I remain convinced that Abbas is a fundamentally decent man. He had an impossible situation and seems to have grasp at the vision Elliott Abrams sold him. That with US arms and money, Fatah could destroy Hamas, and then the US and Israel would be glad to help him. Too bad he fell for it. I agree that his chances of survival are low and declining fast. As usual, the Bush regime had no plans for what would be needed after 'regime change' had happened, nor had they considered that the coup might fail in Gaza. I don't think he will survive, but I am certain that anyone who follows him will be far worse for Israel.
Firebomb thrown during demonstration in northern Israeli town of Umm al Fahm (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel, PA resume West Bank civil co-ordination severed in Jan.