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Mar 22,2018 - Last updated at Mar 22,2018

At a time when the Palestinian issue is going through one of its most sensitive and most challenging phases, the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and Hamas are at it again.

Last Tuesday, following what was reported as an assassination attempt against Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas directly accused Hamas of being responsible for the attack.

As a result, another row has ensued between the PNA and Hamas, at a time when the two were embarked on what looked like promising efforts to end the state of inter-Palestinian division, which has prevailed for decades and has greatly harmed Palestinian unity and ultimately the Palestinian cause.

This is the last thing they should be doing, regardless of who is innocent or who is guilty.

It always takes two to tango.

How can the Palestinians, as a general principle, hope to confront Israel politically and push for the restoration of their rights if they are so divided?

Under the current circumstances, however, when the odds are stacked against them like never before, inter-Palestinian discord and disagreement, let alone division and animosity, should be a taboo.

Israel is going ahead with its plans of aborting the two-state solution and swallowing more Palestinian lands, taking full advantage of the current freeze of the peace process, as well as inter-Arab and inter-Palestinian division.

At the same time, the USA, which has unilaterally given Jerusalem to the Israelis outside any peace negotiations, is working on a peace "deal", the so-called "deal of the century", which many observers are warning could be entirely pro-Israel and anti-Palestinian.

Worse, most Arab states have turned their back to the Palestinians and are either busy with inter-Arab rivalry or fighting, or pursuing their own interests, aloof as to what Israel is doing or the American administration is cooking.

And what do the Palestinians, represented by the PNA and Hamas, do?

Jump at each other's throats.

What can one say? What can one do?

That the Palestinians should sit down, settle their differences, and face Israel united? 

This has been said so many times in the past three decades now, and to no avail.

That some wise third party, Arab or international, should intervene to help the Palestinians overcome their differences and live up to the immense challenges between and surrounding them?

This has also been said and done so many times, and to no avail. In fact, third-party intervention could make matters worse, as we have learned and are learning from situations in many Arab countries.

Whether we like it or not, the most insurmountable challenge facing both the Palestinians and the Arabs today is management of internal differences. This is one fundamental aspect of the crises in so many Arab countries — Libya, Syria, Yemen, etc.  — and the Palestinian territories.

People, parties, factions in all civilised countries in the world differ, and at times radically and fiercely so, on so many matters. But they come terms with these differences, tackle them head on, and settle them smoothly and peacefully.

This simple, basic principle seems to register neither with the PNA nor with Hamas.

Unless and until the PNA and Hamas themselves realise that their own survival depends on mutual understanding and harmony, and unless and until it hits them hard that the misunderstanding and discord between them will affect the Palestinian cause fatally, there would be no hope for the desired change in inter-Palestinian affairs, and ultimately no fair settlement to the Palestinian issue.

Until this happens, what the PNA and Hamas are doing is nothing short of suicidal, for themselves and for the Palestinian cause.

