While we’re on the subject of Abbas’s effete hissy-fits, check this one out:
Abbas on Wednesday rejected allegations that he was too weak to rule and accused Israel of waging a “propaganda campaign” against him and the PA during Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s visit to the US… Abbas issued a statement in which he said: “The Palestinian Authority is strong”… The statement said Abbas was “extremely shocked” by the allegations against made during Sharon’s visit to the US earlier this week.
Why would the Israelis say that Abbas was weak when he’s so obviously not:
In a public opinion survey conducted by the Al-Mustiqbal Center in Gaza two weeks ago, 52 percent of those surveyed said they would vote for Hamas in the upcoming elections for the Palestinian Legislative Council. Only 13 percent of those surveyed said they would vote for Fatah. All public opinion surveys that have been conducted recently in the West Bank and Gaza indicate this trend.