A determining speech where Sayyed Hassan Nasrullah (may God preserve him) defines again the position of the Resistance. The Resistance will protect Lebanon against fanatic thugs and CIA agents , as it protected Lebanon from the Israelis, and is still protecting, in times where the Lebanese government had given up strengthening the army or supplying it, or building shelters or equipping hospitals or simply encouraging people to stay in their land in the south . Nothing has been done on behalf of the government which could strengthen the resisting elements in the country which reflects the usual official Lebanese attitude of not considering Israel an enemy and acting accordingly . The People had to provide for themselves and the Resistance did its best and now while Israelis are arming the settlers on the borders , a faction of the Lebanese want to disarm the people of south . There prevails a vision that is somehow distorted and totally out of place and disconnected from reality, The Lebanese Resistance does not want the struggle to be transferred to Lebanon from Syria. Let the struggle remain limited to Syria but the Resistance has to protect its back and to assure its safety , the Lebanese Resistance cannot become exposed , therefore this war has to be fought and Lebanon should be spared.. The Resistance had tried so many times to reason with the Syrian so-called opposition trying to involve it in the reform process started by the president of Syria but they had set their minds on defeating Assad and would not accept any talks or dialogue . This opposition that is made of fanatics is dangerous , dangerous to all Lebanese and its victims among Sunnis surpass the Shi’as . The Resistance has no choice but to confront this enemy , and the Resistance does not need to call for Jihad , just by uttering two words hundreds of Freedom fighters will come out of their own will to fight . The families of the martyrs and the resisting families are ahead of me said Sayyed Hassan they are the ones insisting on pursuing the path of the Resistance. We are ahead of an altogether new phase with a different enemy and I promise you victory as I had already promised.
Resistance is the sacrifice and is the purification no doubt, and Resistance is much more than what the mere word conveys . What we have experienced in Lebanon in Year 2000 and then in year 2006 was much more than a victory over an enemy .Victory there was no doubt, and an outstanding one . The enemy himself has not ye…t awoken from such bad dream and has become lost as what to do and from where to start again.
What we have witnessed in fact in year 2000, and after that in year 2006, were the signs of a real revolution that had taken place at the deepest level of the human being . These two victories were but the fruits of such revolution. There were potentials and capacities and spiritual dimensions that needed to materialize. There was commitment and determination and faith and forbearance and courage and a will to sacrifice that needed to be brought and experienced and tested and there was much more than that also .
These were attempts at reaching higher levels of consciousness and existence no doubt , a need to prove that truthfulness or morality or sacrifice was not just an ideal or an idea, these were truths that lived in the deeper layers of the human being and needed the proper opportunity to materialize and live and blossom in the freedom fighters beautiful heroic acts and deeds. The human being – that the freedom fighter is- was struggling for this experience , people were also longing for this experience that is a potential human experience and a spiritual one above all, thus people were challenged by the most beastly occupation and invasion , by the most shocking abuse and mistreatment , by the most acute violation and injustice .
What to do when challenged by such an enemy? It is natural law that had arranged for all this , it is natural law which engendered the quest of the people to explore their inner being and unravel- within – the mysteries and the purpose of creation which is to know one’s real identity . It Is not just the enemy that the freedom fighters had to overcome , it is every form of weakness and surrender and want of faith and absence of courage and lack of intuition and indecision that had to be confronted and overcome . It was a whole operation of discovering and producing a new individual who is up to the challenge, an individual who -before defeating the other- be it Israeli or other than Israeli- had already defeated or was in the process of defeating every aspect of weakness within himself.
We are talking here about a rebirth in the spiritual and religious sense, and not just a revolution or a liberation or a war victory . We are talking about real solidarity and real oneness and real identification with the plight of man .What we are witnessing in the Resistance is the personification of all basic religious and ethical values that have been deteriorating lately at the hands of the corrupt world administration . This Resistance is here for all to redress this state of things, and not just to win over Israel, and all are required to support the mighty Resistance and answer the call of nature in supporting the oppressed and standing with right cause as a way to win the battle of life itself .
The Syrian army has stopped an attempt at entering al Qusayr to rescue the opposition that has been trapped inside al Qusayr in the northern part of the city and the fifteen intruders were all killed and their equipment destroyed . The Coalition of the Opposition head , George Sabra, had issued orders for the thugs to rescue the trapped fighters in al Qusayr .
Meanwhile, the battles have resumed today in the northern part of al Qusayr . It is worthwhile saying that the events the Syria -that started as what they called revolution – has now become a security issue , what the so called revolution is doing is just threatening the security of Syria and the Syrians and hopes to use this in future negotiations. This situation will last probably till after Geneva 2 and maybe until the presidential elections scheduled for 2014 where Assad is expected to be the major candidate gathering the approval of more than 60% of the population who will vote for him in democratic elections out of their free will .
The situation in Tripoli has been escalating and the Lebanese Army has evacuated its positions in the troubled area after it has been targeted by the thugs who abide by the orders of Hariri . The orders have not been issued by the government to the army to act and protect the troubled area and while some are accusing the minister of defense , the truth is that the order should be issued by the whole cabinet to the army and the cabinet- that is resigned but still administering the country is divided upon this issue.
The Coalition of the Opposition will meet now for three days in Istanbul to decide for its stand in the Geneva 2 Conference- which Syria has agreed basically on attending- and to elect its new leadership. There is a tendency to replace George Sabra by Michel Kilo of the local opposition to give the Coalition the secular color it needs after its extremism and fanatic and criminal behavior have been largely exposed and to limit the power that Qatar and Turkey have over it , but this will not solve the problems the opposition is facing that is division and absence of unity and – above all- corruption .
At the same time the Arab foreign ministers are meeting in Cairo – today- under the auspices of the Arab League and with the presence of Russian and Turkish ambassador as observers . all this to come up with a decision regarding Syria and prepare for the Geneva Conference in June .
Israel has now gathered more than 30 thousand soldiers in the Golan heights and will start soon extensive maneuvers that will mimic the shelling of Israeli settlements by hundreds of missiles.
What has not been disclosed by the media is the number of Arabs who are coming now to Syria to join the Syrian Army and to volunteer in the Syrian People committees, among them martyrs have fallen in battles like Egyptian martyr Shehade Mohammad Metwalli.
President Obama called Lebanese president -two days ago-telling him that US would like to see the parliamentary elections taking place in time and a government formed soon . But this does not seem to be realizable in Lebanon ,and while US is looking so keen on democracy to have elections happen in due time , what it is doing in fact is hindering the democratic process by forcing on Lebanon a voting system that is not representative of the people and not adequate to the country . A voting system that will give- unjustly- the allies of US the majority, but where people will not be fairly represented… US of course doesn’t care . A fair voting system will cause the resistance to win the majority and this US cannot afford, better keep the old voting system that had actually expired and that has caused among others – the Lebanese civil war .But what suits US should pass at the expense of what suits Lebanese. US is really afraid of fair elections and of real participation of people in the elections.
