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Thursday, July 17, 2014
Official PA daily: US behind Gaza war and wars in Iraq, Syria and Libya
"The wars in Libya, Iraq, Syria and Palestine
were planned by the US in order to protect its interests"
US is using [Islamic] extremists as human shields fighting on its
behalf, so that American soldiers will no longer be returning home in
"To undermine the resolution of the [Fatah-Hamas] rift,
the US engaged the Jewish ISIL to attack Gaza"
"The Americans... are truly the head of the snake"
Palestinian Authority consistently demonizes the United States, in spite
of the US being the largest financial supporter of the PA since the
Oslo Accords were signed. In its latest attack on the US, the official
PA daily yesterday accused the US of being behind the current Gaza war,
in order to undermine the Fatah - Hamas unity. The paper also accused
the US of sponsoring the extremist Islamic groups fighting the civil
wars in Iraq, Syria and Libya. The official daily claimed that the US
sent radical Muslims to fight on its behalf, essentially acting as
"human shields... so that American soldiers will no longer be returning
home in coffins."
Palestinian Media Watch
has documented many examples in which the official PA daily has
demonized the US, often writing that US Middle East policy is based
solely on controlling the regions natural resources. In this op-ed, it
is argued that the declaration by ISIL, the radical Islamic militia that
conquered large areas of Iraq and Syria, that it will not fight Israel
right now, proves that "the boss is the same boss, and the goal is the
same goal: to tear apart the Arab homeland and gain control of its
resources - through the blood of others."
As stated above, this op-ed demonizing the US was written in Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, the PA's official daily. The current editor is the personal choice of Mahmoud Abbas, appointed less than a month ago by a "presidential decree."
When chosen, the new editor, Mahmoud Abu Al-Haija, explained that he is
working for Abbas, stressing "that he and his colleagues at the
newspaper would work with all their might to live up to the President's
and the leadership's expectations and... that Al-Hayat Al-Jadida... would remain a professional platform expressing our people's sentiments and aspirations." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 25, 2014]
The following is the op-ed demonizing the US in Abbas'
the coffins of US soldiers returned from Afghanistan and Iraq, and
before that, from Lebanon, [the US] adopted a new method [to protect US
interests]: exploitation and creation of Islamic, Christian and Jewish
religious extremism, in order to fight [Arabs] with it [this method]
rather than with its own soldiers. Taking a closer look at what is
happening in the region we can see that the wars in Libya, Iraq, Syria
and Palestine were planned by the US in order to protect its
US is using extremists as human shields fighting on its behalf, so that
American soldiers will no longer be in danger of returning home in
coffins. The ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and Levant), Islamic Front, and
Al-Nusra Front (i.e., all radical Islamists) are Muslims from various
countries the US is using to fight in Iraq and Syria, in order to
fragment the unity of these two Arab countries...
Following the decline and defeat of the [US] plot in Syria, and
after the announcement of the first steps toward ending the
[Fatah-Hamas] rift in Palestine, the US has been using the Jewish ISIL,
which is led by Jewish extremism, as represented by [Israeli Prime
Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and [Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor]
Liberman. This in the wake of an incitement campaign and the education
of the Israeli public to murder Arabs and expel the Palestinians from
the land of 'Israel.' The racist and fascist incitement campaign
culminated in the murder of the Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Abu Khdeir, who
was burned alive. Not even Hitler, Pinochet and Nero - nor the ISIL in
Syria, which kills whoever doesn't know the correct number of times to
kneel and bow during the morning prayer - ever reached this level...
In an attempt to undermine the resolution of the [Fatah-Hamas]
rift, the US engaged the Jewish ISIL to attack Gaza - not just in order
to commit crimes, kill and destroy, but also to stir up an
inter-Palestinian civil war, in an attempt to deepen the rift and Gaza's
separation from the rest of the occupied homeland, to prevent the
establishment of the independent [Palestinian] state...
are now more aware that the Americans - who want to fight for their own
interests using Islamic, Jewish and Christian believers - are truly the
head of the snake... ISIL' declaration that it will fight Israel only
after it has finished with the infidels merely proves that ISIL in Syria
and Iraq will not fight the Jewish ISIL, because the plot is the same
plot, the boss is the same boss, and the goal is the same goal: to tear
[apart] the Arab homeland and gain control of its resources - through
the blood of others."
[Op-ed by Muharram Barghouti,
Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 16, 2014]
Note: This article was published during the 2014 Hamas - Israel conflict.