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Fourth Gaza Summit Held in Sharm El-Shaikh, as a Zionist Damage Control for Insulting Hosni Mubarak
By Hassan El-Najjar
ccun.org, January 18, 2009, 1:00 pm ET
The Zionist Israeli terrorist war on the Gaza Strip has ended after 22 days, in which more than 1300 Palestinians were martyred (killed unjustly by the Zionist aggressors), and more than 5450 people were wounded. Most of those killed or injured were civilians, particularly women and children.
The world governments, including the UN and the Arab League states, did nothing to stop the Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Israeli terrorist forces against the Palestinian civilian population in the Gaza Strip.
To the contrary of governments, people all over the world expressed support for the Palestinian people and condemnation of the Israeli terrorist war through protests and demonstrations breaking out everywhere.
When finally, Qatar called for an Arab summit in reaction to the Israeli aggression, which was held on Thursday, January 15 in Doha, Saudi Arabia and Egypt refused to participate and made efforts to prevent an official quorum. This resulted in that the summit was held outside the auspices of the Arab League, and that the Arab League Secretary-General, Amr Moussa, did not attend it. The summit was held with the presence of 13 Arab states, which agreed to demand a number of measures to be taken by the official summit in Kuwait in support for the Palestinian people and punishment for the Israeli terrorist state.
The second summit was held in Riyadh by the Arabian Gulf states, at the request of Saudi Arabia, in an attempt to maintain their internal unity after the Saudi-Qatari split over the war. The summit resulted in pledging assistance to the Palestinian people after the war.
The fourth Arab summit (see the third below) will be held in Kuwait tomorrow. It is an annual pre-scheduled summit, devoted this year for economic affairs. The member states agreed to hold a special session about Gaza, in which resolutions of the other two summits will be addressed.
The third summit about Gaza was held today in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Shaikh, where President Hosni Mubarak spends most of his time.
The summit comes as a quick damage-control and face-saving measure for the Egyptian President, who has been insulted by the Israelis and their US supporters.
Mubarak kept his word by keeping the Rafah crossing closed during the war and for months before despite the public demands for him to open it and provide assistance to the besieged Gaza Strip.
The Israeli terrorist government and its supporters in the Bush administration allowed Mubarak to play a role in the peace-making effort through holding talks with the Palestinian resistance organizations. He played the role of a neutral mediator, passing responses from Israelis and Palestinians to each other.
Thus doing, he lost the status of an Arab brother, who is supposed to help his brothers and sisters in Gaza Strip.
When he couldn't persuade the Palestinians to accept the Israeli conditions (to stop the firing of rockets and smuggling of weapons through tunnels), the Israelis ignored him.
The foreign minister of the Israeli terrorist government, Tzipi Livni, traveled to Washington and signed an agreement with the US Secretary of State, Condy Rice, according to which the US would assemble a NATO regime to prevent the Palestinians from smuggling weapons to Gaza in the future.
The NATO maritime regime in effect will replace the Israeli-Egyptian previous regime, which failed to stop the smuggling of weapons to Gaza Strip.
Hopefully, the new NATO maritime regime won't help the Israeli terrorist government in stealing the Gaza offshore gas field, which has been a lusty dream of greedy Israelis for years.
The new regime by the servants of Israel in NATO will include searching ships in the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Gulf, to make sure that no ships carrying weapons can reach the Gaza Strip.
The most stunning part of the Livni-Rice regime agreement was the deployment of NATO troops on the Egyptian side of the border with the Gaza Strip.
The Palestinian resistance organizations announced that any NATO troops deployed on the Palestinian side of the border will be resisted as foreign occupation forces. This was enough deterrence for the Livni-Rice regime designers to decide deployment of these troops on the Egyptian side, which turned to be the most stupid blunder Livni, Rice, and their assistants committed during the war-ending haggling.
They completely forgot to secure approval of the Egyptian President, who was their partner all the way. Mubarak immediately aired a speech rejecting any foreign troop deployment on the Egyptian soil. The Egyptian government spokespersons and media commentators felt the insult right away and started talking about the Egyptian national security and sovereignty, expressing rejection of the deployment of foreign troops on the Egyptian soil.
When the Israelis and their supporters felt that they made a terrible mistake, they started a process of damage control to their stupidity.
First, the Israeli terrorist prime minister, Ehud Olmert, announced that his government accepts the request of the Egyptian President for a ceasefire in Gaza. This announcement was another stupid blunder because the news about the Israeli ceasefire preceded Mubarak's speech, in which he asked Israelis to stop the war attacks.
Then, came the idea of showing support for Mubarak, through a public relations event in the form of a summit in Sharm El-Shaikh. The main NATO European leaders announced that they would come for the event within hours. Thus, leaders of France, Britain, Germany, Turkey, Czech, and Spain, together with the King of Jordan and the PA acting President. The US was represented by its ambassador in Cairo.
The summiteers announced their positions, which were basically identical to the Israeli position.
The most disgusting words came from the UN Secretary-General, who called on Arabs to persuade Palestinians to accept peace !!!!!
It seems that the Secretary-General is completely out of touch with what is going on, when he asked the Palestinian victims of Israeli aggression to accept peace. It is most likely that he fell victim to the bias of his Zionist advisor, Teri Rod Larson, the enemy of Arab resistance in Lebanon and Palestine.
The Arab League Secretary-General, Amr Moussa, refused to attend the Doha summit, saying that the 13 Arab states were one state short for an official quorum to be held under his auspices. However, he attended the Sharm Al-Shaikh summit, though most of the participants were not even Arab leaders!
Amr Moussa, however, said something that can be counted for him. He reminded the summiteers that Palestinians have been digging tunnels because they were under siege. They had to find a way to bring food to the besieged population of the Gaza Strip. He argued that if there's peace and the border crossing points are open, then there will be no need for Palestinians to dig tunnels.
Is this hard for the servants of Israel to understand?
We are living in amazing times, indeed!
Mubarak: Priority To End Israeli Aggression on Gaza
Date : 18/1/2009 Time : 17:19
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said, in the opening of Sharm Al-Shaikh
consultative Summit held, Sunday, in Sharm Al-Shaikh, that the priority
now is to stop the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, and the
withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Strip, in addition to opening the
crossings and lifting the siege off the Gaza Strip.
Egypt hosts int'l summit on Gaza crisis
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) --
An international summit called by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to discuss the situation of the Gaza Strip started in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Shaikh on Sunday.
The international conference, which was co-chaired by Mubarak and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, was attended by a number of European leaders, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa as well as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the Jordanian King Abdullah II.
Other European leaders attending were British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, German Chancllor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi, Spanish Prime Minister Zapatero, and Czech Prime Minister who chairs the EU presidency for this year. Turkish President Abdullah Gul also attended the summit.
Egypt has always been trying to help reach a mutual ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Hamas movement in Gaza, where some 1,245 Palestinians have been killed and some 5,300 others wounded in the past 23 days of Israeli attacks.
Egypt is also exerting its efforts to cement a truce after Israel announced a unilateral ceasefire in Gaza on late Saturday.
Gaza: 1300 Martyrs, 5450 Wounded
Date : 18/1/2009 Time : 16:59
GAZA, January 18, 2009, (WAFA)-
The number of Palestinian victims of the Israeli Aggression on the
Gaza Strip reached, Sunday, 1300 martyrs and more than 5450 wounded,
according to Palestinian Ministry of Health reports.
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