May 22, 2014
Israel Pushes West Bank Toward Economic Ruin
Akiva Eldar, Al Monitor
The Associated Press
One should not put too much diplomatic stock into the threats of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to sever ties with the Palestinian Authority (PA), in reaction to the inclusion of Hamas in the new Palestinian government. Even when Hamas was a pariah in Ramallah, the nine months of negotiations did not generate anything near a permanent arrangement.
TAGGED: Palestinian Authority, West Bank, Hamas, Israel