This paper by Dr Khaled Khalil al-Shaykh Abdallah weighs up the idea of dissolving the Palestinian Authority in the instance of Israel implementing its plan to annex portions of the occupied Palestinian West Bank. It discusses four common positions on this idea: the first advocates dissolving the PA and formally handing over control to Israel, the second, not dissolving the PA under any circumstances, the third, keeping the PA but changing its role and function, and the fourth, reshaping the PA so that it resembles the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) which preexisted it. The paper concludes by laying out the author’s expectations for what might happen if the PA was reformed or dissolved along the lines of the fourth position.

Read the full paper in Arabic here.