"Now, in a shiny suit, a fashionable shirt and well-combed hair, al-Sheikh sits in his fancy office, light years from the start of the intifada, ..." Every man has his price. Shiny Italian suits and silk ties are in big demand now among Abbas' men. They have to follow their leader into the fashion world. The PLO should change its name to PFO - Palestine Fashion Organization. Just ask any hooker on the street if she would rather live straight but a miserable life or satisfy her customers and live the good life of the rich?
PLO official: Reports about Abbas' resignation from political life very premature (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel, PA resume West Bank civil co-ordination severed in Jan.