Because it appears anyway, that the release of these documents is having the opposite effect of what has been anticipated. Maybe it's because, while most of the material was actually being reported in the media at the time, for the first time the Palestinians - after years of hearing the hasbara about Abbas being ineffective and weak - are being made aware of just how competently he and his team have been pursuing the issue, and that its failure isn't for any lack on their part. This whole affair has backfired if whoever's behind it thought it was going hurt Abbas's efforts, because it's actually working to the benefit of he and his team...both on the home front and in the international arena. With everything else that's going their way, and barring anything serious, things couldn't be any sweeter!
Three minors arrested in Jaffa for throwing rocks at a bus; no injuries reported (Haaretz)
from the article: Abbas denounces Palestine Papers, gets hero's welcome in Ramallah