conditional acceptance of the Road Map.
Fadlullah: Israel’s acceptance of the Road Map is a maneuver
that will not deceive the Palestinians
Asked in his
weekly seminar about whether the enemy's acceptance of the
"Road Map" means that the Zionists have began to
seriously consider a Palestinian state having failed to end
Religious Authority Sayyed
Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah said:
The clearest explanation of the
enemy's "acceptance” of the “ is the one provided by the
enemy's war minister:
"We did not endorse the
Road Map but we agreed on a general understanding with U.S”. He
further explained that this vote does not constitute an
“endorsement to any legally binding document but a general
declaration of intentions" indicating the American
Administration’s dire need for creating an atmosphere of
political dialogue, which ,albeit fruitless, will suggest that the
it is serious in furthering the settlement in the region.
Thus the Israeli reserved and
conditional acceptance, with its emphasis on certain reservations
especially the one that deals with the Palestinian refugees and
refuses their right of return, is a part of the American- Israeli
ploy that have not achieved all its goals yet.
This ploy is based on two main
foundations: Talking about peace and "painful"
concessions on the one hand, and killing and dislocating more
Palestinians as well as destroying their infrastructure to
facilitate his settling-security project without any international
pressures thanks, to the American coverage that is always ready to
blame the Palestinians just as what had happened in all previous
While we believe that the enemy
has failed in twisting the arm of the Intifada, and began to be
exhausted by its continuous operations that had a draining impact
on its economy and security, we are quite suspicions of the
international and regional movement that accompanies the American-
Israeli recent diplomatic actions as it seems to be an effort to
advance the settlement while in reality it aims at undermining the
Palestinian struggle which has been mounting since the beginning
of the second Intifada.
Therefore, we would like the
Palestinians to be cautious as they try to thwart this new scheme.
They have to play different and concerted roles that they will
divide among them, and they have to uphold their national unity to
safeguard their national unity to hold on to what they have so far
achieved, especially since it cost them huge sacrifices, that
resulted in acknowledging their struggle as one of a wronged people. Since Preserving national unity is an
essential element in confronting the new international, regional
and perhaps Arab conspiracy.