Yes, to an international security force in Occupied Palestine, but not for the reasons Abbas and Abed-Rabou talk about!1 07 2007
These days and in a recent visit to Paris, Mahmoud Abbas head of the Palestinian Authority floated the idea of having an international security force in Gaza. Yaser Abed Rabbou, the Secretary of the Central Committee of the PLO, which has no legitimacy whatsoever, floated the same idea in an interview on Al-Jazeera. The problem is that the two floated different reasons and different objectives for the international force.
The PLO and all of its many committees and the much-touted “institutions” have lost all legitimacies long time and do not represent anyone but the executives themselves and the parasite they are. If one is to evaluate the performance of the PLO and its leadership (Shukairi, Arafat and Abbas) over the last 40 years it has been nothing short of a total disaster presiding over the self-destruction for the Palestinian cause.
President Abbas floated the idea of an international security force under the pretence of providing the Palestinians with the kind of security they need to undertake a new and free election. Abed Rabbou, on the other hand gave the explanation that the international security force in Gaza is to provide protection from the Israelis. Both Abbas and Abed Rabbou are much less forthcoming with the their reasons and trying to pull a fast one on the eyes of the Palestinians. No one can believe what comes from Ramallah or Gaza.
Both Abbas and Abed Rabbou reasons have nothing to do with the elections and have nothing to do with protecting the Palestinians of Gaza from the daily attacks by Israel. The international security force has every thing to do with the need to bring back Fatah warlords to Gaza to carry on with its reckless behavior and it has every thing to do with damage control after Hamas routed Fatah security organizations and gangs and their warlords and it has everything to do with brining Gaza back under the control of Ramallah. The PLO and the PA have never behaved or acted in the best interest of the people, always and without fails all decisions and actions taken were and are in support the homogeneity of the PLO and its defunct organizations and institutions and it has every thing to do with making sure Fatah keeps its security contract with Israel. Oslo has nothing to do with the people under occupation and has nothing to do with liberating the people and ending the occupation, it has every thing to do with Arafat and his self preservation after his disaster siding with his late friend, the criminal Saddam.
I have called for an international security force for a long time, back in 1988 and have posted a number of articles on this blog in support of such an international security force under an international trustee ship. Yes, the Palestinian people more than ever need a trusteeship and they do need an international security force to protect them from Israel and protect them from the PLO, PA, Fatah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, organizations and leadership that are leading the Palestinians to self destruction and have done nothing so far in the best interest of the Palestinians and all decisions made have every thing to do with preserving the privileges of the leadership. If in fact the leadership of these organizations did represent and acted in the best interest of the Palestinians people, we will not have an Oslo, and we will not have a PA that is riddle with corruption and incompetence and we will not have the many lose militias and armed gangs, warlords, and we will not have that many Israeli informers who pin point targets for Israeli rockets and we will not have the Fatah-Hamas mess we have now.
An international security force will be the best thing that can happen to the Palestinians of course in conjunction with a trusteeship to take over the day-to-day administration of the Occupied Territories from the Fatah’s PA in the West Bank and from Hamas in Gaza. The international trusteeship supported by an international security force is to take over from the Israeli Occupation and take over the total administration of the territories from both Israel and the Palestinian Authority and should have the mandate to disarm All security and paramilitary organizations, including all PA security forces, Fatah Preventive Security Forces, Fatah paramilitary and militias, Hamas militias, Islamic Jihad militias, tribal militias and the very private militias of some of Fatah warlords. Of course disarming all Jewish settlers will have to go hand in hand with disarming the Palestinians.
Perhaps after 5 years of total control by the trusteeship, then and only then can the Palestinians have the opportunities to have a free election without the ever present and intimidating forces of Fatah and the PLO and without the presence of armed Islamic movements? The international security force can and for once free Palestinians from Jewish Occupation and free them of the PLO, Fatah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, organizations and leadership that have been nothing but a disaster.