Monday, February 26, 2024

  • Monday, February 26, 2024
  • Elder of Ziyon
As of Sunday night, Palestinian media is awash in rumors that on Monday, Mahmoud Abbas will ask for the resignation of the Shtayyeh government. 

The candidate being spoken about as the next prime minister would be Mohammad Mustafa, chairman of the Palestine Investment Fund and a close adviser of Mahmoud Abbas. He was also previously deputy prime minister.

Mustafa is an economist who attended Western universities and speaks English well. He was interviewed at the World Economic Forum in Davos last month. He did not rant about genocide, but he did say a lot of things about the history of the conflict that are counterfactual.

He claims that Israel was behind the Hamas takeover of Gaza in 2007:
Hamas took over Gaza as we all know in 2007 . But this was unfortunately facilitated by the Israelis themselves. They have only themselves to blame for this.  

In 2005 when the Israeli government decided to withdraw from Gaza Sharon was the Prime Minister . We told them that we welcome your withdrawal from Gaza but let's coordinate, let's do it in a proper way so that the Palestinian government can take control of Gaza and ensure that whatever agreements we have will be applied including the security arrangements. They refused to do that. 

They withdrew from Gaza unilaterally;  left it without any coordination, and a year later they allowed Hamas to come in take over and made all the arrangements possible for them to grow.,  Now they admit publicly that they made that possible and intentionally in order to undermine Palestinian statehood and  the ability to govern.
This is fantasy. When Israel disengaged from Gaza in 2005, it was officially run by the Palestinian Authority, not Hamas. The elections that brought Hamas to power were held in 2006; Israel attacked Hamas in Gaza that summer after Gilad Shalit's kidnapping and the Hamas/Fatah civil war in Gaza was in 2007. 

This articulate, educated economist has a problem with telling the truth.

And that was not the only example. He also said:
I think October 7 is unfortunate for everybody but it's also a symptom of a bigger problem and the symptom is that the Palestinian people have been suffering for 75 years nonstop and nobody would pay attention.  Okay that's the history,  but now remember in 1947 there was the partition of Palestine. Palestinians didn't like that because it partitioned their country, their land into two nations into two countries, but we accepted that.  
Nobody has paid attention to Palestinians for 75 years? The Palestinians accepted Israel's existence? (Perhaps he means in 1993, but it is unclear.)

He also claimed that Israel's process to scan goods entering Gaza for weapons is unnecessary, and that Hamas must be accepted as a valid Palestinian political party, at the same time claiming that if Israel would allow a Palestinian state then the Palestinians themselves would do everything they can to avoid another October 7, something that there is zero evidence for.

One other interesting fact. While Mustafa has not been linked to terror or corruption as far as I can tell, he was mentioned peripherally in the Panama Papers - and a photo of his Jordanian passport was published.

Does anyone find it strange that while he was deputy Palestinian prime minister he held onto a Jordanian passport?

Buy the EoZ book, PROTOCOLS: Exposing Modern Antisemitism  today at Amazon!

Or order from your favorite bookseller, using ISBN 9798985708424. 

Read all about it here!




EoZ Book:"Protocols: Exposing Modern Antisemitism"


EoZTV Podcast

Podcast URL

Subscribe in podnovaSubscribe with FeedlyAdd to netvibes
addtomyyahoo4Subscribe with SubToMe

search eoz





For $18 donation

Sample Text

EoZ's Most Popular Posts in recent years


Elder of Ziyon - حـكـيـم صـهـيـون

This blog may be a labor of love for me, but it takes a lot of effort, time and money. For over 19 years and 40,000 articles I have been providing accurate, original news that would have remained unnoticed. I've written hundreds of scoops and sometimes my reporting ends up making a real difference. I appreciate any donations you can give to keep this blog going.


Donate to fight for Israel!

Monthly subscription:
Payment options

One time donation:

subscribe via email

Follow EoZ on Twitter!

Interesting Blogs

Blog Archive