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Mubarak: Hamas’ Takeover a ‘Coup’

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“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.

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Written by yishaym

June 23, 2007 at 2:39 pm

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  1. Once a Palestinian state has been established in all of occupied territories with East Jersusalem as its capital-or better still, with Jerusalem an ‘international city’. Once the US and Europe have stopped meddling in the ”family affairs” of the ‘Middle East’ (I use quotation marks, or my lebanese friend will torture me!). Once the Arab/muslim states outside Palestine-Israel stop doing the same. Once all of this happens, then there will be a level playing field between Israel and the Palestinians. And then maybe, just maybe, there can gradually be a durable peace which maybe, just maybe, will lead eventually to a truly democratic and non-theist binational state.

    So, again, the first condition for peace is the establishment of a sovereign palestinian state. The only entity who can allow that is Israel.
    As for the present crisis, caused first and foremost by the rejection of the democratic will of the Palestinian people, I suppose Fatah and Hamas should be called upon by Israel and its allies (which include Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia as well as the US and EU) to work together again as was the will of the Palestinian people.


    June 25, 2007 at 11:39 am

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