Wednesday, February 24, 2010

How Palestinian Authority helps Israel occupy

Ramallah’s political establishment is now more interested in retaining western support than resolving national division

Jesse Rosenfeld, The Guardian/UK, Feb 23, 2010

Since the Palestinian Authority’s initial diplomatic disaster over the Goldstone report, it has switched into reverse gear, issuing a barrage of condemnation of Israeli occupation and rhetorical flourishes for Palestinian justice. However, suspected links between PA security forces and the assassination of Hamas’s Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, together with strengthening cooperation between PA security and the Israeli military in the West Bank, reflect a far different reality for Palestinians living under occupation.

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