As for the coming Iranian presidential elections, the authorities have excluded from the competition the two controversial candidates : Rafsanjani supported by the reformists and by what remains from the Green so called Revolution, and Masha’i the candidate of the actual president Amadinejad., the reason is that the authorities think that there is need not to act on the will of the Iranians by offering them the same scenario as in the previous elections, and repeat the same pattern and the same polarizations among the two opposites that are reformist Rafsanjani and the candidate promoted by Ahmadinejad . In order to give more freedom to the Iranians and avoid ready made patterns and promote the freedom of choice, there is need to reshuffle the cards and start a fresh so that the voting remains a real expression of what the Iranians really want.
What the Iranians are going to get is an exceptional extraordinary democratic elections in the proper sense of the word where the people primarily and above all vote for a strong and sound Iran.
The Syrian army is still trying to chase the thugs out of al Qusayr in the vicinity of Homs the battles now are taking place in the triangle of al Dab’a , ‘Arjoun , al Qusayr in the north of al Qusayr and there are 8 deaths among the thugs and 20 prisoners 7 among them are non Syrians . The battle is extremely difficult because the snipers are hiding everywhere in the fields which makes the progress of the Syrian army slow.. The thugs of the opposition have sent a call to all fighters to head to al Qusayr and men and ammunition are still reaching the thugs through the northern part of al Qusayr . Lebanese thugs are rushing from Wadi Khaled Lebanon towards al Qusayr while the road of supplies and ammunitions is completely cut from the Lebanese side . Some 25 thousand civilians are still living in the area which makes the battle more difficult.
On the other hand the battle, of al Rastan outside al Qusayr in the vicinity of Homs-between Homs and Hama- has started as scheduled before and three of the major leaders of the opposition have found their death there .
The repercussions in Tripoli ,north of Lebanon, cannot be overlooked the battles between the Sunni and the Alawite quarters have caused the death of thirteen people until now. This has for goal to relieve a little bit the Al Qusayr front where the major battle is taking place. The repercussions in Iraq are not less important.
The fifth conference of the so called Friends of Syria taking place in Amman, Jordan today is almost a fiasco with only 11 ministers of foreign affairs present among them Uglu , Hamad and Kerry . We are far from the previous conferences who used to gather 150 ministers from all over the world . This conference has one goal which is to have the opposition accept unconditional negotiations with the Syrian government that do NOT require the stepping down of Assad and to prepare for Geneva 2 Peace Conference scheduled in June and sponsored by US and Russia..
The Syrian opposition has taken different stands and the US administration wants a unified opposition . The opposition inside Syria is preparing itself, as for the outside opposition it will have to get its act together and become one and start negotiating with the Syrian authorities .There are many impediments to this mainly the factions fighting on the ground and the opposition defector officer Saleem Idriss -of the FSA -wants the US to provide the factions of opposition with 700 tons of ammunition weekly as a prerequisite to attend the June peace conference taking place in Geneva, .The ammunition should include anti tank missiles as expressed by the defector.
This was liable to happen that Hizbullah would have to defend the Country and defend the Resistance as is doing now in al Qusayr . This battle was imposed and not wanted . It happened that there was no one to defend the country . A government – now resigned- that has let armed thugs take hold of Lebanon and use its territories to attack Syria breaking all agreements between Lebanon and Syria whereby neither countries should share in the destabilization of the other . It is as if Syria and Lebanon were two things and as if Lebanon could live without Syria..
Lebanon did not honor this agreement nor it honored its agreement to protect Lebanon and to protect the Lebanese and support the Resistance and turn down evil schemes . The policy of “ self distancing” regarding the Syrian events was a big hoax because what happened is not self distancing , what happened is turning a total blind eye to what was happening not only in Syria but mainly in Lebanon , leaving armed thugs to move as they please- in the northern Lebanese area – along the borders with Syria- and rally and call for mobilization and recruit and arm and train thugs and hire others and conspire and coordinate with foreign ad local intelligence and smuggle weapons and equipment across the borders non stop..
Tons of weapons were thus smuggled and thousands of thugs transferred among them criminals who were released from Lebanese prisons through especially designed tunnels, and from Arab prisons -as well -especially Saudi. This was the shameful policy of the government, as if Lebanon could afford more civil wars and bloodshed, as if all what Lebanon needed – with its seventeen or eighteen or maybe more religious communities – was to become the haven of al Qa’ida and al Nusrat land . I don’t know where our politicians in the government come from, and on which planet they live, and how they think . Why encourage these extremists and fanatics to use Lebanon as a platform for their attacks and as a resort place to rest between two battles and receive medical care and contact their suppliers and order weapons and you name it ?
What is the logic behind all this ? The logic behind this is that Lebanon- or the conspirators in Lebanon that occupy the highest positions- think that Lebanon is not a Resistance land and could become something alien to the Resistance . Had these officials given orders to the Lebanese army to stand in the way of the thugs preventing them from carrying on their criminal schemes, they would have protected Lebanon and protected Syria and protected the Resistance and spared the country so much instability and havoc and innocent blood ; or they think they can do without Syria and enjoy peace while Syria is burning and while they are adding fuel to the fire ?
Lebanon and Syria are one country and because of this everything in Lebanon is pending now waiting for the outcome of the battle in Syria , there will be no government and no parliamentary elections and no political decisions before the situation is cleared . The shortcomings of the actual resigned government have caused the battle to spread to Tripoli – northern Lebanon – where the thugs of the opposition are compensating their losses in al Qusayr by attacking the Alawite community in Tripoli – the capital of the north- while the Lebanese army is watching because no orders have been issued for it to act .
Now more Lebanese blood will be spilled in the poorest quarters of Tripoli and the situation will escalate . No one protects the country and the people except the Resistance. There is nothing in Lebanon but the Resistance , and all have everything to gain from supporting it . Many heroes are falling in this unwanted battles , the Resistance is invincible and officials should go over their stands and positions .
Now for more than ten years we have been commemorating Rachel Corrie’s martyrdom at the hands of Israelis, and- as happens with heroes- the more we read about Rachel the more we learn about her and how she has chosen to fight for this cause to the end , and at whatever price. Corrie is the personification of real activism that is directly related to the people’s cause and fully identified with it .
