Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Abu al Fath: We have a common enemy - Hamas

Journalist discloses details of Israeli-PA security-meeting

Khalid Amayreh in the West Bank
The Peoples Voice

"Nahom Barnea is a prominent Israeli journalist and regular columnist at the mass-circulation newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth. On Friday, 19 September, he revealed shocking details of a recent “security coordination” meeting between Israeli and Palestinian security commanders.

Barnea, well known for his journalistic reliability, attended the meeting which took place at the Israeli occupation army’s West Bank headquarters at the settlement of Beit El near Ramallah.

The following is a verbatim translation of Barnea’s report as published in Yedeot Ahronot:

“They (the PA security commanders) arrived at the IDF headquarters Sunday night, passing through the ‘Court roadblock,’ only a 3-minute-drive from Ramallah. They drove through the road leading to the old Beit El settlement, going through the gate of the former Jordanian camp which houses the Command of the Judea and Samaria Brigade.

All of them were dressed in civilian attire with the exception of the Inspector-General of the Palestinian Police. They were eight commanders, all of them veteran Fatah leaders. This is the last chance for the generation that came from Tunis to retain their grip on power before Hamas could take over and devour everything.

The commander of the Israeli Defense Forces in the West Bank, Major-General Noam Tiv’on wanted to invite them to a meal to break the day’s fasting. However, the agenda of the encounter was disrupted for reasons having to do with the failure of the Israeli army to suppress settler riots (near Nablus) and the death of a Palestinian boy by Israeli army bullets the next day, which eventually forced the guests to break their fast at their homes.

Well they did. The discussion would have wasted a lot of time had it been carried out at the food pantry prepared by the Israeli army. Tiv’on and the head of the Israeli civil administration in the West Bank, Major-General Yoav Mordechai wanted to present to the Palestinian commanders the plan- Jenin-2 for the deployment of PA forces in City.

The Israeli commanders asked their Palestinian counterparts for their permission to allow a journalist to attend the meeting. The Palestinians concurred. In fact, I was the only journalist allowed to attend the meeting. However, because of my presence and essentially because of the sense of urgency on the Palestinian part, the meeting assumed different directions with excessive extents.

Shocking words

Contrary to conventional belief, journalists hate to be surprised. They think they know every thing and that which they don’t know is not considered especially important. I was surprised by the things that the Palestinian security commanders uttered. I was also surprised by the tone of their voices.

The gist of their argument is that a violent confrontation between Fatah and Hamas will take place in January of 2009. On the 9th of January Abu Mazen’s presidential term will expire. He is determined to stay in office until January 2010. We can’t rule out the possibility that Abu Mazen will declare the Gaza Strip a “rebellious province”

The Palestinian security commanders asked their Israeli counterparts to join them in preparing a field plan and train their forces and supply them with weapons.

I have never heard such an excessive willingness on the part of the Palestinian Authority to work with Israel, except for a small period in the Spring of 1996.

Following the meeting, I told one of the Israeli commander who was in the hall “this is just talk. Aren’t you worried that the followers of Fatah would disappear at the decisive moment as they did in Gaza?”

“No,” he said. “Prior to the Gaza events, they didn’t know what would happen to them. But now they do.”

Abu al Fath is the commander of the General Security Apparatus of the Fayyad government. It represents the main military force of the Palestinian Authority . Abu al Fath is the most senior and highest ranking officer among the heads of the Palestinian security agencies.

“There is no conflict between us,” he told the Israeli army commanders. "We have a common enemy"
Abu al Fath commenced the meeting with a complaint about the settler rampage (near Nablus). The way he related to the riots was interesting. He went on saying that “this makes things more difficult for us, especially in dealing with ordinary Palestinians. You must have law and order just as you expect us to have law and order. I will do all I can to prevent the occurrence of operations (against you.). You realize that we are much better than before. Thanks to our operations, the Israeli army needs to carry out lesser operations.

Hamas: our common enemy

Abu al Fath went on: “ there is a huge strife going on in preparation for January, 2009. Abu Mazen is adopting the peace-line and you should bolster his position. Release juvenile prisoners, this is very important. Remove the roadblocks and dismantle the settlements. I want to ask you to allow us to deploy a regiment from Jericho to Hebron. I know there is a problem with the settlers in Hebron and the frictions spots there. I have no intention to enter these spots. The regiment will operate in the villages of Southern Hebron.

