Come e’ noto, piu’ di un mese fa Fatah e Hamas hanno fatto uno storico accordo di unita’ nazionale, ed adesso hanno annunciato un governo di tecnocrati che guidera’ l’Autorita’ Palestinese verso nuove elezioni (le prime dal 2006) entro 6 mesi.
Fino a qui tutto chiaro e limpido, ma piu’ leggo i bollettini e meno capisco.
On 04 Jun 14, 1550 hrs, Palestinian security forces (PSF) reportedly arrested one Palestinian affiliated with Hamas in Hebron city.
(La polizia palestinese in Cisgiordania, e quindi a Hebron, e’ controllata da Fatah.)
On 05 Jun 14, overnight, PSF reportedly uncovered explosives, knives, flags, and military uniforms inside a vehicle belonging to Hamas in Hebron city. Several Palestinians affiliated with Hamas were arrested.
Succede anche il viceversa:
Fatah leader Arafat Abu Shabab was detained by Gaza security forces at Rafah crossing as he returned to Gaza strip. Fatah spokesman Fayiz Abu Aita said that Abu Shabab was detained after entering the Gaza Strip for the first time since the division in 2007. Abu Aita called for the release of Abu Shabab, adding that such actions against Fatah leaders in Gaza are “unjustifiable,” and “unacceptable, especially in light of the positive environment after the formation of the unity government.” (Maan News Agency)
Insomma, unita’ si’ ma fino a un certo punto.
Comprensibilmente, in Israele la nascita di un governo palestinese appoggiato da Hamas crea qualche ansieta’. E l’ondata di felicitazioni per il nuovo governo da parte di vari governi mondiali, compreso il fedele alleato USA, fa arrabbiare il governo israeliano.
Senior Israeli officials said Monday that Israel is deeply disappointed with the State Department’s announcement that the U.S. will continue to work with the new Palestinian unity government. “We are deeply disappointed by the comments of the State Department regarding working with the Palestinian unity government,” the officials said. “This Palestinian government is a government backed by Hamas, which is a terror organization committed to Israel’s destruction,” they said. “If the U.S. administration wants to advance peace, it should be calling on Abbas to end his pact with Hamas and return to peace talks with Israel. Instead, it is enabling Abbas to believe that it is acceptable to form a government with a terrorist organization.” Communications Minister Gilad Erdan, who is a member of the cabinet, blasted “America’s naivete,” adding that the U.S. “surrender to Palestinian dictates” severely diminishes the chances of returning to the negotiating table, and will force Israel to take unilateral measures in order to protect its citizens from “Abbas’ terror government.” (Haaretz)
Fino a qui tutto chiaro e limpido, ma anche da questo lato, piu’ leggo i bollettini e meno capisco.
The White House reacted harshly last night to Israeli criticism of its decision to maintain contacts with the new Palestinian government. “It is unclear to us why some in the Israeli political leadership are staking out such a hard line public position that is fundamentally at odds with their own actions,” a senior White House official told Haaretz. The official said that while it is criticizing Washington, Israel has maintained its “robust coordination” with Palestinian security forces. The official said that on Monday, the same day that the new and “technocratic” Palestinian government was established, Israel transferred over 500 million shekels in regular tax revenues that it collects on behalf of the Palestinians. “This was no accident and reflects the Israeli establishment’s clear interest in maintaining a functioning and stable PA that can effectively administer Palestinian areas,” the official said. “Israel has no interest in seeing the PA collapse and their actions this week reinforce this clear-eyed understanding, despite what some Israeli officials are saying publicly,” he added. “Our position has consistently been that the threshold for working with a PA government is that it recognize the Quartet principles and doesn’t include or share power with Hamas. It is against our interest – and Israel’s interests – to cut ties with and funding to such a PA government. A functioning, stable PA serves our interests, Palestinian interests, and Israeli interests.” (Haaretz)
(Note esplicative su quest’ultima notizia: 500 milioni di shekel sono circa 100 milioni di euro. PA sta per Palestinian Authority. Il Quartetto e’ un gruppo di rappresentanti di ONU, USA, UE e Russia, capitanato da Tony Blair, che non sono sicuro di aver capito cosa facciano durante la maggior parte del tempo. So di Tony Blair che sta spesso qui, perche’ fa parte del coro di una chiesa assieme a una babysitter filippina che abbiamo conosciuto, ed e’ citato nei ringraziamenti del libro Walking Palestine di cui parlai qui e qui.)