The sad thing is that BDS or the so called boycott campaign- funded by Soros Institutes- and other NGOs and by the European Union – is trying to use Rachel Corrie and employ her name in their anti Apartheid campaign that seeks to recognize Israel- as a legal state- and give legality to the usurping state under the pretext of fighting its racism. Instead of boycotting the usurping state of Israel , BDS recognizes the state and boycotts the goods . This -of course – has nothing to do with Rachel Corrie who knew more than anyone the truth about Israel, and the friends of Rachel should object to using Corrie’s name in the mess that BDS is responsible for by calling for the return of Palestinians and recognizing the legality of Israel leaving them with no place to go back to . BDS is responsible for the great distortion of the Palestinian cause and for wasting the sacrifices of martyr heroes in order to reach a settling that benefits the usurping state at the expense of Palestinians . How far is this from Rachel’s noble goals !!
This is an extremely touching letter from the beautiful person Rachel Corrie is. It is so rare to find westerners getting to know – to the bottom- the core of the Palestinian problem . Even some Arabs have some difficulties understanding this . In this beautiful letter addressed to her parents, Rachel tries- the best she could- to reproduce the whole picture of the Palestinian plight , to spread the word and have people know what is really happening. Rachel has great difficulty doing this, she knows she’s alone in this battle as true heroes are . She has had an insight into the whole matter and which she wants to share and transmit ..
People should know what it is like to live tracked and chased and threatened in one’s life and one’s livelihood by some usurpers who have taken your land and are threatening every aspect of your life. And Rachel goes on relating the unbelievable thing happening in front of her eyes : the slow death of entire families of children and mothers and fathers . Rachel wants humanity to feel responsible for this, because humanity is accountable for what happens to humanity . Let humanity know and then act accordingly and Rachel starts with the closest persons to her: her parents and even there she has difficulty making herself understood .How to allow gardens to be destroyed and green houses and flowers and everything that makes a livelihood to be wiped out ? How to allow people to be chased out of their houses and what are those people to do when they are shelled and their houses targeted and their windows blown and broken ?
The big question for Rachel remains.: How are we letting all this happen and what makes people allow this to happen? This should not be allowed to happen . And Rachel cannot go on leading an average life and dancing and enjoying life when this is happening to Palestinians; she simply cannot . This should stop before she could resume her normal activities and go back to her life in USA. Rachel knows that the enemy might break at any moment his “racist “pledge not to attack foreigners . Rachel was intentionally killed because she knew too much , not only she had diagnosed the disease but she almost found the cure for, what was left for those people except to resist, and this is not violence said Corrie , but self defense . Thank you Rachel Corrie for this beautiful unforgettable sacrifice !!
From Rachel Corrie’s Journal, Let Me Stand Alone
Excerpt: ”I thought a lot about what you said on the phone about Palestinian violence not helping the situation. Sixty thousand workers from Rafah worked in Israel two years ago. Now only 600 can go to Israel for jobs. Of these 600, many have moved, because the three checkpoints between here and Ashkelon (the closest city in Israel) make what used to be a 40-minute drive, now a 12-hour or impassible journey. In addition, what Rafah identified in 1999 as sources of economic growth are all completely destroyed – the Gaza international airport (runways demolished, totally closed); the border for trade with Egypt (now with a giant Israeli sniper tower in the middle of the crossing); access to the ocean (completely cut off in the last two years by a checkpoint and the Gush Katif settlement). The count of homes destroyed in Rafah since the beginning of this intifada is up around 600, by and large people with no connection to the resistance but who happen to live along the border. I think it is maybe official now that Rafah is the poorest place in the world. There used to be a middle class here – recently. We also get reports that in the past, Gazan flower shipments to Europe were delayed for two weeks at the Erez crossing for security inspections. You can imagine the value of two-week-old cut flowers in the European market, so that market dried up. And then the bulldozers come and take out people’s vegetable farms and gardens. What is left for people? Tell me if you can think of anything. I can’t.
If any of us had our lives and welfare completely strangled, lived with children in a shrinking place where we knew, because of previous experience, that soldiers and tanks and bulldozers could come for us at any moment and destroy all the greenhouses that we had been cultivating for however long, and did this while some of us were beaten and held captive with 149 other people for several hours – do you think we might try to use somewhat violent means to protect whatever fragments remained? I think about this especially when I see orchards and greenhouses and fruit trees destroyed – just years of care and cultivation. I think about you and how long it takes to make things grow and what a labor of love it is. I really think, in a similar situation, most people would defend themselves as best they could. I think Uncle Craig would. I think probably Grandma would. I think I would.
You asked me about non-violent resistance.
When that explosive detonated yesterday it broke all the windows in the family’s house. I was in the process of being served tea and playing with the two small babies. I’m having a hard time right now. Just feel sick to my stomach a lot from being doted on all the time, very sweetly, by people who are facing doom. I know that from the United States, it all sounds like hyperbole. Honestly, a lot of the time the sheer kindness of the people here, coupled with the overwhelming evidence of the willful destruction of their lives, makes it seem unreal to me. I really can’t believe that something like this can happen in the world without a bigger outcry about it. It really hurts me, again, like it has hurt me in the past, to witness how awful we can allow the world to be. I felt after talking to you that maybe you didn’t completely believe me. I think it’s actually good if you don’t, because I do believe pretty much above all else in the importance of independent critical thinking. And I also realize that with you I’m much less careful than usual about trying to source every assertion that I make. A lot of the reason for that is I know that you actually do go and do your own research. But it makes me worry about the job I’m doing. All of the situation that I tried to enumerate above – and a lot of other things – constitutes a somewhat gradual – often hidden, but nevertheless massive – removal and destruction of the ability of a particular group of people to survive. This is what I am seeing here. The assassinations, rocket attacks and shooting of children are atrocities – but in focusing on them I’m terrified of missing their context. The vast majority of people here – even if they had the economic means to escape, even if they actually wanted to give up resisting on their land and just leave (which appears to be maybe the less nefarious of Sharon’s possible goals), can’t leave. Because they can’t even get into Israel to apply for visas, and because their destination countries won’t let them in (both our country and Arab countries). So I think when all means of survival is cut off in a pen (Gaza) which people can’t get out of, I think that qualifies as genocide. Even if they could get out, I think it would still qualify as genocide. Maybe you could look up the definition of genocide according to international law. I don’t remember it right now. I’m going to get better at illustrating this, hopefully. I don’t like to use those charged words. I think you know this about me. I really value words. I really try to illustrate and let people draw their own conclusions.
