Roger L. Simon

Does Mahmoud Abbas secretly want the Israelis to take out Hamas and Islamic Jihad for him?

I wouldn’t be surprised. Stranger things have happened. Meanwhile in Asylum Gaza:

A few hours earlier, gunmen had opened fire at the home of Palestinian Authority Interior Ministry spokesman Tawfiq Abu Khoussa. Abu Khoussa, who was home when the shots were fired late on Sunday, said he was not hurt.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack, but Hamas militants have been upset with Abu Khoussa for saying a deadly explosion at a Hamas rally last week was caused by the mishandling of explosives. Hamas blamed Israel for the explosion, and accused Abu Khoussa of treason for not supporting its version of events.

Abu Khoussa said the attack was the third attempt on his life in recent days. “We will not accept this physical and psychological terrorism,” he said.