Monday, March 5, 2012

Abbas Considers Stepping Down, Dissolving PA

Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian Executive Committee member Asa'ad Abdul Rahman said that the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, is considering stepping down as president as one of a several options to protest Israel's freeze of the peace process.

Abdul Rahman told al-Sharq Saudi newspaper that one of the suggested options is to dissolve the Palestinian authority, start a non-violent popular uprising, and cancel economic and security coordination with Israel.

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