"The Palestinian Authority can not criticize from the sidelines, and the Palestinian Authority should be part of the solution for the Palestinians of Gaza and the Palestinians as a whole, if not, others will fill that gap," said Greenblatt.
By: World Israel News Staff
The US supported Egypt's efforts to negotiate a ceasefire between Hamas in Gaza and Israel and reconciliation between the Palestinians fractions, while the Palestinian Authority (PA) "can not criticize from the sidelines . "
Jason Greenblatt, Special Representative for International Negotiations with US President Donald Trump, announced on Wednesday a statement in which the Trump administration stated that it "strongly supports the efforts of [Egyptian] President [Abdel Fatah] Al Sisi and the Egyptian government to support a peace restoring agreement in Gaza and to create the conditions for the full assumption of Palestinian responsibilities in Gaza. "
The terms of the agreement are reported to include a long-term ceasefire and an economic rescue package in Gaza.
PA leader Mahmoud Abbas has expressed his intense attitude to the deal, which he calls "betrayal and opposition to leadership."
"The Palestinian Authority can not criticize from the sidelines, the Palestinian Authority should be part of the solution for the Gaza Palestinians and the Palestinians as a whole, if not, others will fill that gap," said Greenblatt.
He publicly called on Abbas to resign.
Abbas has made his position on the ceasefire clear when he said: "An agreement between Hamas and Israel, about my dead body!"
"Leadership means making tough decisions," Greenblatt claims.
"The people of Gaza and the Israelis in the Gaza area have suffered far too long, and it is time for the Palestinian Authority to lead the Palestinian people ̵
Under Abbas' complaints about a future agreement with Hamas, the illegitimacy of the terrorist group's rule over the Gaza Strip was reached in 2007 through a violent coup that drove the PA out of the coastal enclave.
Despite statements by Abbas, senior Hamas officials claimed that the ceasefire agreement could be finalized in the near future  Hamas leader Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, said Wednesday that "peace" in Gaza without reconciliation with the Gaza Strip Fatah rival of the terrorist group in the PA is feasible, while at the same time expelling a number of serious threats to Israel.  AbbasCeasefireGazaGreenblattHamasPalestinian Rivalry