Anyway, I’m rambling. Just want to write to my Mom and tell her that I’m witnessing this chronic, insidious genocide and I’m really scared, and questioning my fundamental belief in the goodness of human nature. This has to stop. I think it is a good idea for us all to drop everything and devote our lives to making this stop. I don’t think it’s an extremist thing to do anymore. I still really want to dance around to Pat Benatar and have boyfriends and make comics for my coworkers. But I also want this to stop. Disbelief and horror is what I feel. Disappointment. I am disappointed that this is the base reality of our world and that we, in fact, participate in it. This is not at all what I asked for when I came into this world. This is not at all what the people here asked for when they came into this world. This is not the world you and Dad wanted me to come into when you decided to have me. This is not what I meant when I looked at Capital Lake and said: “This is the wide world and I’m coming to it.” I did not mean that I was coming into a world where I could live a comfortable life and possibly, with no effort at all, exist in complete unawareness of my participation in genocide. More big explosions somewhere in the distance outside.
When I come back from Palestine, I probably will have nightmares and constantly feel guilty for not being here, but I can channel that into more work. Coming here is one of the better things I’ve ever done. So when I sound crazy, or if the Israeli military should break with their racist tendency not to injure white people, please pin the reason squarely on the fact that I am in the midst of a genocide which I am also indirectly supporting, and for which my government largely responsible.”
The al Qusayr in the vicinity of Homs is 70% under the control of the Syrian army , more than one hundred thugs killed and around 25 Syrian soldiers and from the popular committees fell martyrs. The area gathers around 6 thousands thugs from the opposition and they have taken al Qusayr as their headquarters and they belong to several factio…ns from the FSA and the Nusrat al Sham and so many others among them many non Syrians. The documents found in the headquarters show the involvement of European countries in helping the opposition . The Syrian army has left the northern borders open to allow the civilians to leave and the thugs to surrender who wish to do so . Hundreds of thugs have fled to Tripoli , Lebanon , most of them leaders who left the battle field seeking their own security according to the thugs who have been left behind and were taken prisoners. The goal is to put term finally to any permanent existence of opposition military head quarters in any area in Syria. Next the battle is to move to the area of Rastan to dislodge the opposition and continue closing the Lebanese / Syrian borders and cut the line of supplies in men and weapons coming from Lebanon.
Erdugan returned empty handed from US visit , could not convince Obama of escalation in Syria and looks like having lost the battle of Syria while the opposition is demonstrating in Hatay against him holding him responsible for the explosion in Rayhanli last week on the borders with Syria that took the life more than fifty people . Erdogan had also to defer his trip to Gaza and …to the West Bank because this infuriates both the Israelis and the Palestinian Authority.
The Syrian army has entered the town of al Qusayr main head quarters for al Nusrat and main point for smuggling weapons and thugs from Lebanon inside Syria . The thugs are now under siege in the northern part of the city , there are hundreds of them , among them different nationalities , dozens have already surrendered and a prominent leader has been killed and others have fled the battle field and were seen fleeing in great numbers .
Due to the battles in al Qusayr , Grad missiles have fallen also in the Lebanese city of Hermel . There is no presence of Lebanese army or security forces and inhabitants have been complaining about being left alone to manage on their own .The Syrian army is focusing on opening the highways in what is called the war of highways. Circulation is now safe between Damascus -Lathikiyya – Banias and between al Qusayr and Tal Kalakh and other roads- as well -and this has for goal to isolate the gangs of the opposition and cut their supplies and assure the connection between different major cities of Syria.
President Bashshar al Assad talked about the role of Israel in supporting the thugs of the opposition while Israel threatened again to target other Syrian locations . President Bashshar – in an interview with the Argentinian TV-said that there is no negotiations with the terrorists and that no state would ever negotiate with terrorist, insisting on the fact that Syria is an independent country that does not take orders from anyone and mentioning the fact the terrorists fighting in Syria belong to 19 nationalities . As for the two abducted bishops they have been taken to the Turkish borders and the president has been following up their case closely from the beginning and communicating with religious authorities about it..
Foreign sources revealed the fact that Qatar has spent around 4 billion dollars ON THE WAR IN SYRIA , FUNDING AND SUPPLYING THE OPPOSITION . Each defector is being paid 50 thousand dollars a year and almost seventy shipments of weapons reached the opposition through Turkey and Qatar comes second after Saudi Arabia in shipping weapons to the opposition .
The Israeli ambassador to Jordan has left Amman on a leave presumably after the Jordanian parliament voted for his expulsion and for the calling back of the Jordanian ambassador in Tel Aviv. This does not mean that the cooperation between Jordan and Israel is close to end but Jordan fears that the Palestinian cause be solved at its expense and the Palestinians transferred to Jordan where they might form a majority that is not in favor of the king.
European countries are at a loss for what to do with the thugs of the opposition who are fighting in Syria and who carry European passports and amount to more than 700 hundred fighters and are close to returning to their respective countries where they might present a real threat.
So much for the 65th commemoration of the Nakba . Palestine has never been so close and Palestinians never so far .. The two defeats of Israel at the hands of Hizbullah have shaken Israel and crippled its capacity to wage war and threatened its own existence for . how can a military state continue to exist if it cannot wage war ? Due to this an identity crisis has overtook Israel and we see Jewish and Israeli intellectuals like Chomsky , Finkelstein, , Ilan Pappe and Shlomo Sands, trying to find answers that will help Israel out of its identity crisis . The last born of these theories- promoted by Israelis and their friends – is the Apartheid Theory whereby some Palestinians have set their minds on considering Israel a legal country that practices segregation- or Apartheid- in an attempt at giving the usurping state the identity it lacks .
This magic word of Apartheid is gaining rapidly ground and is gaining hearts as well . It seeks to vanquish Israel by way of Boycott of Israeli goods and universities and enterprises, and does not even mention armed struggle or the victories of the Resistance. The Boycott of Israeli goods -under the label of anti Apartheid policy-comes to replace the Boycott of the illegal state of Israel itself.
Movements like BDS and Electronic Intifada and others – all funded by European governments and by Soros institutes- hope to assure the return of millions Palestinians to Palestine by way of Boycott while they recognize the right of Israel to exist within 1948 borders at a time where Israel cannot maintain this existence… If return there is and if Israel is to stay , to where shall the millions of refugees return? This question does not seem to bother BDS people nor the head of BDS ‘Omar Barghouthi who -himself – studies at the university of Tel Aviv while calling for academic boycott of Israel.
It is not only BDS that has relinquished armed struggle and not only the Palestinian Authority, but also the leadership of HAMAS who have also sided with the forces seeking normalization and recognition and are seeking to solve the Palestinian problem by way of negotiations .
