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Palestine: Fatah has lost Legitimacy and Credibility

- By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

  

Mahmoud Abbas, George W Bush and Ariel Sharon in Jordan in 2003

{Mahmoud Abbas almost falls to the Zionist-Bushdom feet and backed the US roadmap peace plan.}

    

 

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I "“ Fatah, a credibility Lost

 

Badly shaken Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) is in a deadlock now with factions and rivalries, fighting and killing each other, encouraged and promoted by Zionist regime. Last week, Palestinian Authority (Fatah) President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction's first, "stormy" congress for 20 years took place last week in the occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem and the meet was extended amid rows between rival camps. In a move that is sure to shock even the most skeptical observer, Mahmoud Abbas, a close friend of neo-imperialism and fascism and allegedly involved in the killing of Yasser Arafat, was named head of Fatah at the party's first congress in two decades. Abbas, who stood unopposed for the position, was elected by consensus on 09 August, technically for five years until a new conference is announced, through a show of hands from the 2,300 delegates attending the conference. 

 

Unlike Yasser Arafat, his mentor, Fatah leader and PA president Mahmoud Abbas almost fell to the Zionist-Bushdom's feet and backed the US roadmap peace plan to safeguard his own interests. Israeli terror forces are hitting Gaza Strip on fictitious pretexts but PLO has not capability to defend Hamas or Gaza; nor do the Arab nations come forward to shield the Gaza from fascist invaders. Mahmoud Abbas was also trying to re-elect its 21-seat central committee. The charges of vote-buying and nepotism by an "old guard" have not seemed to make much of a dent on anything. They accused those who control the Central Committee of adding hundreds of extra delegates to the original list of 1,550.  Participants have been divided over the process for voting in new members of Fatah's powerful 21-member central committee. Delegates seeking to modernize Fatah have also accused the "old guard" of packing the conference with sympathizers to squeeze out younger members. Younger members want to wrest more control from older leaders seen as corrupt and ineffective. One delegate is optimistic that "a strong wind of change is blowing over the congress. 

 

    

The conference is Fatah's first congress for 20 years and the first on Palestinian soil. The conference, extended till Tuesday, is seen as an opportunity for Fatah to restructure and rejuvenate itself. There are hopes among the delegates that some of the old guard, often accused of corruption, would make way for younger members of the party, founded by Yasser Arafat, the iconic Palestinian leader, in the late 1950s. For many the priority was to rebuild Fatah, which requires that the movement return to the sort of politics that can challenge Hamas for the mantle of "resistance". In stead, they should have worried about the fate of the liberation movement with factions fighting and killing each other offering a free and to enemies around. 

 

 

Longstanding tensions between Hamas and Fatah boiled over in June 2007 when Hamas seized control of Gaza, confining Abbas's power base to the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Proceedings have also been hindered further by a row over the treatment of the votes of about 400 Gaza-based delegates who could not attend the congress in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. Later, however, an agreement had been reached to allow the Gaza-based delegates to vote. Another row also broke out when another delegate, Hussar Khaddar, who has been critical of corruption among Fatah leaders, challenged Abbas to provide a detailed report about the Central Committee's activities in the 20 years since the last conference. 

 

 

A draft of the PLO Fatah movement's new platform proposes to push to the sidelines a call to "armed struggle" against Israel, without dropping it altogether. Fatah is widely seen as corrupt and ineffective. The congress comes as the US is hoping to broker a new round of peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians. Maybe more important is also the issue who the delegates elect to the internal positions of power. The current leaders are like princes in the Gulf. A key test was whether the conference alters the wording of Fatah's charter, which refers to eradicating Israel. The draft document proposes to keep the option of "armed struggle" if peace talks with Israel fail. It also says that an Israeli settlement freeze in the West Bank is a precondition for any further talks with Israel.  Abbas said Fatah was committed to peace, but maintained armed struggle as an option.

 

 

Indications from within Fatah suggested that the conference political document would reaffirm the Palestinians right to "resistance," specifying non-violent challenges to the occupation, but remaining silent on the question of armed resistance and the future of the Fatah-affiliated militants of the Al-Aqua Martyr's Brigade. It flatly rejects Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a "Jewish state," on the grounds that this undermines the rights of Palestinian refugees and of those with Israeli citizenship. It also insists on a complete freeze on Jewish settlements in occupied territory as a precondition for any talks with Israel, which it will stress must be based on U.N. resolutions - which includes recognition of the "right of return" for Palestinian refugees expelled from Israel in 1948, a demand that Israel deems a deal-breaker.

