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December 9, 2015 6:39 pm

Mideast Analyst: Newly Approved Abbas Strategy Combines Terrorism, Lawfare to Attack Israel

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who -- according to Mideast analyst Jonathan D. Halevi, approved a double-pronged anti-Israel strategy during a meeting of the Fatah Central Committee. Photo: Wikipedia.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who — according to Mideast analyst Jonathan D. Halevi — approved a double-pronged anti-Israel strategy during a meeting of the Fatah Central Committee. Photo: Wikipedia.

A double-pronged strategy approved by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party this week combines terrorism in Israel with lawfare in the international arena, an Israeli analyst said on Tuesday.

In an article for Israel-based think tank Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, political and military expert Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi spelled out the significance of decisions reached during a meeting of the Fatah Central Committee in Ramallah on Sunday.

Basing his account of the meeting’s details on reports in the Palestinian media, Halevi highlighted four key outcomes, in an attempt to explain the current security situation in Israel and provide context for future moves taken by the PA.

The first, said Halevi, was “total support for the knife terror and the Al-Quds [Arabic for Jerusalem] intifada.” The second: “Preparing to end the security cooperation with Israel.” The third was “continuing the lawfare against Israel in the international arena.” And the fourth – “claiming Palestinian ownership of the Western Wall.”

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According to excerpts from the PA press that Halevi quotes:

The [Central] Committee discussed…the increase in severe attacks against members of our Palestinian people in the occupied state of Palestine (the West Bank, Al-Quds, and the Gaza Strip), including the field executions… The meeting began with readings of Surat Al-Fatihah in remembrance of the souls of the heroic martyrs, and it [the Central Committee] conveyed its condolences and appreciation to the families of the martyrs with hopes for the speedy recovery of the wounded, emphasizing its determination to continue to act in every way to have the prisoners freed and the bodies of the heroic martyrs returned.

[The Central Committee] emphasized its full support for a redefinition of the relations with the Israeli occupation authorities in all areas, particularly with regard to the security, diplomatic, and economic relations, including raising proposals at the [United Nations] Security Council for a resolution on full [UN] membership for the state of Palestine.

[The Central Committee] emphasized its full support for a redefinition of the relations with the Israeli occupation authorities in all areas, particularly with regard to the security, diplomatic, and economic relations, including raising proposals at the [United Nations] Security Council for a resolution on full [UN] membership for the state of Palestine.

The Central Committee praised the efforts of the national committee dealing with the issue of the International Criminal Court, and noted the need to take whatever measures are required and possible to expedite the launching of the legal investigation of the war crimes committed by the occupation authority [Israel]. Likewise, the Central Committee called to apply the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention to the lands of the state of Palestine (the West Bank and the Gaza Strip), particularly with regard to the protection of citizens in wartime.

The Central Committee praised the efforts of the national committee dealing with the issue of the International Criminal Court, and noted the need to take whatever measures are required and possible to expedite the launching of the legal investigation of the war crimes committed by the occupation authority [Israel]. Likewise, the Central Committee called to apply the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention to the lands of the state of Palestine (the West Bank and the Gaza Strip), particularly with regard to the protection of citizens in wartime.

The Central Committee condemned the decision of the occupation municipality to establish new facts in the Al-Buraq [Western Wall] area, and views this as a continuation of the change of the existing situation in the city of Al-Quds and particularly in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and its surroundings.

Halevi goes on to interpret these conclusions from the meeting.

“The Central Committee did not condemn the acts of violence and terror being perpetrated by Palestinians” as part of the current stabbing intifada. “On the contrary, it characterized the foiling of terror attacks as ‘executions,’ chose to call the perpetrators ‘heroes,’ and promised to assist their families.”

It also “fully endorsed Abbas’ threat voiced during his address to the United Nations that the Palestinians will stop honoring the agreements with Israel insofar as, in their view, Israel is not committed to implementing them… and the Palestinian leadership seeks to compel a full Israeli withdrawal to the 1967 borders, including a withdrawal from east Jerusalem, without the need for any political quid pro quo on the Palestinians’ part.”

The Palestinian leadership, he said, “hewed to the line of all-out confrontation with Israel… including in the legal arena, [regarding] the legal route as a force multiplier that can nullify Israel’s right to self-defense and afford legal and international legitimization for ending the ‘reality of occupation’ and for the ‘right’ of the Palestinian refugees and generations of their descendants to implement the ‘return’ to their homes and property within the sovereign state of Israel.”

