REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shows a picture of Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein as he is grabbed by an Israeli border policeman, during a meeting with the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah December 10, 2014.
The Rise of the Palestinian Diplomatic Intifada
December 18, 2014,
Following the murder of a Palestinian Authority minister, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to turn over the Palestinian territories over to Israel, which would force the country to bear the burden of responsibility for the territory under international law. Ibrahim Sharqieh and Ghassan Shabaneh argue that Abbas would be better of pursuing a comprehensive strategy to end the occupation, rather than submitting to it.