Warning from a plan to
involve several Arab parties in cracking down the Intifada
Sayyed Fadlullah: Any
weakness in Palestine will have an Impact at the state of the Arab and
Islamic region as a whole.
Asked in his weekly
seminar in the Al-Zahra Hall of the Imamian Hassanian Mosque, about
the state if the Palestinian Intifada and its prospects in the light
of the recent security agreement with the enemy, The Religious
Authority Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah said:
After about two years with the Intifada
still very much alive and thriving, the enemy began to feel that it is
very difficult to put an end whether to the Intifada or to the
struggle of the Palestinian people.
It might slow down at times, but it
then quickly resumes its pressure on the Israeli occupation with all
possible means, proving that the Israeli impasse is quite
overwhelming, and that it is impossible to crush the struggle of a
people that seeks to end occupation.
And this is what the Zionist media
itself has admitted, when it said that the enemy’s army has done all
what an army could do.
Thus, we find that the enemy has turned
to making the Palestinian people fatigued and feeling that they could
not achieve anything through the Intifada.
They have also tried to suggest that
the hardships the Zionist society endures are nothing compared by the
one the Palestinians are living in, the strategic effects of the
Intifada on the Zionist society notwithstanding.
Therefore, the security agreements,
whether under the name of "Gaza-Bethlehem first" or any
other, that have been prepared in the US and many other Western and
Arab capitals, is an integral part of the attempts to contain the
Intifada. The new plan requires the participation of several Arab
parties in the attempts of ending the Intifada under the pretence of
reform, or reorganizing the security apparatus.
Although we are aware of how critical
the situation is, and how dangerous the American threats to several
Arab states are, we ought to warn from taking part in this plot of
besieging the Intifada as a prelude to a bigger political project to
the entire region, for any weakness in the Palestinian position will
undoubtedly have a direct and indirect impact on the Islamic and Arab
Thus, we ought to move on two parallel
lines: To revitalize the Arab and Muslim street in order to provide
moral and physical support to the Intifada and the Palestinian people.
And secondly to thwart all the American political and security
attempts that aim at getting the Palestinian lost in a new endless
Both the peoples and the governments
bear a joint responsibility in doing this, for some of these
governments still have certain potentials and resources that enable
them to confront the continuous pressures, thus paving the way for the
birth of a stronger confrontation movement in the coming stages.