Wednesday, 29 February, the Minister of aliyah and immigrant absorption and Minister for Jerusalem Affairs Zeev Elkin declared that «the collapse of the Palestinian authority is only a matter of time, and the current wave of violence is the prelude of collapse.»
Speaking at bar-Ilan University Zeev Elkin added that «after the departure of Abu Mazen, the scene begins struggle for power, which will lead to anarchy, violence and disintegration of the institutions of autonomy». The Minister explained that this is due to the «lack of obvious successor, Abu Mazen, and the lack of clear mechanisms for transfer of power».
According to Zeev Elkin, «must terminate empty debate is good for Israel that the PA will collapse or bad, since it will happen anyway and will exacerbate acts of terror».
The Minister added that the current wave of terror is the result of the negligence that Israel had allowed himself for 23 years.» Elkin added that now, especially against the inevitable collapse of the institutions of autonomy, it is necessary to re-examine what is happening, in particular to identify key individuals who are now behind the scenes».
«You must give up the illusions of the Oslo times, to put them a monument and prepare for the new reality», — summed the Minister.