Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas didn’t immediately make a statement in response to Sunday’s attack. A spokesman for the Palestinian Authority didn’t respond to a request for comment.
Abbas was apparently concentrating on other matters. He had something far more important on his mind than yet another bloody terror attack perpetrated by his would-be countrymen -- the possibility that the U.S., under Donald Trump, would actually move its embassy to Jerusalem.
Indeed, Abbas has evidently written to Trump urging him not to change the embassy location, Palestinian media were reporting Monday. According to Wafa, such a move would have a “disastrous impact on the peace process, on the two-state solution and on the stability and security of the entire region,”
Really? As opposed to what? The U.S. embassy has been in Tel Aviv since 1966 and almost nothing positive has happened. The 1993 Oslo Accords have come and (more or less) gone. Through all this, the Palestinians have shown little indication they want a two-state solution or "security and stability" of any sort.