attempt of Rantisi
Assassination attempt of Rantisi is the first Repercussion of the
Sharm el-Sheikh and Aqaba Summits
Asked in his weekly
seminar about the meaning and impact of the attempting to
assassinate Dr. Abdulaziz al-Rantisi on the Israeli and
Religious Authority Sayyed
Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah said:
This is not the
first time the enemy tries to assassinate members of the
Palestinian political leadership to find a way out of the impasse
it has been drawn to by the Intifada having failed in forcing the
Palestinian people to yield by means of killing civilians and
destroying the infrastructure.
We believe that
this attempt is an execution of certain political and security
demands that were agreed upon in the Sharm el-Sheikh and Aqaba
To execute the
Road Map which encompasses about 80 per cent of the Israeli
strategy, the plan that was set out is based on destroying the
Intifada and disarming its militant fighters, thus ending any
Palestinian resistance and depriving the Palestinian people from
any source of strength.
have said that this is a message to the American president being
the sponsor of the Palestinian state ,but we believe that the
Zionists are telling Bush that they have started to implements his
plan of fighting what he calls terrorism. But the political
consequences of this operation indicate that the Road Map project
has failed to give the image that would convince the Arabs and the
Palestinians that America is serious in its pursue for peace,
since its Zionist allies, who do not act in a way that contradicts
the American plan, are joining their efforts with the Americans to
keep the Palestinian issue in the tunnel.
statements in both summits talked about the so-called Palestinian
terror, but he did not say a word about the Zionist atrocities. He
even asked the Palestinian Authority to crack down on the Intifada
without asking the Zionist government to stop its assassinations
and destruction of houses even with the dwellers living in them,
because all this in his view is self-defense.
president is a master in the art of lying when he wants to pass a
project, as evident from his talk about weapons of mass
destruction. Thus we wonder if the Road Map for peace is another
lie for political consumption and to reduce the frustration of the
Arab people that has been continuously mounting as a result of the
The Arab leaders
are helpless and even frightful when it comes to American threats.
To save face they issue meaningless resolutions, and execute the
American plans. They have turned into an element of pressure
against the Palestinians instead of being an element of support.
criminal attack has rallied the Palestinian people behind their
Intifada, and enhanced the strength of its faithful leaders. It is
true that the stage is quite critical, but they have to overcome
its difficulties by claiming to their national unity and ensure at
the same time the continuity of the Intifada in accordance with a
new plan that relies on objective study and not emotions alone.
still the main rallying cry for all Islamic and Arab peoples in
their struggle for freedom and dignity whether in the preset or in