A report on dangers that threaten Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa mosque
All praise is due to Allah, the Lord and Cherisher of the Universe. May His peace and
blessings be upon prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him), his
household, companions and followers of right guidance till the Day of Judgment.
The Zionists' practices and offensives done repeatedly on the city of Jerusalem, the
holy Aqsa mosque, Islamic antiquities and monuments represent enormous dangers
that are considered as parts of the enemy schemes aiming at the Judaization of
Jerusalem, which means the displacement of Palestinians and the Arab residents of
Jerusalem and making the remaining of them as a minority inside the holy city versus
the Jewish majority. The Zionist occupation authorities then seek to usurp the Arab
property, eradicate landmarks and Islamic monuments and demolish the second
holiest Islamic shrine "Al-Aqsa mosque" and establish the alleged Solomon Temple
on its location and ashes. After then they intend to replace the Arab landmarks and
monuments with other Jewish ones.
By this Judaization of the city of Jerusalem itsv holy Aqsa mosque, and its landmarks
the Zionists will control the Palestinian lands and expel its legitimate inhabitants.
Then they will bring Jewish settlers to live in Palestinian places. To achieve this goal,
the Israeli occupation authority designed its policies according to two levels, these
First: at the level of the earth: This is done according the following actions:
1. Issuing 25 laws and a number of decisions and orders to the Zionist occupation
authorities to confiscate Palestinian land and real estate in Jerusalem. The most
serious of these laws is the Absentees' Property Law, the Law of Green Earth, the law
of confiscation for the public interest and the tax law, particularly the arnona tax
imposed on land and real estate, and the law of natural reserves.
2. Freezing the new construction policy of the Arab Palestinians and not allowing
them to expand their constructions either horizontally nor vertically. This as well as
the demolition of buildings by the pretext of not having license ,so about 550 houses
were demolished so far since the occupation of Jerusalem in 1967. This caused
shortage in Palestinian houses. This led them to search for housing outside Jerusalem.
3. Establishing Zionist settlements within the borders of the Arab city of Jerusalem
and the areas surrounding it, where the Jewish settlers dominated about 35% of the
total area of Arab Jerusalem.
4. Building the Zionist annexation expansion wall to get Arab communities outside
Jerusalem and annexing the Zionist settlements to Jerusalem.
This will make the Jewish held territories to be more than the Palestinians owned
Second: at the level of demography and population:
The Zionist occupation authorities put multicultural policies to accelerate the
demographic change of the population in the city of Jerusalem. This includes:
1. Withdrawing the identity cards of a large number of Jerusalem citizens for
different reasons and for flimsy pretexts, as well as isolating a large number of
citizens of Jerusalem outside the holy city by establishing the Zionism annexation and
2. Pressuring Jerusalemites and forcing them to migrate and expel them outside the
holy city by force, as what happened with 160 families in Alsalam Suburb in Shua'fat
neighborhood, 40 families in Burj al-Amud near Bab Alamood, 17000 Jerusalemite
emigrated from Jerusalem to the countries outside Palestine since the Jewish
occupation of Jerusalem in 1967, 12000 Jerusalemite emigrated inside Palestine, and
with 8000 who were outside Palestine at the time of the occupation of Jerusalem.
3. increasing illiteracy among the Palestinians of Jerusalem, and corrupting them
morally by deploying drugs and alcohol on a large scale in order to create a
Palestinian generation which does not belong to his national issues and does not
abide to the Palestinian people's values and moralities. By this, the generation will fall
victim to its passions.
For the Zionist policies regarding land and population, the Palestinians in Jerusalem
face difficult choices .These are :
1. Obtaining the Israeli citizenship and thus lose their Palestinian Jerusalemite
2. Obtaining a foreign nationality and thus be deported from Jerusalem after three
months according to the Israeli law, which have been enacted to achieve this goal.
3. They can not carry the Palestinian nationality in Jerusalem according to the unjust
Oslo agreements held with the Israeli enemy.
4. They can not retain the Jordanian citizenship according to Wadi Araba agreement
held between Jordan and the Israelies, but only hold Jordanian travel documents and
not official passports.
Therefore, Jerusalem ,the Aqsa mosque , other sanctities and its monuments are liable
to real danger and of all aspects , as it appears below:
Section I: threats against the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque
First: The repeated attacks on both the sanctity of the holy Aqsa Mosque and the
These attacks totaled five hundred attacks approximately, since the Israeli occupation
of the mosque in 1967 up till now. The most famous of these attacks are:
1. The burning of Al-Aqsa mosque in 21/8/1969, which burned a large part of its
southern side, especially Salah Al-Din Alayooby platform, as well as the repeated
attempts to burn the shrine.
2. The seize of Al-Buraq Wall, which they allegedly call the Wailing Wall, where
they practice their counterfeit and distorted religious rites.
3. Shooting fire by soldiers, police and the Zionist settlers on Islamic worshippers
inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque repeatedly. This caused a large number of martyrs and
wounded, the latest of such attacks was on Friday 9/2/2007.
4. Preventing Muslims of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank from entering the Al
Aqsa Mosque and praying there , this policy is in progress up till now.
5. The Zionists repeated attempts to explode Al-Aqsa Mosque with explosives and air
strikes, these attempts were discovered before being done, so all these tries failed.
6. Attacking the guards of Al-Aqsa mosque repeatedly by beating and injuring some
of them, and preventing them from entering the yards of Al-Aqsa mosque more than
once in order not to practice their role in preventing the Zionist settlers from entering
Al Aqsa Mosque and its yards for performing their religious rites.
Second: the increase of excavations underneath Al-Aqsa Mosque and its holy yards.
The Israeli occupation authorities started these excavation. right after occupying the
Eastern Jerusalem in the war of June, 1967. the Israeli enemy started excavations
from the southern side of Al-Aqsa Mosque, where there are some palaces of
Umayyad Caliphs. The cross-section area of these excavations increased in both the
east and the west, where they reached the ablution area (Almtaudha). I.e. they
reached the double length of the Holy Al Aqsa Mosque to the north. The Jews are
planning to have their excavation reach underneath the Dom of the Rock and to
expand westward to the western wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque and its yards right from the
Chain (Asselsela) door up to the end of the western wall to the south.
Third, during the last twenty years, the Israeli occupation forces have been digging
tunnels of different lengths to the west of Al-Aqsa mosque, i.e. from Al-Boraq wall
up to the interior part of the holy city to the north-west. In addition, a number of
tunnels have been discovered recently in the east, precisely in the Ein Selwan district,
which are of 600 ms. Long. The most recently discovered tunnel extends underneath
Al-Aqsa mosque to the Cup area, this is of ten ms depth. It in other areas reaches
20ms depth. Its shaft is not less than 5ms to allow cars, vehicles and bulldozers to
Fourth, the Zionist enemy started building a tourist town below the Cup area some
time ago, which includes a Jewish synagogue for performing Jewish rites. They
placed a model of the alleged third Temple of Solomon inside it. The town also
includes a Zionist museum for presenting alleged Jewish history on this holy land, in
addition to establishing a Jewish religious institute for educating the young men and
women the counterfeited Jewish religious and historical issues.
Section II: threats to the city of Jerusalem
First: Some brokers institutions such as the Bretton Elad, Ateret Cohanim and some
traders buy real estate and old buildings surrounding the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque to be
given to the Jewish settlers, making use of the Palestinian bad need of money and
their inability either to pay taxes or to renovate their houses in the old city.
The Israeli settlers managed to occupy 75 estates close to the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque,
in addition to ten prosperities, which are subject to be occupied unless their be a
rescue for their landlords.