 

Mahmoud Abbas has overrun his term - it should have ended in January 2008 - drawing the legitimacy of his leadership into question. Perhaps aiming to rerun for PLO presidency in an election expected in early 2010, Abbas was keen to chair Fatah faction now. Central to Fatah's continued importance is the fact that it is the Palestinian faction that the international community and Israel recognize and are willing to deal with directly because it is prepared to negotiate on a two-state solution. Unlike Yasser Arafat who framed his negotiation strategy with Israel in revolutionary language (which, of course, heightened Israeli suspicions over his bona fides as a peacemaker), Abbas is unable to couch his own positions in the language of "struggle," and lacking Arafat's charisma, is seen as lacking a clear political vision to offer the Palestinians.

 

Meanwhile, Israel, and Egypt, are continuing to do what they have done for over a year and a half, by keeping Gaza's borders tightly controlled, allowing little more than a small amount of basic aid in. "Donors have been very generous, and massive amounts of aid have reached other countries in the region, we just are not being allowed to get them in through the crossings". Tragically, the internal divisions on the Palestinian side which are crippling and mean there is no immediate solution to open up the crossing points.

 

 

 

  II- Unnecessary Politics for Movement

 

Split between Hamas and Fatah is the most unfortunate thing that has befallen on Palestine. The name Fatah is derived from the initials of the Arabic name, Hadaka Their Philistine, or Palestine Liberation Movement, in reverse - was founded by Yasser Arafat in the late 1950s. PLO wanted to rally Palestinians in the Diaspora in neighboring Arab states to launch commando raids on the young Israeli state. The group came out into the open in 1965; under Arafat's effective leadership it became the strongest and best organized of the Palestinian factions. Arafat took advantage of the power vacuum in the Arab states following Israel's defeat of the allied Arab armies in 1967 to cultivate greater autonomy for the Palestinian cause. But at the same time, he was successful in raising huge sums from supportive Arab states that shared his vision of a purely Palestinian nationalist movement.

 

   

Under Arafat's leadership, Fatah evolved from a resistance group into the dominant faction of the PLO. Arafat took over as chairman of the executive committee of the PLO in 1969 amid guerrilla attacks. The ejection of Palestinian fighters from Jordan during the Black September of 1970 saw Arafat's power base move to southern Lebanon. Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon saw him and the Fatah leadership banished to distant Tunisia. The Oslo peace process of the 1990s brought back many of the Fatah "old guard" back to run the newly formed Palestinian Authority. Now led by Mahmoud Abbas, Fatah has seen its power steadily eroded by internal division and rival political groups.

 

 

Since the failure of the Camp David talks in 2000, successive Israeli elections have shown the voters moving steadily away from support for the peace process envisaged in the Oslo Agreements towards arrogance and state terrorism as a control tool. Oslo specified the creation of a large Palestinian security force, but, funnily, mainly to protect Israel from militant attacks under the peace accords.. The Zionist regime has been controlling literally every Palestinian in Palestine illegally controlled by the agents of fascism. The Israeli authorities accused armed groups associated with Fatah of attacks on Israelis.

 

  

In 1995 the Fatah leadership instituted its own militia, the Tanzim which acted as a counterweight to the military might of the home-grown Islamist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad. In the early years of the Palestinian intifada (uprising) that started in late 2000, the Israeli military unleashed heavy assaults that destroyed much of the PA's infrastructure in the West Bank and Gaza. The second intifada saw a number of armed groups associated with Fatah and Tanzim emerge, most notably the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades. One man identified as the brigades' leader was the head of Fatah in the West Bank, Marwan Barghouti, a member of the party's "new guard" who remained in the occupied territories when the PLO was in exile. Israel's terror responses to freedom movement further weakened Arafat and Fatah's authority and left the Palestinian Authority in disarray. Much of the authority's infrastructure was destroyed, Arafat's compound in Ramallah was besieged for five weeks, and Israel captured Barghouti and convicted him of murder. With US/European pressure mounting, Arafat attempted to reform the PA and rein in Palestinian militants. Arafat appointed a prime minister in March 2003 after the US and Israel refused to deal directly with him.

