Jonathan Tobin writing in the neoconservative Commentary magazine today conceded that Hamas are the real leaders of the independent state of Palestine – not Fatah.
But all is not quite as it seems.
Because Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas is about to push for recognition of Palestine as a non-state member at the UN, the Israelis and their neocon supporters have come up with a new Chutzpah arguing that:
Abu Mazen [Abbas] claims he is the sole representative of the Palestinian people, but is not assuming responsibility for the fire from the Gaza.
Its classic divide and rule stuff typical of tactics used by invaders and colonial powers for centuries. The idea here, of course, is to both belittle Abbas’ authority in the West Bank ahead of demanding recognition at the UN, and, at the same time, to use the latest round of violence between the Israelis and fighters in the Gaza Strip, which was started by the IDF, as part of a propaganda campaign that will lead up to a full-on invasion of the Gaza Strip.
Where will it all lead?