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A spokesman for the PLO said the decision to drop his movement's candidates from local lists was tantamount to a "massacre by the Hamas court."
"President Putin offered to meet in Moscow on September 9," Abbas said. "I agreed. I was to fly to Moscow from here (Warsaw) to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu."
What is being presented as an ideological warfare between political factions in the PA, is, in fact, turf war between criminal enterprises.
It should be noted that the Oslo Accords forbid the participation of terror organizations in PA elections, but Hamas has already set a precedence in 2006.
Hamas is hoping to capitalize on its popularity in the PA, where the public has had enough of the corrupt PLO leadership.
The overwhelming majority of Jerusalem's Arabs are still afraid of the radicals.