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Monday, June 15, 2009

Who counsels patience if your people are suffering?

Five Palestinian Arab groups rejected Binyomin Netanyahu's peace proposal, and one word of their rejection stands out as proof that Palestinian Arab leaders don't give a damn about their people:
Five Palestinian factions exiled in Damascus said yesterday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech the night before was “tantamount to a declaration of war on Palestinians’ national rights.”

In a statement sent to reporters in Damascus, the groups said that Netanyahu’s speech “ignored the Palestinian people’s right to an independent state with full sovereignty, the right of Palestinian refugees to return to the homes they fled in 1948, and declared his government’s continued policy to expand settlements in the West Bank under the mask of ‘natural growth’.”

Netanyahu’s policy is “a sure-fire recipe for ... new threats to security, peace and stability,” the statement said. “It is tantamount to a declaration of war on Palestinians’ national rights.”

The groups said they would “patiently continue to struggle for their national rights against the Zionist Entity’s policy of aggression” until Palestinians were able to return to their homes and had an independent state “with Jerusalem as its capital.”

They said they would refuse to meet with “the Zionist enemy...”They further called on the “international community” to pressure Netanyahu to abide by international resolutions.

The five factions that signed the statement were the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Palestinian People’s Party, the Palestinian National Liberation Movement and the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front.
If the plight of Palestinian Arabs is so dire, wouldn't you think they would try to compromise and find a solution? What kind of leader asks his people to be patient - for decades, no less - and remain in a stateless limbo rather than work towards any sort of independence?

On the other hand, if their real goal is the destruction of Israel, prolonging the suffering of their people is a quite understandable tactic.

What is amazing is that no Arab would dare to point out the obvious fact that Palestinian Arabs remain pawns to this day who are not allowed to freely criticize those who keep them in their misery, who keep them in camps, and who keep them stateless.