Abbas has just proven himself a total failure as a diplomatic strategist. His UN membership move failed miserably and he retreated from his long-held position of no-direct negotiations with Israel without freezing settlement activity. The Palestinian public may be slow, but will get this soon enough. Disaffection with Abbas would mean that the Hamas line will become popular again. What then does Hamas need a compromise for? They are not going to be left behind because all Abbas will get from Israel is delay after delay! Similarly for Abbas, he might lose to Hamas in an election, so better not go through with it.
- 8:08 PM
from the article: Abbas: Fatah must reevaluate reconciliation pact with Hamas