Palestinian National Unity to Isolate the
By Khalid Amayreh
ccun.org, January 31, 2009
The meeting in Cairo on Monday, 26 January, between a Hamas
representative and Fatah leader Azzam Al-Ahmed is a glimmer
of hope for millions of Palestinians and their allies who are hoping and
praying for a speedy end of the enduring rift between the two biggest
political camps at the Palestinian arena.
Though symbolic and
procedural in nature, the meeting shows that the problems between the
two sides can be overcome if both sides display good-will and especially
if the Ramallah regime ends its ignominious subservience to
Israel and the United States.
Needless to say, the rift has
wreaked havoc on the reputation of the just Palestinian cause and
caused many bleeding wounds to our people, the scars
of which will take a long time to heal.
However, we are still
one people, feeling the same pain, languishing under the same hateful
occupation, and harboring the same hopes for freedom and justice.
But in order to reach a lasting national harmony, we need to be
honest and frank, and refrain from trying to negate the other side.
This is so because neither Hamas nor Fatah will go away or evaporate
There is no doubt that a great calamity has
hit our people in the Gaza Strip. But by no means was that evil
aggression a victory for Israel unless the Zio-Nazi entity
views the mass killing of innocent civilians and the mass destruction of
residential homes and public buildings as an act of heroism.
Well, if so, then we should view Adolph Hitler as the greatest hero of
Non the less, we should refrain from
whipping ourselves too much or try to score propaganda points one
against the other.
Israel did try to decapitate Hamas, destroy
its legitimate government (legitimate because Hamas was elected by the
Palestinian people) and give the Gaza Strip back to PA leader Mahmoud
Abbas on a sliver platter.
The fact that Israel couldn’t achieve
the criminal goal was not due to Israeli magnanimity. Zionists are
too thuggish and too criminal minded to know the meaning of magnanimity.
After all, magnanimity requires at least a modicum of humanity and
Zionism has none of that.
In truth, Hamas and other Palestinian
resistance factions earned this spectacular steadfastness, this
legendary resoluteness, in the face of overwhelming criminality,
hideousness and firepower.
Hence, one can only view with utter
contempt the cheap canards and calumnies coming out of Ramallah
and accusing the resistance of responsibility for the widespread
death and destruction in Gaza, as if the murderous pilots who were
raining bombs and missiles and white phosphor on the heads of our
children and civilians were members of Hamas, not Israeli war
To be sure, such cheap accusations are made by
two categories of people, ignoramuses who don’t know the facts, and bona
fide traitors who are doing Israel’s work.
The former can be
somehow forgiven by virtue of their ignorance or stupidity. However, the
latter are willful Judases who ought to be silenced and punished. And if
the time is not conducive to dealing with them the proper way, they
should be isolated in disgrace.
This should be one of Hamas’s
key tasks in the coming weeks and months. Otherwise, the Fifth
columnists within Fatah and the PA, the very people who committed
national adultery in broad daylight by collaborating with the Shin Beth
and the CIA for the purpose of raping the Palestinian people’s will and
achieving America’s morbid goals in this tortured part of the world,
will continue to create mischief and try to rock the collective
These must be ejected, isolated, exposed,
disgraced, and made to pay for their treachery and perfidy.
But Fatah is not a movement of traitors, and it is not in the
Palestinian people’s interests to see Fatah catapulted into the
laps of the likes of Muhammed Dahlan, Nimr Hammad, and al-Tayeb Abdul
Rahim who probably were dreaming, even loudly, of an Israeli victory in
Hence, it is both right and wise for Hamas to get
closer to true patriots within Fatah. And the time to do is now.
There is no doubt that despite the enormity of the genocidal Zionist
blitzkrieg against our people in Gaza, Hamas has not only managed to
remain intact, but has also earned overwhelming respect and admiration
from around the world.
Hamas shouldn’t treat lightly this earned
outpouring support which many movements, parties and governments even
dream of receiving a fraction of it.
In light, Hamas
should show enlightened flexibility toward re-establishing
It is this national unity that will eventually
dump the government of Fayadh into the dustbin of history and do away
with the whoring practice known as “the security coordination.”
The restoration of national unity will also impose an early retirement
on people like Keith Dayton and other CIA officers who have taught
hundreds, if not thousands, of our beguiled and naďve young sons that
the enemy is Hamas, not the Zionist thugs who have just murdered and
maimed thousands of our children and civilians in the Gaza Strip and who
have been stealing our land and narrowing our horizons.
Quran, God orders Muslims to refrain from falling into disunity
and internal conflicts.
In Surat Al-Anfal, God says: “ And obey
God and His Messenger. and fall not into disputes, lest you lose
heart and your power depart; and be patient and persevering: For God
stands with those who patiently persevere.” Of all Palestinian factions,
Hamas should understand this best.
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