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Brutality and Panic Mark the Twilight of Abbas’ Rule. Hamas Is Ready to Jump In

85-year-old Palestinian President Abbas sent his forces to brutally repress protest over the death of a dissident – the latest manifestation of what is perceived as a corrupt, rotten regime

Amos Harel
Amos Harel
Amos Harel
Amos Harel

The death of a regime opponent in the Palestinian Authority prison in Hebron about two weeks ago slipped under the radar for most of the Israeli media. Nizar Banat, a man who was very critical of the government of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), was taken in on June 24 for what turned out to be a violent interrogation by the security authorities and died under arrest a few hours later. Since then, protests have erupted across the West Bank.

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