Mahmoud Abbas As a Strategic Threat (BESA Center)

The diplomatic campaign Mahmoud Abbas has been waging for a decade and a half is no less dangerous to Israel than the “armed struggle” led by Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip. With the growing influence of Iran and the advent of a new array of threats on Israel’s borders to the north and south, renewing negotiations with Abbas on the basis of the Barak-Olmert framework would entail an existential threat to Israel.

https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/abbas-strategic-threat/

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Palestinian Islamic Jihad Agitates for Violence in the Gaza Strip (BESA Center)

Israel seeks to prevent a powder keg from detonating on the southern border as it prioritizes the more threatening front up north.

https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/palestinian-islamic-jihad-violence-gaza-strip/

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