On Tuesday, July 16, I read the following news on the Gaza Now website: “Ghussein confirmed that security services affiliated to the Fatah movement are aiding the Egyptian media in fabricating stories against Gaza.”
Truth and lies in Cairo
Must we return to violence?
The things that unite Fatah and Hamas far outweigh those that divide them, and these are things that are shared with the majority of the Palestinian people.Bakir Oweida
It is not good to generalize. However, I still recall—indeed, it is difficult for me to forget—the inter-Palestinian violence that occurred in the past. This is not to mention the documents and announcements issued by secret cadres within both organizations which, as soon as they were issued, appeared to strongly hint at the possibility of impending attack. Must we see a return to the bloodshed that took place in the streets of Amman in September 1970 [the Black September civil war]? Or is this scenario closer to Damascus and its role in Beirut? Is it necessary now to re-open old wounds regarding what happened in the camp wars in Lebanon between the former blood brothers and comrades-in-arms, resulting in an inter-Palestinian slaughter?
United we stand
“Nobody wants Gaza”
Would it not be better for Hamas and Fatah to announce that they accept the two-state solutions, but referring in this case not to Israel and an independent Palestinian state, but rather to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip?Bakir Oweida
I will never forget the manner in which this Fatah official stopped suddenly in the middle of the street and looked me in the eye. “Do you want the truth?” he asked. “Of course,” I replied. He said: “Nobody wants Gaza, and that is the truth.” I answered that Hamas has shown that it wants the Gaza Strip, and indeed has taken it, so what is Fatah going to do now? He did not give an answer.