Qatar aligns with Iran on Hamas; favors ousting Palestinian Authority:Some will always align with the stong horse
RAMALLAH -- Palestinian Authority intelligence has concluded that Qatar is one of several Mideast states that support the ouster of the Fatah-aligned regime in the West Bank.
PA officials said the intelligence community has determined that Qatar was supporting Hamas to replace the PA as the representative of the Palestinian people. The officials said Qatar was providing Hamas with both a diplomatic and information forum while denying access to the PA leadership.
I have to say that HAMAS' purpose is more in line with the hearts and desire of the palestinian people. It is up to the rest of us to allow the Israelis to deal with that in the proper manner (a la 1861-65, or 1939-45). However the magic kumbaya man probably is incapable of recognizing EITHER of these realities, even as the Israelis themselves BARELY seem able to elect Netanyahu at this moment.
"Qatar has thrown its support to Hamas and decided that the PA is no longer viable," an official said. "We believe that this policy is in coordination with several other Arab states."
PA intelligence has assessed that Qatar was working with Syria to undermine the PA. Officials said Qatar's A-Jazeera satellite channel was broadcasting programs designed to delegitimize PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
"Abbas has been portrayed as a traitor and a collaborator of Israel," the official said. "This is clearly something that reflects [Qatar's] official thinking."
Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement. Abusing any part of Palestine is abuse directed against the religion. Nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its religion. Its members have been fed on that. For the sake of hoisting the banner of Allah over their homeland they fight....
There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors. The Palestinian people know better than to consent to having their future, rights and fate toyed with. As in said in the honourable Hadith:
"The people of Syria are Allah's lash in His land. He wreaks His vengeance through them against whomsoever He wishes among His slaves It is unthinkable that those who are double-faced among them should prosper over the faithful. They will certainly die out of grief and desperation."
At this point, officials said, Jordan and Saudi Arabia have maintained nominal support for the PA. They said Egypt remains the strongest supporter of the Abbas regime.
In late January 2009, Hamas hosted a conference on the Israel-Hamas war in which the PA was not invited. Instead, Iran and Hamas leaders used the conference to attack the United States and raise the prospect of a new Palestinian leadership.
Barack Obama is up to this set of realities? George Mitchell?
"In its current form, it [the Palestine Liberation Organization] does not represent anymore a point of reference for the Palestinians," Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Masha'al said on Jan. 28. "It has become a center of division for the Palestinian household."
For his part, Abbas and his aides have accused Qatar of funneling huge amounts of money to Hamas. They said the Gulf Cooperation Council emirate has abandoned support for the PA to forge an alliance with Iran and Syria.
"This is cheap meddling in our affairs," PA official Ahmed Abdul Rahman said. "They are inciting some sick people like Khaled Masha'al to reject national reconciliation and to go ahead with their plans to form an alternative leadership. But these attempts are doomed to failure."