Adonis Diaries

Posts Tagged ‘Right to Return

Part 2. Israel formed a war “unity government”: The Palestinian Authority formed what?

You might be interested to start with part 1: https://adonis49.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/israel-formed-a-war-unity-government-the-palestinian-authority-formed-what/

Israel Netanyahu PM changed his mind: Instead of his promise for an early election, he formed a “unity government” with Kadima and its leader Shawul Mofaz. Why?

Israel “unity government” is indeed a war cabinet: Israel is getting ready to confront two urgent problems to tackle:

First problem: The inevitable Fourth Palestinian Intifada (civil disobedience) has already started silently two months ago, and all indicate a full-fledge development:

1. Israel was forced to agree on all the demands of the Palestinian prisoners who waged a month-long hunger strike. More than two months ago, the two prisoners Bilal Diyab (27) and Thaer Halahela (34) crossed the dangerous hunger strike of 75 days. A month ago, 3,000 Palestinian prisoners, out of 4,500 started their hunger strike.

Egypt intervened in the negotiation and Israel agreed yesterday on all the demands of the prisoners. Mainly:

1. Releasing all prisoners in isolation cells: scores have been in isolation for over 10 years.

2. Dropping the antic British mandate apartheid administrative detention laws: 310 prisoners were jailed administratively and were not sent to trial. Under this emergency/curfew law, Israel authority could detain any Palestinian (exclusively Palestinians) for 6 months, renewable at will.

Actually, 60% of Palestinian youth entered this revolving door, just to keeping them out of circulation.

3. Allowing the families in Gaza to visit their members in jails. Prisoners from Gaza suffered undue harshness and complete isolation.

4. Permitting prisoners to continue their education…

5. Israel will return the dead bodies of 100 Palestinian martyrs, many of them died in prisons…

Mind you that in several occasions in the past 50 years, Palestinian prisoners engaged in hunger strikes and Israel would agree on deals, and then renege on them shortly after, and the prisoners had to suffer from the same humiliating tactics in prisons…

2. Israel is preparing to execute a new apartheid plan that Kadima approves, and was submitted to many institutions and military officers. Henry Sigman (see note) uncovered the secret apartheid program to be executed in the West Bank in Zones C.

Neftal Bennett, former cabinet secretary to Netanyahu and former director of the settlers council in Yehuda and Samaria, discussed and disseminated his apartheid new program in the occupied West Bank. What is this plan?

1. Israel and unilaterally (as usual), will grab the lands in zone C (as agreed upon in the Oslo deal) and annex all the town and villages to the State of Israel. Palestinians in zone C are about 150,000, and the program envisions to give Israeli passports to only 50,000 of these Palestinians. Where the other 100,000 Palestinians will be “transferred” to?

2. All of Jerusalem will be under total Israel security authority.

3. Israel will deploy its security umbrella to all of the West Bank

4. Gaza will be split from the West Bank and attached to Egypt

5. Deny all Palestinian refugees outside of Israel from returning to even zone A under the Palestinian Authority. Mind you that the UN guaranteed their right to return in 1948.

Apparently this new apartheid plan received good responses from the government coalition political parties and many veteran military officers.

Israel unity government has the task of executing this apartheid new plan, and very soon. The Palestinian Intifada is going to be protracted.

Netanyahu didn’t want to be singled out as the scapegoat during the many troubles ahead of the massive Palestinian civil disobedience movement, and wanted falsely demonstrate that all of Israel is behind this apartheid program.

While Israel is forming a unity government, what this Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas was doing for an entire year?

Last May 4, 2011, Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas (in Gaza) agreed to form a unity government, hold an election, and strengthen the institutions…in this May 4, 2012. The date had come and gone, and nothing was accomplished.

It appears that the new Palestinian middle class (nouveaux riches) in the West Bank and many academics are squeaky of a deal with Hamas (read link in note 2). Why?

This class of Palestinians think that any deal with Hamas will send the strong signal or message that an Intifada is on a hot burner.  And they don’t want any upheaval at this junction, and Israel is facilitating the illusion of prosperity and fairer behaviors with this middle Palestinian class.

The Lebanese correspondent Jihad el Zein to the daily al Nahar covered the conference in Cyprus in April 27 under the banner “Arab and Israel struggle in the light of the current changes”.  He said: “Each time I meet with a Palestinian coming from the West Bank  I ask him: “how long it took you to reach destination?” In general, it is an hour trip from Ramallah to the Jordanian border, but Palestinians spend 10 hours on the various checkpoints and lengthy investigation…This time, the academic Palestinians from the West Bank admitted it took them only about an hour and 30 minutes…”

Nabil Kassis, from the West Bank said: “In the past, when a faction split from the Palestinian Liberation Organization, the faction lost all credibility. This time around, it is the main organization that is suspected of deviation and lose credibility…”

The Hamas delegate Ghazi Hamad was the only member of the Palestinian delegation and he said: “I read all the papers and notes of the negotiation between Fateh and Hamas, and could not find a single word related to the religious issues…”

Sound very promising on civic mentality ground, though religious difficulties should be discussed head on, since there is no way to circumvent it being confronted to the rising tide of the Moslem Brotherhood movements… The Palestinians are the most educated and applied civil laws, and the people who experienced struggle in all its shape and forms.  The Palestinians are set be the prime catalyst to show the way to the “Arab States” citizens for a civic life-style and democratic systems

The middle class Palestinians and academics in the West Bank must have realized that it was Hamas that reaped the victory and the benefits from the hunger strike.  They have to decide: Shit or get off the seat. The Intifada is coming with the speed of a bullet train and you have got to take side and demonstrate steadfastness for the long haul.