The Jews also managed to usurp thousands of acres in a number of districts of
Jerusalem under tyrant and insolent laws just to establish new settlements and expand
others like; Maaleh Adumim, the largest settlement in Jerusalem. This settlement
expanded so widely that it borders the Red Khan area which locates in the midway
between Jerusalem and Jericho.
It is worth mentioning that the Israeli occupation authorities imposed a number of
illegitimate laws and plans for confiscating the Palestinian land. The rate of the
confiscated land of the Jerusalemites reached 34%, while the percentage of the
confiscated area from the green land and natural reserves is 40%. The rate of unused
land confiscated is 7%. The rate of the frozen land is 3%, and the rate of
infrastructure and streets is 6 %. Therefore, the total ratio of the confiscated land of
East Jerusalem reached 90% of the registered territory. These are currently under the
control of the Israeli occupying authorities. Consequently the rate of the remaining
land left at the disposal of the Palestinians in Jerusalem is only 10% of their lands.
Second: there are spots of Jewish settlements inside the holy city surrounding the Al-
Aqsa mosque built in place of Palestinian houses captured since the occupation of the
Holy City in 1967 under the pretext that these properties are for absentee owners who
were not present. The Israelis built synagogues there to perform some religious rites,
and built religious institutes and houses for a large number of Jewish settlers. These
mounted about 75 colonizing spots. These include the spot the Jews occupied in
January 2007, which is just about 93 metres far from the Dom of the Rock mosque to
the west in the neighborhood of Haylwaad. This spot is specified for building a
Jewish temple, which is planed to be larger than the Dom of the Rock mosque mainly
in its size and Dom.
Third: The Israeli occupation authority is trying hard to spread all means of drugs
and alcohol abuse among young people of Palestinian Arabs from both sexes, whether
Muslims or Christians in the city of Jerusalem just to divert them from thinking of
national and fateful issue, particularly 'the Al-Aqsa mosque' the symbol of their
According to recent statistics; the number of those accustomed of taking intravenous
drugs and alcohol and those who are marketing them is about 5000 people. This
affects the doom of the city of East Jerusalem and the future of its Palestinian
Fourth: The Israeli occupation authority has almost completed establishing the racial
expansion wall which tightly surrounds the city of Jerusalem. Therefore, the holy city
has become completely isolated from the Palestinian West Bank cities and villages.
The Israeli occupation also established international barriers surrounding the city,
where no one from the Palestinians and others is allowed to enter or leave it without a
an official permit from the Israeli occupation authorities.
V.: Since the war of 1967, the Israeli occupation designed special laws for Jerusalem,
which totaled 25 laws. The strategic objective of these laws is to Judaize the city of
Jerusalem and expel its people. This is to turn the number of its Arabs population to
2010 people, this represents less than 12% of their current number which mounted
In the other hand, the Israeli occupation is trying to intensify the number of the Jewish
settlers in the holy city to reach one million settlers through the fulfillment of the
decimal plan which ends in year 2010. The Israeli occupation is trying intensively to
achieve this object as soon as possible, this is by implementing these illegitimate
laws, policies and procedures against the Palestinian residents of this holy city. The
above procedures are currently accelerated to achieve this plan.
Sixth: The Zionist enemy tries to hinder the work of the Palestinian institutions which
operate in the city of Jerusalem, educationally, socially, economically and healthily
etc, and impose heavy taxes, prevent building new institutions and even putting
obstacles before renovating the present ones.
The Israeli occupation authority has prevented any political institution for the
Palestinian people in the holy city to work, as what happened with the Palestinian
Seventh: The Israeli occupation authorities are planning to build the Great
Jerusalem city up till 2010. This city will have an area of about 600 square kilometers.
To achieve this goal the Israeli enemy intends to annexate a lot of the confiscated
Palestinian land, that is estimated of thousands of acres. Another scenario of
achieving the same goal is represented in expanding the already existed settlements
or establishing new ones around the holy city. The Zionist authority intends to have
the "Greater Jerusalem" be wide enough to include at least a million Israeli settlers,
who are brought from different areas of the world as indicated above.
Eighth: Under the scheme of the Israeli occupation authority to Judaize the city of
Jerusalem, Ha'aretz newspaper reported in its edition on Thursday 10/05/2007 that the
Planning and construction committee in the occupation municipality of Jerusalem
decided to adopt a new colonial plan.
This plan includes building three neighborhoods in the city of Jerusalem for the Jews.
The Hebrew newspaper added that this decision was taken ten days ago.
This includes the following: The Planning and construction committee clarified its
intention to have initiative to change the structural map to give chance for having
constructions in other parts of Jerusalem –(Volga (Aloga), Givat Allona, and Atarot
According to the Palestinian Center of information, the President of the Zionist
Committee- Yehoshua Pollack ,who is one of the most supporters of colonialism in
Jerusalem - announced that the aim of this new scheme is to create what he called a
geographical link between Jerusalem and the Zionist settlements in the southern and
eastern parts of Jerusalem.
This Zionist colonial plan will include establishing new neighborhoods for the Jews.
This appears as follows:
• First Quarter: the Volga region – (the Aloga) - which lies south-west of Jerusalem,
and Rgis area which is one of the Palestinian territories that was occupied after the
war of June 1967.
Establishing this new colonial neighborhood aims at building about ten thousand new
This will create what is called geographical link between Gilo colony, which is
located to the west of the town of Bethlehem and areas surrounding it, and between
colonies of Beitar Illit and the settlements complex in Kfar Etzion.
• Second Quarter: In the Atarot airport area north of Jerusalem, the Israeli occupation
will build ten thousand housing units in order to link them with Beit El settlements by
• Third Quarter: The Planning and construction committee of the Israeli occupation
municipality of Jerusalem recommended converting the region that lies between Abu
Dis town and the eastern wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque to a special area for the Jews.
Zionist sources added that the Israeli occupation is planning to build five hundred
housing units in this region.
It should be noted that these new neighborhoods are located in an occupied
Palestinian territory. This territory was occupied and seized during the war of June
The occupation authorities claim that these areas are apart of the so called absentees
property. They falsely claim that some of these lands which the neighborhoods will be
established on, are owned to Zionist and American investors.
It should also be mentioned that the average number of Zionists who are proposed to
live in these neighborhoods , is not less than three hundred thousand Jewish settlers.
The occupation authorities are operating to expel our people in Jerusalem and forcibly
expelling them outside by several means and by enacting in terms of unfair and unjust
The strategic aim of these Israeli illegal acts against Jerusalem city is for Judaizing the
holy city and expelling its Palestinian people in order to place the Jews instead.
Section III: threats against the Islamic landmarks in Jerusalem.
The Islamic monuments and landmarks in Jerusalem, in particular and in Palestine in
general are subject to serious risks due to the continuous Zionist aggression to
suppress these features either by demolition or change. A sample of these monuments
and landmarks, which are subjected to dangers, is represented in the following:
First: excavations in the hill of Moroccans door and Buraq Wall: the Zionist enemy
decided to remove this mound which is one of the main symbolic landmarks in
Jerusalem. it is part of the Moroccan district, which is an Arabic, Islamic and
Palestinian neighborhood. Saladin specified it to the Moroccan Muslms who helpt
him in liberating Jerusalem. These excavations are divided into two phases:
Phase I: the start of bulldozing the hill of Moroccans' gate and the road that it is built
in. The Israeli occupation authorities started bulldozing in the first week of February
2007 under the supervision of Zionist archaeologists and under the protection of the
Israeli occupation soldiers. This process was formally directed by the Jewish
political leadership and the Zionist president of the municipality of Jerusalem.