Major-General Kivon replied: “I am quite happy with what you have said. The local commanders of both sides should meet and reach an agreement on this. However, Colonel Mordechai warned the Palestinian officer, saying that “ the deployment of the regiment in Hebron should take place Friday night lest they collide with the settlers.” Abu al Fath said : “No problem. We are moving against Hamas even during the month of Ramadan.”

At this point, the head of the Fayadh government’s military intelligence, Majed Faraj began talking: “We are in the midst of a very difficult battle. There is an Arabic proverb:‘the sea is before us and the enemy is after us.’ We don’t even have a sea. We have decided to fight the battle until the end. We have decided to put all our problems on the table. Every thing is clear. No game-playing. Hamas is the enemy, and we have decided to wage an all-out war against Hamas. And I tell you there will be no dialogue with Hamas, for he who wants to kill you, kill him first. You have reached a truce with them, but we won’t do so. To be honest, we behaved differently in the past.

Faraj went on boasting: “Now we are taking care of every Hamas institution in accordance with your instructions. Lately you gave us the names of 64 institutions, and we have already dealt with fifty. Some of these institutions have been closed down, others we have changed their administrations. We have also seized their money (Israel referred to the PA 150 bank accounts suspected of belonging to terrorist organizations while the PA closed 300 other accounts).

“I have two observations: In the past we thought a thousand times before entering a mosque, but today we enter any mosque whenever deemed necessary. Don’t understand from this that you are allowed to enter the mosque. On the contrary, we can enter the mosques precisely because you don’t. We also can enter the campuses of universities, including the Islamic University in Hebron. We are making utmost efforts and even if success is not 100%, motivation is 100% “

Following Faraj’s remarks, Hazem Atallah, the Inspector-General of the Palestinian Police Forces spoke: “ Until the end of the year, we will enter into a confrontation with Hamas. Khalid Mashala said Abu Mazen’s government wouldn’t be legal after the 9th of January, hence we should bet ready for the confrontation. “

The leader of the movement is the former President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas. In recent history we have seen certain 'leaders' of the Palestinians not always act in the best interests of their nation, we have seen millions of dollars belonging to the people misappropriated. But never before have we seen a 'leadership' sell out that nation to the enemy as is happening today in the West Bank of the Occupied Territories.

Abbas's officers and their Israeli counterparts classify Hamas as common foe

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The leader of the movement is the former President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas. In recent history we have seen certain 'leaders' of the Palestinians not always act in the best interests of their nation, we have seen millions of dollars belonging to the people misappropriated. But never before have we seen a 'leadership' sell out that nation to the enemy as is happening today in the West Bank of the Occupied Territories.

Until the establishment of Fateh, Palestinians mainly supported Arabs natinalist movement, and believed that Palestinian issue can't be solved without the unity of arab countries, at least, those sourounding Palestine.
Fath called Palestinians to take thier cause in their hands and not to rely on Arabs, thus relieving Arabs from their central cause.
Fath was founded in Kuwait 1958, 1958 was the peak of the Nasirist Arab movement.

What a coincidence??

After the seperation of Syria from UAR united Arab Repulic, funded by Saudis, Saudis used Fateh and petro-dollar, and political Islam to to undermine the influence of the Arabs Nationalists movement, and Crowned Arafat as the sole king of Palestinians
Fath, Based in Syria, and Funded by Saudis promoted the peoples war and launced the Armed Palestinian resistence in 1965, without co-ordination With President Naser.
Thus paved the way to 1967 War, and the SAUDI AGE.
In the long Fath march to Oslo, Palestinian Blood was shed
The Civil war in Lebanon
deporting 500000 palestinians living in Kuwait

Until Saddam's Invasion of Kuwait Arafat was very loyal to his Saudi and Arab Gulf Masters
Out of Sudden, upon the orders of the GRAND MASTER
Arafat, the founder of Fateh, and King Hussain supported Saddam's Invasion.
Otherwise Why???
The Founder
Yaser Arafat, is the grandson of a Morrocan Jew who came to Jerusalem in 1926, To stay in Jerusalem the grand father converted to Islam and married, the disabled daughter of Abu- Esouod the Mufti of Jerusalem.
Yaser Arafat was born in the Jewish comunity in Hay-Esakakini in Cairo.

