Monday, November 05, 2007

Ismael Haneyya: Gaza remains steadfast despite the conspirers

From an Arab media source-note the description next to the writer's name:

Khalid Amayreh in Occupied Palestine

The democratically-elected Palestinian Prime Minister Ismael Haneyya on Sunday vowed to defend the vital interests of the Palestinian people in the face of American-Israeli conspiracies to starve the Palestinian people, especially in the Gaza Strip, and bully them to surrender to the colonialist Zionist designs.
Speaking during a 90-minute speech in downtown Gaza, Haneyya blamed the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority for colluding with the Zionist regime for the purpose of starving, impoverishing and tormenting the Palestinian people.
“They (the American-backed PA) collaborated with Israel at the UN to scrap an international resolution condemning Israel . This happened for the first time in history. They conspired to close all the border crossings, they conspired to prevent all raw material from entering into Gaza…even in matters of pilgrimage, they are conspiring to bar our people from carrying out their religious duties such as Umra (minor pilgrimage) and Hajj (pilgrimage).”
Haneyya pointed out that the Palestinian people was the target of a criminal and multi-faceted onslaught, saying that since the mid-June events, the Israeli occupation army killed more than 175 Palestinians in both the West Bank and Gaza, including 65 members of Hamas’s military wing.
“We don’t want to respond to those who accuse us of departing the arena of resistance. We will let the blood of our martyrs respond to them. In fact, the truth is that these people who now accuse us are themselves the ones who have said good-by to the resistance, they think others will be like them.”
Haneyya accused Israel of seeking to carry out a new spate of slaughter in the Gaza Strip, with an American green light, and amid Arab and Muslim silence.
“But, we say with all confidence in God Almighty that you, the invaders, shall not pass, God willing. This is Gaza , the graveyard of the invaders.”
Haneyya reviewed the conspiratorial conduct and treasonous behavior of the Ramallah-backed regime in league with Israel .
He cited the mass arrest of Palestinian lawmakers, including House Speaker Dr. Aziz Duweik, who have been languishing in Israeli jails and detention camps for taking part and wining the 2006 elections, suggesting that there was a tacit understanding between Israel and the PA to keep these elected officials incarcerated indefinitely.
Haneyya also cited the deliberate neutralization of the judiciary, the disbanding of police forces and dismissal of thousands of civil servants as reprisal for their political and ideological affiliation.
He added that “they even sought to utilize the Friday congregational prayers to achieve their cheap goals of sowing division and turbulence.”
Haneyya accused Fatah men of placing bombs and explosives in the markets in the Jabalya refugee camp, saying that the perpetrators who were caught told interrogators that they had to do it lest their salaries be severed by the Ramallah government.”
Haneyya blasted the reported willingness of the Palestinian Authority to recognize Israel as a state exclusively for the Jews.
“This means killing the right of return; it also means that the Palestinians who live across the Green Line would have to leave at one point in the future on the ground that Israel is a Jewish state and they are not Jews.”
Haneyya also castigated PA willingness to swap parts of occupied East Jerusalem with swaths of sand in the Negev desert, wondering how could the PA possibly accept bartering a square meter in al-Qods al Sharif for a square meter in a barren desert.
Haneyya vowed to preserve the rights of the Palestinian people, including the inalienable right of return for millions of Palestinian refugees uprooted from their homes and villages by Jewish terrorists when Israel was created more than sixty years ago.
“We didn’t authorize anyone to give up the right of return, we didn’t authorize anyone to compromise on the Noble Jerusalem, and I assure you that even if all the powers of this world ganged up on us to force us to give up our rights, they won’t succeed.”
Haneyya castigated the Arab world for keeping Palestinian refugees from Iraq languishing and suffering in the Iraqi desert. He said it was a shame that these miserable Palestinian refugees, including women, had to go to Brazil to flee their misery and ordeal.
The elected Prime Minister said Hamas was still committed to the National Reconciliation Document, the Cairo Agreement and the Makka Agreement.
He strongly denied rumors disseminated by Fatah that Hamas never really signed the Makka Accord in good faith.
He accused militiamen associated with former Gaza Strongman Muhammed Dahlan of murdering a Hamas member when Fatah and Hamas leaders were conducting reconciliation talks in Makka.
Haneyya lashed out at those who use the term “coup” to describe the events that took place in Gaza in mid June.
“What were we supposed to do when people were being killed and murdered just because they grew a beard, when religious scholars were being assassinated, when terror prevailed all over our country. What were we supposed to do? We didn’t plan for what happened and we didn’t want it to happen. “
Haneyya described as cheap lies claims by Fatah that Hamas was holding secret talks with the Israelis.
He accused Fatah of disseminating “these lies” in order to justify its own treasonous collusion and coordination with Israel , including the so-called security coordination between PA security apparatus and the Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank .
Haneyya accused the Ramallah regime of seeking to eradicate Hamas in the West Bank, saying that as many as 1451 attacks were carried out against Hamas leaders, supporters, students, and institutions during the past four months.
“Their depravity has reached the point of summoning our daughters to their offices.”
Haneyya said that anyone thinking that it is possible to uproot Hamas is day-dreaming.
“This giant movement (Hamas) can’t be uprooted since it lives in the hearts of our people from the smallest child to the eldest man.”
Haneyya also said Hamas had no intentions of taking over the West Bank as being rumored by Fatah and the Israeli intelligence services, adding that disinformation by Fatah that Hamas was trying to find a foothold for the Executive Force in the West Bank was “sheer lies aimed at justifying the reign of terror against Hamas .”
The care-taker Prime Minister said Hamas was willing and ready to resume talks with Abbas on a new national unity government, based on the Makka Accords, the Cairo Agreement, and the National Reconciliation Document.
He also revealed that the legislative council would resume its sessions as of Wednesday after lawmakers imprisoned in Israel legally authorized other lawmakers to represent them during sessions.

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