Published: Friday, December 23, 2005
By Ted Belman
Ever since the Palestine Mandate was created, the Arabs have resisted the Zionist enterprise and Britain has supported this resistance. They rejected the Partition Plan in 1947. They rejected the State of Israel when it was declared in 1948, with the support of the US State Department, and invaded Israel en masse. In 1964, they created the PLO, dedicated to destroying Israel. They massed for invasion again in 1967 and, after being soundly defeated by Israel, they rejected Resolution 242. Instead, they passed a resolution in Khartoum that advocated “no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with it.”
They finally accepted Resolution 242 and the State of Israel in the Oslo Accords because it was part of their “phased plan” to destroy Israel. They never had any intention of honouring the accords and they never did. It is not the Islamic way. Agreements with the infidel are not binding.
The “Palestinians” are making war, not nice. It has ever been so. Aside from the odd pro-peace comment, I challenge you to identify one thing they have done in the furtherance of peaceful coexistence. Just one.
Incitement continues without abatement, arms and terrorists are smuggled in and the PA publicly supports and praises its terrorists and martyrs. The populace is voting in favour of the terrorists, including Hamas and the terrorist arms of Fatah. The convicted mass murderer Marwan Barghouti is leading the polls. Suicide bombings and rocket attacks continue. All this in brazen disregard of their government’s commitment to end incitement and dismantle the terrorist infrastructure. Mahmoud Abbas is the walking dead.
The charters of both the PLO and Hamas dedicate these organizations to the destruction of Israel. The Arabs cling tenaciously to the “right of return” because if it were accepted, it would destroy Israel, and if it is rejected, which is a certainty, the conflict goes on.