HAMAS has now joined the club of sectarian Islam, and has given priority to sectarian belonging over any other belonging, be it Arab or Palestinian – for this reason – it has reoriented the struggle to target other Arab countries- seeking in these countries a compensation for what Israel would not give, and repeating- in Syria- the mistake of Fateh and PLO in Lebanon .
This sectarian stand adopted by HAMAS meets the racist or –presumably- anti racist stand adopted by BDS whereby the national struggle taking place between Palestinians and Israelis , will become struggle between two religions which are Judaism and Islam which BDS calls racism . This shift in the struggle benefits Israel for sure whereby the struggle will look as a misunderstanding between two religions rather than an occupation issue.
In the middle of all this where do the Palestinians stand ? The answer is that they stand in the middle of it all. The conspiracy is big and most factions have become part of it . When they are not fighting the Syrian army- in Syria – and siding with the thugs of the opposition , the Palestinians are joining local and foreign NGOs with Israeli affiliations and are sharing in functions and activities in the west Bank and Jerusalem that are designed by NGOs and serve their policy of protecting Israel .
Besides partitioning the one cause into bits of Causes- isolated from one another ( Prisoners, Wall of segregation, Jerusalem etc…) these NGOs seek to keep Palestinians as far as possible from the armed struggle and turn them into helpless activists demonstrating and rallying without being able to start a new Intifada . The goal is to keep them busy with vain activities that are harmless while Israelis resume their plan of expansion .
How dancing and singing to the tunes of NGOs will retrieve Palestine no one knows , neither siding with sectarian Islam would . In both instances it is Israel that is profiting from the sectarian alignment and from the infiltration of society by NGOs. Most Palestinian Organizations and BDS and sectarian Islam are all helping Israel at times when Israel -due to its military failures- is facing the biggest crisis of existence ever witnessed to the point that even the close allies of Israel are questioning the validity of such a costly precarious endeavor that is no more able to defend itself let alone protect the interests of others .
The KSA has won the elections in Pakistan and this does not predict anything good . While Pakistanis think that their greatest problem is India to the point that they tend – absurdly – to compare India to Israel and themselves to Muslim countries abused by non Muslims , their real enemy happens to be Saudi Arabia and not India . It is Saudi Arabia that is cr…eating this schism in the Pakistani society supporting and promoting fanaticism and extremism, and working on partitioning the society, and setting a part of the population against the other and creating great instability and is even escalating the situation of the Kashmir front to cause more harm to the Pakistani/Indian relations .
What KSA is doing in Pakistan is not different from what it is doing in Iraq and – recently- in Syria , and it is exposing greatly the security of such countries. KSA is a great exporter of terrorism at all levels .It cultivates fanaticism and extremism and exports them, and has been doing this since the war waged by USA on Afghanistan in the previous century in order to chase the Soviets out of the country . Since then , this has not stopped and , lately, thousands of prisoners incarcerated in Saudi prisons- for example -were set free on condition that they go and fight in Syria . Some were sentenced to many years of prison and even to death .For this reason the KSA authorities are determined -now- to arrest any fighter heading back from Syria to KSA and trying to re enter the country .
Look at what KSA is doing in Bahrain , it is contributing in oppressing the only peaceful uprising in Arab countries . The reason is that it wants to prevent any reform in a Gulf country that should set the model for other Gulf countries. In Pakistan also KSA is working on preventing any improvement of the relations between the two neighbors Iran and Pakistan . In fact , KSA is here to prevent any Muslim Country from learning from the Iranian experience and make use of its good lessons and get inspired from the Islamic Revolution and from the Muslim awakening which -once nurtured and developed- as it has been proved – would lead to autonomy and independence and become a real challenge to imperialism and world power..
All this the Pakistanis should not learn nor should they come close to their Iranian neighbors and cooperate with them and coordinate efforts for the benefit of both countries . Pakistan is not to become close to Iran and – for this- it is necessary to create this sectarian alignment in the Pakistani society by targeting the Shi’a community . It is not enough to poison relations between India and Pakistan and exploit religious differences , but it is more important to attempt at the Pakistani society itself. The Pakistani society is being greatly harmed and exposed and suffering instability being targeted and threatened in its own security .
This sectarian policy KSA is applying regarding another neighbor of Iran that is Iraq, and for practically the same reason, where it is igniting sectarian warfare and exposing greatly the country’s security with the help of Turkey and Israel causing so much bloodshed and instability. KSA is the greatest ally of Israel that ever existed , they both worked hand in hand to abort any attempt at retrieving Palestine and liberating the land . KSA has a great role in corrupting the Palestinian Resistance and sway it from its goal and turn it into something vain and useless . It is not easy to free oneself from the clutches of such a monster that is backed by the US and by oil money .
Here, once again, the Iranian wisdom comes in handy . The advice given to the king of Jordan by the Iranians was to stay neutral and try not to get involved with Saudis- whether in Syria or anywhere- and try to look for other alliances and other friends .This is what Jordan had started doing by turning towards Iraq and starting a trade exchange with it . This is the first step, God knows if it will be followed by others . If this policy could work for Jordan why couldn’t it work for Pakistan and have Pakistan turn to other well intentioned neighbors like Iran and even restore the relation with India that had been badly damaged ?
The Qatari minister of Foreign affairs will defer his visit to Teheran- expected by the end of this week – due to the fact that Iranian officials have other things on their agenda .
The Syrian army is progressing both in al Qusayr (vicinity of Homs ) and in the outskirts of Damascus and other places – as well – and the road to Dar’a is now secured . The US administration had to… admit the fact that Assad is staying till the end of his rule until the date set for new presidential elections in 2014 whereby polls have showed that the president of Syria will get between 70% and 75% of votes and that his popularity has increased whereby the opposition has failed in producing a par to him..
.During his visit to Moscow , Kerry had expressed to the Russian officials his embarrassment- regarding his allies- at having to give up the stepping down of Assad as a pre condition for engaging in any talks with the Syrian authorities while Europe is feeling back stabbed by US which is retracting regarding Syria . For this reason Europe is sending special envoys from UK and Germany to meet Syrian officials in order to catch up with the events and see what they can save after the forces of the opposition failed them by not achieving anything on the ground . The peace conference for Syria is expected in June and Russia is insisting on the presence of Iran and KSA while US wants Syria to attend .. The Syrians will not join before being informed about all the functions to be carried on in the conference in their details .
The two explosions by way of bombed cars at Rayhanli last week -on the Turkish borders with Syria- took the lives of around 50 people among them few Syrians . The Turks are accusing-wrongly- the Syrian government whereas everything shows that this an Intelligence operation that could be used by the Turks and by Erdogan who is to meet Obama soon and who has failed until now in convincing NATO of creating a buffer zone inside Syria -on the borders with Turkey- or a no fly zone in Syria itself .
