هذا لن يغير "فتح"
على الرغم من الهزيمة المذلة,
إلا أن عباس لا زال يدير عصابة
This Won't Change Fatah
Humbling Defeat, Abbas Still Runs Criminal Gang
from a civil war, courtesy of Human Rights Watch and the
British journalist Melanie Phillips:
least 15 Palestinians, including a United Nations relief
worker, were killed today as Hamas looked set to
complete its conquest of the entire Gaza Strip."
Swairki, 28, a cook for Palestinian Authority Chairman
Mahmoud Abbas's presidential guard, was thrown to his
death, with his hands and legs tied, from a 15-story
apartment building in
al-Ra'fati, a Hamas supporter and mosque preacher, was
thrown from a
gunmen began firing mortars and rocket-propelled
gunmen attacked the home of a Fatah security official
with mortars and grenades, killing his 14-year-old son
and three women inside, security officials said.
Fatah gunmen stormed the house of a Hamas lawmaker and
burned it down."
Abu Jadian, a top Fatah commander, fled his home in the
northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday evening dressed as a
woman to avoid dozens of Hamas militiamen who had
attacked it. When he arrived at a hospital a few hundred
meters away from his house, he was discovered by a group
of Hamas gunmen, who took turns shooting him in the head
with automatic rifles. 'They literally blew his head off
with more than 40 bullets,' said a doctor at
has now completed its conquest of
last Fatah fighters were captured and then
machine-gunned to death in front of their wives and
Fatah compound in
Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has struck back
against Hamas in the
Wednesday, Mr. Abbas declared a state of emergency.
forces have raided Hamas offices in Ramallah and
Abbas is now appealing for more American and Western
military and economic aid.
he has requested an international police force for
luck with that last request.
if Mr. Abbas is refused troops, he will certainly now
receive massive new infusions of money. The big idea
sweeping Western capitals is that Fatah must learn to
compete with Hamas as a provider of social services.
the years, billions of dollars of aid have been donated
to the Palestinian Authority.
2006, the Palestinians collected more Western aid per
capita than any other people on earth: U.S. $300 per
year, as compared to U.S. $44 for sub-Saharan
of that money has been stolen or wasted.
worse, because UN relief agencies have allowed
themselves to be penetrated and captured by Hamas, much
of the Western aid has ended up reinforcing exactly the
people we supposedly want to defeat.
not very realistic to imagine that Fatah can suddenly
change its ways and learn to run aid programs honestly.
Fatah is a criminal gang, and it inevitably acts like
morning, the Boston Globe published a classic
editorial that attacked
at the wreckage in the Palestinian territories, it's
impossible to sustain any further hope that any
responsible state can ever arise there.
many Palestinian Arabs are gripped by what might be
called "anti-nationalism": Too many care more
about destroying the nation of
will not happen soon--the Egyptians are no more eager to
assume responsibility for
have looked the other way as weapons flow into
as international cash ceases to flow, and Hamas's
service infrastructure breaks down, a constituency for
an alternative government will take form inside
their struggle for control of the Palestinian movement,
Hamas and Fatah between them have killed the Palestinian
Frum is a resident fellow at AEI
لهذه المقالات لا يعني أنها
تعبر عن وجهة نظر المركز كلياً
من حق الزائر الكريم أن ينقل وأن ينشر كل ما يعجبه من موقعنا . معزواً إلينا ، أو غير معزو .ـ