Fatah: Israel to blame for Gaza civil war
“Fatah blame Israel for the escalating security chaos in the Gaza Strip,” from Maan News Agency:
Bethlehem – Ma’an â€“ The Fatah movement on Wednesday accused Israel of propelling the Palestinians into the current state of security chaos.
Spokesperson for the movement in the West Bank, Dr. Jamal Nazzal, told the Italian Radiotelevisione Italiana, known as RAI, “Israel paved the way for the growth of the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, by destroying the PA [Palestinian Authority] departments and security forces’ buildings between 2000 and the election to power of Hamas.”
Nazzal also accused Israel of “following a policy which allows Hamas to prevail and that will close the door for peace, the peace which both Hamas and Israel are scared of.”
False. Hamas is not “scared” of peace; they simply don’t want it. Last I checked, the Hamas Charter still calls for the destruction of Israel.
Hamas militants parade in the grounds of a building belonging to the pro-Fatah security forces loyal to president Mahmud Abbas after it was over run in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip on Friday after days of ferocious gunbattles, defying Abbas who sacked the government and declared a state of emergency(AFP/Said Khatib)
He urged the international community exert pressure on Israel to cease its “bloody” interference in Palestinian affairs.
If Nazzal is referring to the Israeli transfer of arms to Fatah, then maybe he is right. Israel should stop its “bloody” interference.
“Israel has turned the situation on its head, by ignoring arms-smuggling into Gaza, which is aimed to weaken the PA, and combating the idea of peace,” said Nazzal.
Israel has been prevented from stopping arms smuggling into Gaza. The Israelis were pressured into relinquishing the Philadelphi Route, which runs along the Gaza/Sinai border. Since then, dozens of tunnels have been dug in order to foster arms smuggling. Egypt has not helped the situation, turning a blind eye to the activity.
Hamas: “The era of justice and Islamic rule have arrived”
Run for your life: Islamic ‘Justice’ is coming to get you:
“They aren’t engaged in retaliation for the real or perceived sins of Israel, the U.S. or the West; they are motivated by their very real belief in their supremacy and their right to rule.”
That Israeli withdrawal from Gaza is looking great now, isn’t it?
“Hamas Bringing Islamic Rule to Gaza Strip,” by Julie Stahl for CNSNews.com, with thanks to JW
Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) – “The era of justice and Islamic rule have arrived” in Gaza, a spokesman for the Hamas militia was quoted as saying on Thursday.
Press reports said Hamas fighters — Islamic radicals — are winning their battle with the Fatah faction, which is loyal to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
The Washington-based Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs said that Hamas is determined to take over the Palestinian Liberation Organization, with the end goal of destroying Israel. And while that’s significant, JINSA said, there are lessons that go beyond the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Hamas, Hizballah, al Qaeda, the Taliban, Ansar al-Islam and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad are among the non-state organizations that seek to acquire territory as a means of spreading their broader agenda. They derive support from states such as Iran, Saudi Arabia and Syria.