+972, April 6, 2016


“They ordered Abu Mazen’s guards to disappear,” PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat said at the time to Defense News, which broke the story. “They were practically in his garden, approaching his house just to tell him ‘We’re here.’ As if he needs to be reminded.

[...] “Area A doesn’t exist anymore,” a senior Palestinian security officer told Defense News after the December incident outside Abbas’s home.

[...] To be clear, Palestinian security forces do cooperate fully with the requests of their Israeli counterparts but the Israelis long ago revoked the autonomy they were supposed to receive in return.