 

 

Arafat died on 11 November 2004 under mysterious circumstances of a mysterious prolonged blood disorder. In 2003 the US published its Middle East peace plan known as the roadmap, which outlined a step-by-step timetable towards a negotiated Palestinian state. Abbas accused Arafat of refusing to hand over crucial security powers to him as his Deputy, and reacted angrily when Fatah's Central Council refused to endorse his handling of contacts with Israel. The ceasefire disintegrated soon afterwards, and Israeli air strikes resumed.  In late October 2004, Arafat was taken ill and flown to France for emergency treatment. After the suspicious demise of Arafat, Abbas was confirmed as Arafat's successor as chairman of the PLO shortly afterwards and, as Fatah's candidate, won a landslide victory in the January 2005 presidential elections.

 

Fatah was once the cornerstone of the Palestinian national cause and the undisputed ruling faction of the Palestinian Authority. Fatah has suffered from being associated with the perceived corruption and incompetence of the Palestinian Authority. Despite what his emphatic victory may suggest, Abbas inherited a party that was divided, in need of reform, and losing its popular support. The loss of the unifying Yasser Arafat has also allowed a rift to develop in the party.  But it seems that, even united, it has been sidelined by the growing popularity of the Hamas Islamist group. The movement has fallen from its position of dominance since the death of Yasser Arafat in 2004, and in 2006 under Mahmoud Abbas lost parliamentary elections to the nationalistic Hamas group which was recognized by the majority of Palestinians as their real representatives.  This was dramatically underlined by underlined by Hamas' election victory in 2006. In June 2007 it was effectively driven out of the Gaza Strip after violent clashes with Hamas.  As a result, the Fatah-dominated PA governs the Palestinian-controlled areas of the West Bank.

 

Ignoring the urgency to force fascist Israel to reform it's ageing terror tactics, Western media harp on a tricky suggestion that without major reform Fatah will struggle to restore its image among Palestinians, which will be particularly important if elections scheduled for January 2010 go ahead.  The interest by western and pro-Zionist nations in the conference has so far centered on whether Fatah will alter its charter, which calls for armed struggle to end the existence of Israel. This dates back to Fatah's formation in the 1950s by the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. But by backing the Oslo peace process in the early 1990s, Fatah had effectively renounced violence and shamelessly caved in to the Zionist-western terror politics by recognizing fascist Israel angering the Hamas group.

 

 

  III- A Divided PLO is Hell for Palestinians.

 

In order to defeat Hamas party, president Abbas started courting USA, Israel and European leaders without any possible positive results. Fascist Israel regards Hamas, the faction running Gaza, as a terrorist organization. It says will not deal with Hamas at the border crossings, and so for the most part, they remain shut. It is also Israel's stated aim to put pressure on the Hamas Islamist faction through the tight restrictions. Israel and Egypt are continuing to do what they have done for over a year and a half, by keeping Gaza's borders tightly controlled, allowing little more than a small amount of basic aid in.  The elected Hamas Islamist movement controls the Gaza Strip and wanted the Fatah leadership in West Bank to release some 900 Hamas prisoners are being held in the West Bank.

 

Bushdom, Neocons, Mossad etc have done their job meticulously to divide the Palestinians in a haplessly major way and Abbas is trying only to weaken and split the organization further. These are dangerous splits and Abbas has both foreign donations, funds and the PLO account to control Palestinians. The factional leaders have shown that they are indeed core stupid Muslims in Mideast playing into the Mossad/CIA dirty hands. They are too keen to win a small point over the fascist Israel and terrorist CIA, forgetting about their real original cause of a free Palestine.   

 

The USA/Israel/Europe hatched a plan to split Palestine into West bank and Gaza and make them kill each other and destroy any need for a Palestine state and Abbas played into their dirty hands, rather willingly. The Fatah party has also been dogged by claims of nepotism and corruption in government and critics say it is in desperate need of reform.

 

Western world create illusions about Hamas missiles, but if they could not stop the Israeli invasions and genocides there, or fire missiles capable of reaching the Tel Aviv, distance of about a hundred kilometers, what kind of missiles they have?  Israel thinks it could keep the divide in Palestine alive by fueling internal crisis and has supplied arms via Mossad agents infiltrated into West Bank and Hamas was happily playing with the toy missiles from Israel a few of them falling into Israeli territory as expected by the Zionist regime. Israel attacks Palestine killing Palestinians at will. US led west and their anti-Islamic media make the toy game a big issue and call the Palestinians used as tolls by the Zionist regime the "terrorists".

