mardi 30 avril 2013

Is the Arab League dropping the Palestinians ?

French version

Doubts and interrogations have been knocking on our door for a long time. For decades, all of the events related to Palestine and the fate of the Palestinians have indicated a single direction: the general indifference of the Arab States towards the Palestinians.

Today, we may have seen the official acknowledgement by the Arab states of their disinterest for the Palestine question.

As a matter of fact:

A senior Qatari official has said Israel and the Palestinians could trade land rather than conform exactly to their 1967 borders in what appears to be a softening of Arab states' stance on the 2002 peace plan.
Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, Qatar's prime minister and foreign minister, made the comment on Monday after he and a group of Arab officials met US Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss how to promote Israeli-Palestinian peace.
Speaking on behalf of an Arab League delegation, Sheikh Hamad appeared to make a concession to Israel by explicitly raising the possibility of land swaps.
(Sources : Al Jazeera - 30 April 2013)

We understand now the consequences of the Hamas leadership base move: by leaving Damas for Doha (Qatar), the Hamas leadership might have thrown itself into the lion’s jaws. Today, their Qatari benefactors, the hands that feed them, while imposing upon them their view of the Palestine people’s destiny, reveal in daylight the trap in which Hamas has been caught. On behalf of the Arab League, the Qataris approve the possibility of land swaps against the 1967 UN resolution that imposed a return of the occupied territories. This stance amounts to accepting the Israeli settlements and the impossibility to create a viable Palestinian State.

There may be multiple consequences:

1) In the eyes of the Palestinians, beyond the nice words of their Arab “brothers”, this stance may increase again the prestige of Iran, Syria and Hezbollah who have been and remain the only genuine support of the Palestinians.
2) Also, a split may arise within Hamas itself, between their exiled and comfortably installed leaders in Doha and the remaining members in Gaza, with a radicalization of the latter turned to Teheran and Damas for an increased support that has never been denied to them.
3) A further hardening of the population in Gaza as its fate appears more than ever hopeless and, precisely, without future. Towards a new Intifada?

In any case, we have obtained the official acknowledgement that the champions of the Palestinian cause are Iran, Syria and the Hezbollah.

And in the meantime everybody is happy in Pig on Earth, the brave new world.

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