long time, that the PA was doing Israel's bidding in the West Bank and doing it well enough to release the IDF from doing the dirty work, particularly when it concerned the Hamas. What did it get the Palestinians in return?- Zilch. The PA has proven they can run an independent state efficiently and satisfactorily as far as Israel's security considerations are concerned. The 'Palestinian Papers' ' if authentic, confirm that Israel has shafted the Palestinians and further compromised the PA in the eyes of the Hamas who never trusted them to begin with. The papers will only strengthen the total distrust of the Obama administration towards the Israeli government see Politico's analysis 1/24) as it should. Something got to give.
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