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Does Israel Prepare For Post-Abbas Era?

Published on 18 December 2014, by M. Tomazy.
Former PA's chairman Yasser Arafat was assassinated by radio-active Polonium, according to Al-Jazeera investigative report. Arafat was also considered as "moderate" Palestinian chairman and he jointly received Peace Nobel Prize with Shimon Peres.
Mohammad Dahlan (left) and PA's president Mahmoud Abbas (right)
Earlier this year, Ma'ariv newspaper reported that ousted Fatah leader Mohammad Dahlan met Netanyahu's special envoy Yitzhak Molcho. But Dahlan denied that later on.

A London-based Arabic news website, Rai Al-Youm reported that Dahlan besides former Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad and the controversial Yasser Abed Rabo met U.S. secretary of state John Kerry in UAE. The meeting which exaggerated anger of president Mamoud Abbas, according to Rai Al-Youm.

The prominent Israeli professor Yaakov Peri, Israel’s minister of science, entered politics late in life. His primary career was in the Shin Bet — the General Security Service said:
"Who’s going to succeed him [ PA's president Mahmoud Abbas aka Abu Mazen]?" , reporter Asked.
Peri Answered:
"That’s a very big problem. There are big divisions in the Palestinian leadership today. And they still use the Arafat system that anyone who makes trouble will get pushed aside and then he becomes a kind of opposition headquarters. So he has Dahlan on the outside. He has Rajoub, who’s not an oppositionist, but is certainly looking at the chair… Then there’s Rami Hamdallah, the prime minister, who is pleasant and moderate. And of course there’s former prime minister Salaam Fayyad, who the Americans would greatly want, but Salaam Fayyad is not that interested, in my opinion".

Algemeiner reported on Feb, 6 this year:
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is covertly seeking out other potential Palestinian Arab peace partners to negotiate with – instead of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported on Thursday. The news comes as current Israeli-PA framework agreement talks enter their seventh month.
In 2004, PA's chairman Arafat was assassinated after he was considered "obstacle to peace effort" by former U.S. president George W. Bush and Ariel Sharon as well.

ِApparently, Palestinian president Abbas bothers Israel these days, by going to the UN to internationalize the Palestinian cause, even though the U.S. regime clearly threatens to rise VETO against any pro-Palestine resolution. And the Israelis are preparing a further "moderate" Palestinian to replace Abbas's position.