Has Abbas Lost His Credibility?
by Khaled Abu Toameh, gatestoneinstitute.org, June 20, 2014
“Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said that Abbas’s remarks [that his security forces were working with Israel to find the three kidnapped Israeli boys] came as a “shock” to Palestinians, who consider security cooperation with Israel a “national crime.”
“President Abbas does not want to go down in history as a traitor.” — Senior aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Palestinians have been radicalized to a point where it has become dangerous to denounce the kidnapping of Israelis or even refer to them as human beings.”