Gaza’s ruling Hamas terror group has already called for an uprising against the ‘occupation’
Should Israel follow through with the plan of applying its sovereignty to parts of the West Bank, it could face a new Palestinian uprising, a top Ramallah official said on Saturday.
Speaking to the France 24 network, Nabil Shaath, a senior advisor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, singled out the truce between the Fatah and Hamas factions as a potential contributing factor should a new violent revolt break out.
“Once things flare up and the rioting grows into a fully-fledged intifada [uprising], we shall see a cooperation between the forces in Gaza and those in the West Bank,” he said.
Last week Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu played down his self-imposed July 1 deadline for the annexation, saying he was still hammering out the plan’s details with Washington.
The most recent mass Palestinian uprising, known as the Second Intifada, erupted in the early 2000s and included waves of suicide bombings.