TEL AVIV — Arab countries have started to communicate to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that the Palestinians can’t continue to cause problems for the Arab world and its relations with the U.S., an Arab intelligence official told Breitbart Jerusalem.
According to the source, the issue of Abbas’ ongoing complaints about the American government and his repeated criticisms of Arab countries and Arab leaders was raised in a meeting last week between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates.
The source stated that Abbas is endangering the region as his policies are likely to cause an explosion in the Palestinian territories that would play into the hands of Iran, who will use the campaign to drag Hamas in the Gaza Strip into firing rockets at Israel despite the decision made by Hamas and most of the terrorist groups active in the Strip to maintain calm.
The source noted that the Arab states are determined to cooperate with the coming American peace effort in the Middle East and believe the Palestinians must take advantage of the initiative even at the cost of Abbas’ removal from his position.
“The Palestinians will mark 70 years since the Nakba and the Arab states intend to release a peace initiative in that period that integrates the political plan that Trump’s Middle East team is trying to form,” said the source. The Palestinians refer to Israel’s founding as the Nakba, or catastrophe. “[Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi] Mohammed Bin Zayed even suggested that Arab media affiliated with their governments begin a campaign to warn the Palestinians of another Nakba if they continue to boycott the Americans and don’t cooperate with the political initiative they are trying to consider.”
According to the source, “Egypt is making sure that Hamas won’t sabotage any such initiative by allowing rockets to be fired from the Strip at Israel or by supporting a return to the wave of attacks in the West Bank. A Hamas delegation currently visiting Egypt is hearing things from Egyptian intelligence that aren’t so simple regarding the attacks they are trying to carry out through Hamas’ military infrastructure in the West Bank, the last of which was the attack near Nablus (near the settlement of Ariel).
“Hamas is talking about thwarting the Americans’ deal of the century, but they won’t want to go against the Egyptians, who have opened the Rafah border crossing in recent days to remind Hamas that the keys to easing the situation in the Gaza Strip are in Egypt’s hands.”