I have to admit that this point in time I get sick every time I think about the Palestinian issue. My stomach becomes tied in knots. At this point I would seriously consider The Qaddaffi plan to airlift the Aqsa mosque to Libya and unite Israel and Palestine, renaming it Israteen.
That’s how bad it is.
The last few months and specifically weeks of infighting between Hamas and Fatah has been honestly embarrassing for me as an Arab and as a Muslim. And I do not use this word lightly. It comes with strings of melancholy. It was honestly depressing to turn on the news or open a newspaper to hear about Palestinians killing each other.
I once told a friend of mine that a civil war in Palestine was something I was expecting to happen after it becomes an independent state. I was accused at the time of being anti-Palestinian in the sense that I was saying something negative. In my mind I was pointing to what I felt was like an inevitable reality.
And I suppose I was wrong in the end. It’s happening much sooner than I once predicted.
Hamas’s refusal to step aside was just deplorable in my opinion. I don’t care if they were democratically elected and if they are legitimate. You don’t sacrifice the welfare of your people for the sake of legitimacy. And while they still remain they have in no way acted for the good of their own people and constituency. They preferred to put them at risk instead,
The very idea that these two weak political parties and/or organizations could not find a common ground (as if a big enough one wasn’t already provided to them) is just saddening in my opinion.
And while they fight Israel moves on: building settlements, walls and pouring fuel on the fire lately with a new ramp at the foot of the Dome of the Rock. Other than a few political scandals for once Israel has laid low until this past week in the international news scene, which has discovered that Palestinian infighting gets better ratings than the usual dog bites man news.