Abbas has been too weak and soft. He gave everything the Israelis and Americans asked of him. Under him, there was unprecedented cooperation between the PA and the Israeli security services. There has not been a single attack inside of Israel from the West Bank in many years. And what did Abbas achieve in return for his people for all this cooperation? NOTHING except a record number of new Jewish settlements throughout the West Bank. For all his weakness and concessions, Abbas achieved nothing for his people. Its time for a strong Palestinian leader to step forward who is willing to stand up to the Israelis and Americans.
Hamas says Egyptian mediation has restored calm along Israel, Gaza border (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel, U.S. voice concern over Abbas withdrawal