CEDE POWER. Although it was wrong for hamas to take power the way it did, hamas really took by force what it had won democratically and abbas refused to give. Essentially Abbas and the west did not like the results of the last election and refused to give power to hamas, power it had rightly won in elections. Out of frustration Hamas took what it rightly won, lets have another election and see what happens! Abbas is acting in the same way that Arafat was acting...and he complained at the time....he is slowly beggining to look more and more as a western stooge.
10 arrested at Israeli Arab protest in Ramle (Haaretz)
from the article: Abbas: No dialogue with 'murderous terrorists' in Hamas