In the context of the BRICS energy alliance providing another theater for the current geo-political struggles ….  Israel Grants First Golan Heights Oil Drilling License To Dick Cheney-Linked Companyn Januari of this year Medvedev and Abbas discussed a gas deal.
But Abbas was already taken out of the play in 2009, according to this UK MP, Sir Gerald Kaufman:
The Move by The Fools
Extend Israeli sovereignty over Gaza and Remove the obstacles, Hamas and the PA.