Finally, Halevi wrote, the wording of the last excerpt “indicates that the Palestinian leadership, with Abbas at the helm, denies the Jewish right to the area of the Western Wall and regards it as a sacred Islamic site that is an inseparable part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

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  • jakob wasi

    Stop crying in your beer. It’s a wonder that Abbas has kept his vomit down dealing with dishonest Zionists who have but one idea in mind: gobble up all the territory that rightfully belongs to the Palestinians.

  • Ken Kelso

    The Palestinians killed fall into 2 categories:
    They were murdering Israelis or attempting to murder Israelis.

    Abbas = Arafat terrorist thug.
    http://www.jerusalemonline.com/news/middle-east/israeli-palestinian-relations/abu-mazen-murdering-israelis-is-peaceful-17522
    Abu Mazen: “Murdering Israelis is peaceful”
    By Rachel Avraham
    Dec 02, 2015,

  • DockyWocky

    Abbas is blood enemy of Israel and why they deal with him and don’t just issue a “kill the enemy” advisory beats me.

    Good thing I ain’t running Israeli policy, because there wouldn’t be any dealing with killers in my book.

  • Jonah

    I could see this coming. With French jets and British jets along with various and sundry groups which includes U.S. Jets the moonbats have been emboldened and instructed to demand a criminal investigation by the international community against Israel for war crimes. Just as Turkey is trying to draw Russia into a conflict with NATO Abbas is attempting to have fiat charges brought against Israel while he has some muscle in the air. I can see Turkey being vaporized and the possibilities of the nuclear disappearance of the international community and criminal court if they do not stop this full court press against Russia. Daniel makes it very clear that Russia and China’s confrontation with the beasts empire hampers its ability to eradicate Israel. Those forces that oppose Israels existence are desperate they must move fast and throw everything they can at Israel while Obsma is still in office. Let me be very clear Russia and China both enter the new millinium the western powers that oppose Israel will be destroyed by God. For those who have eyes to see watch Gods tactical maneuvering, and earthquake here and a disaster their. Scripture says God increases the heat from the sun. Floods in certain regions and hail in others. God is not limited by anything. Now as God is attempting to wake those that oppose Israel up in order to prevent them from bringing destruction upon themselves, Obama, the pope and al gore will be feverously running to and fro blaming all of this on climate change. They have an agenda they are assisting those that want to eliminate Israel and intend to deal with God on their terms. At the closing of the end of the age God does not make deals it is either His way or the highway. Read revelation 18… The end result of their actions.

    • Otto Schiff

      If you rely on God, your goose is cooked.

  • Elisheva

    Nothing new here.

  • steven L

    Nothing of this would be possible without the acquiescence of the Western world. Just like what Erdogan is doing to the Kurds.
    The western world war against the Jews and the Kurds goes UN-abated.
    A new name must be created for the anti-Kurdish stand. Something similar to antisemitism.
    The temple Mount must be closed until the Muslims become reasonable.

  • Undoubtedly, the PLO terrorist entity desires no peace with Israel, just pieces. The Arab-Israeli conflict persists because Mr. Abbas and his PLO terrorists purposely deny Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish nation. Israel must use any means necessary to end the PLO occupation. Finally, surrendering land for peace, and negotiating with terrorists never works.

  • Text of Law drafted by Political Committee of Arab League
    1. Beginning with November 28, 1947, all Jewish citizens of (Name of Arab Country) will be considered as members of the Jewish minority State of Palestine and will have to register with the authorities of the region wherein they reside, giving their names, the exact number of members in their families, their addresses, the names of their banks and the amounts of their deposits in these banks. This formality is to be accomplished within seven days.
    2. Beginning with (November 28, 1947), bank accounts of Jews will be frozen. These funds will be utilized in part or in full to finance the movement of resistance to Zionist ambitions in Palestine.
    3. Beginning with (November 28, 1947), only Jews who are subjects of foreign countries will be considered as “neutrals”. These will be compelled either to return to their countries, with a minimum of delay, or be considered as Arabs and obliged to accept active service with the Arab army.
    4. Jews, who accept active service in Arab armies or place themselves at the disposal of those armies, will be considered as “Arabs”.
    5. Every Jew whose activities reveal that he is an active Zionist will be considered as a political prisoner and will be interned in places specifically designated for that purpose by police authorities or by the Government. His financial resources, instead of being frozen, will be confiscated.
    6. Any Jew who will be able to prove that his activities are anti-Zionist will be free to act as he likes, provided that he declares his readiness to join the Arab armies.
    7. The foregoing (para.6) does not mean that those Jews will not be submitted to paragraphs 1 and 2 of this law.
    It is time to balance and remedy the tragedies of the Jews and the Arab-Palestinians and stop the hostilities.

