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Palestinians: Hunger Strike or Smokescreen? by Bassam Tawil (Gatestone Inst.)

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Apr. 20, 2017

  • It is an integral part of the Palestinian strategy to undermine, isolate, delegitimize and destroy Israel.
  • It is not only Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas who is in trouble. Marwan Barghouti, too, knows better than to air dirty Fatah laundry. What, then, is to be done? The traditional diversionary tactic: Direct the heat towards Israel.
  • Stripped of its Western trappings, Barghouti’s “hunger strike” is actually a struggle between Abbas and yet another Fatah pretender to the throne. And once again, Israel — the state that supposedly so “mistreats” incarcerated Palestinian terrorists — takes the heat.

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