At 85, Abbas Won’t Run for Reelection

Stand for Israel  |  November 6, 2019

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas In Berlin
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reacts while speaking to the media with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Unseen) ahead of a common meeting at the Chancellory on August 29, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Christian Marquardt/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

For those of us who have long wondered when Mahmoud Abbas’ anti-Semitic, terror-supporting reign over the Palestinian Authority will ever end, perhaps we have an answer. Our friends at JNS report that Abbas, who’s about to turn 85, will not be the Fatah terrorist group’s candidate in the next Palestinian elections:

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas will not run for re-election, senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub told Palestine TV on Monday.

Rajoub’s announcement contradicted Hussein al-Sheikh, who recently said that Abbas is Fatah’s only candidate in the next presidential election.

“President Abbas is the only candidate of Fatah and honorable Palestinians,” stated Sheikh.

“Let us make him the sheikh of the tribe and the spiritual father of the democratic process,” said Rajoub. “In two months, President Abbas will celebrate his 85th birthday…”

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