All founders of Fath were assasinated except Arafat.
A fleet was sent to Beirut to Save his ass in 1982.
He returned To Lebanon with the Help of the puppet President Amin Gmsyel to fight Fath - El- Intidah
Again A fleet was sent evacuate him from Tripoli-Lebanon.
The Usa saved him again when his plane fell in Libya desert.
Finally the Grand Master wanted to end the life of Arafat as a palestinian HERO
and Expose Fatah- The Palestine Zionist Movement


uprooted Palestinian said...

EU financing the palestinian Pinochet at the same time it is subsidizing the zionist occupation of Palestine
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uprooted Palestinian said...

Dahlan: The Militarization of the Al-Aqsa Intifada Was a Mistake

The London daily Al-Hayat recently published a series of interviews with Muhammad Dahlan, member of the Palestinian Legislative Council and of Fatah's Revolutionary Council. [1] In the interviews, Dahlan said that the Al-Aqsa Intifada had done the Palestinians more harm than good. Speaking about Hamas, he called its leader Khaled Mash'al a "gang leader." He harshly criticized the organization's persecution and murder of Fatah members in Gaza, giving as an example the case of a senior Fatah member and ally of Hamas forced by Hamas to flee from Gaza to Israel, even though he was known to be wanted by the Israeli authorities. He said that Iran and Syria were involved in Hamas's decision making, and added that in his view, "there is not much difference between Al-Qaeda and Hamas."

Following are excerpts from the interviews:

The Al-Aqsa Intifada Did Us More Harm than Good
Al-Hayat: "You said that every time Yasser Arafat left on a [diplomatic] visit, Hamas would prepare an operation. Who carried out the suicide operations in the Palestinian territories [at the time], Hamas or [Islamic] Jihad?"

Dahlan: "Hamas and [Islamic] Jihad [carried out the operations], but later they were joined by Fatah. [Fatah] is a liberal organization and not an extremist religious one, but it also carried out martyrdom operations during the Intifada. I do not want to assess the harm and benefit of these operations at the moment, but based on a general assessment of the years of Intifada, [I would say that] the harm outweighed the benefit, and the proof of this is our present situation. I judge things by their outcome."

Al-Hayat: "Who was responsible for the militarization of the Intifada?"

Dahlan: "We were all responsible. I clearly admit - it was a collective mistake..."

Al-Hayat: "Do you think that the military operations inside the 1948 borders were a mistake?"

Dahlan: "Yes, they united the international community and the Israeli public against us. It would have been better to confine our operations to the territories occupied in 1967 and to military [targets]."

Al-Hayat: "So the operations in restaurants and against [other] civilian targets [were a mistake]?"

Dahlan: "A military operation is beneficial if it yields political profit. An operation is clearly a mistake if its outcome is political disaster. The amount of [Palestinian] blood spilled in the Intifada enraged us, and in the first two years, I was among those who were ruled by their emotions. Today I say that a person must not give in to emotion."

Al-Hayat: "Some say that Hamas hijacked the second intifada. Is this true?"

Dahlan: "Yes, it deflected [the intifada from the right track] towards an unknown goal. We used to sit with Hamas [members] and tell them, 'Calm down a little.' But then came the worst clashes, in which Fatah participated more than Hamas did, and in which 40% of the security apparatuses participated as well. We all made the same mistake. The fact that the goals of the intifada were never defined was a mistake to begin with. We never agreed on the goals..."

Hamas Is Establishing an Islamic Emirate in Gaza
Al-Hayat: "What did Yasser Arafat know about Hamas?"

Dahlan: "President Arafat was convinced that Hamas lacked any national Palestinian vision, aspiration or plan... Hamas saw President Abu 'Ammar [Arafat] in a negative light, accused him of treason, harmed him, and often sabotaged his national enterprise. Whenever he was on an official visit to Europe or Washington, Hamas carried out a [military] operation under the pretext of [continuing] the struggle, with the aim of embarrassing him and presenting him as weak..."

Al-Hayat: "Do you believe that Hamas [had partners] in its decision to take over Gaza?"

Dahlan: "I can't say, [because] I do not have the information. Unlike Hamas, we don't accuse [every] one we dislike of collaboration, treason, and heresy. The Hamas takeover of Gaza was perpetrated in the open, and Hamas worked day and night to achieve it. We warned its members that taking over Gaza and assassinating Fatah members would not benefit them..."

