It’s all part of Israel’s cosying up to Mahmoud Abbas. Israel wants to allow DFLP leader Nawef Hawatmeh in to Palestine.
Hawatmeh wants to attend a PLO meeting, led by Abbas.
He hasn’t been allowed into Palestine since 1967. Although on face value it seems a strange decision by Olmert. The DFLP is considered to be a hardline member of the PLO. It exists on the extreme left of the PLO, and has very little support, inside or outside of Palestine.
Although, its politics are diameticrically opposed to those of Hamas.
So could this be Israel’s attempt at creating a counterweight to Hamas, regardless of the consequences? Remember what happened when Israel wanted to created a counterweight to the PLO? It funded Hamas.