The creation of the Palestinians and their demand for a state was a brilliant tactical move, but that is all it is.
The Moslems don't want a state, in truth, the invention of Palestinian identity was a tactical move, and they admit that it is part of the Arab plan for destroying Israel in stages.
I quote: "I wish to remind the Israeli authorities, that we consider Palestine not only an integral part of the Arab nation, but part of southern Syria." Who said that? Syrian president Hafez Assad, in 1974.
He repeated this idea in 1987 at the Rabat Ammon Conference, saying "There was never a country called Palestine." King Hussein argued along with him, claiming that "The appearance of a national Palestinian identity is in response to Israel's claim that Palestine is Jewish."
"The proprietor of the Palestinians", Yasser Arafat, revealed the truth in 1970: "The question of boundaries doesn't interest us...from an Arab point of view, there is no need to talk about boundaries as Palestine is just a drop in the ocean , our real nation is the Arab nation which ranges from the Atlantic to the Red Sea and beyond..."
The complete picture was provided by the PLO leader and head of the terrorist group "Al Tsaika," Zoheer Mukhsein, who said in an interview for the Dutch newspaper "Trobe" in 1977:
"The Palestinian nation is non existent, its founding was to use as a tool to unify the Arab world in the ongoing war against Israel. Actually, there is no difference between Palestinians, Syrians, Jordanians and Lebanese. We talk about the Palestinian nation for tactical and political purposes. Pan Arab nationalist iinterests mandate defining a separate Palestinian identity opposing Israel. Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders cannot lay claim to Jaffa and Haifa, but as a Palestinian, I can demand Jaffa, Haifa, Beersheba and Jerusalem..."The Arab League representative, Achmed Shukeiry, appearing at the UN in 1956, announced that "this Palestinian creation does not exist, this land is southern Syria."
However, Shukeiry changed his tune when he became the first head of the PLO, the new tool for fighting Israel founded in 1964, when all of Judea and Samaria as well as "east" Jerusalem were still in Arab hands. The PLO, or Palestine Liberation Organization, was founded before the so called "occupation" for the express purpose of "liberating" the "Palestine" within the Green Line and making it Judenrein.
Palestinian nationalism was created to serve as the justification for Arab claims to the Jewish state, once it was realized that pre Six Day War threats to "throw the Jews into the sea" were difficult for the Western world to swallow. Another advantage to this idea was that the terms of reference changed. Israel had been seen as a modern day "David" arrayed against the "Goliath" of the massive Arab world. The Palestinians could take over the role of "David", while the Israelis became "Goliath.".
Now, however, there is a frustrating threat facing those who promoted the Palestinian bluff. The closer to forming a Palestinian state gets, the farther away their dream shifts. Why is that?
Hamas, elected by a large majority in Gaza and equally popular in Judea and Samaria, is actually a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is against individual Arab states. They claim that statehood is a colonialistic, Western concept meant to divide the Arabs so the West could conquer them. They want to form Muslim Caliphates that will be part of a religious Islamic Empire that includes the entire Arab world. That is why Hamas did not declare a state in Gaza although it is the only force in charge there and could do so.
There is no question that in the event of an Israeli withdrawal, Hamas will gain control in all of Judea and Samaria. Hamas has much more support than the rotten to the core, corrupt Abu Maazen government which is considered, justifiably, an American puppet regime. In that event, the idea of an artificial Palestinian state may vanish.
It is frustrating for Palestinian nationalist supporters, whether Arabs, Israelis or others, to realize that the only factor preventing this scenario from coming true is the Israeli presence in Yesha. The IDF, Shabak (ISA) and the settlements are what keeps Abu Maazen in power.
If we leave, the Hamas will arise and completely destroy the Palestinian narrative. And if we don't leave — there still won't be a Palestinian state.
That is why, ironically, if Abu Maazen wishes to continue the Palesitinian "project", he would be better off if he quietly told Israel that he would be happy to see it strengthen the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.
All that remains to be done is for someone to explain these basic facts of Middle Eastern life to the one person who is still living a dream that is disconnected from reality — the President of the United States, Barack Obama.
Boaz Haetzni has a degree in mechanical engineering. He is a free-lance columnist and speaker. He is a second-generation resident of Kiryat Arba and is active on behalf of Eretz Yisrael. This article appeared in IsraelNationalNews.com May 21, 2010. It was translated from the Hebrew by Rachel Sylvetsky.
Baruch atem b'Shem, Yeshua