Palestinian Intransigence

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The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

The Palestinian-Israel problem will never be resolved peacefully or by negotiations because the conflict was mandated by Allah. This statement will be supported from the Quran and Ahadith.

Bukhari (52:177) – Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”

Bukhari (52:256) – The Prophet… was asked whether it was permissible to attack the pagan warriors at night with the probability of exposing their women and children to danger. The Prophet replied, “They (i.e. women and children) are from them (i.e. pagans).”  In this command, Muhammad establishes that it is permissible to kill non-combatants in the process of killing a perceived enemy.  This provides justification for the many Islamic terror bombings.

Bukhari (52:256) – The Prophet… was asked whether it was permissible to attack the pagan warriors at night with the probability of exposing their women and children to danger. The Prophet replied, “They (i.e. women and children) are from them (i.e. pagans).”  In this command, Muhammad establishes that it is permissible to kill non-combatants in the process of killing a perceived enemy.  This provides justification for the many Islamic terror bombings.

Abu Dawud (14:2526) – The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, “There is no god but Allah” and not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action; and jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist)

Abu Dawud (14:2527) – The Prophet said: Striving in the path of Allah (jihad) is incumbent on you along with every ruler, whether he is pious or impious

Quran (2:191-193) – “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief] is worse than killing…

but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful.   And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone.  But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun (the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)”  (

Translation is from the Noble Quran)  The historical context of this passage is not defensive warfare, since Muhammad and his Muslims had just relocated to Medina and were not under attack by their Meccan adversaries.  In fact, the verses urge offensive warfare, in that Muslims are to drive Meccans out of their own city (which they later did).  The use of the word “persecution” by some Muslim translators is thus disingenuous (the actual Muslim words for persecution – “idtihad” – and oppression – a variation of “z-l-m” – do not appear in the verse).  The actual Arabic comes from “fitna” which can mean disbelief, or the disorder that results from unbelief or temptation.  Taken as a whole, the context makes clear that violence is being authorized until “religion is for Allah” – ie. unbelievers desist in their unbelief.

Quran (2:216) – Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.” 

Not only does this verse establish that violence can be virtuous, but it also contradicts the myth that fighting is intended only in self-defense, since the audience was obviously not under attack at the time.  From the Hadith, we know that this verse was narrated at a time that Muhammad was actually trying to motivate his people into raiding merchant caravans for loot.

 

The above are a selection from the hadiths and from the Quran to show the commands of Allah that every Muslim accepts unconditionally. Now I will extract one or two items from the constitutions of Hamas and Fatah and also the Israeli to illustrate the Palestinian conformity with the Quran and Hadiths and the dissimilarity with that of the Israeli text.

 Goals of the HAMAS

The Islamic Resistance Movement is a distinguished Palestinian movement, whose allegiance is to Allah, and whose way of life is Islam. It strives to raise the banner of Allah over every inch of Palestine.’

‘Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.’

The Fatah Movement’s Essential Principles

The Movement’s Essential Principles

Article (22) Opposing any political solution offered as an alternative to demolishing the Zionist occupation in Palestine, as well as any project intended to liquidate the Palestinian case or impose any international mandate on its people.

Basic Principles of the State of Israel

Civil and Human Liberties
5. The rights enumerated in this Constitution are founded on the recognition that every human being is created in the divine image and is endowed with freedom and dignity.
6. Every person is entitled to the preservation of life, limb, and safety.
7. Every person is entitled to the preservation of his privacy, personal discretion, and property.
8. Every person has freedom of religion, freedom of conscience, freedom of opinion, and freedom of culture.
9. Every person has freedom of movement.
10. Every person has freedom of expression.
11. Every citizen of Israel and every resident of the State has freedom of assembly and freedom of association.
12. Every person is entitled to a fair trial.
13. Every person is presumed innocent, so long as he has not been convicted according to law.
14. Citizenship is acquired and nullified according to statute; every adult citizen is entitled to relinquish his citizenship in a manner to be determined by statute.

15. All are equal before the law; rights and obligations apply equally to all citizens of the State; the failure to fulfill obligations may entail the loss of rights and eligibilities, as shall be determined by statute.

Observation:

There is a world of difference in the 3 constitutions. The reader may decide on what are the causes of the irreconcilable differences in  Palestine. But we also often hear of the unlawful occupation of Palestine; what is the truth?

There is No Occupation

by Morton A. Klein

National President, Zionist Organization of America
Arab spokesmen regularly complain about what they call “the Israeli occupation” of the Judea-Samaria-Gaza territories. But the truth is that there is no such “Israeli occupation.”

To begin with, nearly all Palestinian Arabs currently live under Yasir Arafat’s rule, not Israel’s. Following the signing of the Oslo accords, the Israelis withdrew from nearly half of the territories, including the cities where 98.5% of Palestinian Arabs reside. The notion that the Palestinian Arabs are living under “Israeli occupation” is simply false. The areas from which Israel has not withdrawn are virtually uninhabited, except for the 2% where Israelis reside.

