Long live reconciliation
Long live reconciliation
March 25, 2012
AS IT prepares to take power in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood is overhauling its relations with the two main Palestinian factions in an effort to put new pressure on Israel for an independent Palestinian state.
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Brotherhood officials say that they are pulling back from their previous embrace of Hamas and its commitment to armed struggle against Israel in order to open new channels of communications with Fatah, which the Brotherhood had previously denounced for collaborating with Israel and selling out the Palestinian cause.
Brotherhood leaders argue that if they persuade the Palestinians to work together with a newly assertive Egypt, they will have far more success forcing Israel to bargain in earnest over the terms of statehood.
The shift in the Brotherhood’s stance toward neutrality between Hamas and Fatah – acknowledged by officials of both groups – may relieve US policymakers, who have long worried about the Brotherhood’s relationship with the more militant Hamas.
The US considers the militant Palestinian group to be a terrorist organisation. But the shift in Egypt’s policies may unnerve Israel, because it is a move away from the former president Hosni Mubarak’s exclusive support for the Western-backed Fatah movement and its commitment to the peace process. Israeli officials have said they will not negotiate with a Palestinian government that includes Hamas.
Moussa Abu Marzouk, a senior Hamas leader, said he favoured more conciliations with Fatah.
”Reaching reconciliation is in the best interest of the Palestinian people,” he said.
Fatah officials, for their part, say that so far they have been pleased with the Brotherhood’s neutral approach to both factions.
The New York Times
He affirmed that his Movement has concrete information not analytics stating that high-level US officials, Zionist leaders, political and security officials from the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah, and Arab figures having ties with the occupation met several times to explore avenues of tightening the blockade on Gaza, and forcing Hamas to recognize Israel.
The Arabic section of the Palestinian information center (PIC) published on Friday two documents issued by Fatah related to this conspiracy. Other documents will be posted later when disclosed by Hamas.
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