Mubarak: Hamas’ Takeover a ‘Coup’
“President Hosni Mubarak on Saturday described Hamas’ takeover of the Gaza Strip as a “coup” and warned that the militant group’s conflict with the moderate Fatah movement could lead to the creation of two Palestinian entities.” read more
Of course, there was the obligatory “root cause” attribution to Israel. Fair enough, Israel is the biggest contributor to the plight of Palestinians, with the British, Turks, and Arab states close at hands. But here’s a thought. While Israel may be easy to blame, others have just as much to contribute to the solution. The Palestinians themselves first and foremost, the Arab states next. I’d prefer to leave the US and Europe out: lets keep this a family business.
Here’s a plan: an Arab league force deployed in Gaza & West Bank to establish a rule of law, and create the atmosphere for peace talks. These talks will take the Arab / Saudi initiative as a baseline, and start by setting the criteria and time-line for establishing an independent Palestinian state.