Abbas: If annexation is announced, I will resign

Mahmoud Abbas, now in his 15th year of his 4 year term as president of the Palestinian Authority, announced his intention to resign the post if Prime Minister announces the partial annexation tomorrow.

While this sounds like good news, it would create a vacuum in the Palestinian Authority.  The results could range from “someone worse than Abbas takes over” or really bad – for instance, Hamas would get the leadership position.

The resulting power struggle would likely inflame the region, with all out war between the various factions in their attempts to grab the spot.

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