This new Israeli aggression targeted one of the most important monuments of
Jerusalem and the holy Al-Aqsa mosque. The Moroccan hill lies off the wall of Al-
Aqsa mosque to the west and Buraq Wall, which the Jews falsely call " Wailing Wall.
" to the south.
It should be noted that this mound is one of the monuments of the Moroccan
neighborhood, which was inhabited by a large number of Moroccans Islamic Arabs
who derive from the Arab Moroccan countries throughout the Islamic history.
Therefore, it was called the Moroccans district. After then it was settled by the
Palestinians, but after the Isreali occupation of the city of East Jerusalem after the war
of 1967, the Zionest Jews worked hard to seize this district and change its features.
They built Zionist buildings and fortifications in place of the ruins of the homes of
indigenous Palestinians and Arabs who have been expelled and displaced.
Additionally the Israelis seized the rest of the Palestinian homes and property.
Subsequently the neighborhood is now allegedly called "the Jewish quarter" after
they had changed the original features of the district completely.
It should also be mentioned that the objectives of the Zionist enemy in its aggression
on the Moroccans hill are:
1. Searching about Zionist monuments referring to the alleged Solomon third temple
as stated by a large number of Zionist.
Despite these intensive works of excavations and tunnels digged earlier, the Jews
were unable to find any trace of their alleged temple.
2. Expanding Buraq Wall to the south to allow the largest number of Jews perform
their alleged rites in this Islamic holy, blessed place.
The reasons for the Jews to select bulldozing this road and this mound, at this
specific time, are as follows:
1. To challenge the Arab, Islamic and Palestinian will; which is currently in its
weakest stage compared with the the Zionist challenge and arrogance.
2. the Jews practice these actions according to schemes and policies they design to
take over the Al-Aqsa mosque and Judaize the buildings surrrounding it to separate it
from the Palestinian districts.
Second stage: This stage aims at doing new excavations, demolition and removal acts
under Al- Buraq Wall and the road to the Moroccan gate in the city of Jerusalem. The
Zionist occupation authorities announced a new tender on Thursday /10/05/ 2007.
This was supervised by "the Zionist monument authority" which invited Israeli
business men to apply to this tender to perform assistance acts for the archaeological
excavations under the Buraq Wall and the Moroccans road.
This work includes transferring soil, practicing drilling, doing engineering acts,
constructing and strengthening walls, putting banners, removing sidewalks,
establishing pipe networks and various infrastructures. This stage is also divided into
First: The removal of about thirteen thousand cubes of soil and stones, which will be
removed from Moroccans and Buraq Wall hills (This means, approximately, twenty-
two thousand tons).
In the first phase of this tender, it is conditional to bring small bulldozers to be able to
enter under the Buraq Wall.
Then bringing a large bulldozer and a driller to continue demolishing underneath the
western wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque which views Buraq Wall. This phase will last about
Phase II: this stage is vague and has not been explained clearly in this tender. The
only written words about this stage are: (The business is done in the area of Al Buraq,
which is an archaeological site and a sacred place).
Sheikh / Raed Salah referred, last Tuesday 08/05/ 2007, that the monument authority
protected by Zionist police accompanied the contractors applying for the tender in the
area of Moroccans door near the Buraq Wall. Sheikh Raed Salah indicated that the
tender requires those who want to participate to have the following:
1. Have expertise and enough experience to implement the excavation and remove the
2. Working hours are to be during evening and night from 3 pm to 6:30 am the next
3. areas of work should be organized and tidy for the entry of tourists in the next day.
4. Obtaining licenses needed for implementing these actions is the responsibility of
the contractor who will have the tender.
Second: bulldozing the Supreme Islamic Council building:
On Sunday 22 /04/ 2007, the Zionist occupation authorities issued an order to
demolish and bulldoze the Supreme Islamic Council building in Jerusalem. Shaykh
Ameen al-Husseini, the President of the Supreme Islamic stuff in Palestine, issued an
order of building this Council in 1929, after the events of Al Buraq revolution the
Palestinian people lunched in 1928 to
prevent performing the Jewish prayers and rites at Al Buraq Wall next to Moroccans
The Zionist enemy demolished the Supreme Islamic Council's Building relying on
the unjust, illegitimate law of the absentees property.
It should be noted that this Council and its building is one of Muslims Endowments in
the city of Jerusalem. This endowment is the ownership of all Muslims, which can
neither be lost by the run of time nor under any unjust Zionist allegation. This also
corresponds to the holy land of Palestine because its an endowment land for all
Additionally, it is important to note that this building was established in an
Andalusian architectural style, and its located on the middle line separating between
the eastern and western part of Jerusalem.
Third: Ansari Library:
This library is considered as one of the Islamic antiquities and one of the oldest,
largest and most important public cultural libraries in Jerusalem. It contains the most
famous scientific, historical, cultural and literary books. It also includes the most
famous volumes and references in various types of knowledge and literature.
Thousands of students, professors and educators from various parts of Palestine and
the world benefit from it . Also it was a forum for poets and men of letters before
establishing the racial annexation and expansion wall of and before the closure of
This library is a historic one, it was established before the existence of the Jewish
occupation of Palestine and Jerusalem in 1948. This library is threatened nowadays,
by the Jewish occupation authorities in Jerusalem, to be demolished in the end of
2007. The library owner, Mr.Fahmi Ansari ,was given a formal letter about that from
the authorities which claim that it stands in the railway line that will be set up.
This is considered as a new flagrant aggression on our people and on their cultural,
literary and historical heritage.
Fourth:Maman Allah Cemetery:
Maman Allah (Mamalah) Cemetery lies off the city of Jerusalem to the west. It is two
kilometers far away from Hebron. Its estimated area is about 2001 dunums.
The area of the cemetery when registered in the records of the land-Property division
on 22 /March/1938 was (134,560 acres). This area of the cemetery was recorded in a
registration document "Cowichan Thabo" which included the land of Islamic
endowment. As a result of the arcticural development and the increase of population
this cemetery has become in the center of the city. Thus the burial of the dead was
banned in 1927 by a decision issued by the Islamic council headed by Alhaj Ameen
Al-Husseini the Mufti of Palestine.
The cemetery of Maaman Allah has the remains of more than seventy thousand
companions, followers and martyrs.
This includes the remains of the prophet's companion Obaada Ben
S-Samet, may Allah be pleased with him.
This cemetery suffered from a lot of attacks during the British mandate and up till
now. Some of these attacks are recorded below:
1 - in 1948, the Israeli occupation authorities occupied the cemetery considering it
within the property allocated to the so-called Absentee Property.
2 - in 1967, the Israeli occupation government changed a large part of the cemetery
to a public park, called the Park of independence, after bulldozing the dombs and
sweeping the bones of the dead.
3 - In 1985 – 1987, the Israeli occupation authorities destroyed dozens of graves and
swept the bones of the dead under the pretext of constructing sewerage networks, and
expanding the car park .
4 - In 15/11/ 2000, the electricity company of the Israeli occupation authorities did
works of excavations in the cemetery scattering the bones of the dead under the
pretext of putting electricity wires in the ground.
5. Using part of the cemetery to be a headquarter for the Israeli ministry of commerce
6. in September 2002, the Israeli occupation authority announced its intention to
establish a compound of courts in the area of the cemetery.
7. Nowadays, the cemetery is subject to organized processes of Judaization, since the
Israeli occupation authorities intend to establish a colonizing project there, called
"center of human dignity "or "Museum of Tolerance" with the participation of the
Governor of California Arnold Coartznniger.