 

 Since the death of his predecessor, Yasser Arafat, U.S. peace efforts have relied on the "moderate" and relatively pliable Abbas to negotiate a two-state agreement with Israel. But the prevailing view within Fatah is that Abbas has achieved precious little for his negotiation efforts, and that this has been a prime factor in weakening Fatah in the face of the challenge by its more militant rival, Hamas. Much of the Fatah believe that the only way the movement can be saved is to break with American tutelage, and seek to reclaim the mantle of "resistance" from Hamas. The result is that the political statement adopted by the conference is unlikely to please the U.S. and Israel.

 

Opinion polls still suggest that Fatah is currently less popular than its main rival - the Islamist Hamas movement which controls the Gaza Strip. It lost Palestinian parliamentary elections to Hamas in 2006. But without a strong infusion of freshness, in the long-term Palestinians say that Fatah will only decline further.  Many in Fatah feel Hamas' behavior since winning those elections means the Fatah should give up much more than just control of the crossings. The parties ought to set aside their differences and for her leaders to think more about the lives of people.  "I need them to come back united. When the Israelis came they did not differentiate between Hamas and Fatah, we were all under fire. We need unity even to rebuild our house, even to open the borders," says Chadian, a social worker.  

 

 

The Fatah-Hamas split is paralyzing all aspects of life from A to Z; socially, procedurally, administratively, politically, there is no other way to rebuild Gaza but through unity. UN says that with every day that goes by without people being offered a way out of their misery, more trouble is being stored up for the future.. This is not just about all those who have died or all that has been destroyed, but the profound impact on the mindsets of the people here.

 

Hamas in Gaza and Fatah in the West Bank both say they're serious about reconciliation. "For our survival as a people, as a cause, we have to have unity," says Dr Raji Sourani, head of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights. "If there is any sense of responsibility among Palestinian leaders they should see this and act on it, or the people will reject them forever." Hamas and Fatah coming together are not just about the practicalities of being able to rebuild, but also about offering the people of Gaza hope. There is very little of that here now. Sourani says the Palestinian divisions continue to have a wider, deeper impact on Gaza. 

 

Right now everyone is failing the ordinary Palestinians, and that needs to change now. They are looking to the international community, to Israel and yes, to their own leaders, to find whatever means to live up to their legal responsibilities and give people here the right of a dignified existence. The window of opportunity to turn things around is closing very fast. In a multiparty system political outfits are necessary to pursue the people's issues, but as a freedom movement more than one party is injurious to the freedom movement.

 

  

Internal feuding and the risk of an open split in the Fatah movement of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in addition to the deep rift between Fatah and Islamist rival Hamas, provoked a warning from Saudi King Abdullah in unusually blunt language. As "Reformists" kept up pressure for leadership change in the dominant Palestinian party Fatah, and Saudi Arabia said no Palestinian state could emerge unless such internal divisions were healed. Bush Jr. who popped up Abbas is gone for ever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Word: Unite or Perish!

 

 

Pretending to be the "western liberators" of Muslims in Islamic/Mideast/Arab world and export their "democracy", the GSTs led by the global dictator USA, invade Muslim nations, kill Muslims, squander their resources and siphon off most of them to their own "democracies", enjoy their wealth and substance under institutions, Muslims are in a state of political comma while Palestinians are in deeper trouble now. The foreign invaders in history also did the same trick before with occupying and terrorized Muslims. But the Islamic world is still sleeping and are interested only in making more wealth; Encouraged by the Western powers and media, they have lost any real faith in true Islam and they lack sincere commitment to Sharia'. What atrocious is that crude fact that the situation is alarmingly same even with the freedom fighting Muslim nations where the ego-centric leaders fight for their own survival allowing splits in movement shaping eventual disaster. Exactly this is happening with PLO and Palestinians. Fascist Jewish invaders take undue advantage of the hopeless situation. Cause of a weak Kashmir freedom movement cannot be located any where else. 

 

 Bushdom, Neocons, Mossad etc have done their job meticulously to divide the Palestinians in a haplessly major way and Abbas is trying only to weaken and split the organization further. These are dangerous splits and Abbas has both foreign donations, funds and the PLO account to control Palestinians. The factional leaders have shown that they are indeed core stupid Muslims in Mideast playing into the Mossad/CIA dirty hands. They are too keen to win a small point over the fascist Israel and terrorist CIA, forgetting about their real original cause of a free Palestine.   

