Palestine: International Protection and Trusteeship

May 21, 2018 Middle East , Opinion , OPINION/NEWS

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By

Sami Jamil Jadallah

 

 

Last week Arab and Muslim countries, some reluctantly sending much lower representatives, attended a special conference of the Organization of Islamic States at the request of Turkish President Erdogan.

 

Absent from such an important conference were the President of the Palestinian Authority (term expired 10 years ago) and the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and UAE.

 

The meeting ended with calls for an international board of inquiry into the massive shootings of unarmed demonstrators in Gaza and a call for international protection of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.

 

Here is the problem. Not so sure how this international force will work and whether the US on orders from Israel will veto such a proposal, in addition to whether the UN Security Council at the mercy of the US veto will ever be able to carry out such a demand let alone a resolution.

 

More importantly how this will fit with the PLO and Mahmoud Abbas‘ 80,000 Palestinian security forces which eats more than 60% ($1.3 billion annually) of the PA annual budget and which in 25 years failed to provide any safety or security for the Palestinians. Failed to prevent one single attack by criminal settlers, failed to prevent one Israeli targeted killings, failed to prevent one single house demolition, failed to prevent the forced entry of Israel security forces into a village or even a house, and worst failed to prevent the burning or uprooting of one single olive tree or prevent a single attack on a mosque or a church.

 

How can anyone make any sense demanding international protection when the PLO and Fatah security forces failed to provide such protection? Of course we all need to understand that the Palestinian Security Forces, as agreed to in Oslo, was to provide protection for and assist the Israeli Occupation with its mission in the Occupied Territories, providing auxiliary security for the IDF and armed Israeli settlers.

 

One can understand the needs for such a force in Gaza which may require the disarming of both Hamas and Islamic Jihad, which is not a bad idea if these international security forces can prevent Israeli attacks and defend the people of Gaza from Israeli jets, tanks and drones, and whether such security forces will have the necessary military gears to withstand an Israeli assault. Of course this means the opening of the port and airport and all international access for the people of Gaza. It is best to make access through the ports and airports without having to worry about Egypt closing its borders.

 

However, all this will make only sense if the UN Security Council with no veto from the US push through for an “international trusteeship’ to take charge of both the security of the Occupied Territories (Gaza and West Bank) and also the administration of the civil affairs of the Palestinians under Occupation.

 

This of course means the end of the PLO and Fatah as managers of the Israeli Occupation and the loss of a very lucrative contract that made all leaders of these organizations multi-millionaires, and it also means that Hamas must give up both the security and administration of Gaza.

 

Already Israeli agents within the US governments and in other countries like France and the UK with seats in the UNSC will become very active making sure that such things never happen, giving excuses that Israel, by killing, murdering hundreds and wounding thousands of civil unarmed demonstrators, is defending itself, with similar editorial in both the New York Times and the Washington Post standing up for Israel’s right to kill and murder innocent and unarmed civilians who were by the way demonstrating within their own besieged Gaza and never close enough to be cause of worry for the massive number of Israeli snipers deployed.

 

Until such time as the PLO and Fatah decide it is time to end this tragedy, conspiracy and fraud it had perpetuated on the Palestinians and the world for the last 60 years, give up its financial interests in the continued occupation, there is no hope for such things to take place. For sure the PLO will stand in the way as the sole and legitimate representative of the Israeli Occupation.

 

The international trusteeship will guarantee that Israel will evacuate the Occupied Territories, toss to the garbage can the Oslo Accord, disarm all Israeli settlers and trespassers, disarm all Palestinians factions including PLO Security Forces and an interim period of 5-7 years during which the hope for a new Palestinian leadership to emerge to replace this corrupt, incompetent and illegitimate leadership that hijacked the Palestinian cause for the last 60 years.

 

The new leadership should work with those Israelis who are willing to give up their Zionist apartheid racist state for the OneState for all of its people. It will happen as this is the only solution forward.

 

 

 

 

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Sami Jamil Jadallah

Sami Jamil Jadallah is a US citizen, an immigrant from Palestine with over 35 years of international legal and business experience in the US, Middle East, Europe and North Africa. He is a Veteran of the US Army and holds a BA degree in political science and economics, a master degree in public and environmental affairs and doctor of jurisprudence from Indiana University.

Active in international and local affairs, Sami is a co-drafter of the Preamble for the Constitution of the One State for All of its People in Palestine and is active in veteran’s affairs in support of their re-integration in American society. He lectures and writes on a variety of topics including terrorism, social, economic and political issues related to the US and the Middle East.

Sami believes that education is the only way to transform the Middle East into a peaceful productive region and calls on all foreign troops to get out of the Middle East, leaving the people to shape their own destiny. Sami is in semi-retirement but fully engaged in voluntary work and engaged in the peace movement in the Middle East.

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