The American construction companies called "Vezntal Center" and "S Deliosi
Mijzomim" have started establishing the museum
on the land of the cemetery after having authorization from the Israeli authority of
development. The excavations conducted by the Israeli occupation authorities
bulldozed a number of graves and scattered the remains of the dead in a shameful,
insolent and uncivilized way.
8 – the Division of Territories in the Israeli occupation entity made an iron fence
surrounding large areas of Maaman Allah cemetery and closed Al-maqaam door, then
the division fixed notices in Hebrew; as (the State of Israel – Division of the land of
Israel – it is forbidden to enter this region - and he who violates this will shoulder
responsibility), this means that the Palestinians are not allowed to enter the cemetery
despite the fact that the Karama association succeeded to get a decision from the
legal court of Jerusalem on February 6th 2006 preventing the acts of excavation.
On October 3rd 2006, the supreme court in Israel gave a two month period for replying
on the suggestion of those who are in charge of constructing the so called tolerance
museum. They suggested carrying the remains of the dead to another place so as to
continue the processes of construction in the area. This leaves the issue of the
cemetery open for all possibilities.
Required actions for rescuing Jerusalem, the Aqsa Mosque and the holy sites
Multiple duties are required from all Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims and international
community. These can be summed up as follows:
First: At the Palestinian level:
1. The Palestinian people must start a new massive popular intifada and intensive
demonstrations to express their indignation and condemnation towards the Israeli
occupation actions against Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa mosque. To achieve this goal the
masses of our people must unify and fight the Israeli occupiers, and direct their
weapons only towards the Israeli occupation. To this point, the Palestinians must stop
internal clashes and stand side by side against instigators and those who raise hatred
2. The Palestinian leadership (both the Presidency and the Government) must work
rapidly and urgently for supporting the steadfastness of our people in Jerusalem,
raising charges against the Zionist occupation authorities at the international
organizations such as the Security Council, the Organization for International Justice,
and UNESCO. This is by employing capable and highly experienced lawyers for
adopting our issue and defending it before these international organizations.
3. The Palestinian resistance factions and parties must take their role and act quickly
to save our holy places and monuments in Jerusalem in particular and Palestine in
general, and pay their utmost efforts for rescuing our sacred places from defiling and
destruction the Israeli occupiers practice almost daily.
They also must fight the Israeli occupation force by all means available to stop its
aggression against our people and our sacred places in Palestine.
4. The Legislative Council must do its best for contacting the Arab, Islamic and
international parliaments very quickly asking them to denounce the Israeli war crimes
against our people and its sacred places including the holy shrines and monuments
and activate the judicial proceedings against the Israeli enemies to force them to stop
their aggression. To do this job effectively the Palestinian legislative council must ask
the Arab and Islamic parliaments to form a special and permanent committee for
Jerusalem and Palestine
Second: the Arab and Islamic level:
1. The Arab and Islamic masses must support the steadfastness of the Palestinian
people in confronting the Zionist enemy and defending the holy Al-Aqsa mosque and
protecting it by all means. Here Arabs and Muslims must employ all means of visual
and audible media and have popular marches in cities and towns for defending and
protecting the holy Al-Aqsa mosque.
2. It is essential to apply for the international institutions and human rights of the
United Nations such as the Security Council and the International Court of Justice and
the UNESCO which is responsible of churching monuments worldwide to take
decisive actions against the Zionist enemy to abide it to fully preserve the holy Al-
Aqsa Mosque and the Islamic and Christian communities in Jerusalem.
3. The Arab and Muslim rulers must shoulder their responsibilities for defending the
Al-Aqsa mosque and put high pressure on the Zionist occupation authority to stop its
aggression against the Palestinian people and its sacred places. This can be done by
taking the following steps:
A – Arab states should boycott the diplomatic and trade relations with the Israeli
occupation state and withdraw the ambassadors, and not to set up new relations with
B - providing material and moral support to the Palestinian people in resisting
occupation and Zionist aggression on the holy sites, monuments and Palestinian
C - activating the Arab League and the Islamic Conference Organization to activate
the Arab and Islamic states kings, presidents and their princes to study the serious
situation threatening the Al-Aqsa mosque and putting ways for defending it.
D –Activating the Arab and Islamic boycott against the Zionist entity in various
Third: At the international level:
1. The liberal peoples all over the world must support the steadfastness of the
Palestinians in defending their Islamic and Christian sanctities, monuments and
landmarks, and assist them for restoring their legitimate and sacred rights.
2. Governments worldwide must pressurize the Israeli occupation state to stop its
unjust aggression on Jerusalem, the holy sites and the Palestinian people.
3. the international organizations must react positively with the just demands of our
people and take the necessary decisions to stop the Zionist enemy from practicing its
brutal and barbaric and insolent crimes against our people, its sanctities and
A report on the Palestinian and Arab prisoners
the Israeli occupation jails
This report is divided into two sections: the first is about statistics for the number of
Palestinian prisoners up till 2007, while the second summarizes the violations of the
Israeli prison administrations practiced against them.
• Section I: the latest statistic of 2007 on the number of Palestinian prisoners.
- During the Al-Aqsa Intifada in the period from September 28, 2000 - to the end of
2007 the total number was about 60 thousand prisoners from both sexes. In 2007 only
7612 Palestinians were arrested. This number has increased in a percentage of about
34.2 % from that of year 2006. 46 members of the Palestinian Legislative Council
were among the detainees; 41 of them are from the Reform and Change Bloc (RCB),
2 deputies are of the Fatah movement, and one from the Popular Front.
In an action that is the first in its type in the world, the Israeli occupation authorities
kidnapped the lady MP in the legislative council Dr. Mariam Saleh, whom the Israeli
occupation forces imprison in solitary confinement.
Total number of male detainees
The total number of detainees so far is (10400) detainees. These are distributed in
terms of their addresses as appears in the following table:
Area the total number of Percentage
Northern governorates "of the West Bank" 8816 84.8%
Southern governorates "of the Gaza Strip" 820 7.9%
Jerusalem 540 5.2%
Occupied Palestine 1948 154 1.5%
Arab States 70 6%
Total 10400 100%
Prisoners distribution according to their sentence
Type of sentence Number of prisoners Percentage
sentenced 5026 48.3%
Administrative 890 8.6%
detention (without charge)
Detained without trial 43.1%
The number of Palestinian female prisoners in the Zionist jails
during the Al-Aqsa Intifada the Israeli occupation forces arrested is nearly 700
In 2007, the Israeli occupation forces arrested approximately 60 women. This number
increased to 70 female detainees. These are distributed as follows:
The following table shows Female Prisoners distributed according to their sentence
Type of sentence Number of prisoners
Number of children prisoners
During the undergoing Al-Aqsa Intifada 6500 children were arrested by the Israeli
occupying forces, many of them were released during the years of the intifada.
However there remained approximately 350 children detained in the Israeli
detention centers. All of them are under the age of eighteen.
Former prisoners detained before the Oslo agreement who are still in the jails of the
Zionist occupation and the prisoners of high sentences (more than life imprisonment),
are distributed according the areas as follows:
the West Bank 141
the Gaza Strip 139
occupied Palestine 1948 22
By the end of 2006 there was 64 prisoners who have spent more than twenty years in
prison, this year the number has reached 73. Those prisoners are distributed as
appears in the following table:
the West bank 32
the Gaza Strip 11
occupied Palestine 1948 12
Arab States Syria 4
First: On local level:
1 - activating the issue of prisoners through cooperation between the Ministry of
Prisoners and associations and civil society organizations interested in the cause of
prisoners, through organizing conferences, seminars and public meetings, focusing on
the issue of prisoners as a national issue and that such detainees have a sacred right to
be free. The focus on this issue will be from a humanitarian, and patriotic
2. Formulating a committee of Palestinian and Arab lawyers to follow up the issue of
prisoners legally and forming a legal report on the development of the issue of each
prisoner, focusing especially on practices perpetrated daily by the enemy forces
against our prisoners. The focus on the issue of Palestinian prisoners from legal
perspective will participate in spreading their issue internationally.