Among all Arab countries directly involved in the assault on Syria., Jordan has the most precarious position . It cannot meet the requirements of its allies regarding Syria since Syria is not being defeated and is resisting the assault. Jordan fears for its future whereby the Palestinian cause is expected to be solved at Jordan’s expense by relocating – for example- the Palestinians in Jordan who belong mostly to the Muslim Brothers . The advice given by Teheran through ’Ali Akbar Salihi is to keep neutrality regarding the Syrian situation as the best way out of this crisis . Jordan has been considering other alternatives than its relation with Gulf countries and has started opening up to Iraq rather and promoting trade with it .
Today is also the second commemoration of the occupation of Bahrain by Saudi forces and by the forces of the GCC – called al Jazeera Shield- who invaded Bahrain with 2000 of their troops and a great number of tanks in May 2011 to repress the uprising that called for Bahrainis’ right to have an elected government . And what makes the commemoration even more sad is the GCC decision to turn the presence of Gulf militaries into a permanent stay in Bahrain whereby the troops and their tanks will remain permanently there and – for this purpose–a permanent office has been opened . This does not predict anything good and does not call for a solution to the Bahraini problem where the king has resorted to demographic policies that seek to alter the social constituents of the Bahraini population and has resorted to naturalize thousands of Syrians- who have fled their country – while stripping more than thirty Bahrainis off their identity. And while Syria is being threatened on the ground of the alleged belief in the use of Chemical weapons on behalf of the authorities , the Bahraini Authorities have been using all kinds of toxics against the Bahraini people that is being sprayed inside the houses killing babies
and children by suffocation without anyone moving one finger to stop these assaults..
It is Nakba day , and it is the 65th year of commemoration of Palestinian Nakba. Tens of Zionist settlers broke in the al Aqsa Mosque from Bab al Maghariba. This did not seem to bother Sheikh al Qaradawi who got a fake Palestinian passport – in return for his generosity- and a serial number issued from Israeli authorities to the residents of Gaza. The sheikh has thus become a Palestinian refugee- as wished by Haniyya – but- of course – will be spared all the hardships of the refugee life not to speak of his responsibility and the responsibility of HAMAS in furthering the refugee plight by backing the Syrian so called opposition seeking the destruction of Syria and turning the al Yarmuk Camp- where almost 200 thousand Palestinians live and have been living since the Nakba , into a battlefield making life impossible, and causing tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees to leave the camp in another trip of homelessness and lonesomeness . Some fled inside Syria and tens of thousands fled to Lebanon and Jordan.
Today, in commemoration of the Nakba Day, the Palestinians of al Yarmuk were not seeking to return to Palestine, but were seeking to return to their refugee camp in al Yarmouk in Syria. Hundreds of Palestinans- who were chased out of the camp few months ago- tried to enter the camp again accompanied by the representatives of various Palestinian factions including Fateh. The horrible thing is that the FSA started shooting at people who were trying to enter the camp and who were families- women and children- who were terrorized by the shooting and tried to hide and were not able to return to their camp . It is worth while mentioning that there is an attempt at destroying refugee camps as an attempt to undermine the right to return , this started by destroying the Nahr al Bared camp in North Lebanon, and will keep on going targeting large conglomerations of Palestinians and the Syrian opposition is part of the scheme. The Nahr al Bared camp was destroyed by Fateh al Islam faction headed by a Palestinian from ‘Ain al Helwe camp called Shaker al ‘Absi who is hiding in Jordan now.
By the testimony of a Palestinian lady living in Jerusalem , every day is a Nakba Day in the life of Palestinians in al Quds whereby Israelis will enter their houses by day or by night and they have special devices that open the doors and they break in any time without permission and without notice . What kind of life is this for Palestinians ?
All should be warned about this Apartheid trip on which Arabs and Palestinians have embarked . All are invited to understand what Apartheid is and what Apartheid means before using this term and waging for it and repeating it without proper knowledge of it like many Arabs and Palestinians do. This term is being used extensively by certain Palestinian activists , and is being introduced – not only to describe the Palestinian condition- but also to describe and define the line of struggle that should be adopted by Palestinians and this is where the great danger lies .
Apartheid does NOT mean occupation . Apartheid is the term used by white intellectuals of south Africa to describe a social and political situation where by a part of the population is segregated against by another part. Apartheid then is a term that has been used to describe the struggle- in South Africa- between the Europeans and the Black Africans, and to label the racist policies practiced by the European South Africans against the Black population and the colored people in general. This term has been borrowed from South Africa and is alien to Palestinians . No Palestinian will ever describe his condition as Apartheid .
Palestine is under occupation , not Apartheid, and Israelis are not an original constituent of the Palestinian society . Israelis are NOT part of the Palestinian society as Boers or Afrikaners and British were considered part of the South African society for God knows what reason since they were originally settlers who landed in south Africa many centuries ago . Israelis are usurpers and occupiers who were brought over by colonialists – on boats- to invade Palestine and chase out the original people, and replace them, and take over their villages and towns, and take possession of their land, and wage war on them, and expand over their territory, and genocide them and exterminate them and abuse them in every way in order to build an advanced colonialist western military base on Palestinian land.
What Israel has been practicing against the majority of Palestinians – outside and inside historic Palestine- is much more than Apartheid and could only be described as a genocide and an extermination policy of the Palestinian people that includes assault and abuse and harassment and unjust incarceration and displacement and tearing apart of families and destruction of homes and confiscation of land and siege and violation of sacred places and arrest and liquidation and theft of organs and all what you can think of that was practiced and is still being practiced against Palestinians. .
Israel is Israel and NOT an Apartheid and there is nothing like it ; and to call it Apartheid is an Israeli scheme and a form of manipulation and normalization to replace the Palestinian experience of occupation and genocide with a made up fake experience of Apartheid. This promotion of Israel as an Apartheid state gives legality to the State of Israel who will only need to remove its segregationist policies in order to acquire again all the attributes of a democratic state that it always pretended to have.
What worked in South Africa should work in Palestine- according to Israelis and their allies- and some have started already using the term Israel/ Palestine as a combined term that will reflect the future combination designed for the usurped state that will join Israeli settlers to Palestinians on par and will give them equal access to everything including the Holy al Aqsa and other sacred places.
