An initial reading of the Palestine Papers provides details of hitherto unknown secret, high-level “Quadripartite” meetings among Israeli, American, Egyptian and Palestinian officials whose explicit goal appears to have been to undermine the Palestinian national unity government. The essential point here is that part of the PA
— loyal to Mahmoud Abbas and backed by the US
— was actively plotting with Israel and its allies against the legitimately-constituted unity government. Ali Abunimah analyzes.