The term “occupation” is also used to indicate that Israel has no right to any presence in Judea-Samaria-Gaza or the Old City section of Jerusalem, and that the Israeli presence in any of those areas constitutes illegal “occupation” of someone else’s land. In fact, Israel has the strongest religious, historical, and legal claim to this land, The territories of Judea-Samaria-Gaza and the Old City of Jerusalem were integral parts of the Jewish kingdoms throughout the biblical eras, and are explicitly mandated by the Hebrew Bible as part of the Land of Israel.

These lands were Jewish thousands years ago, under King David, King Solomon, and other Jewish rulers; can anybody name a Palestinian Arab king who ever ruled over “Palestine”? No–because there never were any.

All of the most important Jewish religious sites are situated in those territories. The very name “Judea” –a term which was commonly used by the international community throughout all the centuries until the Jordanian occupation in 1949– is derived from the same root as the word “Jew,” testifying to the deep Jewish connection to the land. The reason Jews are called “Jews” is because we come from Judea. This historical-religious right was the basis for the League of Nations decision, in 1922, to endorse the Jewish people’s right to all of the Holy Land, on both sides of the Jordan River.

From the standpoint of international law, it is important to note that prior to 1967, there was no other recognized sovereign power in the territories. Israel’s capture of Judea-Samaria-Gaza and the Old City of Jerusalem in 1967 did not constitute an illegal “occupation” of someone else’s land, because prior to 1967, there was no legal or recognized sovereign power there. The Jordanian occupation Judea-Samaria and Jerusalem during 1949-1967 was illegal, having been carried out in defiance of the United Nations Security Council. The only countries in the world to recognize it were Pakistan and (in part) England.

Furthermore, Israel captured the territories in self-defense. Israel took over Judea-Samaria-Gaza and the Old City of Jerusalem in self-defense, in response to aggression by Jordan and Egypt in June 1967. Had Jordan not invaded Israel –ignoring pleas by Israel to stay out of the war– Israel would not control Judea and Samaria today. As former State Department Legal Adviser and former head of the International Court of Justice in the Hague, Stephen Schwebel, has written: “Where the prior holder of territory had seized that territory unlawfully, the state which subsequently takes that territory in the lawful exercise of self-defence has, against that prior holder, better title.”

It is also significant that U.N. Security Council Resolution 242 does not require complete Israeli withdrawal from the territories. Resolution 242 requires Israel to withdraw “from territories” captured in 1967, but the authors of the resolution deliberately left out the word ‘the’ before ‘territories’ because it was their conviction –as articulated by then-British foreign secretary George Brown– “that Israel will not withdraw from all the territories.” The Soviets tried to insert ‘the’, but that effort was specifically rejected so as not to suggest that Israel is obliged to surrender all of the territories.

Finally, it should also be noted that the Oslo Accords recognize Israel’s right to remain in the territories, at least until a final settlement is reached. The Oslo accords accept Israel’s presence in the territories at least until an Israel-PA agreement on the final status of those areas. Chapter 2, Article X, Clause 4, specifically recognize that in the disputed territories, “Israel shall continue to carry the responsibility for external security, as well as the responsibility for overall security of Israelis for the purpose of safeguarding their internal security and public order” until a final accord is reached. Furthermore, the Oslo accords do not require Israel to dismantle any of the Israeli communities in Judea-Samaria-Gaza–in effect, an acknowledgment of Israel’s right to maintain those communities, at least until a final-status agreement is reached.[1]

In short, the notion that there is an illegal Israeli “occupation” is a myth.
Source: http://www.zoa.org/pressrel/20020510b.htm [2]

Comments

John Kerry, Philip Hammond, Ban Ki Moon, The Egyptian government, are all attempting to stop the fighting in Palestine. Hamas refuses to stop firing their indiscriminate rockets into Israel and Israel is determined to defend herself. But to the politicians really think they understand the problem or believe they can stop it?

The Hamas and Fatah constitution, backed by the word of Allah as in the Quran, means that Hamas and Fatah will not change their determination to eliminate Israel from their midst. It is so written into their constitution and unless these constitutions are removed or altered, their stance will be as immutable as the Allah’s Words in the Quran. So if it is immutable, their stance will also be immutable. Has anyone in 1400 years ever managed to change the ideology of the Quran. Does John Kerry think he is greater than Allah? Can’t the politicians see the intransigence of the situation. Peace cannot be achieved with Israel located in and surrounded by Islamic people no matter what the United Nations declares. Israel has the right to defend herself. The problem is not solvable under present circumstances. It is futile to attempt it. The rules will have to change.

The only way to stop the hatred is to demand the removal of the unacceptable clauses in the Hamas and Fatah Constitutions,  to begin with. Then later, to get the Islamic world to delete all the anti-infidel verses in the Quran.

References:

[1] Causes of Palestine-Israeli conflicts: https://mbplee.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1668&action=edit 

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