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Down with all the concession treaties!

December 7, 2017 at 9:27 pm

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with former US President Donald Trump in New York City, US on 3 May 2017 [Thaer Ghanaim/Apaimages]

All of the peace treaties between Israel and the Arab countries, such as Camp David, Wadi Araba, and the Oslo Accords, came crashing down with US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and signing off on moving the American embassy to Jerusalem. His announcement erased the signatures of the presidents before him, as there are no more peace treaties after today. We now have to resort back to the “3 No’s” of 1967, after the bitter defeat, i.e. no peace with Israel, no negotiations with Israel, and no recognition of Israel.

Starting from today, it is the people who need to speak up, since it is the treacherous Arab leaders who brought us to where we are, to this shameful situation. They no longer have a place amongst us and do not represent us. They represent the Israeli enemy; they are the sponsors of the reconciliation in the region and it is through them that the Zionist dream of ruling from the Nile to the Euphrates will be achieved. Now Jerusalem, the first Muslim kiblah and the site of the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him)’s night journey, has become the capital of Israel, with the blessing of the unfaithful Arab Zionists.

Today is the day that the nations must speak up and respond to Trump and say that we are a nation that has not yet died and we will not die. We are the nation of Mohammad that he hates and vowed to erase from the face of the Earth, as he said during his inauguration speech. However, this nation possesses men who possess the spirit of the struggle and the fight, and the struggle of the first Muslims nor the heroes after them will not be erased from their memory. Instead, they will follow in their footsteps and continue their mission. Jerusalem cannot be returned without the return of Palestine, and Palestine, all of Palestine from the river to the sea, cannot be restored without armed conflict against the Zionist enemy. Down with all of the shameful and disgraceful “peace” treaties.

The PLO rejoiced in the delusional authority, entourage of luxury cars, red carpets and planes, and therefore dropped the clause about fighting against the Israeli enemy and granted it the right to exist on its land. The Israeli enemy then swallowed whatever was left of the Palestinians’ land and expelled them from it. Now they are searching for an alternative homeland for the Palestinians outside of historical Palestine, as part of the so-called deal of the century.

Iconic handshake between PLO leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli president Shimon Peres during the Oslo accords [File photo]

Iconic handshake between PLO leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli president Shimon Peres during the Oslo accords [File photo]

Since the PLO put down its weapons and the sight of its leaders has been blinded by the sparkle of false power, while their hearts have come attached to their seats, which are supported by Zionism, they have hit rock bottom. They sold the Palestinian rights forever. I say the Palestinian rights and not the Palestinian cause because there is a big difference between the two. Palestine is a seized and violated right, and not a cause that can be passed around between the courts and countries. I reiterate that those representing the PA no longer have the right to speak on behalf of the Palestinians, nor do the rest of the Arab leaders who are lying at the door of the White House. They all sold out their nations and Jerusalem in order to gain the approval of the Israeli enemy.

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Since the secret negotiations between the PLO, led by the late Yasser Arafat, and Israel and its leader, Yitzhak Rabin, in 1991, which ended with the Madrid Conference that resulted in the Oslo Accords on 13 March 1993, the Palestinians have been involved in a vicious circle of negotiations after negotiations. It reached a point that negotiations were being conducted for the sake of more negotiations and more concessions surrendering more Palestinian land for further settlement expansion. I believe it is more accurate to say that Palestinian land has been seized for the sake of constructing more colonial settlements, and not settlements, because there is a big difference between the two terms. We must correct some of the terms that have been imposed on us during the so-called peace phase. Over the past years, the Israelis have managed to distract the Palestinians, and even the entire nation, with fake peace, while it continued to achieve more of its dreams on the ground, including the Judaisation of what is left of historic Palestine, the most recent of which is Jerusalem, and united its two parts, made it its capital, and finally became recognised by America!

Since the Oslo Accords and the subsequent negotiations, the issue of Jerusalem has been outside the scope of the negotiations, and no one had addressed it. They claimed that they are leaving it for the final stage of the negotiations and continuously said that the future Palestinian state’s capital would be East Jerusalem.

Now I say to those who were running towards peace, the brokers of the withered and shameful Oslo Accords, after you lost your blessed capital, what are you going to do after America, the official sponsor of peace, recognised Jerusalem as the united capital of Israel?

I thought, if the PA President Mahmoud Abbas had even a shred of dignity and nationalism he would consider this an opportunity to avenge himself before his people and recover from the humiliation he is subject to by Israel in all his movements, every time he leaves his house or returns. It could also be an opportunity for him to stop security coordination with Israel, cancel the Oslo Accords, and deal with the consequences of this, including the dissolution of the PA and fake institutions, and the return to the PLO charter. This charter considers Israel an occupying enemy that must be fought and states that Palestine must be liberated from the river to the sea. However, unfortunately, I was disappointed and my expectations were not met. Instead, Abbas is still talking about peace, the US, and how it can be a moderator for peace now. He did not even say that America’s actions violate international law and treaties.

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As I said from the beginning, there is no hope in this corrupt authority, the Oslo PA. Its hands have the blood of Palestinians on them, as well as illegal money. The promise of fake authority has blinded their eyesight and foresight, and their hearts deviated from the Arab and Muslim Palestine. They became Arab Zionists, more dangerous than the Jewish Zionists.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) is welcomed by Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (L) with an official ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 23 April, 2017 [Bandar Algaloud / Saudi Kingdom Council / Handout]

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) is welcomed by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (L) with an official ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 23 April, 2017 [Bandar Algaloud / Saudi Kingdom Council / Handout]

In order to be fair, I must say that most of the Arab leaders have a role in this, as no American President would dare make such a decision, which previous American presidents were too hesitate to make since Congress agreed to consider Jerusalem the capital of Israel in 1995, as Trump himself admitted and considered to be a mistake on their part.  Trump would not have dared to make this decision without the approval and encouragement of Arab countries, especially from the two major countries identified by Israeli media and exposed by the American State Department that Trump had a phone conversation with the Egyptian President and Saudi Crown Prince before making his announcement.

I do not think this is cause for surprise, as the former is looking for legitimacy and support, while the latter wants the throne and would pay any price for it. He has already paid almost half a trillion dollars as a deposit or advance in order to claim his spot, so Jerusalem would be such a cheap price to pay in comparison. Therefore, the three conspired against the nation in the deal of the century, making them and the deal shameful.

This is why they plotted against the Arab Spring revolutions and thwarted them. If they hadn’t, Trump wouldn’t have dared to make this decision, and the “deal of the century” and normalised relations would not exist. Instead, the revolutions would have given hope to the nations to liberate the occupied land and restore Palestine to the heart of the nation.

Do not mention the Arab leaders to me after this; they are all proxies and servants of Israel in their own countries. They stand against the will and wishes of their people for freedom, democracy and a dignified life. They point their guns at their own people instead of pointing them at the enemy that has seized their land. Therefore, getting rid of these leaders has become a condition for getting rid of the Israeli enemy. If the Arab countries are liberated from their treacherous leaders, then Palestine will be liberated.

The Palestinian people have no choice but to return to armed fight and resistance against the Israeli enemy.

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