 

 

Pretending to be the "western liberators" of Muslims in Islamic/Mideast/Arab world and export their "democracy", the GSTs led by the global dictator USA, invade Muslim nations, kill Muslims, squander their resources and siphon off most of them to their own "democracies", enjoy their wealth and substance under institutions, Muslims are in a state of political comma while Palestinians are in deeper trouble now. The foreign invaders in history also did the same trick before with occupying and terrorized Muslims. But the Islamic world is still sleeping and are interested only in making more wealth; Encouraged by the Western powers and media, they have lost any real faith in true Islam and they lack sincere commitment to Sharia'. What atrocious is that crude fact that the situation is alarmingly same even with the freedom fighting Muslim nations where the ego-centric leaders fight for their own survival allowing splits in movement shaping eventual disaster. Exactly this is happening with PLO and Palestinians. Fascist Jewish invaders take undue advantage of the hopeless situation. Cause of a weak Kashmir freedom movement cannot be located any where else. 

 

Any one who some knowledge about the life of Palestinians especially in Gaza Strip would curse the entire world, and not just the Zionist regime that has caused enormous hell for the defenseless Palestinians with support from West and a part of East.. Fascist Israel regards Hamas, the faction running Gaza, as a terrorist organization. It says will not deal with Hamas at the border crossings, and so for the most part, they remain shut. It is also Israel's stated aim to put pressure on the Hamas Islamist faction through the tight restrictions. Israel and Egypt are continuing to do what they have done for over a year and a half, by keeping Gaza's borders tightly controlled, allowing little more than a small amount of basic aid in. 

 

 

 

Egypt plays its own brand of tricks with Palestinians and says it can only fully open its crossing with Gaza under the previous arrangements, where the Palestinian Authority (PA), not Hamas, manned the terminal. So a possible solution is that Gaza's borders with both Israel and Egypt be operated by the PA, currently led by Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah, and not Hamas. However, what is required is a rare agreement between the two rival Palestinian factions. 

 

  

Most Palestinians are desperate for results from talks between the two main Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, in Cairo aimed at ending their bitter political split. The division has torn apart Palestinian society. So a possible solution is that Gaza's borders with both Israel and Egypt be operated by a Hamas controlled PA, currently led by Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah.

 

 

The Palestinian split is paralyzing all aspects of life from A to Z; socially, procedurally, administratively, politically, there is no other way to rebuild Gaza but through unity." Hamas in Gaza and Fatah in the West Bank both say they're serious about reconciliation. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights says the Palestinian divisions continue to have a wider, deeper impact on Gaza. "When the Israelis came they did not differentiate between Hamas and Fatah, we were all under fire. Tragically, we have the internal divisions on the Palestinian side which are crippling and mean there is no immediate solution to open up the crossing points. We are struggling even to get in the food, the medicine, the blankets, the clothes, just to keep people alive. Donors have been very generous, and massive amounts of aid have reached other countries in the region, Hamas people just are not being allowed to get them in through the crossings".

 

 

However, that would need rare agreement between the two rival Palestinian factions. Some in Hamas, which won parliamentary elections in early 2006, feel the party should not cede any power. Many in Fatah feel Hamas' behavior since winning those elections means they should give up much more than just control of the crossings.

 

Egypt plays its own brand of tricks with Palestinians and says it can only fully open its crossing with Gaza under the previous arrangements, where the Palestinian Authority (PA), not Hamas, manned the terminal. So a possible solution is that Gaza's borders with both Israel and Egypt be operated by the PA, currently led by Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah, and not Hamas. Some in Hamas, which won parliamentary elections in early 2006, feel the party should not cede any power. However, what is required is a rare agreement between the two rival Palestinian factions. 

 

 

If and when a Middle East peace agreement can be negotiated to create a Palestinian state alongside Israel, it would be signed by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), which is recognized by Israel and the UN, dominated by Fatah, and headed by Abbas. Unity within Fatah is crucial to a successful peace process. Hamas and Fatah coming together is not just about the practicalities of being able to rebuild, but also about offering the people of Gaza hope. UN says that with every day that goes by without people being offered a way out of their misery, more trouble is being stored up for the future. This is not just about all those who have died or all that has been destroyed; this is having a profound impact on the mindsets of the people here. They are looking to the international community, to their own leaders, to find whatever means to live up to their legal responsibilities and give people here the right of a dignified existence. Right now everyone is failing them, and that needs to change now. The window of opportunity to turn things around is closing very fast. 

