Palestinians: Another “Reconciliation” Bites the Dust

For more than two months, the Hamas-Fatah “reconciliation” agreement that was reached in Cairo in October has been hailed by many Arabs and Westerners as a sign that the Palestinians were finally marching forward together.

It turns out, however, that the dramatic announcement of the agreement, which was reached with the sponsorship of the Egypt, was all a bluff.

Those in the know about the Palestinian world predicted that the latest “reconciliation” deal would fail. At least five previous agreements between Hamas and Fatah, reached under the auspices of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Yemen over the past ten years, likewise failed. Every one of these agreements was stillborn, not worth the time it took to uncap the pen.

  • Tweety58

    No such country as Palestine and no such people as Palestinians.They are Jordanians abandoned by their own people.

    • Watchman

      Whilst under Ottoman rule this area was known as southern Syria, then afterwards was controlled by the British until the plan to split it into a Jewish state and a new state called Jordan. So, yes you are absolutely right, there has never been Muslim self rule in that area the Muslims claim to be Palestine. Jordan is the nation that was set aside for these people after continually cutting down the area designated as a Jewish state.

    • Muslims killing Muslims – the only game in town.

      • Shebel

        Sweet— in an inoffensive way

  • Reader

    Everybody on both sides, Fatah/PLO and Hamas, have been awaiting for one thing to come to more power, the death of Abbas.

    • Jaedo Drax

      Oddly, there doesn’t appear to be any effort to hasten Abbas to his ultimate reward.

      • Observer

        The fear is that the one who murders Abbas if caught will likely be labeled an Israeli spy and be murdered next. They all want it done, but they want somebody else to do the deed.

  • Watchman

    Abbas knows the danger to him from a unified Gaza and West Bank government. He is now on his twelfth year of his four year elected term, he knows that he doesn’t hold legitimacy as the elected head of the combined areas and indeed that is why he refuses to have another election. Unlike any properly democratic nation, if you lose the election there you might lose more than just power, your extended family might lose its life too: the stakes are very high.

    As Hamas is a much more militant and aggressive group than the Palestinian Authority (PA), even though the PA is a murderous terrorist organization in its own right, the Israelis don’t want another Gaza Strip on its other side. They would expect a flood of lethal missiles fired against Israel in the same way that Gaza currently attempts to do whenever it can.

  • Hard Little Machine
  • Literally Hitler
    • Shebel

      Is this fat PIG calling for—
      A day of RAGE ?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Oddly enough, Gaza is an independent Palestinian state, although everybody is in denial about it.

    • If you take out foreign aid the GDP is a negative number.

    • Watchman

      Except that a lot of PA money is still going there so it is very dependant on the West Bank except for the politics part.

      If Gaza had to stand on its own and had to rely on foreign trade earned in exchange for Gazan intellectual prowess like Israel does, I would estimate that in six months most would be dead after getting no money whatsoever.

  • robins111

    I suggest we send Justin over there to broker an agreement. By himself. In Gaza.

    • Shebel

      Justin is good a brokering Deals.