Ma’an reports that Abbas Zaki, a member of the Fatah Central Committee, said that reports of visits by official Arab delegations to Israel “constitute a deep stab in the Palestinian national struggle.”
Zaki said that these visits, including reports of Iraqi delegations to Israel in recent months, are a “serious blow to the legitimate rights of the people in their homeland.”
He added that these visits between the Arab officials and Israelis, whether public or secret, go beyond all the Arab decisions taken by the official Arab institutions against normalization with Israel until the people get their legitimate rights and the occupation leaves the Palestinian and Arab territories (which appears to mean all of Israel.)
Zaki stressed that the normalization with Israel is part of a growing conspiracy against the Palestinian struggle.
Articles like this betray how Palestinian leaders are panicking over the now-public lack of support that they are getting from their Arab “brethren.” I’ve been writing about how Arab states have been getting sick of the Palestinian issue for over ten years now. Because of pride, they couldn’t go public with their unease at throwing money towards a cause they no longer believe in, but over time even that obstacle is slowly toppling.
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