Fatah Threatens Israeli Leaders
Vol: 10 Issue: 26 Friday, July 26, 2002
A faction of the Fatah is threatening to target senior Israeli government and army officials, including Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, in response to Israel’s killing of senior Hamas military commander Salah Shehadeh and 14 other Palestinians, among them nine children, in Gaza earlier this week.
The group, known as “The Return Brigade,” also threatened former prime minister Ehud Barak, OC Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Moshe Ya’alon, his predecessor, Lt.-Gen. (res.) Shaul Mofaz, Shin Bet chief Avi Dichter, Education Minister Limor Livnat, and Minister of Internal Security Uzi Landau, IDF major-generals Avi Malka and Giora Ireland, and politicians Avigdor Lieberman and Yitzhak Levy.
What Is Al-Fatah?
Yasser Arafat founded Al Fatah while an engineering student at the University of Cairo in 1956. He began by publishing a magazine advocating armed struggle against Israel. The name, “Al Fatah” means ‘armed struggle’.
From there the movement grew and by 1964, Arafat was a full-time revolutionary, organizing Fatah raids into Israel from Jordan.
After the Arabs lost the Gaza Strip, Golan Heights and West Bank to Israel after the Six Days War, Arafat declared the existence of the Palestinian people, invented a flag and began the Palestine Liberation Organization.
Thus began the myth of the ‘Palestinian people’. Arafat divided his organization into military [terrorist] and political wings. Al Fatah was the political arm of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
What is Palestine?
Prior to 1967, the Gaza Strip was part of Egypt populated by Egyptians. The Golan Heights was part of Syria and populated by Syrians. The West Bank was part of Jordan. It was populated by Jordanians.
Don’t take my word for it. On March 31, 1977 Zuheir Mohsein, a member of the Supreme Council of the PLO told the Dutch newspaper, Trouw, “There are no differences between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. We are all part of one nation. It is only for political reasons that we carefully underline our Palestinian identity, because it is in the interest of the Arabs to encourage a separate Palestinian identity in contrast to Zionism. Yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity is there only for tactical reasons. The establishment of a Palestinian state is a new expedient to continue the fight against Zionism and for Arab unity.”
If there were a Palestinian ‘people,’ who are heirs to the land by right of prior possession, what is their language? When did they govern their Palestinian lands? What is the Palestinian culture?
The answers are, none, didn’t and there isn’t one.
When Jews began to immigrate to Palestine in large numbers in 1882, fewer than 250,000 Arabs lived there, and the majority of them had arrived in recent decades.
Palestine was never an exclusively Arab country, although Arabic gradually became the language of most the population after the Muslim invasions of the seventh century.
No independent Arab or Palestinian state ever existed in Palestine. When the distinguished Arab-American historian, Princeton University Prof. Philip Hitti, testified against partition before the Anglo-American Committee in 1946, he said: “There is no such thing as ‘Palestine’ in history, absolutely not.” In fact, Palestine is never explicitly mentioned in the Koran. Neither is Jerusalem.
When the First Congress of Muslim-Christian Associations met in Jerusalem in February 1919 to choose Palestinian representatives for the Paris Peace Conference, the following resolution was adopted: “We consider Palestine as part of Arab Syria, as it has never been separated from it at any time. We are connected with it by national, religious, linguistic, natural, economic and geographical bonds.”
In 1937, a local Arab leader, Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi, told the Peel Commission, which ultimately suggested the partition of Palestine: “There is no such country [as Palestine]! ‘Palestine’ is a term the Zionists invented! There is no Palestine in the Bible. Our country was for centuries part of Syria.”
The representative of the Arab Higher Committee to the United Nations submitted a statement to the General Assembly in May 1947 that said “Palestine was part of the Province of Syria” and that, “politically, the Arabs of Palestine were not independent in the sense of forming a separate political entity.”
A few years later, Ahmed Shuqeiri, later the chairman of the PLO, told the Security Council: “It is common knowledge that Palestine is nothing but southern Syria.”
On May 15, 1948 when Israel declared itself an independent state, the Arab Leagues issued an official statement which opened, “Palestine was part of the former Ottoman Empire subject to its law and represented in its parliament. The overwhelming majority of the population of Palestine were Arabs.”
The long answer to the short question, ‘What is Palestine?’ is, it’s a myth. The PLO, which still governs the PA is a terrorist organization.
None of this is ancient history. It’s modern history. Recent history. It isn’t a secret.
The Balfour Declaration was issued by the British government on November 2, 1917, and designated ‘Palestine’ as the homeland for the Jewish people. The word ‘Arab’ does not appear in the declaration.
Shortly afterwards, in September 1922, the League of Nations and Great Britain decided that the provisions for setting up a Jewish national home would not apply to the area east of the Jordan River, which constituted three-fourths of the territory included in the Mandate and which eventually became the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
(Later at the San Remo Conference, the same British authority drew drew the boundaries of modern Syria, Iraq, Lebanon Jordan and Kuwait. Nobody is claiming Syria doesn’t exist)
According to the Peel Commission, appointed by the British Government to investigate the cause of the 1936 Arab riots, “the field in which the Jewish National Home was to be established was understood, at the time of the Balfour Declaration, to be the whole of historic Palestine, including Transjordan.”
Some of this, if you are long time members of the Omega Letter, is just a refresher. But it is important to understand the Big Picture to discover the answer to the question, ‘Why?’
Why is it that the UN, (who presumably keeps records) would consistently support claims of Palestinian nationality, when it knows it to be a myth? Why would the UN consistently deny Israeli claims of sovereignty when by any measure of international law, it is no less firm than those of Jordan or Iraq or Saudi Arabia?
All are British creations younger than the Balfour Declaration that established a Jewish homeland.
Why does the UN take the position that a Jewish homeland is racist, whereas a Palestinian Arab state — where Jews would be excluded — is not?
And why in the world would the Western democracies consistently side with the Arab enemies of democratic principles against the only western-style democracy in the region?
It makes no logical sense. It makes no political sense. It doesn’t even make any economic sense.
The Arab stranglehold on oil is another myth — we’ve got lots of oil, and the vast untapped oil fields of the former Soviet Union make the Saudi oilfields look like puddles.
It’s because Israel is a homeland for the Jews. The Jews claim that homeland was given them by God. For the world to recognize Israel’s right to exist would be too close to giving recognition to their God than makes them comfortable.
The UN has no problem with Buddha or Mohammed or Allah. It will side with them every single time. By contrast, Israel is a stench in the nostrils of the world order.
And the mere suggestion of the Biblical God creates a kind of a mass insanity among the global elite. The world system is run by the god of this world, and he demands that the world worship only him.
The existence of Israel is a thorn in the enemy’s side. He has spent two thousand years trying to wipe them out and prevent their ingathering — for he knew that, once restored, the timeclock on his hegemony started counting down.
“Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country; And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness. [Zechariah 8:7-8]
“And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be strong. [Zecharaiah 8:13]
The existence of the state of Israel is more than a suggestion — it is a living testimony to the God Who said, “And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.” Leviticus 26:12