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TV … ‘teeth’
THE obscenities that the Arabs have endured for decades from the Palestinians render us to think not only about Palestine, but about Pan-Arabism as well.
Therefore it is necessary to speak frankly without mincing our words regarding this matter so that the offender knows the gravity of his crime, the least of which is related to the recent developments in the Arab-Israeli relations. The officials in Gaza and Ramallah have made it a bloody shirt, waving it through the Arab and international media to incite and undermine the last foundations of sympathy for their cause.
These officials, either political activists or analysts, deserve the title of fools par excellence, because they are blind.
They cannot read what is happening around them for what it is, or foresee the future. They instead strive to incite the Arab governments without realizing that the actions of these governments are based on a sovereign decision that is in response to and simulation of popular sentiments, and not a superlative decision.
Regarding the freedom offered to Israeli aircraft to cross the airspace of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, they did not realize that the Saudis have long been demanding their government for normalization of ties with Israel, and that this demand is subject to great popular support.
Therefore, when the “TV Jihadists” say they are betting on the Arab people to prevent normalization, it is rather to rely on illusions that took hold of their minds since the 1950s and 1960s.
Those who read through the history of the obscenities committed by the Palestinian factions of various colors in the Arab world, they will realize that those factions were not working on liberating Palestine, but rather to destabilize the security and stability of states.
They are the ones who committed massacres against the Jordanians during the period between 1970 and 1972, and were expelled on popular demand, in addition to the fact that the Jordanian majority support the Wadi Araba treaty.
Isn’t it the so-called “Palestinian resistance” that stirred sectarian strife when it was based in Lebanon, and clashed with the Lebanese army and other components since 1969, and pushed for a civil war there?
Perhaps, one of the biggest lessons that the Arabs learned about the Palestinian lack of gratitude was what happened during the brutal Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990. Considering the crimes that the Palestinians committed against the Kuwaitis, the majority of people in Kuwait oppose the government’s position of being the last country to ever establish relations with Israel. Therefore, we call on the government to normalize the ties today before tomorrow.
Also, didn’t the Palestinians ask themselves whether the Syrian people would forgive Hamas, the Jihad, and the Brotherhood organizations that participated in the slaughter of Syria? Will they be forgiven when Syria was the one that embraced their factions and leaders but they responded with the worst and most heinous crimes?
Didn’t Egypt defend the Palestinian cause throughout its history, but what response did it get? The organizations carried out terrorist acts on the Egyptian soil, while Hamas turned all of Gaza into a port for smuggling weapons to terrorists in Sinai, and conspired with the Persian Mullahs’ regime against Arabism and its people.
To add to all this, some of these factions are currently participating in the war against the Libyan people.
After all of the above, will the Arab people still believe in the factions of hired guns, or will they support every step that brings their governments closer to Israel?
I remember quite well that in 1969 when the Australian Michael Dennis Rohan set fire to the pulpit of Al-Aqsa Mosque, the late Saudi King Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz said the Palestinians could expel the Jews with sticks and batons. This worried Golda Meir, and she said, “I did not sleep at night. I imagined how the Arabs would enter Israel in large crowds from all sides. But when morning broke, I saw the Palestinians eating manakish and not bothering. Not a single Arab broke into the borders. I then knew that we can do whatever we want. This is a sleeping nation!”
Despite the bad history of these ungrateful factions, we find Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed still explaining to the Palestinians the sincere stance of the UAE, meeting with their community and reassuring it that the country’s sovereign measures do not deny the historical Emirati position on the issue, even though many Gulf Arabs criticize this and demand their expulsion if they violate the law completely. Kuwait did that when it expelled 450,000 Palestinians after liberation.
It remains to say that those fools who remind us that they taught us should remember that we fed them and provided them with shelter. Therefore, let them bet on themselves, not to betray Ibn Saud, Ibn Sabah or Ibn Nahyan and the rest of the Gulf symbols, or demand that they liberate Palestine which they have given up themselves.
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah
Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times