Ramallah – Al-Ramsa
Dr. Saeb Erekat, Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, said that Palestine and Jerusalem are more important than the Fatah and Hamas movement and all the Palestinian factions, stressing that there is no justification for the continuation of the Palestinian division that the Trump administration and Israel are taking as a loophole to implement their plans.
In an interview organized by the Press House with the Information Center at An-Najah National University, he affirmed that what is currently lacking in Palestine is an end to the internal division and the strengthening of national unity and political partnership.
“The closer we get to ending the division in the Gaza Strip, the closer we will be to independence, because Gaza means Palestinian patriotism,” Erekat added.
National Council held
He pointed out that the current Palestinian situation requires holding a meeting of the National Council, preceded by holding meetings with the factions as well as the factions of the Liberation Organization, stressing not to underestimate the importance of the recent initiative carried out by the member of the Central Committee of the Fatah movement, Gabriel Rajoub and the deputy head of the political bureau of Hamas, Saleh al-Arouri, given that This strengthens political partnership in the future.
He said: “The map proposed by Israel will keep complete security control in its hands, and Trump’s plan will replace Jerusalem with the capital of Kafr Aqab and the camp of Shuafat and Abu Dis,” noting that in that plan a wall would be built four times the size of the wall now around the settlements.
Netanyahu fears punitive measures
He pointed out that Israel will not allow a two-state solution and will not accept one state with equal rights, and that 40% of children between 1948 and 1967 were exterminated in the catastrophe and the setback, noting that the Oslo agreement stipulated that after 18 months of existence of the Legislative Council will be delivered The Gaza Strip is 100% and 92% of the West Bank.
Erekat pointed out that the annexation plan was not suspended, because Article 29 of the Israeli government coalition stipulates that the first of July is the beginning of the annexation procedures, not the end of them.
He explained that Netanyahu does not care about the condemnation statements, since without punitive measures and accountability, the annexation plan is inevitably coming.
He said: “Netanyahu is a man who believes that Israel is a strong state, and he is a man who knows that there is no history before him and no future without him, and he does not believe in the two states or any project for the Palestinian people, and he believes that power achieves what he wants. “
We did not delegate anyone
Erekat thanked both the Arab Republic of Egypt and Jordan for their unchanged positions, and confirmed to them the importance of the Palestinian issue and the rejection of the annexation plans and the deal of the century.
He said: “The countries of the region have a great responsibility, and there is a huge difference between those who serve Palestine and those who use its name, because the Palestinian leadership wants good for all the countries of the region.”
Erekat stressed that “the Palestinian leadership did not authorize anyone to speak on its behalf, stressing that playing in the Palestinian arena is a taboo, but at the same time the greatest responsibility falls on us.”
The role of power
وحول دور السلطة اكد عريقات أنّ “الاحتلال يريد السلطة الفلسطينية أن تكون خدماتية وأداة من أدوات ديمومة الاحتلال”، مبيّنًا أنّ “ضم أي متر من الضفة الغربية هو إنهاء لوجود السلطة وليتحمل الاحتلال جميع واجباته”.
واوضح أن إسرائيل وواشنطن تريدان ان تكون مهمة السلطة الفلسطينية خدماتية ووظيفية ، وأداة من أدوات ديمومة الاحتلال.
وشدد عريقات على أن وظيفة السلطة الفلسطينية هي نقل الشعب الفلسطيني من الاحتلال إلى الاستقلال
ترامب اقر 48 عقوبة ضدنا
وعن العلاقة مع ادارة الرئيس الامريكي دونالد ترامب قال عريقات: “عقدنا 37 لقاء مع الإدارة الأميركية كان آخرها في شهر أيار 2017، منها 4 لقاءات كانت بحضور الرئيس محمود عباس، ومشروع الضم يعطي الإسرائيلي حق تقرير مصيرنا، وهو ما يعتبر جريمة حرب.
واضاف : إنّ إدارة الرئيس ترامب نسخت ولصقت المطالب الإسرائيلية التي تقدم بها المفوض السامي ولم يخجل ترامب من ذلك، مضيفًا أنّ 6 رسائل خرجت من الكونغرس الأميركي تعارض خطة ترامب- نتنياهو.
وأشار إلى أن “إدارة ترامب منذ ديسمبر 2017 وحتى اليوم اتخذت 48 إجراء وعقوبة ضد الشعب الفلسطيني، منها الاعتراف بالقدس عاصمة لإسرائيل ونقل السفارة الامريكية للقدس، وإغلاق القنصلية الأمريكية، وإغلاق مكتب منظمة التحرير في واشنطن”.
He stressed that the Palestinian leadership will not sit with the current US administration, which takes these positions, regardless of the costs, noting that those who question the PLO will find themselves in the box of the century deal and the project to liquidate the Palestinian issue.
We will prosecute Israel
On the International Criminal Court, he said that the Palestinian leadership has intensified its work with the International Criminal Court, and has come a long way in that, stressing that the leadership is going to the court in order to prevent the recurrence of Israeli crimes and protect our Palestinian people.
He added: “We will go to the International Criminal Court with a file of crimes committed by Israel in order not to repeat these crimes, stressing that all the field executions and arrests by Israel on our land are war crimes,” indicating that everything that Israel is doing on the ground is war crimes.