Facing the threat of ‘normalization’, Palestinians respond with unity Palestine news

Gaza City – Inspired by Arab states immediately normalizing relations with Israel, the Palestinian political bloc has been working diligently in multilateral negotiations to restore unity, and the split between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank far more than in previous attempts Distributing among the promising.

The foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain will sign an agreement establishing full relations with Israel in violation of the Arab peace initiative at the White House on Tuesday. The move poses a threat to the long-standing Arab demand that Israel end its decades-old occupation and agree with the Palestinians on a two-state solution.

A statement said on Saturday that Palestinian groups led by Hamas and Fatah agreed to “unified field leadership” that would include all factions that would lead to “widespread popular resistance” against Israeli occupation.

It called for Tuesday – when the signing ceremony takes place in Washington, DC – to be a day of “popular disapproval”. Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank are planning demonstrations on “Days of Fury”, and other protests are expected outside the embassies of Israel, the United States, the UAE and Bahrain worldwide.

Following the September 3 meeting between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Ismail Hania of Hamas, Riyadh al-Nakhla, head of Islamic Jihad, and various Palestinian leaders, progress was made in the formation of a joint leadership group and inter-Palestinian unity talks. Institutions. The captured West Bank and Beirut were gathered in Ramalla, Lebanon.

Hamas and other Palestinian parties have demanded for years that such a meeting take place, but Abbas always rejected the move, calling for Hamas to honor the previous unity agreement.

But due to the Palestinian faces a lot of challenges recently – a generalization between the most important Arab countries and Israel – Abbas agreed to deliberate.

‘Major progress’

Hassam Badran, a member of Hamas’s political bureau, reported that several factors of Al Jazeera together with the “President of the Century” deal, Israel’s Palestinian territories plan and the Arab state are “normalizing” Palestinians. Are bringing And it represents as a treacherous stab in the back of Palestinians ”.

Badran called the leadership meeting “a huge step forward”, resulting in clear decisions on a number of pressing issues.

“A multitude of Arab countries have pushed the file to create a unified field leadership for popular resistance on top of Palestinian actions to normalize their relations with the occupied state,” Badran said.

He added that the generalization move “Palestinians cooperate and strengthen their internal front, and overcome all their differences to save the Palestinian cause”.

“, Palestinian leaders are changing their rejection of all plans that aim to turn the Palestinian cause into realistic steps on the ground.”

Three committees were formed in the meeting: first focus On While leading a unified region to activate the popular struggle against Israeli occupation, the second is responsible for reaching an agreed-upon vision to end the divide between Gaza and the West Bank, and the third is the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO).

The committees were given a time limit of five weeks to make recommendations to the Palestinian President. Abbas pledged that he would agree on the recommendations whatever it was.

Palestinians’ shoes are placed on pictures of US President Donald Trump, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a protest [Majdi Mohammed/Reuters]


Hamas and Fatah have been divided since 2007 when Hamas removed Fatah’s security forces from Gaza after months of tension. Since then several attempts have been made to bridge the divide between the two, but none came to the fore.

However, the relationship between Hamas and Fatah has recently seen significant improvement.

Over the past few months, the two main Palestinian movements, run by Israeli annexation plans, have been engaged in positive negotiations focused on presenting unified rejection of Israeli-American plans.

“Palestinian unity efforts come at very sensitive times, where the Palestinian cause is exposed to serious and strategic threats and challenges, beginning with efforts by the US administration to apply facts on the ground to legitimize the Israeli occupation Happens, and Israel’s Plan Annexes the West Bank, ”Palestinian political analyst Husam al-Dajani told Al Jazeera.

“The last of these threats was the UAE’s decision to normalize their relations with Israel in relation to Palestinian rights or the Palestinian cause. The UAE’s decision to normalize intensified / intensified inter-Palestine dialogue and led all parties together Persuaded to come. ”

Al-Dajani said that if the Palestinian cause is to survive, the partition must end for good.

Al-Dajani said, “One must work continuously to consider the Palestinian national project. The work begins with the elimination of Partition, so that all threats and challenges are met.”

Senior Fatah official and spokesperson Iyad Nasser told Al Jazeera, “The reason for the threats and threats facing the Palestinian people and the Palestinian people is that this progress was achieved in the formation of committees and leading the national arena for popular resistance . “

Nasir said that his party is optimistic that the efforts of the fans will work.

“At this stage, unity is needed to confront all the projects and plans that aim to end the Palestinian cause and Palestinian rights. At this critical time, we need full devotion to protect and progress the central issue. “We have to overcome minor factional disputes, that is. Palestine issue,” Nasir added.

“Facing normalization requires an acceleration in the achievement of national unity and an increase of popular resistance in occupied Palestinian lands.”

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Palestinians opposed Israel’s plan to occupy parts of the West Bank near the city of Ramallah in June [Abbas Momani/AFP]

‘Facing Israel’

As successful reconciliation efforts between Hamas and Fatah have proved elusive for more than a decade, Palestinians generally approach any new effort with skepticism.

Al-Dajani noted, “The reason for the progress between Hamas and Fatah was that the starting point of dialogue between the two movements this time was facing Israel and, contrary to the power-sharing and political ambitions of each, of the Palestinian cause Was protecting

“If this equation continues, and the advancement of the Palestinian cause remains a gateway to unity dialogue, then Palestinian unity will come naturally and be accomplished.”

During the last two months, the Hamas and Fatah talks focused on establishing disagreement on one side and finding common ground.

In addition to their unified rejection of Israeli and American measures against the Palestinians, the two movements agreed on non-violent popular resistance is the preferred strategy.

The joint leadership, led by Hamas and Fatah, is expected to activate popular resistance in the West Bank this week, though it did not elaborate.

Fatah’s central committee general secretary, Jibril Rajoub – who was behind the initiative within Fatah to begin talks with Hamas in June – told reporters that Palestinian factions agreed that engagement with Israeli occupation forces There will be a change in rules.

“We will not allow uprooting an olive tree, or injuring a Palestinian without paying the price,” Rajbhar.