Am I the only person who has taken note of this fact: Abbas has announced that he will resign as President of the Palestinian Authority, but he has not announced that he is resigning as Chairman of the PLO. Think. About. That. If he resigns from the Presidency *and* Faayad and all his cronies fall on their sword *then* the Palestinian Authority is no more. It ceases to exist, and with that the Oslo Accords become moot. But Abbas will still be Chairman of the PLO, and so he will still retain the authority to unilaterally declare the State of Palestine. At which point the "institutions of govt" That Were Once Known As The Palestinian Authority could pledge loyalty to that newly-declared state. And as Sarid notes: the only way that Netanyahu could overturn that is to wage an instant war of aggression against that newly-declared state. Think "Iraq/Kuwait circa 1991", and then think what happened to the dude that unleashed that war.
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