Abbas to Dissolve the Parliament

Mahmoud Abbas finally decided to be fully transparent with the world to show the PA is not interested in democracy. Saturday Abbas said he would dissolve the Palestinian parliament while Hamas said such a decision would bring great instability to the country.

Like every other dictator before him Abbas has ruled the area with an iron fist. Arresting anyone who violates laws of the PA or speaks against the PA find themselves at a black site in Ramallah being tortured. 

People are fed up with both income inequality between the political elites of the PA and the common people. Corruption is ripe in the PA with many officials owning homes in Paris and London thanks to generous donations of European countries while the average Palestinian make ten to twenty dollars a day.

Abbas is doing everything possible to keep himself in power since the Arab Spring many Arab dictators were toppled my their own population.

Just walking around Hebron and speaking with the Arab residents they will tell anyone with a straight face that they hate A Sulta (the Palestinian Authority).

Even according to a recent poll if elections were to be held again people would approve Hamas over the PA.

According to World Israel News a survey was made by Khalil Shikaki demonstrated the Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh would win with 49 percent as opposed Abbas’ 42 percent.

Abbas is perhaps well aware of how much the population would like to see him dead.

I remember a few months ago when Abbas got really sick many Arabs in Hebron were eager to have him die. 

The fact the PA uses torture and arrest people without any sort of due process is the reason they are still in power.

Abbas says the decision to dissolve the Parliament  is to force Hamas into accepting an Egyptian peace treaty.

Such an assertion is doubtful because the PA has refused to meet with Israeli politicians for several years.

The PA had no interest at all in

making peace with Israel because doing so would mean they wouldn’t be able to keep scapegoating Israel. 

Abbas’s real reason of displacing the parliament is to destroy their democratic system that is already in pieces to prevent himself from being voted out.

About the Author
Shlomo was born in Miami, Florida in 1989 and moved to Israel in 2012. He holds a degree from Florida Atlantic University in Political Science and served in the IDF as a combat soldier in the Netzach Yehuda Battalion. After serving in the military Shlomo studied in Yeshivat Shavie Hevron where he lived in Hebron. He now lives in Kiryat Arba, is a proud reservist in the Golani Brigade, and is a blogger for the Times of Israel.