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Why is the abandonment of Palestine justified under the pretext of Iran? – Middle East Monitor

Israel launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip last Friday in a preemptive campaign. It claimed that the Islamic Jihad movement was planning to launch an offensive across Gaza’s nominal border. A senior Islamic Jihadist leader, Taisir al-Jabari, and many of his associates were martyred when the Israelis targeted the building he was in. The movement declared that the Israeli attack was a declaration of war, and the response was launched shortly thereafter.

Political analysis suggests that there are three factors directly related to the Israeli government behind the attack. The first was the claim that Islamic Jihad was preparing an attack on the Israelis. The “precautionary” measures of the occupying state therefore included the arrest of dozens of Islamic jihadist activists in the occupied West Bank, the most prominent of whom was Bassam al-Saadi. rice field. The movement said these measures were unjustified and gave Israeli authorities a deadline to release al-Saadi, saying that if he was not released, they would be forced to respond militarily.

The upcoming Israeli general election is also a factor. With three powerful politicians vying for the next prime minister, interim prime minister Yair Rapid, former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and defense minister Benny Gantz must all “prove” their security credentials. . There is no better arena for the Zionists to do this than in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Finally, there is Islamic Jihad’s alliance with Iran, from which they obtain money and weapons. It is clear that the Israeli government wants to use this element to tell people that the military has attacked an Iranian proxy in the Gaza Strip and killed one of its leaders, he.

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The Islamic Jihad movement makes no secret that it is part of an Iran-led axis. Its secretary-general, Ziad al-Nahra, is now in Tehran and has threatened to strike Israel with missile strikes. However, the movement has always said it takes no direction from Iran or anyone else and makes its own decisions that are appropriate for the Palestinian arena. considered the most radical of all Palestinian factions, arguing that Iran is using it as a means to turn Gaza into a standoff with Israel and to militarize the West Bank. ing. The Jenin brigade is stationed.

No matter what the West, the United States, and Israel claim about the Islamic Jihad ties and alignment, and whatever the movement says about the independence of its political and military decisions, Tehran wants to act on intelligence gathering. The Palestinian arena emerges as a strategic option here. This is nothing new. All conflicts in the Middle East are interconnected, so you can see that the Iranian regime is invested in every file, issue, and incident that occurs in the region. Statements by Iranian officials are heard about every crisis, so, for example, Ismail Qhani, the commander of the Quds Force, said Lebanon’s Hezbollah is preparing to launch a final attack on Israel to eliminate it, He said the resistance camp was ready. Recruiting the Palestinian resistance movement full-time is an Iranian investment in the Palestinian national liberation movement. where is the problem with that?

The main problem is not in statements made by Hossein Salami, commander-in-chief of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, during his talks with al-Naffre. Our goal and strategy is to liberate the Holy Al-Aqsa His Mosque and return the occupied Palestinian lands to their true owners. ”

The question is neither the constant threats against Israel by Hassan Nasrallah, the Iranian proxy in Lebanon, the secretary general of Hezbollah, nor the statements of Iraqi and Houthi militias that they are ready to fight Israeli enemies. There is none. These are all statements offered at the political auctions we are used to hearing.

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In fact, the problem is that some people are beginning to reflect all the grievances suffered at the hands of Iranian militias and their extended arms in the so-called Palestinian Axis of Resistance. The party of Palestine, or that party allied with Iran, Palestine, is no longer our concern. So some anti-Iranian Arab regimes put Palestine in the same equation as Iran.

This shortsighted and erroneous understanding leaves the Palestinian cause out of our minds as a moral matter of conscience for all Arabs. It also contributes heavily to the Iranian regime as it seeks to acquire and invest in the Palestinian cause.

What we must understand is that Palestine is not Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Fatah, PFLP or any other faction. That we disagree with Iran or someone else just because of the political positions adopted by the Palestinian parties or that they turned to another party and let them go whenever they want is not a political issue.

Palestine is an Arab land, an Arab neighbor, a cause that must remain at the heart of every Arab. We have to recognize the fact that it ties into the Iranian project in another way. The project, until further notice, paints a picture of the cause’s political, social and even cultural future, especially after the fall of Palestine. local Arab. The Palestinian resistance movement will do whatever it takes to stop the occupying power from shedding Palestinian blood repeatedly, and to force Israel to recognize the Arab right to obtain a viable independent Palestinian state. trying to acquire means to deter When the Arabs leave the Palestinian arena, Tehran and other nations will fill the void by giving Palestinian forces a deterrent, but harnessing this deterrence will be up to the powers that recognize it. there will be

For decades, the Arab people have paid money and blood for the Palestinian cause. Mother and father have struggled to make Palestine a living reality in the minds of all peoples of the Arab nation. Thousands of young men became Fedayeen fighters and in the early 1980s. Today, when public interest in the Palestinian cause is declining in most Arab countries due to educational processes led by some regimes and political circles, it is difficult to say that the Palestinian cause has become a political card. shows that they are very grateful to these mothers and fathers. Tehran’s hands due to this or that Palestinian faction’s close ties with Iran. They use this to normalize with Israel and justify the pathetic and flawed option of completely abandoning our people and our land in Palestine. This cannot continue.

This article first appeared in Arabic Al Quds Al Arabi August 8, 2022

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