Tuesday, March 20, 2007
New Palestinian Government: New Tactic or Just an Image?
Lately, we have this new joke being created that is Palestinian Unity government. This whole Mecca Summit supposedly created this unity government in order to solve the problem of Hamas not recognizing Israel. Another issue was to force Hamas to be more moderate and resign terror. The funny part is this Summit did not achieve none of those goals. The only thing it achieved was that it stopped the fighting between Fatah and Hamas. That is a positive outcome of this Summit, but the important element that is missing is that there is no recognition of Israel, neither do we see any resignation from terrorist activities against the state of Israel.
The funny part is that the so called free world today is recognizing such government. Soon, this world will pay these terrorist groups’ employee checks (I am referring to Hamas and their employees). Million of dollars will flow right into these groups and the only thing that this year of boycotting has achieved is actually pushing Fatah in adapting a harder stance against Israel even in Fatah. The governments who have actually began recognizing and assisting this outcome, are usually the ones who take the most anti-Israel stance in Europe. These countries are Norway and France, both of which who have sever internal problem with their Muslim population. Now, Norway is funding this government who openly call for the destruction of Israel as a state.
The only positive aspect of this Summit is that it stopped brother killing that was going on in Gaza. It brought peace back to that region and created a united front that Israel can deal with through negotiations or military force. Hamas has recognized previous peace deals with Israel and therefore they have to abide by future negotiation. In this situation, Israel has one united front that can sign a deal with. If and when this deal is broken, the PA cannot say, it was a terrorist group and we condemn the act. In another words, it gives them a sense of accountability that has been missing for a long time.
However, my question for the reader is, even with this unity government, is there any hope in the horizon? Can anything positive come out of this whole power struggle among Palestinians? Will Hamas and PA try to implement a new educational system that actually promote peace? Or is it the same old story?