  • Would you shake hands with a rattle snake like Abbas? I would not. It is about time to stop treating Mahmoud Abbas like a leader of fictional Arab/Palestinian nation. Start treating him like the terrorist murderer that he is. He financed the Munich massacre and the planner of the Achille Lauro hijacking and murder of a wheelchair-bound Jewish elderly man; he has a murder conviction on his head. Abbas is stealing millions from funds sent by the nations of the world to help the Arabs in Judea and Samaria. Abbas is building from the stolen money a 13 million dollar villa in Judea and Samaria.

    The Arab/Palestinians and their ilk are struggling with the option of killing Jews, demanding their departure from the Middle East and teaching their children that Jew must be hated, harmed and considered enemies and the option of taking the money they are given to either build an infrastructure in Gaza and the West Bank instead of bombs and tunnels or leaving the Israeli territories that they despise so much for greener pastures in Jordan, Egypt of Syria doesn’t seem like too difficult decision to make. If they hate the Jews so much they should leave…but they won’t. They are made not too. The Arab/Palestinians; all 400,000 of them were expelled from the Arab State of Kuwait for treason. The 23 Arab states in the region with over 5 million square miles of territory, most of it vacant are counting on these ‘Arab/Palestinians’ who none of the states desire within their borders to stay put where they are; so they can make up evil and false stories about Israel, the /Palestinian leaders continue to instill fear into their daily lives as they never know when one of them or their family members might be stabbed, killed and create more diplomatic issues with Israel and it’s already feeble allies whose countries are plagued with anti-Semitism and new anti-Semitism which has just been renamed anti-Zionism to sound more politically correct and is a more appropriate term for all the recent nouveaux immigres in Europe..So numerous are they that politicians are now cow tailing to their ridiculous, backward demands. The word is wad, on the brink of another world war, living in constant fear of ISIS psychopaths and what is Europe concerned with? Labeling Israeli food with a new version of the yellow star! The only democracy in the Middle East which is democratic, doesn’t have a death penalty, treats its enemies medically and constantly contributes to humanity via research and development, medicine and kindness. One of the first country to respond to catastrophic calamities in other countries. But go ahead, sign a deal with the devil (Iran) and condemn Israel. What a deplorable, unbelievable, disgusting state of affairs. The world is deteriorating with its humanity and justice at sub-par.

  • Mike McMain

    I would like to be able to forward, via email, your articles to my circle of friends who are sympathetic to the Israeli cause. However, you do not offer an email link to allow this. Please aadvise if you can add this link to your website.

    • Arnie

      All you have to do is right click on the article’s url,
      copy and paste it to an email and send.

  • nelson marans

    The U. S. should stop funding immediately the terror supporting Palestinian Authority and list not only Hamas as it has done so, but also Fatah as a terrorist organization. No financial nor political support should be given to an entity devoted to terror against innocent citizens.

  • Mahmoud Abbas aka Abu Mazen is a convicted Murderer with a life sentence.
    You cannot make peace with an Arab enemy that continually indoctrinate its children and adults to commit terror and violence against Israel. This has been going on for 3 generations.
    It is the duty and obligation for the government of Israel to defend its people at all costs. No rest for the wicked.
    It is time to clean house, get down to business with no restraints whatsoever and defend the people in Israel al all costs, no holds barred and zero tolerance.
    The policy of appeasement and concessions is costing Jewish lives on a daily basis. The safety and security of the people in Israel must be the foremost priority and not world opinion. They never cared when 6 million Jews were exterminated by the Nazis, they never cared when the Arab countries terrorized and expelled over a million Jewish families and confiscated all their assets. The world at large is continually and falsely blaming Israel for defending herself; they deceive the world with intentional false information about Israel. It is time to ignore those who distort reality and defend the people in Israel.
    YJ Draiman

  • Sloeb

    And lets not forget how much he depends on the useful idiot left that actually swallows this crap. If he doesn’t have that gang of cretins … he can’t ever imagine succeeding. Can this useful idiot gang of pseudo intellectuals get their heads out of their behinds long enough to see daylight on this or will they end up being the enablers for one of the greatest frauds in history

  • Sam Harris

    Enough is enough! Take him out. Happy Chanukah!

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