What is designed for Palestine is the legitimization of occupation under the label of Apartheid . Beware of this set up that is being waged by Israelis and Palestinians – equally – through foreign affiliated NGOs like BDS and the like. Beware of it because it is but a step in liquidating the cause by altering realities and distorting truths. Israel is NOT an Apartheid and this not a White versus Black issue, like the South African issue, nor a Jewish versus Muslim issue – as they are trying to picture it- in order to turn it into a religious conflict between two religions to be settled by anti Apartheid . This is an occupier/ occupied issue and a national humanitarian issue that should not be taken anywhere else nor exploited for the benefit of anyone . This is Palestine and nothing else and there is nothing like it..
It is the NGO curse that is unlike any curse . In times where armed Resistance has proved its success and effectiveness, and at times it is mostly needed in Palestine to put term to the non stop Israeli violations and abuse and crimes and assaults that are escalating drastically and increasing by the hour , at this crucial time , the time when Israel has been defeated twice by the m…ighty Lebanese Resistance ; at the time it could not recover from such a defeat , at the time when it became crippled and unable to wage any war , at the time when its defeat in any future war is certain , at this time – precisely – the Palestinians chose to forsake the Palestinian armed struggle and to opt for passive Resistance where armed struggle, as practiced – for decades -by multiple organizations, has failed .
Is this mere coincidence, or bad luck, or lack of faith, we don’t know but the sure thing is that Palestinians- now -are engaged in the shameful path of surrender to their enemy . Now this surrender has taken many shapes and names . Here it is called : National Initiative, or Popular Struggle, or Stop the Wall, and there it is called : Thirst for Freedom, while somewhere else it is called : Electronic Intifada and in some other place it is called BDS or Boycott, Divest and Sanction and these labels and shapes and names and forms fall all under one word and that is : SURRENDER .
This is what the Palestinians are doing right now , those who are engaged in NGO activities and NGO functions and Popular peaceful Resistance – and they are many -and the others seeking recently negotiations and recognition and normalization with the enemy, summoned by the Arab stooges of the fake Arab Spring , they are all practicing surrender and nothing else.
They are doing this for different reasons , because they have not properly assessed their past experience and what they call their armed Resistance , They have not defined their goals and figured out the means to fulfill them . They have not recognized their mistakes and faults and corrected them . They have not thought over what went wrong during these long decades of struggle which did not bear fruit and the efforts and sacrifices that were not rewarded. They have not pondered over this matter..
They have not looked up to the Victorious Lebanese Resistance , they have not properly identified with it , they have not learned the lessons on how to overcome one’s enemy surely and certainly and once for all, and how to win victory over him .They have engaged in sectarian warfare –instead- and sectarian identification , they have delegated Arab stooges to think for them and decide at their place and arrange for them a shameful land deal exchange that will give Zionists what they want and deprive Palestinians of what is theirs .
The peaceful Palestinian Resistance of NGOs will not reap the fruits the armed Palestinian Resistance fell short of . This wasting of time and sacrifices and this drifting away from the cause did not benefit Palestine nor Palestinians . There is but one language the enemy understands and that is armed Resistance ; either you learn , speak and master this language or you sit aside waiting for the proper time and the proper people and leadership to come who will redress the situation, and open a new page, and liberate the people and the land, and emancipate the freedom fighters from the clutches of those who have been vanquished and defeated and had given in to Zionist and colonialist predators and to their foreign and local clientele .
i am reproducing for the benefit of all :
… “We have within ourselves the power to BOYCOTT anything and everything, anyone and everyone, that supports, contributes, aids, collaborates, and furthers Israel’s crimes and human rights abuses. To boycott any who cooperate , scheme, or agree in any shape, way or form, the ILLEGAL CRIMINAL ZIONIST ISRAELI REGIME. WE as a collective humanity, together, do not need BDS to hijack the very tool that can have a impact on changing the policies and genocidal agenda of Zionist Israel. WE do not need NGO’s to tell us what is right, equitable and just. Everyday in our actions we boycott in solidarity, with our Palestinian brothers and sisters, by not buying into the lies told to us by the Zionist owned mainstream media about the so called “Palestinian/Israeli Conflict”, until they tell us the truth of Operation PILLAR OF CLOUD. Until they tell us the truth of the Illegal Zionist occupation in Palestine, drenched in blood of innocent women, men and children that have paid with their lives to defend Palestine for generations, we will not buy into their Hollywood version of the movies, novels, shows, that promote hatred towards Muslims, Palestinians and all other races for their benefit of Israel’s claim of self defense whenever they commit their atrocities.
WE do not buy into their celebrity status quo; By not running after every star and artist as if they were Gods; By not Forgetting that there are millions – MILLIONS!, of our brothers and sisters suffering in Palestine at the hands of a criminal element known as the ISraeli Defense Force. WE boycott by not remaining willfully ignorant of the crimes committed daily by Israel. We educate ourselves on what is happening in Palestine. What Israel is guilty of is not about being racist (which they are) or Apartheid, but about committing crimes against humanity – human rights abuses; terrorism, plain and simple. A murder of a people, their culture and their identity, by systematic genocide. WE boycott by speaking out for justice in Palestine. WE boycott by not buying their products whether it is make-up, books, creams from the Dead Sea, foods, produce, anything and everything, anyone and everyone who supports this criminal enterprise known as “Israel”. We as an individuals and as a collective are not helpless in our endeavor to boycott. WE do not need special NGO’s that choose whose generosity, compassion and humanity is worth their own brand of boycott. Yes, I may be naive, yes maybe, but that doesn’t take anything away from how I feel about all the hype of one famous person boycotting a conference. Does he know why he is boycotting Israel? Is he being told that it is Apartheid? I personally have not heard a protest of the crimes committed daily by the illegal Zionist Israeli Occupation. Nothing has been mentioned of the Israeli settlements being built on Palestinian lands. Nothing of the use of white phosphorus on a defenseless Palestinian population. Nothing of the drone attacks, the murder of Rachel Corrie, Vittorio Arrigoni, the capture of the MV Mavi Marmara, nothing! The list of crimes committed by Zionist Israel can fill libraries, yet nothing. Just one word: Apartheid.
Well here is the chance for these celebrities to speak up, but do they?? No! They do not! So who benefits? Let us for once take the activism in our hands and use the word boycott as a verb. Verb denotes action. For anyone who does not know the definition of Boycott, here is the dictionary definition: boy·cott
/ˈboiˌkät/ Verb – To withdraw from commercial or social relations with a ( country, organization, or person) as a punishment or protest.
So as you can see, WE do not need a fake cause NGO dictating who we should protest and punish by boycotting, divesting, sanctioning.”
By Jeannette Lucas
The news of physicist Stephen Hawking boycotting the Scientific conference taking place in Israel and sponsored by Shimon Peres has been given so much attention and everyone is seeing the star of BDS rising high due to this outstanding achievement that BDS has claimed .
