October 28, 2006

Is Mahmoud Abbas Planning a Coup?

From Is Mahmoud Abbas Planning a Coup?:

Hamas has instructed its followers in the West Bank and Gaza to be on high alert following unconfirmed reports that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah party are planning a coup against the Hamas government on Saturday. Sources close to Hamas said that hundreds of Hamas militiamen would be deployed in strategic areas in Gaza to foil any attempt to overthrow the Hamas government. On Thursday afternoon, Abbas summoned four Hamas ministers to his office in Ramallah and assured them that he was not planning a coup against the Hamas government.