Monday, February 29, 2016

New York Times is picking successors to Mahmoud Abbas

From Basim: "Mr. Faraj, who was born in 1962, is highly considered by both the United States and Israel as a discreet and trustworthy partner.

Mr. Fayyad, who never joined Fatah, is also respected by Israel and by the West ..."


PS In regard to Faraj:

He recently told Defense News that his forces had disrupted at least 200 attacks against Israel since October. That led to criticism from Hamas, the Islamist rival to Mr. Abbas’s Fatah Party and organizer of some of the attacks, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, but some Palestinians understood it as an effort to save Palestinian lives, since scores have been killed by Israelis during attacks or attempts."