People are beginning to protest.
Abbas is blaming Israel's blockades and restrictions and the failure of the oil-rich Arab states to make good on their promises to contribute money. Sounds about right to me.
This is also interesting, though I have no idea of the ramifications:
Reiterating his intention this month to seek a U.N. General Assembly vote to upgrade the Palestinians’ status to that of a non-member observer state, Abbas linked the Palestinian Authority’s financial woes to U.S.-led efforts to head off the U.N. initiative.Something to keep an eye on. It sounds like the exact same predictions of America's downfall if Barack Hussein gets his second term.
“They are trying to exert pressure on us not to go to the U.N.,” he said. “This will not happen.”