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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ruh roh... Al-Jazeera labels the 'Palestinian Authority' as 'collaborators'

Al-Jazeera has escalated its war against the 'Palestinian Authority,' calling the PA's leadership 'collaborators.' We all know what happens to 'collaborators' in the 'Palestinian Authority,' right? If not, see the photo at left.... Here's al-Jazeera's story in English.
Among the documents are notes, handwfritten in Arabic, revealing an exchange in 2005 between the PA and Israel on a plan to kill a Palestinian fighter named Hassan al-Madhoun, who lived in the Gaza strip.

Al-Madhoun (born 1973) was a leading figure within the Al Aqsa Martyr’s Brigade, a movement aligned to Fatah, which at that stage still held power in Gaza. Al-Madhoun had been accused by Israel of planning deadly bombings at Israel’s Ashdod port and the Qarni crossing between Gaza and Israel.

In a joint committee meeting on fugitives in mid-2005 in Tel Aviv between Shaul Mofaz, the then-Israeli defence minister, and Nasser Youssef, the PA minister of interior, the PA was asked to kill al-Madhoun.
Mofaz: “[…] Hassan Madhoun, we know his address and Rasheed Abu Shabak [chief of the Preventative Security Organisation in Gaza] knows that. Why don't you kill him? Hamas fired [Qassam rockets] because of the elections and this is a challenge to you and a warning to Abu Mazen [Mahmoud Abbas, the PA president].”

Youssef: “We gave instructions to Rasheed [Abu Shabak] and will see.”

Mofaz: “Since we spoke, he has been planning an operation, and that's four weeks ago, and we know that he wants to strike Qarni or Erez [another border crossing between Gaza and Israel]. He is not Hamas and you can kill him.”

Youssef: “We work, the country is not easy, our capabilities are limited, and you haven't offered anything.”

Mofaz: “I understand that nothing has been accomplished in the [Gaza] Strip.”
Less then a month after this meeting, on November 1, 2005, al-Madhoun was killed in his car by a missile fired from an Israeli Apache helicopter over the skies of Gaza. The attack also killed a wanted Hamas activist and wounded three other people.
Not to defend the 'Palestinian Authority,' but if Israel liquidated al-Madhoun on its own, how does that make the 'Palestinian Authority' into collaborators? What were they supposed to do - tell him "Israel wants to kill you?" Well, duh....

Al-Jazeera also comes up with this quote from Saeb Erekat.
Saeb Erekat, the PA’s chief negotiator acknowledged the cost of gaining US approval and Israeli trust, in a meeting on September 17, 2009 with David Hale, the deputy US Middle East envoy.
Erekat: We have had to kill Palestinians to establish one authority, one gun and the rule of law. We continue to perform our obligations. We have invested time and effort and killed our own people to maintain order and the rule of law.
It is not clear as to which killings Erekat is referring to but the discussion about the plan to kill al-Madhoun is just one example of how, since the death of Yasser Arafat, Fatah’s policy of resistance to Israel has become one of collaboration.

The Palestine Papers show how the Al Aqsa Martyr’s Brigade, once the spearhead of action against the Israeli occupation, has been transformed into a body that helps maintaining it.
In other words, Erekat was clearly not referring to al-Madhoun, but al-Jazeera has thrown him in there to whip up the masses.

Furthermore, how does trying to enforce 'one authority, one gun' constitute 'collaboration' with Israel? Wouldn't that be in the 'Palestinians' interest?

Al-Jazeera adds this totally inflammatory video. Let's go to the videotape.

What should be clear in all this is that Palileaks is not about Israel or the 'peace process.' It's about al-Jazeera's (and the Emir of Qatar's) desire to place Hamas in charge of the 'Palestinian Authority.' We Israelis should stand on the sidelines and watch the fun.

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At 8:12 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Faster, faster, faster now!


At 8:18 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Faster, faster, faster now!


At 2:23 PM, Blogger Matt said...

I don't see this as something to be happy about. A Hamas takeover of the PA (which is what AJ seem to be enabling) will force western governments to engage with them and give them legitimacy. It's a disaster.

And worst of all the treacherous politicians and media around the world will blame Israel for it.


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