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Abbas Resigns

This is bad news for the region, but it may provide cover for Israel to remove Arafat once and for all.

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, increasingly unpopular and worn out by a power struggle with Yasser Arafat, submitted his resignation Saturday, dealing a serious blow to a U.S.-backed peace plan.

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's office warned it would not agree to Arafat heading the Palestinian government, and a senior Israeli official demanded that Arafat be sent into exile.

Comments (1)

W. has already said, throug... (Below threshold)

W. has already said, through his spokespeople Condi and Powell, that the Israelis may not touch a hair of Arashat's head.

I don't know why they don't just drop a bomb on his Ramallah digs. They'd get him, plus 200 of the worst terrorists in the territories.







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