From the Document: "The public protest against Abu Mazen and the Palestinian Authority, which continues in the months after the end of Operation Guardian of the Walls, is more intense and demanding than previous waves of protest. The misguided conduct of the Palestinian security apparatuses, together with the growing friction between IDF [Israel Defense Forces] forces and the Palestinian public throughout the West Bank involving injuries and fatalities among the Palestinians, exacerbate the tension in the arena. As of now, these elements do not generate a critical mass of opposition that could lead to Abu Mazen's overthrow, although they do give an indication of the instability that will prevail after he leaves the scene. Israel should anticipate this, and create conditions that help prevent the development of this scenario."
INSS Insight No. 1513; Institute for National Security Studies Insight No. 1513
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