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Abbas Gantz Conference Deepens Division within Fatah, Palestine

Palestinian politicians, including Fatah, have severely criticized this week’s meeting between Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz.

Mahmoud Abbas visited Gantz’s house in Rosh Haayin in central Israel on Tuesday. (Reuters)

Palestinian politicians, including Fatah’s politician, the largest faction of the multi-party Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), have recently been held between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Defense Minister Benny Ganz. Criticized the meeting.

In an interview with Anadolu Agency, Palestinian official Nasser al-Kudowa, a member of the Fatah movement’s central committee, said the meeting was a further disregard for the Palestinian national identity and a major political mistake. rice field.

“This shouldn’t happen especially during this critical time, during which time our people are resisting settler colonialism, which is the eve of the armed revolution celebrating the anniversary,” he says. rice field.

Kudowa called on all factions within the PLO to take a clear position on the meeting. He said Abbas as the head of the Fatah movement stimulated the streets of Palestine.

Abbas visited Gantz’s house in Rochehain, central Israel on Tuesday to discuss various issues.

Ironically, the discord between the leaders appeared in Fatah on the eve of its 57th founding day, which is celebrated on Saturday.

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“Not a political conference”

But Palestinian political analyst Bilal Shobaki, who works at Hebron University, said there was nothing strange about the talks between Abbas and Gantz.

He said it was a continuation of Fatah’s policy since the 1980s as indicated by the Madrid Conference and the Oslo Accords.

“Fatah grassroots do nothing to correct the flow of their movements, and it is the responsibility of all Palestinians to correct the flow, but in opposition to what Fatah’s grassroots do in Abbas. If so, they have an additional burden. Abbas is acting not only as the top leader in Fatah, but also as the president of the Palestinian Autonomous Government, “said scholars.

Fatah, known as the Armed National Liberation Movement, is no longer in its original form, according to political analyst Raj Narusi.

“Today’s Fatah is the source of the legitimate existence of the Palestinian Authority. When the leader visits Gantz at his home, there is a big question here about where Fatah is,” he says. I did.

“This meeting shows that the West Bank of Gantz is a security issue and Abbas is responsible for this security company. This is not a political meeting,” he added.

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Source: AA

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