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Sunday, August 09, 2009

An Egyptian government editorial calls for 'resistance' by the 'Palestinians'

The Egyptian government daily Al-Gumhouriyya has called for all of the 'Palestinian people' to practice 'resistance' against Israel.
"PA President Mahmoud 'Abbas provoked the wrath of the radical racists who rule Israel when he mentioned, at the Fatah conference, that the Palestinians have a right to resistance [muqawama] if the peace process has failed to restore their historic rights, and especially [their right] to their stolen land, to an independent state and to the return of the refugees.

"The angry racists in Israel have deluded themselves [into thinking] that the Palestinian people have laid down their arms, to which they clung so steadfastly throughout their exhausting and noble struggle, and have capitulated to the illusion of the peace process and the [empty] talk of the negotiation tables. The Palestinian people has gained nothing [from the peace process] except strife among comrades-in-arms, which are [now] divided into [two camps] - the fighters and the negotiators; while the Israelis have gained time to carry out their plans to Judaize Jerusalem and settle the West Bank, and to prepare for throwing those whom they call 'Israeli Arabs' over the Green Line.

"The Palestinian people, all of it, has no choice but to cling to the path of resistance, like all the oppressed people who seized their freedom and rights through force and steadfastness, struggle and unity..."
I suppose one could be cynical and argue that the Egyptians are just behaving like the other Arab states who are always willing to fight to the last 'Palestinian.' But more likely, this editorial should be taken at face value. The Egyptians, with whom Israel has had a 'peace treaty' for more than thirty years, are calling on the 'Palestinians' to practice 'resistance' against Israel.

Peace is at hand.


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