2015-12-09 / Mideast

Report: Israeli officials fear PA collapse

Senior Israeli military and Shin Bet security service officials are warning that the Palestinian Authority could collapse, Haaretz reported.

The Diplomatic-Security Cabinet held lengthy discussions about the possibility of the PA collapse, Haaretz reported.

Senior Israel Defense Forces and Shin Bet officials reportedly warned of security consequences if the PA collapsed under the weight of Israeli military pressure and the declining legitimacy of President Mahmoud Abbas. But other ministers reportedly argued that Israel could benefit and shouldn’t try to prevent it. (JTA)

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