compiled by Cem Ertür
29 December 2009
1) Fatah warns of intifada against Mahmoud Abbas (28 December 2009)
2) Abbas: As long as I’m in office, I will not allow a new Intifada (22 December 2009)
excerpts from: Fatah warns of intifada against PA
by Khaled Abu Thoameh, Jerusalem Post, 28 December 2009
The killing of the three Fatah operatives in Nablus by the IDF [Israeli Defense Forces] over the weekend could trigger a third intifada, Fatah officials warned on Sunday. But the new intifada, they said, would be different from the first two – this time it would be directed against the Palestinian Authority [i.e. Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah administration in the West Bank].
During the funerals of the three men, all veteran members and leaders of Fatah’s armed wing, the Aksa Martyrs Brigades, thousands of Palestinians chanted slogans accusing the Palestinian Authority of collusion with Israel and calling for an end to security coordination with Israel and the dismantling of the Palestinian Authority. […] It was, in the words of a local journalist, “one of the biggest anti-Palestinian Authority demonstrations” in many years.
excerpt from: Transcript: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
by Charles Levinson, Wall Street Journal, 22 December 2009
“I will not allow a new intifada. As long as I’m in office, I will not allow anybody to start a new intifada. Never never.”
[Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas, interwiew with the Wall Street Journal, 20 December 2009]
IDF praises PA security performance
by Yaakov Katz, Jerusalem Post, 27 December 2009