Additionally, formulating a committee, whose members are independent lawyers will
contribute effectively in highlighting issues of our freedom prisoners legally.
3. Implementing the laws related to finding permanent jobs for the freed prisoners in
the ministries of the PNA, which were approved by the Legislative Council. These
laws guarantee having a decent living for them and their families.
Accordingly, the ministry of prisoners and freed has the right to contact other
ministries for implementing these laws and finding jobs to the freed handicapped and
healthy prisoners. It is also the duty of the ministry to find jobs for the released
prisoners, including the handicapped, at the private sector in return of introducing
some facilities to the landlords of this sector.
Second: On the international level:
1. Putting an end to the international silence regarding the Israel's blatant violations,
and the rejection of unjust Israeli conditions, and forcing the Israeli government to
abide to all international laws and relevant agreements applicable to the status of the
2 - Calling on the International Committee of the Red Cross to investigate on the
status of Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli jails to stop the Israeli violations of
human rights and retain the rights of Palestinian prisoners.
3 - Calling the signatories on the Fourth Geneva Convention to urge all signatories to
shoulder their legal and ethical responsibilities, and oblige the government of the
Zionist occupation to abide to the Convention, which it has signed, and respect the
rights of Palestinian prisoners and detainees.
4 - communicating with international human rights institutions for having bridges of
cooperation and trust between the Palestinian authority and the international
The core of this cooperation should be laid on the legal and humanitarian aspect and
the focus should be only on the legality of the arrest and the daily practices
perpetrated by the Zionist enemy against our prisoners.
5. activating the international conscience to be always present at the forefront of the
political arena and in all other areas locally and globally, for considering the issue of
our Palestinian prisoners to be an international issue.
6 - activating all ministries, the Legislative Council, parliamentary unions, the Arab
League, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the unions and civil
organizations, our embassies, associational, legal and informational unions, and
camps of Palestinian refugees in the land of Diaspora, Arab and Islamic countries and
the free world, the United Nations institutions and religious references, for pressuring
the Israeli occupation authorities to free our prisoners and detainees.
7 - activating the issue at the Arab level, through Islamic charitable organizations,
civil society institutions and personalities of different trends like Dr Al Qaradawi
and his charitable organization for the interest of our prisoners. This is by having such
organizations hold conferences, meetings, workshops and popular gatherings for
publicizing the issue of our prisoners and highlighting the atrocities committed
against them daily by Zionist occupation forces internationally. This is recommended
to be done in a new style that can be understood globally.
8 - highlighting the issue of Palestinian prisoners locally and internationally by
focusing on its humanitarian aspect, by presenting their cases and the cases of their
families who suffer seriously under the siege, where these families suffer from the
difficult living conditions resulting from the unjust embargo. Thus their suffering
outside the prison is harder than that of their sons inside the prison.
9. Activating the issue of prisoners on the level of Arab universities, by having
coordination between Arab students in universities and their Palestinian brothers just
to hold symposia, workshops and meetings and other activities for highlighting the
issue of the Palestinian prisoners. Here students of the Islamic bloc should have the
major coordinating role in this respect. The bloc should provide the Arab students
with all information, figures and statistics that are necessary for understanding the
Palestinian prisoners issue and publicizing it in the Arab world and worldwide.
III at the local level:
1 – all popular and official efforts must combine regardless the local differences for
the interest of the prisoners issue. Here all institutions factions and leaders must take
role and shoulder responsibly of freeing our prisoners and consider their case as a top
2 –the issue of our prisoners is a part of the issue of our homeland, our people and
our resistance therefore sacrifices must be intensified until freeing all prisoners.
To achieve this goal the issue of Palestinian and Arab prisoners must gain the highest
attention of all local, Arab and international organizations.
Report on the events of June 14th, 2007 that led to the current change
All praise is due to Allah, the Lord and Cherisher of the Universe. May His peace and
blessings be upon prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him), his
household, companions and followers of right guidance till the Day of Judgment.
The Palestinian issue is the most influential issue on the Arab and Islamic worlds,
therefore it affects all actions that the Arab and Islamic world encounter. This is due
to the strategic importance of Palestine. Thus, the country was subject to with
crusading campaigns, Zionist ambitions and other conspiracies, which made from the
occupation of Palestine and the establishment of the Zionist entity a starting point for
dominating the Arab and Islamic world and obscuring its identity and plundering its
thus, it is the duty of the honest and liberal people to be highly aware of this
conspiracy, which has become a reality on the ground, since the Zionist-American
plots are currently threatening everyone
Regrettably the Zionist-American conspiracies have managed to make some terrified
people of Arabs including Palestinians to be trapped in negotiations that led to signing
humiliating agreements. These made them work as guards to the Israeli occupation.
Further, the Israeli occupation managed to divide our Palestinian people in to two
parts directly after Madrid conference; one is related to the international will led by
the United States and Israel. This part insisted to continue negotiating the Israeli
enemy, hoping to obtain a Palestinian state in any form without solving the major
issues like the status of Jerusalem, the Palestinian refugees right of return to their
land and homes they were evacuated from in the war of 1948, and the issue of
dismantling the Jewish settlements established in the West Bank. These major points
will be postponed until further notice.
The other part of the Palestinian people rejects these humiliating negotiations and
insists on obtaining the Palestinian legitimate rights including ending the Israeli
occupation and establishing an independent Palestinian state in the Palestinian land
occupied in 1967 including Jerusalem.
The Israelis and Americans intend to eliminate and destroy this part. Thus, the Israeli
occupation forces practice all their criminal acts to eradicate and stop it. Such criminal
acts are represented in the Israeli American acts of assassinations, expelling,
imprisonment, segregation and siege.
The first part is led by Palestinian leaders bound to the unjust Oslo agreement. The
second part is led by the Islamic resistance movement Hamas and the other
Palestinian resistance forces. These represent the majority of the Palestinian people.
After Oslo agreement signed by the PNA and the Israeli occupation authorities, the
Palestinian people suffered from sharp differences. Oslo supporters continued
oppressing their people, they put thousands in prison, confiscated their properties,
closed their institutions and deprived them of jobs, also they handed their resisters to
the Israeli occupation. Hamas and the other resistance forces were patient and stifled
their anger until the start of the blessed Al-Aqsa uprising in 2000. This has united the
Palestinian people and dismissed the option of Oslo agreement. There was no way to
control the resistance and arrange the condition except only by making a national
Cairo Agreement was held in 2005. this agreement between the Palestinian factions
led to holding elections in the land of the Palestinian national Authority. Hamas won
the majority in the municipal and the legislative councils. President Mahmoud Abbas
won the presidential elections.
Hamas victory caused a great shock to the supporters of Oslo who could neither
imagine nor bear this defeat. Thus, they from the first moment began to raise
disturbances with help of the Zionists and the Americans. They practiced violence
and disrupted a lot of means of life in order to cancel these elections. To clarify this
point more, let's list such practices:
1. Refusing to share Hamas in a national unity government.
2. Refusing to hand over the authorities and some ministries to the wining party like:
A. ministry of information which is kept for the President.
B. Security forces are controlled only by the President.
C. Finance is the responsibility of the President.
3. Participating in the the financial embargo.
4. Isolating the government and preventing deputies of Reform and Change Bloc and
ministers from traveling.