Al-Hayat: "Do you believe that Hamas plans to establish an Islamic emirate in Gaza"?

Dahlan: "It's not just a plan, it is already being implemented. They are firing judges and teachers and replacing them with their own people. They are taking over non-governmental organizations, even ones not affiliated with Fatah. [First] they said that they had a problem with Dahlan and his supporters. Then they attacked members of the [Palestinian Authority] Executive Committee and the Central Council, and arrested Dr. Zakariyya Al-Agha... Then they targeted Fatah members who were actually sympathetic to Hamas, driving them out of their homes [or] destroying their homes over their heads - because Hamas sees only itself. They [also] attacked Islamic Jihad members and confiscated their weapons, and closed the radio station of the Popular Front..."

Khaled Mash'al Is a Gang Leader

Al-Hayat: "What is the Helis clan affair?"

Dahlan: "The Helis clan is one of the big clans in Gaza. Forty-five of its members, belonging to different factions, were martyred in the last intifada. One of its members is Abu Maher Helis. [Hamas] fired missiles at his home and destroyed it, even though he was a friend and an ally [of Hamas]. We agreed to maintain friendly [relations with Hamas], even though I was against it, because this was the prevailing attitude in Fatah...

"Hamas [fighters] also broke into the home of Abu Ramzi Helis, killed his father-in-law, and forced [the family] to flee to Israel. Can you grasp how tragic it is when a Palestinian flees from another Palestinian and gives himself up to the Israelis? Abu Maher Helis is wanted in Israel, and Hamas knows this. He fled from Hamas' depraved [actions] in Gaza, after being their ally, and gave himself up to the Israelis, even though he knew he would be killed or arrested. Isn't that strange, and isn't it a humiliation and a defeat?"

Al-Hayat: "Do you know Khaled Mash'al?"

Dahlan: "Yes, my relations with him are proper. We met in Mecca and spoke naturally. [But] I have an opinion of him. I do not see him as a leader [of the Palestinian people], but as a gang leader. A man who sanctions the murder of a [fellow] Palestinian, and does not condemn it or regard it as strange, does not belong to the Palestinian people. He should have at least condemned [the murder of Palestinians]. Khaled Mash'al witnessed massacres. Is that [the behavior] of a statesman? Does he think that history will forgive and forget? Is Hamas proud [of these actions]? Hamas, once a jihad movement that fought Israel, has become a mere gang."

Al-Hayat: "But Hamas won the elections."

Dahlan: "That is true. It won the democratic elections fair and square, but [then] it turned its weapons on the Palestinian people. How can [members of] a Palestinian faction take a young Fatah [member] from his home and murder him in front of his children? The entire [Palestinian] struggle is being dumped into the dustbins of history. [Granted,] mistakes can sometimes happen, like someone dying in prison, and then you express sorrow. [But] you do not boast and say '[We] have purged Gaza.' Purged it of what? [Purging it] of Fatah members and members of other factions [maybe], but [purging it] of ordinary residents...?"

Al-Hayat: "Can Hamas bring down the Palestinian Authority?"

Dahlan: "I don't think so. The only solution to the Palestinian crisis is to reach an agreement. I have serious criticism of Hamas, which [sacrificed] the Palestinian cause for the illusion of an Islamic emirate in Gaza and [its] coup against the PA... Hamas brought destruction upon itself and upon the Palestinian people, but despite my dislike for its ideas, ways, methods, plans, and members, I still believe that the only solution [available] to Abu Mazen [Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas] and to Hamas, [if the latter wants] to save itself, is an agreement and mutual concessions...

"Hamas is trying to establish [its] illusory Islamic emirate in Gaza through fire, blood, arrests, smuggling, and executions. They have changed from jihad fighters into cigarette smugglers. Is this an ingenious regime? It is an illusory regime. Therefore, the only [way] to save Hamas from itself and to save the Palestinian cause is [to reach] an agreement - but not a temporary agreement that divides [the control over Palestine between the PA and Hamas based on] the interests [of each side], but an agreement on a political plan, security [procedures] and policy..."

Hamas Used Iranian Funds to Murder Fatah Members
Al-Hayat: "Do you believe that Hamas makes its decisions on its own?"

Dahlan: "Of course not."

Al-Hayat: Who makes the decisions?"

