Monday, May 16, 2016

Two states? Where, exactly?

From a blog posting by Barry Shaw, 14 May 2016:

...For this particular exercise, I will confine myself to highlighting the official position of the so-called 'moderate' arm of Palestinian politics, namely the Palestinian Authority who claim to operate under the Palestine National Charter.

It is enlightening to learn over what sovereign territory the Palestinian hierarchy intended to rule. It is even more interesting to learn which territory they disclaimed, rejected, as being any part of a future Palestine.

For answers to these fascinating issues we need to delve into their National Charter of 1964. ...Article 2 reads
"Palestine with its boundaries at the time of the British Mandate (the aforementioned 'fraud') is a regional indivisible unit." 

...Article 24 of the Palestine National Charter actually contradicts itself by rejecting the West Bank and Gaza as in any way being part of a sovereign Palestinian state! Article 24:
"This Organization does not exercise any regional sovereignty over the West Bank in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and on the Gaza Strip" !!!

It is stunning to learn that the Palestinian leadership not only had no intention of claiming the West Bank and Gaza as part of their future homeland, but they expressly and officially excluded them from it as part of any sovereign Palestine!

They did so at the time because they were under the control of the Jordanians and Egyptians. The Palestinian leadership pretended themselves as a national liberation movement but, as Yasser Arafat said, they saw themselves more as part of the Pan-Arab movement to destroy the Jewish State of Israel.

“The PLO is fighting Israel in the name of Pan-Arabism. What you call Jordan is nothing more than Palestine,” Arafat said dismissingly to Italian journalist, Arianna Palazzi, in 1970.

This leaves only one question hanging in the air.
What was, and still is, the intended target and territory of the Palestinian movement to become their national home, and why?
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