How Israel’s far right is engineering the PA’s collapse

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Palestinians are caught between two camps in the Israeli political mainstream. One wants the Palestinian Authority (PA) alive but perpetually weakened, paralysed, and exhausted to near collapse, but without ever allowing it to cease to exist. The other fundamentally wants to see its destruction. The balance of power in Israel’s current government seems tipped to the latter camp, and Palestinian and Israeli experts warn it could spell disaster. After less than two weeks in office, Israel’s far-right government approved a series of punitive measures against the Palestinian Authority that exacerb…

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