The Palestine Papers and the "Gaza coup"

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    In February 2007, after months of clashes between their supporters, Fatah and Hamas agreed to form a "national unity government" headed by Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. Enraged by this, the US government hatched a plot, along with Fatah strongman Muhammad Dahlan, to engage Hamas militarily in Gaza. But the plot failed and in June 2007 Hamas turned the tables and overran Dahlan's US-supported militias.

    Until now, the most comprehensive and essential account of these events was contained in David Rose's April 2008 Vanity Fair article, The Gaza Bombshell | Politics | Vanity Fair

    An initial reading of the Palestine Papers supports Rose's account and provides details of hitherto unknown secret, high-level "Quadripartite" meetings among Israeli, American, Egyptian and Palestinian officials whose explicit goal appears to have been to undermine the national unity government. The essential point here is that part of the PA -- loyal to Mahmoud Abbas and backed by the US -- was actively plotting with Israel and its allies against the legitimately-constituted unity government.

    Two documents in the Palestine Papers contain minutes of these meetings. The first is dated 11 March 2007 and titled "Quadripartite Meeting of the Gaza Security Committee."

    The Palestinians in attendance were Dahlan, Jamal Quaeid, Rashid Abu Shbak, Basil Jaber and one more whose name has been redacted by Al Jazeera. The American team was headed by US Army Lt. General Keith Dayton, the Israeli team by General Amos Gilad and the Egyptian team by one General Sharif.

    This first meeting was intended to establish the "quadirpartite forum" and lay down "rules of engagement." Firstly it was agreed that only Gaza would be discussed, not the West Bank.

    Secrecy was to be the top priority. According to the rules of engagement, "All parties made very clear that nothing discussed in the meeting should be shared with anyone outside the forum. All parties made clear that any leakages would greatly hurt the forum and all those participating. All parties made clear that any leakages would immediately result in the cessation of the use of this forum and the projects being aborted. Also not to be shared is the fact that the forum exists, nor should who is attending the meetings be leaked. The press will not be involved."

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    Egypt's Medal

    "During a discussion of Egypt's role, Israeli General Amos Gilad had high praise for Egypt's repressive state security services.

    "'I always believed in the abilities of the Egyptian Intelligence service [GIS]," he said. It keeps order and security among 70 millions -- 20 millions in one city -- this is a great achievement, for which you deserve a medal.

    "'It is the best asset for the middle east.'"

    The Palestine Papers
     
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    CAIRO, (PIC)-- Informed Israeli sources said that Israel offered Egyptian intelligence director Omar Suleiman its readiness to help Egypt and carry out operations to quell the people's revolution and demanded him to prevent the alleged arms smuggling into the Gaza Strip.

    Quds Press quoted the sources as affirming that Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday during a phone call with Suleiman, who was sworn in as vice president a couple of days ago, expressed his fears over the situation in Egypt and offered him intelligence and security services to end the protests.

    Israel offers Egypt services to control popular uprising
     
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    Those stupid letters were proven to be FAKES- Sent from yahoo mail by an anonymous author using android. The continual propaganda spewed by Hamas Daily here or Aryan Cenrtal is laughable.


    Palestine Papers: Fake letter from "Palestinian businessmen" to Obama
    In the trove of so-called "Palestine Papers," we find a draft letter that was supposedly written by anonymous "Palestinian businessmen" was written to then-President Elect Obama.

    The letter was obviously drafted by the PLO, as it echoes similar letters ghost-written by Abbas to Obama in the same time period.

    This is a cynical ploy, akin to presenting a petition with fake names. It is a good example of the deception that the PLO uses when trying to influence world leaders. Even more cynical is that the fake "businessmen" can tell baldfaced lies to Obama without being called out for being liars - something that the PLO negotiators cannot do directly. Some are highlighted below.



    Here's the link for more:
    Elder of Ziyon: Palestine Papers: Fake letter from "Palestinian businessmen" to Obama
     
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    The 'Palestine Paper' that got away...

    Jews who owned land have the right to have their land restored to them or to be compensated, if restitution is not materially possible. Jews are entitled to compensation for other material and non-material losses, including lost profits, lost income, etc. caused by their displacement and dispossession.

    Of course, they hold this position because they do not want to appear hypocritical with their demands from Israel. (The PLO also includes an annex to list legal arguments that Jews do not have any rights to the land anymore, in case they need to use those arguments publicly.)[/quote]

    This is one of the Palestine Papers stories they wanted to remain buried.

    Because they want peace? Look at what our Saudi poster says. Not peace. Destruction of Israel.

     
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    WOW, Israel sure screwed a lot of people.
     
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