Just as with the last three major Israeli incursions into Gaza, Israel’s stated motive – to stop incoming projectiles – conceals a long-term ambition: to seize more land with fewer Palestinians on it.
The call by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for elections in the Occupied Territories is a political ploy. There will be no true, democratic elections under Abbas’ leadership. The real question is: why did he make the call in the first place?
On September 26, Abbas took on the world’s most important political platform, the United Nations General Assembly, to call for “general elections in Palestine - in the West Bank, including East