Note 1: Henry Sigman uncovered the secret apartheid program to be executed in the West Bank in Zones C. Sigman is the former director of the Jewish American council.

Note 2: https://adonis49.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/palestinian-scholar-change-of-mind-two-state-alternative-failed/

Advertisements

362.  Legitimate, Temporary, and Necessary; (June 5, 2009)

 

363.  Sex Tales (June 6, 2009)

 

364.  I have a position: I am voting today; (June 7, 2009)

 

365.  Love Tales; (June 8, 2009)

 

366.  Bi-Weekly Report (#25) on Lebanon and the Middle East; (June 8, 2009)

 

367.  Seduction Tales; (June 9, 2009)

 

368.  The culprits:  vegetative Ariel Sharon and Hubeika; (June 11, 2009)

 

369.  Reactions to Seduction, Love, and Sex Tales; (June 12, 2009)

 

370.  Traditional Wedding; (June 13, 2009)

 

371.  Arab Sex Art: Star of the Internet; (June 14, 2009)

 

 

372.  Right to Return: for the Palestinian refugees; (June 15, 2009)

 

373.  Elections’ Aftermath: Iran and Lebanon; (June 15, 2009)

 

374.  Uncontested Palestinian Leader: late Yasser Arafat (Abu 3Ammar); June 15, 2009

 

375.  Mystics and Sufis; (June 16, 2009

 

376.  Headdress; (June 16, 2009)

Right to Return: for the Palestinian refugees (June 15, 2009)

 

            There are more than 400,000 Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and their birth rate is three times the average of the Lebanese.  The Palestinian refugees are concentrated in a dozen camps (ghettoes) and they run their communities. The Lebanese government is not extending facilities to the camps or to issuing work permits.  The UN agency UNRUWA is supposed to care for the education and health of the refugees since they were chased out from their homeland in 1948.  In the last decade the UNRUWA budget has been politically reduced to force the Lebanese government into de facto enacting residency status to the refugees.

            Lebanon facilitated the influx of the Palestinian refugees in 1948 under the perception that it was a temporary stay since UN resolution demanded the return of the Palestinians. Israel exacerbated the problem by sending another wave of refuges in 1967 after it occupied the West Bank.  The Palestinian resistance was born but it failed to rely on the Palestinians inside the State of Israel for effective resistance against the occupiers. 

            There were three camps in the Christian districts which were closed down during the civil war such the ones in Dbayeh, Jesr al Basha, and Tell al Zaatar; the Christian militias forced the evacuation of the Christian Palestinians by military activities, genocide, and terror.

            Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982 and with the cooperation of the USA and France the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) headed by Arafat was forced to evacuate Beirut to Cyprus and then to Tunisia.  The remaining camps were supposed to be the refuge of civilians and not containing any heavy weapons.

            The entrance/exits of camps are monitored by the Lebanese army and the movement of the refugees strictly controlled.  A salafist Sunni movement “Jund al Sham” challenged the army in Nahr al Bared camp in Tripoli.  This camp is demolished and waiting for financial aid to be re-constructed.

            The ex-President Emile Lahoud fought the good fight to keep the right of return of the UN resolution 194 alive during his tenure. For example, before the Summit of the Arab League in Beirut of April 2002, the Saudi Foreign Affairs Seoud Al Faissal visited President Lahoud on March 22 and handed him the project of the Saudi Monarch of “peace for land” without a specific clause of “the right of return”.  President Lahoud refused it. Lahoud was subjected to al kinds of pressures and diplomatic maneuvering to let the project as is with no modifications but he didn’t relent. The Arab leaders suggested including the “right of return” as a separate clause to no avail. The Saudi Prince Abdallah was forced to include the clause as intrinsic part of the peace for land PROJECT.  The USA vowed to make the tenure of Lahoud a period of hell for foiling their major political goal.

            It is crystal clear that the western nations have a sole political purpose for Lebanon: accepting the Palestinian refugees as Lebanese residents.  The civil war from 1975 to 1991 failed to achieve completely that goal though most of the prosperous Christian families preferred to immigrate.

            Late Rafic Hariri PM believed that an overall peace deal with Israel is highly serious and went along a program of easing the conditions of the Palestinian refugees.  It turned out that there will be no peace with Israel because Israel’s interest is not in any kind of peace.  Pragmatic Hariri realized that the social and political fabric in Lebanon cannot digest 400,000 Palestinians and he changed his strategy; he was assassinated by the detonation of a roadside truck containing 1000 kilos of TNT.

            Though the US Administration comprehends better the predicament of Lebanon it is still hoping that this tragedy could be settled at the expense of the Lebanese people. Hezbollah challenged that strategy and won its war against Israel in 2006. The leader of the Tayyar Party, General Michel Aoun, has picked up the banner of fighting any policies targeted at settling the Palestinians in Lebanon and he won by a landslide in Mount Lebanon.  The coalition of Hezbollah and the Tayyar has put a strong break to the western strategy of reducing Lebanon to a refugee status.


adonis49

adonis49

adonis49

September 2019
M T W T F S S
« Aug    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30  

Blog Stats

  • 1,336,328 hits

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.adonisbouh@gmail.com

Join 684 other followers

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: