AP Analysis: Skepticism greets Palestinian leader Abbas' claims he may retire, cut Israel ties

September 7, 2015 3:06 PM

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AP Analysis: Skepticism greets Palestinian leader Abbas' claims he may retire, cut Israel ties

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2011 file photo, Palestinian Fatah supporters hold placards of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a rally in support of Abbas, in the West Bank city of Ramallah. With paths to Palestinian statehood blocked, President Mahmoud Abbas is warning he’s fast-tracking his retirement and hinting he will announce dramatic policy changes at the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 30, 2015 including a more-confrontational relationship with Israel’s right-wing government. (AP Photos/Bernat Armangue, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2009 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks at the Fatah conference with a portrait of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in the background, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. With paths to Palestinian statehood blocked, President Mahmoud Abbas is warning h...

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