Abbas, a day after showing a little remnant of decency, has walked on the graves of 120 of his people in Gaza, with the work of death still being carried out, and has reversed his policy of one day, and decided to give in to the irresistably beautiful Condoleeza Rice and betray his people by resuming betrayal talks with Israel.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced on Wednesday that Israel and the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, were resuming the suspended peace talks, one day after Mr. Abbas refused to publicly commit to a resumption.
Earlier, Mr. Abbas had said that peace talks with Israel could restart only after Israel secured a truce in the violence in the Gaza Strip. He appeared later to back away from that precondition, an uncomfortable one for both Israel and the Bush administration, which refuse to negotiate with Hamas, the militant Islamist group that controls Gaza and does not recognize Israel’s right to exist.
“We have the intention of resuming the peace process,” Mr. Abbas said in a statement, without specifying any preconditions.
This sort of action should strengthen support for Hamas in Gaza and result in extreme dislike for Abbas among his own supporters. What a weak and pathetic soul he is.