Wednesday, October 24, 2012

What Qatar's Emir's Visit to Gaza Really Means

Nadene Goldfoot
The Emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani,  just visited Gaza.  He is the head of state, a powerful and rich man in his own right, and also great friends with Qaradawi, who has a fatwa out to kill all Jews and uses the TV networking of Al Jazeera to do so.  Qaradawi was the religious leader that was outlawed in Egypt during Mubarak's time for being so radical in his religious views.  Being a high level Muslim Brotherhood leader, he's now welcomed back with open arms and has spoken to the masses in  Tahrir Square.

The Emir's visit brought about a jubilant celebration, of course.  This is because he pledged $400 million in aid for roads, a new hospital and housing for Palestinian prisoners who have been or will be freed.

Iran had been the 'bank' for Hamas, terrorist czar of the Palestinians, but they stopped giving aid because Hamas decided to support the Syrian rebellion.  Iran backs the Syrian Assad. He is Iran's flunky.   Assad's Syria had been home to the Hamas' exiled leaders until earlier this year.

Now analysts think that Qatar's Emir's visit and donation is threatening to cause a crack between Hamas- ruled Gaza and Fatah-ruled Judea/Samaria because it shows that Hamas has more power and will never have a reason to settle issues with Israel.  Yigal Palmor, Israel's Foreign Ministry spokesman thinks that there are now 2 Palestinian states that won't even talk to each other.

Not living in Israel but a citizen anyway and seeing it from the outside, I disagree.  I thought that Fatah and Hamas had joined hands and were 'married' to each other already. Have they divorced?   Each may be trying to assert their independent roles, but they're united against Israel, at least.  There hasn't been any show that I have noticed from information that they have turned away from their determination not to accept Israel in their midst, thus making peace.  As far as I can see, they're still determined to wipe Israel off the map.  It's part of their radical religious goals, sort of like an Islam Crusade.  Their reasoning belongs in the 13th century, of course.

It may take a still yet younger generation who will have the guts to disagree with their elders and have the desire to live happily like other folk to bring about a change instead of being used as cannon ball fodder.  I see it happening here in the states all the time.  Children are always rebelling against their parents' stands, whether politically or culturally.  If they see their parents' values as outmoded, outdated, and life threatening and don't want it, we may then see a peace treaty.

For the time being, I'm hoping that gaining an update in Gaza might cause the terrorists to not want to risk these improvements by angering Israel into bombing them to pieces.  Pride in their homeland might mean they want to keep it in good shape.  We'll see.  So far they are eager to offer up as sacrifices their own children.

Resource: Arutz Sheva: Qatar's Gaza Visit Helps Hamas, But Poses Risks- by Matt Bradley

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