5. practicing instigation against the government and spreading security chaos.
6. performing strikes and politicized demonstrations.
7. Disrupting the meetings of the Legislative Council.
After the intervention of Arab officials. The two rival parties reached a National
Accord. Then, this was followed by Makka agreement. One of the fruitful outcomes
of this agreement was the formation of the National Unity Government led by Mr
During signing this agreement and after, the president led security forces committed a
lot of crimes against ordinary Palestinian people and members of Palestinian
resistance. These crimes continued against imams of the mosques, the memorizers of
the holy Quran, intellectuals, university professors, their male and female students
and Hamas military leaders. They assassinated a large number of Hamas members
and others from the Palestinian people. The assassination processes occurred in terms
of the identity card, loyalty and beard without any sin ever committed against those
The Hamas led government tried to stop that, but the President did not. Therefore the
government was forced to defend its people, and protect the achievements of the
uprising and democratic process. On the other side the supporters of Oslo relied on
the United States and Israel, which gave them hundreds of millions of dollars and the
needed types of advanced weapons and military hardware to eliminate or silence
resistance and disrupt the new government's plan for reform. Meanwhile, the Oslo
team headed by the presidency office did their best to preserve the Oslo project.
All mediations failed in preventing this team of continuing its project for silencing
resistance and hindering the projects of the national unity government. As a result,
arned clashes took place at the streets of Gaza for three days during which supporters
of the Oslo line surrendered and handed over their weapons.
After restoring order and calm to Gaza, the legitimate government led by Ismail
Haniya issued a general amnesty and gave orders to the ministry of interior to control
the situation and eliminate, chaos and all aspects of corruption.
The Ministry has been able to accomplish this task in a few days and managed to
stop the security chaos that claimed the lives of hundreds of the oppressed
After eradicating chaos, the government and Hamas immediately asked to rectify the
situation and return things to normal. To achieve this the Islamic resistance movement
and the Reform and Change Bloc stressed on the following.
a. respecting legitimacies including the legitimacy of the President and the Legislative
b. Respecting the Basic Law (Constitution).
b. Respecting the Cairo and Makka agreements and keeping the National Unity
c.. protecting the unity of Palestinian territories in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
d. Adopting dialogue as the only way for solving problems
e. rejecting relying on the external power against the interests of Palestinian people.
f. Reformulating the security forces on professional and national bases.
g. Updating dialogue for reforming the PLO.
President Abu Mazen refused all the steps of the proposal above and insisted again to
rely on the enemy and insisted on the following:
1. Cancellation of Makka agreement.
2. Declaration of a state of emergency in a way that totally contradicts with the Basic
3. terminating the legitimate government and declaring the emergency government,
headed by Mr. Fayyad without having approval from the Legislative Council.
4. Rejecting any dialogue with Hamas.
5. considering Hamas as illegal movement in the West Bank and looting its property
and institutions, arresting its leaders and handing over some of them to the Israeli
6. Depriving some 45 thousand staff, working at civil services of their salaries in
7. Tightening the siege on Gaza, calling the Zionist enemy for storming Gaza and
eradicating Hamas and the other resistance movements.
8. Withdrawing all Arab and foreign diplomatic missions from Gaza to Ramallah.
9. Issuing a series of decrees contradicting with the basic law of the Palestinian
All of this took place in parallel with what was done by the Israelis, such as:
1 - detaining deputies, ministers and members of local councils in the West Bank.
2 - closing crossings and preventing the governorates of the Gaza Strip from fuel and
electricity, which directly threatens of having great disaster at various areas in Gaza.
3 –preventing patients from treatment abroad and leaving them meeting their doom
4 - preventing students from traveling.
5 - depriving families from visiting their relatives in Gaza.
6 - preventing the entry of cement and other raw materials needed for reconstruction,
and infrastructure. Thus, the Palestinians of Gaza can not even build graves to their
dead. The lack of such materials increased the number of the unemployed in Gaza
7 -Assassinating a large number of resistance fighters from various Palestinian
8 – the Threat of launching a Comprehensive invasion on Gaza and the threat to
assassinate the Prime Minister and the leaders of the resistance factions.
What is now happening on the ground is very staggering, where about 1.5 million
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are under strict and murderous siege that does not have
any equivalents throughout history, due to its destructive consequences. The
following are examples for illustration:
1. 85% of the Gaza Strip children live below poverty line.
2. the percentage of unemployment reached 50% in Gaza and the West Bank
3. more than 150 patients died due to the lack of medicine and their prevention of
being treated abroad.
4. hospitals in Gaza suffer from acute shortage of medicine and other related
5. The Gaza Strip is living in almost complete darkness due to the Israeli cut of
electric power supplies.
6. banning travel from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank, and outside Palestine.
7. More than 700 people got martyred by the Israeli army operations which targeted
citizens; children, women, young people and elderly everyday within only one year.
8. The world watched live SOS calls from children and women who appealed to
everyone for saving their lives but these went in vain.
9. the world watched the suffering of Palestinian pilgrims who were prevented from
returning to their country after being trapped in ships for long time at sea
The world watches the Israeli aggressive acts which lead to bloodshed, killing and
destruction of houses, farms and acts of arrest of the Palestinian people that happen
The Annapolis conference and Paris summit gave the green line for the Israelis to
proclaim Israel as a Jewish state and coordinate with the PNA in Ramallah to strike
the Palestinian resistance, and to liquidate the Palestinian issue.
Further, it is worth mentioning that the current senseless negotiations ignore the issue
of Jerusalem, and the Palestinian refugees right of return.
Furthermore, in his speech in Ramallah during his visit, Bush did not make
breakthrough in either solving the Palestinian issue or even lifting the siege imposed
on Gaza. He worsened the situation by referring to Israel as a Jewish state (a state for
the Jews to Jews by the Jews) and his complete readiness to protect it.
Finally, nowadays, the Gaza strip is living an atmosphere of waiting a devastating
Zionist invasion to be done with an American green light.
As a result of all the consequences and negative attitudes mentioned above we, the
Palestinians, appeal to the free world and all lovers of freedom and justice worldwide,
addressing their humanitarian instinct, the free emotions, the national, religious and
their humanitarian feelings to have a move towards saving our Palestinian people
from the racist and genocidal war, they are suffering from. To this point we ask you
to shoulder your humanitarian, moral, religious and national responsibilities to rescue
the Palestinian children, women, old men, ill people and the abducted prisoners
specially men and women deputies, ministers, mayors, university professors and
trustees of charitable societies and others.
Dear respected colleagues:
After clarifying the reasons for the step taken by Hamas on June 14th, 2007 ,and its
consequences. We appeal to each one of you to help for achieving the following:
1. Providing material support to save the citizens of the Gaza Strip and to support
the steadfastness projects of our Palestinian prople in all aspects.
2. paying political support for lifting the embargo on Gaza and opening Rafah
crossing and other crossings bordering the Gaza strip.
3. condemning the racial practices and repeated aggressions of the Zionist occupation
on the lands of the Palestinian people and its sanctities.
4. Pressurizing President Abbas for resuming dialogue with Palestinian factions
mainly Hamas to protect the Palestinian unity.
5. Stopping the vicious campaigns and torture against the members and supporters of
Hamas in the West Bank, and putting pressure on Mr. Abbas to release about 360
leaders and cadres of Hamas in the Palestinian Authority jails in Ramallah and
6. Alleviating the suffering of the Palestinian patients in Gaza and saving them the
opportunity to travel abroad for treatment, as well as students to pursue their
7. Continuing the events of solidarity with the Palestinian people by all means to lift
the siege, and alleviate their suffering and to support their stance on the fundamentals
for liberating their country and getting read of the Israeli occupation and its
the political situation
the Gaza Strip
No doubt that the Palestinian arena after the defeat in 1967 had seen the emergence
of new Palestinian leaderships of different political currents, some had multiple
relations with parties outside Palestine and groups within the Palestinian society.
