‚Israel initiated tension to distract from protests‘

24.08.2011                      24.Aw-Elul, 5771

Abbas Meinung:

'Israel initiated tension to distract from protests'

Abbas quoted as saying that current social justice protests could have grown had it not been for escalation in Gaza.

Israel initiated the recent tensions in the Gaza Strip to distract attention from the current wave of socio-economic protests in the country, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was quoted on Tuesday as saying.
Abbas, who is visiting Qatar, told the Doha-based Al Jazeera TV network that the protests have stopped because of the Israeli “escalation” succeeded in diverting attention from the weekly demonstrations….