And pay the price.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has warned he may dissolve his self-rule government and ask Israel to resume full control of the West Bank if troubled peace talks fail. Dismantling the Palestinian Authority would be a last resort, Abbas told Palestine TV in an interview broadcast late Friday. However, his comments marked the most explicit warning yet that he’s considering a step that could crush lingering hopes for a Mideast peace deal. If Abbas were to take such a step, Israel, as a military occupier, would have to assume full responsibility again for 2.2 million Palestinians in the West Bank. Israel was relieved of that financial burden with the establishment of the Palestinian Authority in 1994, as part of interim peace deals.
If Israel wants the territory like it seems to, it has to support its inhabitants. It’s an impressively clever move by Abbas. Israel will pay. Dearly. Let’s just hope the UN doesn’t kick in any. Though I suspect Israel will want a divorce shortly after the marriage to impoverishment. Nothing makes you wish the relatives would get their own place like them moving in with you- and staying- and eating all your food and sleeping in your bed and using all your gas and everything else you have. Yes, President Abbas- brilliant.