 

 

 

Many observers feel that a candidate backed by Hamas would likely beat Abbas in presidential elections currently scheduled for early next year. Hamas, quite simply, has eclipsed Fatah in leading the Palestinian fight against Israel. It directly controls Gaza. The steady stream of Western officials and journalists traveling to Damascus to meet with Hamas leaders is a sure sign that the U.S.-led boycott of the organization has failed to weaken its influence - and, of course, when the Israelis want to discuss a ceasefire or a prisoner exchange, it is with Hamas that they're forced to deal, albeit via Egyptian mediators. The fast emerging conventional wisdom is that no peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians is possible without the consent of Hamas. Fatah conference cannot improve the status or image of Fatah.

 

The Palestinian split is paralyzing all aspects of life from A to Z; socially, procedurally, administratively, politically, there is no other way to rebuild Gaza but through unity." Hamas in Gaza and Fatah in the West Bank both say they're serious about reconciliation. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights says the Palestinian divisions continue to have a wider, deeper impact on Gaza. "When the Israelis came they did not differentiate between Hamas and Fatah, we were all under fire. Tragically, there is no immediate solution to open up the crossing points. We are struggling even to get in the food, the medicine, the blankets, the clothes, just to keep people alive. Donors have been very generous, and massive amounts of aid have reached other countries in the region, Hamas people just are not being allowed to get them in through the crossings". Most Palestinians are desperate for results from talks between the two main Palestinian factions, in Cairo aimed at ending their bitter political split. The division has torn apart Palestinian society. So a possible solution is that Gaza's borders with both Israel and Egypt be operated by a Hamas controlled PA, currently led by Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah.

 

 

  

Hamas and Fatah coming together is not just about the practicalities of being able to rebuild, but also about offering the people of Gaza hope. There is very little of that here now. UN says that with every day that goes by without people being offered a way out of their misery, more trouble is being stored up for the future. This is not just about all those who have died or all that has been destroyed; this is having a profound impact on the mindsets of the people here.. People are looking to the international community, to their own leaders, to find whatever means to live up to their legal responsibilities and give people here the right of a dignified existence. Right now everyone is failing them, and that needs to change now. The window of opportunity to turn things around is closing very fast. 

 

 

If a Middle East peace agreement can be negotiated to create a Palestinian state alongside Israel, it would be signed by a re-united Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) by Hamas and Fatah. Unity within Fatah is crucial to a successful peace process. Western backers of Abbas hope this congress can restore credibility to Fatah, the year that may see a new United States-led push for a comprehensive peace deal with Israel.

 

 

If Abbas still considers Arafat's struggle for sovereignty real and believes that Arafat dies for that cause, then, he must consider reuniting the factions into one PLO without any political parties to fight one another, for, that divides the movement badly and losers would be the Palestinians themselves.  Abbas must handover charges to a carefully selected strong representative council both of Hamas and Fatah who value the Arafat's Palestine cause above the existing nasty factional politics killing innocent Palestinians and getting them also killed by the terrorist Zionist regime.  Though he never came to shield the Palestinians when the Zionist regime terror attacked them and killed many of them, Saudi premier Abdullah's suggestion for unity is of paramount importance now. If a united PLO could not force the Zionist terrorists to surrender lands and sovereignty, stop & remove all illegal constructions there and smash the terror check posts blocking the movement of Palestinians, can two or more factions achieve that? Are the Palestinians leaders so stupid to fight each other now after what the fascists from Israel have done in Dec-Jan in Gaza and West Bank?

 

 

 

A caution, finally.  It won't be shocking if the Israel, equipped with western arms just kill all Palestinians in one go because the Zionist state ahs the will, capacity and capability for that. The recent holocaust was a rehearsal for a wider state terrorism in Palestine, because no Muslim nation, especially the Arabs, would militarily stop the fascist aggressors and kill them.  The question before Abbas should be unity of Palestinians and a united PLO and not to garner energy to be able to fight off "challenge" from Hamas which could be self destructive as well as PLO withering away. Palestinians should avoid losing energy and blood in infightings. Hamas should be asked to take over PLO.

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Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

Specialist on State Terrorism

Independent Researcher in International Affairs, The only Indian to have gone through entire India, a fraud and terror nation in South Asia.

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