Fatah movement which represented one of these leading bodies led and spoke in
behalf of the Palestinian people for decades
The Islamic movement did not hinder any movement that shouldered the
responsibility of leading the Palestinian people.
Therefore it worked alone and preferred to be an underground movement for security
Later, the movement managed to lead the first uprising that erupted from Al-Omary
mosque in Jaballia town right after the famous road accident in 1987.
Few years later, the Islamic Movement headed by the Islamic resistance movement
"Hamas" has won great popular support both inside and outside Palestine.
Consequently, the Israeli occupation authorities, and in a surprising step for
eradicating Hamas , expelled 418 of its activists to Southern Lebanon in 1992 and
kept more than 2500 of them in the Israeli jails.
The second surprising act was represented by announcing Oslo agreement on
September 13th 1993, which was signed by Fateh faction in the back of all the PLO
constitutional institutions, and the other factions of the Palestinian resistance.
By signing this unjust agreement Fateh granted Israel the ownership of 78% of the
Palestinian territories, and accepted a Palestinian national authority with a limited
self-rule on the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank.
the newly born self rule authority and its institutions was only dominated by Fateh
Hamas was still severely affected by the events of 1993. These were represented in
the imprisoning, expelling, and the assassinating some of the movement's leaders,
In 1996 the Palestinian national (self rule) authority (PNA) held elections, which
were completely boycotted by the Hamas and Islamic Jehad movements. Therefore,
the result of elections was totally in favor of Fateh
members and their loyal. However the other Palestinian factions and personalities
were completely marginalized.
This phase lasted for 11 years, and was characterized by corruption which affected
everything including the PNA institutional authorities.
The resistance movements were subjected to severe torture by the PNA forces, mainly
Hamas and its wings.
This is amid clashes with the Israeli enemy, where Hamas was defending the
Palestinian masses and their belongings.
Hamas activists were subject to assassinations and repeated arrests by the PNA's 17
in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. This is in addition to the process of disarmament
of weapons, confiscation of funds, closure of charitable institutions and serious
accusations for the leading figures of the movement.
Hamas faced all these atrocities by intensifying resistance acts only against the Israeli
To rescue the Palestinian community from this critical status, a lot of voices called for
the necessity for Hamas to participate in the leading institutions. Here, Hamas
leadership refused this offer because it contradicts with her own attitude towards Oslo
agreement, which was very active that time.
Finally, Hamas asked the late President Yasser Arafat permit doing municipal
elections, but he totally rejected the idea and refused any participation of anyone
except Fateh members for leading any of the PNA institutions.
During Mr. Arafat's reign, the first government chaired by Mr. Mahmoud Abbas was
formed for the first time after intensive external interventions for reducing Arafat's
Then, Mr. Salam Fayyad was selected to form a new government to diminish Arafat's
Additionally some of Fateh member tried to reduce Arafat's security powers.
Finally Mr Arfat was besieged in the province, after he implicitly threatened Mr
Abbas of killing. This seige remained imposed until he died.
After then, lots of voices called repeatedly for ending corruption which prevailed in
all the PNA institutions. This is by holding new elections.
Then, the elections of municipalities were held and Hawas won most of them. This
led Abas's authority to reject the elections by turning to courts to hide its rejection to
these results. This was done as a trick. Thus, Hamas informed this to the Egyptian
delegation that worked as a mediator between factions.
Consequently, the popular request for participating in elections was
Intensified. As a result a deal was signed by Hamas and the PNA for holding general
elections to elect new deputies for the legislative council. The results were in favor of
Hamas, since it has won the majority on January 25th, 2006.
This success represented a heavy chock for Fatah, Israel, USA and their allies. These
results represented a start of a new phase.
The Bloc of Reform and Change (BRC) called upon the other factions which won in
the elections for forming a national unity government directly after the announcement
of the results. The call was directly followed by an American financial siege upon the
new authority, before such factions submit their replies.
Moreover a lot of international calls were flooded on Fateh faction to violate the new
government programs within at most two months of its configuration.
The BRC spent five weeks of intensive negotiations with the other blocs but they all
refused to participate in sharing in the new government. This led Hamas to formulate
the new government alone, which lasted for one year. During this period the
government saved a mounts for covering a higher percentage of salaries, which the
public sector has not received for a year due to corruption that the last nine
governments suffered from.
In 2006, Fateh started under full support of America and Israel, as revealed by Valtin
dialy among others, a new plot not only to hinder the government but also to
The first step in this plan was represented in activating the personnel association
Fictitious and illegitimate, because it was not established in terms of elections.
Further Mr. Arafat toppled it during his reign.
This association called for partial strikes that led to the closure of schools and
hospitals for four months.
After then the prisoners' document, which adopts Fateh program appeared. This
documents was criticized and was later modified. Then, all factions excluding Fateh
reached the national accord document. Later, Fatah led by Abu Mazen signed the
accord but practically did not abide to it as it was supposed to.
Then the PNA security forces prepared for an arm strike, therefore the security
nen and the police took to the streets and refrained from chasing or arresting
criminals, kidnapers of foreigners and the thieves of private cars, houses and public
institutions. This represented a movement of military rebellion which led to shooting
at ministers, ministries, people, and even on the office of the prime minister during a
meeting of ministers' Council in Gaza.
The BRC delegation traveled to Makka and reached the partnership agreement with
their Fateh counterparts which later Fateh refused to implement.
After then the security forces led by president Abu Mazen started to assassinate
members of Hamas while the negotiators in Makka were in the process of finalizing
Despite these bitter violations a national unity government was formed, where the
majority bloc ceded key ministries, which suffered from the biggest endemic
To wreck the national unity government The Israeli occupation war jets destroyed
the ministries, of Foreign Affairs, Interior, and the ministry of Economy.
the next step towards disrupting the new government's work was taken by the Israeli
occupation authorities, which closed Rafah crossing for four months consecutively,
destroyed bridges, bombarded the electric power station and prevented importing fuel
and medical drugs intermittently.
Despite all these destructive plots, Hamas managed to confirm its legitimacy. It
secured order and security by establishing the executive force authorized by President
Mahmoud Abbas. However, the former rebel forces continued their military
The Government was able to contact most of the Arab and the key Islamic countries
in Asia and participated in political and international ministerial conferences despite
the strict American Zionist siege.
These achievements happened while the PNA rebel forces continued shooting in
every street, positioning on top of towers and in the centers of preventive security,
intelligence and the Saraya building, and surrounding homes. During this murderous
campaign they shot ordinary people for having beards. After year of successful work,
the BRC managed to confirm the legitimacy of the Government of National Unity.
Three months after forming the national unity government, precisely in March 2007,
Abbas forces decided to eliminate Hamas and its parliamentary bloc. To achieve this
purpose they brought weapons and funds from Arab and foreign countries and had
After then, such forces launched an open war against the Gazan people particularly
the supporters of Hamas by shooting at mosques, homes and killing imams and
scholars. Their barbaric and irresponsible acts reached their matrix when they stormed
the Islamic University and burnt most of its premises, especially the library.
Although the deputies of the BRC tightened their good relationships with all
deputies, particularly Fatah members in the Legislative Council, those members
and members of the other blocs of the PLO participated in the disruption of the
Additionally the Israeli occupation authorities kidnapped more than 42 members of
the BRC to stop the work of the legislative council.
