The PA will not dismantle unless Israel pushes it to - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    The PA leaders who returned from exile with Arafat almost 20 years ago grew wealthy and tired. They will not rush to give up their privileged existence. But Israel may force their hand. Following UN recognition of Palestine as a state, there is expected to be an Israeli response. If the response is too punishing, the PA will have no choice, as happened in many countries during WW2. If the country is taken over, the leaders give up their privileges and form a government in exile. Of course, it is something for Israel to avoid, but wisdom in the Right is in short supply. Who knows?

    from the article: Fatah official: There is no plan to dismantle the Palestinian Authority
    First published 21:55 28.10.11 | Last updated 21:55 28.10.11
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