Dahlan: "Iran, to a large extent, and Syria, to a limited extent, [both] participate in the decisions of Hamas in Gaza and of its headquarters in Damascus. [This does not apply] to Hamas in the West Bank."

Al-Hayat: "Iran has influence in Khaled Mash'al's decisions?"

Dahlan: "Of course."

Al-Hayat: "And Syria?"

Dahlan: "Syria is against the internal division among the Palestinians, [while] Iran is indifferent [to the Palestinians' plight] and thinks only of its own interests... At some point, [Syria] may have [also] been indifferent, but today it is in favor of internal unity and the strengthening of the Palestinians vis-à-vis Israel.

"Iran, [on the other hand], thinks only of its own interests, namely in [strengthening] its influence in Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine by [providing] financial support, training [fighters], etc. Did Iran ever support the Palestinian cause, even for a single day? Why doesn't it come to liberate Palestine? What is keeping it [from doing so]?... It has only paid Hamas to kill Fatah members in Gaza, not [to promote] education and health..."

Al-Hayat: "How much influence does Iran have in Gaza today?"

Dahlan: "I think Iran is holding Hamas hostage. [In fact, Hamas] does not hide this fact, but explains it by saying that Fatah and the PA are allies of the U.S., [an alliance] which harms [the Palestinians]. [But the fact is that] we and the Americans have mutual interests, since they are the only ones that can pressure Israel. But when they pressured Abu Mazen not to attend the [Arab League] summit in Damascus, he refused and went to Syria [anyway]..."

Hamas Is No Different than Al-Qaeda
Al-Hayat: "How do you regard the presence of Al-Qaeda in Gaza?"

Dahlan: "The environment [there] suits them. Gaza is in complete chaos and full of weapons. Hamas and all other sources of authority [there] have lost their vision and strategy. That is a suitable environment for Al-Qaeda. From my perspective, there is not much difference between Al-Qaeda and Hamas. They are all the same."

Al-Hayat: "Khaled Mash'al sees Hamas as a guarantee against Al-Qaeda's infiltration of Gaza."

Dahlan: "Has Hamas [done anything] to be proud of? The actual outcome of their rule [in Gaza] is some 600 people murdered every year, 2,500 wounded, 800 or 900 crippled, and thousands of people arrested. This 'Islamic model' has nothing to do with the tolerant Islam that we learned in university and in school..."

Al-Hayat: "What [sort of organization] is Jaysh Al-Islam in Gaza'?"

Dahlan: "Jaysh Al-Islam is headed by a member of the Dughmush clan, who publishes his communiqués openly, not in secret. He was an officer in the [PA] Preventive Security Apparatus prior to the Intifada. I do not know him personally. The Intifada gave rise to many factions, groups and interests, and enabled Hizbullah, Iran and [various] organizations to infiltrate Gaza."

Al-Hayat: "Is Jaysh Al-Islam affiliated with Al-Qaeda?"

Dahlan: "Ideologically, perhaps. But the important [point] is that it is not Hamas, though Hamas exploited it at a certain stage to carry out tasks and assassinations against the PA. [Hamas and Jaysh Al-Islam] carried out many operations by mutual agreement, including the assassination of [senior PA official] Moussa Arafat, and later they blamed me [for his assassination]..."

The Camp David Negotiations Failed over the Jerusalem Issue
Al-Hayat: "Was Arafat firm in his negotiations [with Israel]?"

Dahlan: "Very. He was very courageous in his relations with Israel. He had the courage to say no, to shout and to disagree with others, but also to agree - though ultimately he was weak when he had to take weighty decisions. He saw himself as the leader of the Islamic nation.

"In the negotiations, he took enormous interest in the Cave of the Patriarchs [in Hebron] and in Jerusalem. What was written, namely that the Camp David negotiations failed over the refugee issue, is incorrect. It failed over the issues of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa. We would present our reports, but he wouldn't listen attentively. When we finished, he would say: 'Where [are we standing] on Al-Aqsa?' We would say that no agreement had been reached yet, and he would reply: 'Go finish [negotiating].' Whoever claims differently does not know or has heard [inaccurate rumors] from someone.

"Jerusalem was the pivot of President Arafat's life. The question that interested him most was whether he would issue his declaration of the [establishment of the Palestinian] state from Jerusalem or from somewhere else..."

uprooted Palestinian said...

Hamas: The PA-Israeli coordination emboldened the settlers against WB people