So many times, already, I have pointed out that the Jerusalem Post should retake its old name Palestinian Post. And, again, today, it claims that the PA’s head dictator for life is defunding the “opposition.” Really?
Well, really not. The opposition consists of people who want human rights, democratic freedoms, honest elections, freedom of assembly and the press, women’s and gays’ rights, food instead of money lining the pockets of the rulers. Well, there is no need to defund them. They are not funded.
No, if you read beyond the headline, you discover that Machmoud Abbas is defunding the even more militant fractions than the ruling Fatach party. That’s not the opposition. That’s the competition.
The only difference between them is that Fatach wants to stay in power and destroy Israel 50 years from now, while the other fractions demand a piece of the cake now and destroy Israel yesterday.
Also, do you remember all these times and counting that we were told the myth that Abbas cannot stop terrorism because “he’s weak”? Well, here you see yet another proof that the bully of Ramallah is not frail at all.
When is the international community finally going to demand human rights in the areas under PA occupation and supply support for them?