Akram, we can be pretty certain that the glacial pace of accommodations being shown by Israel, was not what was promised to Abbas and company. They are showing signs of desperation. If Fata was solidly behind them, why would they be casting about for allies to set up a 'third party"? "However, we have to grow up quickly to catch up.." - Akram Zekaria And Israel is not trying very hard to catch up with events. This is leaving the Abbas/Fayad axis off balance and with nothing but spin to keep it going.
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from the article: Associates of PM Fayad planning alternative to Fatah and Hamas