Israeli Minister: PA’s Collapse Imminent

Sick state politicians, very , very sick

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Feb 29 2016 / 7:34 pm

Israeli Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Zeev Elkin said the collapse of the Palestinian Authority was inevitable during a speech at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University on Monday, in comments the PA later alleged were “absurd.”

Israeli daily Haaretz quoted Elkin as saying: “The question is not if the PA collapses, but when it is going to collapse. It can happen in a month or two, or a year or two tops.” He reportedly went on to say Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ “control on the ground is diminishing.”

Elkin said he tried to bring his concerns to the Israeli cabinet to no avail. “I’m not sure that the [Israeli] government has passed the diagnostic stage and realized the dramatic change we are facing,” he was quoted as saying.

The minister also warned that because there was no official succession mechanism in place in the case of Abbas’ resignation, “the…

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