Palestinian political factions unite against Arab-Israel deals

Gaza City: Prompted by Arab states normalising relations with Israel, fractured Palestinian political factions are functioning diligently in multilateral talks to restore unity & mend the division between the Gaza Strip & the West Bank in negotiations far extra assuring than recent measures.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) & Bahrain’s foreign ministers going to sign on Tue. an settlement with Israel in the White Home establishing complete ties in violation of the Arab Peace Initiative. The move is a danger to long-standing Arab insists that Israel ends its decades-long occupation & agree on a two-state resolution with the Palestinians.

On Sat., Palestinian teams commanded by Hamas & Fatah accepted on a “unified ground command” comprising all factions that going to lead “comprehensive famous resistance” over the Israeli occupation, an announcement stated.

It named for Tue. – when the signing ceremony takes place in Washington(WA), DC – to be a day of “famous rejection”. Palestinians in Gaza & the West Bank are scheduling “day of rage” demonstrations, & different rallies are awaited outdoor the embassies of Israel, the United States, UAE, & Bahrain world-wide.

The formation of the joint command crowd & progress within the intra-Palestinian unity talks had come after a long-awaited Sep three gathering amongst Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Hamas’s Ismail Haniya, Islamic Jihad’s chief Ziyad al-Nakhala, & the chiefs of different Palestinian entities. Gatherings have been conducted in Ramallah within the occupied West Bank & Beirut, Lebanon.

Hamas & different Palestinian parties have for yrs. insisted that such a gathering take (2) place, however Abbas always refused the move, calling on Hamas to honor recent unity pacts 1st.

However with the Palestinian cause lately facing so numerous problems – the most prominent being the normalisation between Arab nations & Israel – Abbas accepted to hold discussions.

‘Main progress’

Husam Badran, a member of Hamas’ political bureau, informed Al Jazeera multiple factors are pushing the Palestinians together, involving US President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century”, Israel’s annexation schedules of Palestinian regions, & Arab states normalising relations with “the occupation & what it represented as a treacherous stab within the back of the Palestinians”.

Badran named the command gathering a “main step of progress” that led to evident decisions on multiple pressing problems.

“The rush of a no. of Arab nations to normalise their own relations with the occupation state has urged the file of forming a unified ground command for famous resistance to the top of the Palestinian actions’ agenda,” Badran stated.

He added further the normalisation moves “necessitate that the Palestinians cooperate & strengthen their own internal front, & transcend all their own differences to safeguard the Palestinian cause”.

“The Palestinian chiefs are transforming their own rejection of all this schedules that aim to liquidate the Palestinian cause into realistic steps on the field,” stated Badran.

3 committees have been formed in the gathering: the 1st focused on forming a unified ground command to activate famous struggle over the Israeli occupation, the 2nd is accountable for approaching an agreed-upon vision to end the division between Gaza & the West Bank, & a 3rd tasked with reviving the Palestinian Liberation Company (PLO).

The committees have been given a five-week time limit to submit recommendations to the Palestinian president. Abbas promised he’ll agree to the recommendations whatever they may be.

Hamas-Fatah reconciliation

Hamas & Fatah were divided from 2007 when Hamas deposed Fatah’s security enforces from Gaza following mos of tension. Several attempts have been made from afterwards to bridge the divide between the 2, however none had come to fruition.

Relations between Hamas & Fatah, although, have witnessed substantial improvement just recently.

In the last couple of mos, the 2 main Palestinian movements, driven by Israeli annexation schedules, involved in positive talks that centred on presenting a unified rejection of the Israeli-American schedules.

“The Palestinians’ unity measures come in a quite sensitive time, where the Palestinian cause is exposed to severe & strategic threats & problems, beginning with the American administration’s measures to enforce facts on the field to legitimise the Israeli occupation, & the Israeli schedules to annex the West Bank,” Palestinian political analyst Husam al-Dajani informed Al Jazeera.

“The last of these threats has been the UAE’s call to normalise their own relations with Israel with no regard for Palestinian rights (or) the Palestinian cause. The UAE’s normalisation call precipitated/accelerated the intra-Palestinians talks & convinced all parties to come together.”

Al-Dajani stated division should end for great in case the Palestinian cause is to survive.

“There should be persistent work (5) to restore consideration to the Palestinian domestic project. This work (5) starts with ending the division in order to be able to confront all this threats & problems,” stated al-Dajani.

Sr. Fatah officer & spokesman Iyad Nasser informed Al Jazeera, “The threats & dangers facing the Palestinian citizens & the Palestinian cause is what resulted in this progress achieved in forming the committees & in forming the domestic ground command for famous resistance.”

Nasser stated his own party is optimistic the measures to mend fences going to work (5).

“In this phase, unity is required to confront all projects & schemes that aim to liquidate the Palestinian cause & Palestinian rights. In this crucial time, we should transcend the minor factional disputes towards complete devotion to defend & advance the central problem, that is the Palestine problem,” Nasser added further.

“Confronting normalisation requires the acceleration within the achievement of domestic unity & the escalation of famous resistance within the occupied Palestinian land.”

‘Confronting Israel’

As successful reconciliation measures between Hamas & Fatah have proved elusive for over a decade, the Palestinian citizens usually meet any new attempts with scepticism.

Al-Dajani observed, “The reason for the progress between Hamas & Fatah has been that the beginning point for talks between the 2 movements this time has been confronting Israel & protecting the Palestinian cause, as resisted to power-sharing & the political ambitions of every.

“In case that equation continues, & the advancement of the Palestinian cause remains the gateway for unity talks, afterwards Palestinian unity going to come naturally & going to be accomplished.”

Hamas & Fatah dialog during this past 2 mos was focused on setting disagreements aside & detecting common field.

Apart from their own unified rejection of the Israeli & American steps over the Palestinians, the 2 movements accepted non-violent famous resistance is the preferred strategy.

The joint command, commanded by Hamas & Fatah, is awaited to activate famous resistance within the West Bank this week, although it didn’t elaborate.

Jibril Rajoub, secretary-general of Fatah’s central committee – who has been behind the initiative in Fatah to re-launch talks with Hamas in Jun – informed journalists that the Palestinian factions accepted there going to be a alter within the regulations of engagement with Israeli occupation enforces.

“We’ll not permit the occupation to uproot an olive tree, (or) injure 1 Palestinian without paying the cost,” stated Rajoub.