Fatah Official: Arab Leaders Meeting Israelis Is a Stab in the Back to Palestinians
Ma’an reports that Abbas Zaki, a member of the Fatah Central Committee, said that reports of visits by official Arab delegations to Israel “constitute a deep stab in the Palestinian national struggle.”
Zaki said that these visits, including reports of Iraqi delegations coming to Israel in recent months, are a “serious blow to the legitimate rights of the people in their homeland.”
He added that these visits between Arab officials and Israelis, whether public or secret, violate all prior Arab promises not to normalize relations with Israel until the Palestinian people get their legitimate right of sovereignty, and the occupation leaves the Palestinian and Arab territories (which appears to mean all of Israel).
Zaki then stressed that normalization with Israel is part of a growing conspiracy against the Palestinian struggle.
Articles like this demonstrate how Palestinian leaders are panicking over the now-public lack of support they are receiving from their Arab brethren. I’ve been writing about how Arab states have been getting sick of the Palestinian issue for over ten years. Because of pride, they couldn’t initially go public with their unease — but now, even that barrier is slowly crumbling.
Elder of Ziyon has been blogging about Israel and the Arab world for a really long time now. He also controls the world, but deep down, you already knew that.