by Scott Creighton
Yesterday in the town of Rafah in Gaza, Israel attacked a car, injuring 5 people that they said was being used by Hamas militants transporting “rockets”. Israeli military spokesman said it was in retaliation for the launching of 10 or so rocket out of Gaza that targeted Southern Israel. This, on the same day that Israel’s prime minister, Ehud Olmert, said any such attacks would be met with a “severe and disproportionate” response.
However, yesterday a Hamas spokesman stated on an Israeli radio show that they were not behind the rocket attacks and that they didn’t know where they had come from or who had shot them off.
The Hamas spokesman is suggesting that the only people with anything to gain from these attacks, that will certainly by used by Israel as justification for more violence and wanton destruction in Gaza, would be “those Israeli collaborators”.
Well, this morning Al Jazeera English is reporting that another group, al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades (the military wing of the Fatah faction loyal to Mahmoud Abbas) has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the military wing of the Fatah faction led by Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, told Al Jazeera that it carried out the attacks. al Jazeera
Now this is no small admission when you take into consideration that Mahmoud Abbas’ complicity with Israel’s increasingly illegal occupation of the West Bank, plus the fact that Hamas, not Abbas’ Fatah Party, was freely elected to run Palestine until Israel and the U.S. didn’t like the outcome of that election, so they helped Abbas overthrow Hamas.
It’s also important to note that Abbas’ party has been recently referred to as the “moderate” ruling party of Palestine that Israel and the U.S. want in charge of the Gaza Strip.
With Hamas signaling it is willing to enter a cease-fire with Israel, it was the U.S.-backed Fatah party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas whose so-called military wing took responsibility for a barrage of rockets and mortars fired from the Gaza Strip today.
Fatah’s Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades called WND and also released an official pamphlet to take credit for firing at least five rockets and four mortars today… World Net Daily
So with Hamas stating that they want to enter into a new cease-fire with Israel, who benefits from these new attacks?
Well, clearly Fatah and Israel. Fatah wants Hamas weakened and eventually removed from control of Gaza, especially now after the recent attacks, because they have actually gained support within Palestine for standing up to the occupying IDF; the next election in Palestine would probably see greater loses for Fatah.
It’s no secret that several Palestinian Authority and Fatah officials in the West Bank would have liked to see Operation Cast Lead end with the removal of Hamas from power in the Gaza Strip. … One of these officials, a close associate of Mahmoud Abbas’s, went as far as saying in a closed meeting that Israel made a “big mistake” by not finishing the job and keeping Hamas in power. Jerusalem Post
Hamas being in control of Gaza also gives them control of the huge natural gas reserves sitting off-shore. Those reserves have been the subject of negotiations between Israel, Egypt, and Abbas for years, and a weakened Hamas in the area would allow Fatah to move in, take control, and finalize the deal of handing over the natural resources of the Palestinian people to Israel.
But giving away Palestinian resources to the Israelis is nothing new for Abbas’ Fatah party. They have been doing it for some time now in the West Bank, or at least, turning a blind eye to the settlements that take the best land and water resources from Palestinians and hand it over to Israeli settlers.
So right now, we certainly have a situation developing in Gaza that looks like a classic false-flag operation; Fatah wants control of Gaza and so they get their operatives in Gaza to launch rocket attacks on Southern Israel so that the IDF is justified in launching their “disproportionate” attack on what’s left of Hamas.
And when you think about it, looking back over the last 23 day pounding of Gaza, Israel reported several times that Hamas was “terrorizing” members of rival factions (Fatah); killing them, capturing them, wounding them and so forth. This, Israel claims, shows how brutal Hamas really is; killing and attacking “their own”.
Top diplomatic sources in Jerusalem told WND last month Abbas and his top representatives had waged a quiet campaign for months asking the Israeli government to target Hamas in Gaza just before the PA president’s term in office expired Jan. 9 World Net Daily
Now, if you were to take this new information into account, perhaps you would get a better understanding of the situation from the beginning.
Have Abbas’ al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades been launching rockets all along, with the intention of helping Israel justify the wiping out of Hamas? Is that why Hamas captures and kills Fatah’s al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade fighters when they can? They are simply protecting their people by trying to stop rocket attacks?
This story should be on the front page of every paper and news website in America right now. These connections are not hard to make. The fact that the story is getting so little press, after the obvious war crimes committed over the past month, shows just how complicit the American main stream media is in the genocide in Gaza.
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