Lire en entier : les efforts de l’Arabie séoudite pour désarmer la Résistance palestinienne
Saudi Arabia behind effort to disarm the Palestinian Resistance
Information made available to the emir of Qatar indicates that Saudi Arabia and the UAE are trying to disarm Hamas and the Palestinian Resistance movements through the Egyptian initiative as part of a plan hatched with the Israelis and the Americans. The Saudis were trying to impose the plan on Abbas during a meeting that was planned with King Abdullah before Abbas received information about the Saudi proposal. This proposal is in total contradiction with what Saeb Erekat said about the summary of the meeting between Abbas and Khaled Mishaal in Doha on July 12, namely, “stopping the Israeli aggression and lifting the siege off of the Gaza Strip,” as well as taking the changes to the Egyptian initiative proposed by Hamas into consideration.
Saudi Arabia refused to make any changes to the Egyptian initiative and asked all parties to support it even though the initiative treats the victims and perpetrators as though they are equal despite the sharp discrepancy in the balance of power between both sides. The Egyptian initiative also fails to even condemn Israeli crimes against Gaza or to reference the rights of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and the rest of occupied Palestine.
An article by David Hearst in the World Post on July 20 titled Attack on Gaza by Saudi Royal Appointment might seem like incitement against the kingdom. But when considered alongside statements by major officials in Israel, it becomes reality and not fabrications. The article offers commentary on statements by Israel’s former defense minister, Shaul Mofaz and his successor David Ayalon. This royal warrant is “nothing less than an open secret in Israel, and both former and serving defense officials are relaxed when they talk about it,” according to Hearst.
On July 14, Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot reported from government sources news of Israel’s intention to put forward a proposal to the United Nations (UN) Security Council to provide $50 billion to rebuild Gaza in return for pacification and disarming Hamas and the Palestinian factions. The newspaper quoted these sources saying: “Israel wants to obtain international guarantees, such as those that have been agreed upon in the Syrian chemical weapons disarmament deal.”