The whole matter sounds so easy and all you have to do is boycott something like …a conference or an Israeli product and your star will rise high in the sky together with the star of BDS and you become de facto a member of the so called BDS and BDS will use and exploit your stand to the end in order to acquire more legitimacy and speak in the name of the cause and in the name of Palestinians . . You have catered to BDS and joined the Anti Apartheid campaign. You might rejoice for taking such a stand and feel that you have achieved something for Palestine, and have helped Palestinians in their struggle to retrieve their rights and their land , but this is not so because , what you have done actually is the recognition the right of Israel to exist on Palestinian land, you have embarked on a trip of normalization with the enemy , something that you were not aware of nor informed about.
What BDS is doing , in fact, is taking us by the hand to recognize something called the state of Israel . An Israel that has become a legitimate state for all . All this because BDS has lately recognized the existence of Israel on Palestinian land, within the borders of 1948, and its right over this land, and this without consulting its Palestinian endorsers in the name of whom BDS speaks, and without even giving them notice about this development .
What BDS is doing -under this boycott campaign and using this boycott campaign- is giving legality to the state of Israel .This is the ugly truth BDS is hiding in implementing an agenda that is far from being Palestinian, and serves directly the Zionist project . This Apartheid scenario might have been inspired by George Soros – the pro Zionist who is a major financer of BDS endorsers- or by the European Community who is another major financer and the major financer and promoter of the state of Israel as well. No one in BDS has shown up to answer the question of the financing of the movement which has created lots of controversy lately ..
In these difficult days, the last thing the cause needs is more catering and recognition of the state of Israel while Israelis resume -undisturbed- the policy of expanding and building settlements on usurped land , and taking over Jerusalem by bits, and harassing Palestinians and abusing prisoners and slowly -but surely -exterminating the population, while the cause is being slowly liquidated between the Palestinian Authority and HAMAS and the rising NGOs and BDS as a major representative .
And while the Palestinian Authority has sold the cause for trifles to Arab stooges of the Gulf , and while HAMAS has sold it to Sectarian Islam , BDS is selling it out now -internationally- by promoting Israel as an Apartheid state- the same way South Africa was promoted – with the legal status of a legal state instead of the status of an occupying usurping entity that has no legitimacy whatsoever . If it is not Israel that is benefiting from all this , then who is?
**How much Stephen Hawking’s decision to boycott Israel’s scientific conference was his own? A sick person who is now forced to communicate by facial expressions and has difficulties breathing ? How much will and volition Hawking enjoys? And he is being turned into a symbol of free expression and free stands ? What are they trying to sell us . We know how people like Hawking feel and how helpless they are and what are their living conditions ? it is said that many academicians among them Chomsky exerted pressure on him or maybe bribed him because it is known of Hawking that he would advertise for institutes and things including his wheel chair which is something he did in many instances . Did he turn Palestine into a commodity like BDS does ? . As for turning into an anti Apartheid hero this is a little bit too far fetched . if hero there is , it couldn’t be Stephen Hawking!
The Syrian opposition is losing its positions surely and quickly, the Syran army is about to take the whole of al Qusair on the Lebanese borders, and the thugs are discussing the deal of their surrender , such as where they will hand in their weapons to the Syrian army in exchange for their lives.
The battle of Damascus was a turning point whereby the Syrian army defeated the schemes of the so-called opposition by taking the intiative of attacking the thugs in their positions and locations.
The Israeli assault did not change much on the ground regarding the outcome of the battle. It was supposed to provide Kerry with additional points of strength but this did not happen. What was revealed — on the contrary –was the immense capacities of the Axis of the Resistance that were not explored and it is Russia who gained strength and Kerry had to wait three hours before meeting president Putin yesterday in Moscow.
Israel has no interest in expanding the war and is incapable of waging any war. All its war drills and maneuvers lately have acquired a gigantic aspect which expresses the fact that Israel fears a war more than it fears a tsunami.
The two abducted Syrian bishops are in the hands of abductors from Chechnya. Obama failed to have them released and they are held by people who are outside US juridiction, it seems.
The thugs gave the names of more than 370 Syrian women to be released against the nine Lebanese hostages held captive by the armed thugs of the opposition on the Syrian borders with Turkey for a whole year now while they were on their way back home.
The HAMAS fighters are fighting the Syrian Arab Army in al Qusair outside Homs, and are putting their fighting skills at the service of the FSA, and the Syrian Arab Army is progressing on the ground besieging hundreds of FSA fighters who are negotiating the terms of their surrender . All this while the Palestinians are participating in the… big show taking place near al Aqsa in a big NGO like production where Palestinians and Jewish settlers are challenging each other under the protection of the Israeli army .
Only God knows what is the purpose of this Palestinian/ Israeli set up show, on the grounds of al Aqsa, where roles have been assigned previously to each group to make the whole thing look like a fight between two teams on par : the Zionist settlers and the Palestinians . All this because the Israelis decided to demonstrate in Jerusalem ,and have warned Palestinians few days ago about their intention to celebrate the occupation of al Quds and the unification of the Holy City under their rule by a gathering -inside the al Aqsa Mosque- that will include politicians .
It must have required extensive field work and field studies and research on behalf of Israelis to put together this scenario and put the Palestinians in confrontation with the Zionist settlers –directly- and make the Israeli army look somehow neutral and uninvolved . No doubt this was done with the collaboration of Palestinians themselves, who have been summoned by their foreign affiliated NGOs to join the demonstrations and confront the settlers under the auspices of the Israeli army .
This new development- in Jerusalem- happens within the lines of the new land exchange promised by Arab Ministers to John Kerry, where Israel’s interests lie in its capacity to turn Jerusalem into a disputed area – between Arabs and Israelis- that needs to be given a special status . The Palestinians have been trapped to share in these kinds of demonstrations that are totally orchestrated by Israel and therefore will not lead to any Intifada or uprising.
The Palestinians could not outnumber the settlers and were prevented from proceeding forward , they were scattered , had no plans of action and were probably manipulated by their NGOs. The Israelis now are singing and dancing in circles in front of Bab al ‘Amoud of the al Aqsa Mosque, and more than twelve thousands settlers are expected to join in while HAMAS and Palestinians are fighting the Syrian Arab Army in the outskirts of Homs and have handed the cause to the NGOs and BDS that are Israeli infiltrated.
With their will thus confiscated, and their cause shifted and liquidated , the Palestinians are no more masters of the situation, and this explains why Arab stooges have usurped what remained of their cause.
In order to get out of this dead end, Palestinians are required to go over and assess their position and situation clearly and objectively and see why they have failed and when, and Arab rulers are required to break all their diplomatic relations with Israel at once.