This is the same Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, heir to Yasser Arafat's corrupt and utterly compromised Palestinian Authority? I'll bet he doesn't want the blockade lifted for most obvious reasons. Pity about the Palestinians he is supposed to represent though. And he wonders why he makes no political headway against Hamas in Gaza?
Islamist militants attack African Union base in southern Somalia (Reuters)
from the article: Abbas to Obama: I'm against lifting the Gaza naval blockade