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YES, THINGS ARE NOT GOING VERY WELL WITH THE PALESTINIANS BUT WHAT I HAVE CONTINUED TO ASK IS THIS? WHAT ARE THE CAUSES AND WHO IS AT FAULT????. NO MATTER WHAT THE PA SAY OR DO, THEY ARE WRONG. NO MATTER WHAT HAMAS DO OR SAY, THEY ARE ALSO WRONG BUT THE BIG ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM IS/ARE SOME ARAB LEADERS THAT ARE DOUBLE AGENTS, THE SPOLIERS IF NOT OUT-RIGHT TRADING OFF THE LIFE AND LIBERTIES OF THEIR PALESTINIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHOM THEY HAVE MORAL OBLIGATION TO SUPPORT AND HONESTLY GUIDE THROUGH PEACE. TODAY, HAMAS AND IRAN ARE THE BOOGIE MAN WHILE WE ALL FORGET THAT OVER 50 YEARS IN EXILE AS REFUGEES, NORMADS AND COUNTRY-LESS STATE IS MORE THAN ENOUGH AND SHOULD STOP. I CAN TELL YOU THAT IF THE ARAB LEADERS CAN OFFER ONLY AN HONEST 10% OF THEIR CALLS TO DUTIES IN YAMEN, LYBIA, IRAQ, SYRIA AND OTHERS BOTH COVERT AND / OR OVERT OBLIGATIONS TO THEIR MASTERS, THE WHOLE OF THAT REGION WILL BE FREE OF CHAOS AND RUINS. NO ONE IS / OR SHOULD SUPPORT THE PALETINIANS WITH ARMS TO FIGHT ANY ONE BUT AN HONEST TRUTH AND A FAIR BROOKER. ANY BAD SITUATION HAS ALWAYS SPINNED INTO DISASTERS WHEN SPIES PARADES AS PEACE-MAKERS. I HAVE NOT FIGURED OUT WHY THE UN AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY CAN QUICKLY GO TO WASRS IN SYRIA, IRAQ, EASTERN EUROPE AND EVERY PLACE ON EARTH IRONICALLY BECAUSE THEY WANT TO BRING PEACE, LAW AND ORDER BUT NOT WHEN THE PALESTINIAN ISSUE IS ON THE TABLE. THERE IS NO EXCUSE OR ANY FORM OF JUSTIFICATIONS. LET US NOT FORGET THAT HAMAS DID NOT COME TO BE BY CHOICE, ORDERS FROM IRAN OR BY ACCIDENT BUT OUT OF ELECTIONS FORCED ON TO THE PA WHICH MOST PEOPLE ARGUED AGAINST THEN AND WAS MADE A PRE-CONDITION FOR THE WORLD TO ACT FOR PEACE. PLEASE, KINDLY GO BACK AND REVIEW ALL THE NEWS CLIPS THEN AND PROOVE ME WRONG. HONESTLY SPEAKING, ALL THE COUNTRIES IN THAT REGION ARE GOOD PEOPLE, GOOD NATIONS, GOOD IF NOT EVEN BETTER THAN THE REST OF THE WORLD AND YET THIS PEPETUAL STATE OF WARS CONTINUES WHICH IS VERY VERY SHAMEFUL AS THE LEADERS IN THAT REGION TO CONTINUES TO PLAY POKA GAMES WITH THEIR FELLOW CITIZENS. WHERE ARE ALL THE PETRO-DOLLARS THAT IS FUELING THE WORLD WHEN THEIR OWN PEOPLE, ONE LANGUAGE, ONE FAITH, INTER-RELATED AND INTERWOOVEN ARE BEING STARVED BECAUSE THEY REFUSE TO BE HUMILIATED TO ACCEEPT DEFEAT. IF AND ONLY IF WE CAN MAKE PEACE IN THAT REGION, THE EGYPTIANS, THE SAUDI'S, THE JORDANIANS AND THE ISRALI'S WILL BECOME FULLY INDEPENDENT AND PROSPER BETTER THAT ANY WESTERN NATION BUT ALL CHOOSE TO PLAY POKER AND SOURRENDER THEIR RESOURCES TO THEIR MASTERS. WHY AND WHY SHOULD THAT REGION REMAIN IN CRISIS WITHOUT END. DONT FORGET THAT I AM NOT FROM THAT REGION OR SUPPORTING ANY SIDE BUT A JIMMY CARTER LIKE- PERSON OF PEACE, HONESTY AND INTEGRITY. MAKE HEY WHILE THE SUN SHINES AND STOP FUELLING FIRE WITH PETROL. I WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THE DAY THAT I WILL SEE THAT REGION AS SOUTH AFRICA IS TODAY. UNFORTUNATEL I AM AFRAID THAT MY HOPES ARE JUST AN ILLUSION GIVEN THE RE-ARRANGEMENTS OF THE GEOPOLITICAL EQUATIONS IN THAT REGION TODAY. SAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I also contest current measures in dealing with the Israeli conflict. Forgiving Israel for everything they have done is Parkinsonian and pedastilling peace and coexistence movements with a nation that is trying to exterminate our people and cultivate our land is blasphemous heresy and also warrants capital recourse. I also agree that mass casualty and fatality infliction is the only option to curb the Israeli war and extermination hedonry.

The Arab nanny role in dealing with the Israeli conflict doesn’t hold any weight.

The psychology of the parenting identity role of the paternal Arab forefather righting the wrongs of malaise Israeli leadership is ineffective at curbing Israel’s demographic extermination and homeland extermination policies. Also ineffective is the blitz bottle rocket skirmish attrition wars, which result in heavy retaliation casualty. Despite the heavy losses Israel suffered during the 2006 ground incursion attempt, Israel still publicly advocates and implements piecemeal measures advocating the extermination of the Palestinian people and the eradication of their homeland. The only effective way in dealing with the Israeli conflict is to inflict heavy casualty and fatality in orders which curb their extermination ambitions and platforms. Previous attempts to curb their extermination platforms and agendas have failed, and the piecemeal dissection stategy of nipping Israel’s military tentacles when they get touchy isn’t effective. Israel has made a clear statement that unless the Arabs inflict heavy casualty and fatality figures that have an impact against their war and extermination hedons, the fate of the Palestinian people and the Arabs will always be in Israel’s hand without mercy, leniency, or light. Unfortunately, the Arabs have no other option than to inflict heavy casualty and fatality numbers ordered to Western standards.

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