Based on documents supplied by Amnesty International, the ‘Guardian” today is reporting a murder campaign by ‘Hamas’ with the aim of clamping down on any opposition to their “rule”. The report is is almost certainly true and, the latest evidence corroborates witness accounts and an investigation by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights.(1) Nevertheless, while it might sound strange, it is almost irrelevant and more relevant is what Mowaffaq Alami, 36, a Palestinian working for a civil society organisation, says, not when he is speaking about how he has been forced to leave Gaza because of intimidation and threats but when he gives almost unconscious reference to the state of Palestine and Palestinian resistence today. He said, “Politicians and the media think that there is a simple division between Gaza and the West Bank, between Hamas and Fatah … The majority of the Palestinian people today are with none of them.”(2) This, of course, is what the zionists want and it is the all part and parcel of a time immemorial policy of “divide and rule”. The last thing Israel wants to see is a united strong Palestinian leadership.
Of course, Israel will deem all of the various fractions and parties, except the one that they can squeeze completely, irrelevant, terrorist, illegal, and, of course, a barrier to peace. They will then invite a few sycophants to a “peace conference” and then send them back to their “Bantustan”, the borders of which Israel will decide, once it knows what to do with the one and a half million Palestinians who are a result of Ben Gurion’s failure in 1948. The new “government” of “Palestine” will then park their mercedes s-class cars outside their offices, from where they will police “their state” to the satisfaction of the Israeli authorities.
Yes, the last thing the Zionists want is a strong united Palestinian leadership, one that also speaks for the Palestinians in the diaspora, one that would get back to resolutions 194 and 242 as the basis of any negotiation. The sad thing is that some Palestinians appear to be facilitating just what Israel wants and this at a time when it is all too obvious that Zionists have a common cause and a common goal. Still, has it ever been any different?