As a result, the National Unity Government failed, and soon clashes broke out under
the supervision of the American General Mr. Dayton and with direct instigation of
Mr. Abbas against Hamas supporters in particular and the civil community in general.
Consequently, in a step that hamas reluctantly made, it shouldered responsibility of
restoring calm to Gaza. So its forces chased the rebellions and captured their
strongholds on 14/6/2007.
Shifting to the West Bank, Abbas force jointly with the Israeli occupation forces
arrested hundreds of Hamas supporters, damaged the charitable institutions of the
movement and tortured Hamas leaders so much that some of then died under
investigation. The latest victim was the imam Sheikh Majdy Al-Barghuti. Then they
attacked universities male and female students mainly members of the Islamic bloc.
Such atrocities are still in progress up till now.
Turning to Gaza, two assassinating tries were done by the rebelling team of Ramallah
for killing Prime minister Ishmael Haniyah. Another attempt was done to explode
Palestine sports stadium during a festival the Caretaker government in Gaza held to
honor more than 2200 of the Palestinian pilgrims. This festival was attended by both
government and security men and national figures. The criminals were instantly
arrested and confessed that they received orders from Ramallah personnel to do these
Finally the siege still imposed on the Gaza Strip is unprecedented, since all means of
life are cut including electricity, medicine, fuel, water, and raw materials for industry,
agriculture tools and all other means of life. This is axiomatically done by an Israeli
The situation was more deteriorated by the Israeli enemy attacks which left 120
victims of children, woman and elderly just within a day in March 2008.
As a result of these various plots and attacks, Hamas responded to the proposal of
truce suggested most recently. This is by calling to conditional truce represented by an
Israeli commitment to stop all forms of aggression and all forms of blockade and open
all the financial and other crossings of the Gaza Strip and West Bank. Since reopening
the terminals is a humanitarian process,
that touches every citizen regardless of his/her religious or political affiliation.
Shifting to the boycott of relations between the BRC and Hamas in Gaza, and the
PNA in Ramallah, The former agrees on unconditional dialogue for reunifying the
West Bank and Gaza Strip, and restoring the situation to its previous case.
Regarding the issue of PLO, we in Hamas are very keen of rebuilding the Palestine
Liberation Organization, which Abu Mazen tries to make use of as a representative
for the Palestinian in the current useless negotiations, on the basis of administrative
and comprehensive national program that combines all factions of the Palestinian
people and terminates the exclusivity period appeared clearly after the Annapolis
Concerning resisting the Israeli occupation forces, the majority of the Palestinian
people support the program of confronting the Israeli aggressions, and self-defense.
To this point, we confirm that our people managed to stop the Holocaust that the
Zionist enemy planned. The Palestinian confrontation against the Israeli aggressive
troops was a model that gained the admiration of nations worldwide and gained great
support for the just Palestinian cause.
Further, our people regrets very much for the attitudes of some Arab regimes which
denounce the patriotic acts of self defense that our resistance forces do for protecting
The people in Palestine look to a decisive Arab, Islamic and international steps that
can break the blockade and respond to the SOS calls for rescuing Gaza.
Next, the most serious problem which is due to shed light on here, is the
imprisonment of more than 12 thousand Palestinian detainees in the Israeli prisons.
Here we need to have a prisoners exchange deal with the Israeli occupation to free the
Palestinian prisoners who spent a lot of their age in prison.
This needs an international support to end this ongoing humanitarian suffering.
in conclusion, the BRC along with the Islamic resistance movement, Hamas, wishes
the best for all masses in the Arab, Islamic and international world and confirms that
it does not interfere in the internal affairs of any country. It also neither threatens the
security of anyone nor wishes to destabilize the security of anybody. we like all forces
of good and reform to support the Arab and Islamic causes, particularly the just cause
of the Palestinian people in front of the current Zionist Ameri
To the attention of his/her Excellency
From: President of External Relations Committee in the Palestinian Legislative
Prof. Ahmed Yusuf Abu Halabiya.
Dear sir/ Ms ………………;
We hereby would like to express our thanks and appreciations to you for your just
attitudes and efforts towards solving crises and supporting the just issues worldwide,
mainly the Palestinian issue.
To this point, we need to draw your attention to the fact that the Palestinian issue is
the key and foremost issue worldwide, and that the international community will
never rest and get everlasting peace without setting a just and comprehensive solution
for this problem. This can only be achieved by ending the currant Israeli occupation
for the Arab and Palestinian land occupied in 1967 including Jerusalem, and
guaranteeing the return of the Palestinian refugees to their home towns and villages
they were evacuated from unjustly and barbarically after the war of 1948.
The Israeli occupation led the Palestinians to live a disastrous and very miserable life
due to occupying their land.
The suffering increased after Hamas has won the legislative elections. The
Americans, Israelis and Fateh faction launched a waged campaign not only to hinder
Hamas and its reform and change bloc (RCB) from applying its electoral program but
also to liquidate the Palestinian cause through targeting Palestinian rights, land, the
Islamic and Christian sanctities and the infrastructure, through imposing a strict and
terrible siege, which has been lasting for two years, during which the Israelis
practiced lots of bloodsheds that caused martyrs, wounded, disabled, prisoners,
destruction of agricultural land, roads, institutions, and homes of citizens. Israelis
also uprooted trees, and prevented the entry of construction materials and raw
materials for factories or agriculture in addition to preventing chronic disease patients
from traveling abroad for treatment. This led to the death of about 120 of them and
the number is expected to increase.
This blockade is a part of a conspiracy the Israelis and the Americans make use of for
diverting the attention of the international community from the key issues of the
Palestinian people, mainly the issue of ending the Israeli occupation, the right of
return of the Palestinian refugees to their homeland the Zionists dismissed them from
in 1948, dismantling settlements and establishing the Palestinian state.
The Israeli and Americans look to lift the siege in return of ignoring the Palestinian
key issues mention above, including the Palestinians right to resist occupation.
The situation has got worsened due to the status of dissension caused by the Israelis
who work day and night in cooperation with the American administration and some
Arab and Palestinian parties to divert the Islamic movement from office, which it
reached through peaceful and democratic elections, the world has witnessed its
integrity and purity.
The result of such Israeli American acts is that the Palestinian people in the Gaza
Strip and the West Bank are living a real tragedy today.
The worst situation is represented in the continuous excavations and the tunnels
networks done that threaten Jerusalem and the Holy Al Aqsa Mosque of a complete
demolishing just to be replaced by what so called the Jewish temple.
Here we call upon your Excellency to muster all of your energies and potential for
backing the Palestinian rights and Palestinian democracy.
We hope very much from you to intensify your efforts for lifting the siege and
reducing its serious consequences.
This is by urging your governments to take convenient steps to achieve this noble goal
One of the practical steps for supporting the Palestinian rights is to do your best for
restoring unification and national conciliation between Ramallah and Gaza authorities
on the basis of preserving the national and permanent Palestinian rights including the
right of resisting the insolent Zionist occupation .
We also call upon you to protect us, our children and women from all acts of ethnic
cleansing and massacres the Israeli occupation forces commit against us day and
This can be achieved by forming convenient ways for defending the Palestinian
innocent people mainly women children, the elderly, their land and sanctities.
We are very confident that you will respond positively to our humane needs for
defending our people and liberating our country from the Israeli occupation.
Please accept our greetings, respect and higher appreciations for all your efforts to
save our agonized people from the Israeli crimes and atrocities done against us mainly
the murderous siege.
God bless you and all the best for you and your people.
President of External Relations Committee
Prof. Ahmed Yusuf Abu Halabiya.