The Collapse of Abu Mazen
According to Israeli Newspaper Maariv, Mahmoud Abbas is all but finished:
The estimate in Israel is that the Palestinian Authority in Gaza has totally collapsed and has ceased to operate as a governing body.Perhaps one should also see Israeli Interim PM Ehud Olmert's recent remarks on the possibility of peace talks between him and Palestinian President Abbas after the elections in that light.
Abbas recently returned practically empty-handed from a fundraising trip to Saudi Arabia to raise money for the Fatah election campaign.
In addition, the Egyptians are threatening to pull their security advisors out of Gaza if Abbas doesn't take action to reduce the anarchy there.