Political Observation - "Israeli" Flag March

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Political Observation - "Israeli" Flag March

Hundreds of herds from among the Jewish settlers stormed al-Masjid al-Aqsa on Sunday 29 May as part of the annual march marking the occupation of al-Quds in 1967. The event, in terms of the crowds, official security and judicial sponsorship and political consensus was unprecedented. It was the first time "Israeli" security services allowed the settlers to perform collective Talmudic rituals in the blessed land of al-Aqsa after a new judicial decree repealed the previous decree of al-Quds tribunal banning such rituals in al-Aqsa.

In order to perceive what is occurring, it is imperative to observe that the unfolding events since Idit Silman was incited by Netanyahu and withdrew from the governmental coalition have been revolving around the efforts of the prime minister to maintain his governmental coalition and avert its collapse. However, the recent withdrawal of Arab Knesset member Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi, who represents the leftwing party Meretz, has destabilised the ruling coalition and turned its parliamentarian group into a minority in the Knesset, and thus dissipated Bennett’s chances of preserving his government. The government coalition is now relying on 59 votes out of 120 and this would give Netanyahu the chance to submit a request to hold early elections since the government lacks a parliamentary majority.

In light of these developments, Bennett set about preparing for the potential parliamentary elections by escaping forward, backing the demands of the extremist far-right and colluding with its provocative actions against the Palestinians, especially that Bennett himself belongs to the most extreme rightwing camp with regard to al-Quds and Judaising the sacred precincts in particular. Although his agenda does not match the American agenda with regard to al-Masjid al-Aqsa and the holy sites, the Biden administration preferred dealing with him and his frail governmental coalition to avert the return of Netanyahu to power. In this sense, Bennett and his government were a circumstantial option dictated by Joe Biden’s administration and his agenda which is inconsistent with Netanyahu who refuses to make any “concessions” serving the regional solution which the administration of Donald Trump started to impose on the region, and who made the US policy serve his rightwing agenda and his personal interests, by taking advantage of Trump’s need for him; this explains why former CIA director said that Netanyahu was behaving as if he had a blank cheque. This has clearly emboldened the settlers in trespassing the red lines, especially in the file of al-Masjid al-Aqsa and the holy sites, and driven "Israeli" public opinion to the maximum levels of extremism, which makes it impossible to move one single step forward towards the “peace process”, with the current US administration in need for an achievement in the Palestinian file to harness it in the Congress midterm elections. Perhaps what proves that events in Palestine are proceeding at the plane of domestic outbidding between "Israeli" political parties is the consensus of "Israeli" politicians, including leftwing forces such as Meretz, to accentuate "Israeli" sovereignty over the holy sites and to rally their ranks behind the herds of settlers. This alludes to the fact that they all realise that the government is about to collapse and that they are all seizing the opportunity to register the standpoints which will attract the rightwing electoral powerbases, including Bennett himself, who provided protection, security and political cover to the provocative flag march as its effectuating despite the “resistance” would lead to smashing the rules of engagement Hamas imposed in the recent battle (the Sword of al-Quds) which involves linking al-Quds to its military strategy. This means the international and regional efforts exerted on both sides to halt the escalations may not be fruitful since the resistance groups pledged to intervene militarily to protect the holy sites and to link Gaza to al-Quds, a move sponsored by Ismael Haniyeh and the domestic Hamas leadership and engineered by an implicit foreign endorsement, and because the ailing Bennett government and all "Israeli" political forces, which are anticipating early elections, are shackled by the need to please the extremists rightwing powerbases and execute their volition.

In light of these realities, the likelihood of events getting out of control and a limited military clash occurring cannot be ruled out if America and her agents did not exert heavy pressure to prevent the clash, such as Hezbollah’s harnessing of the crises, throw its hat in the ring and allude to an Iranian intervention in the crisis, since it realises the rules of the game and America’s need to rein the extremist "Israeli" rightwing in. If America could not avert a clash she would probably harness the confrontation and allow Hamas and the resistance through their official sponsors in Qatar to initiate fedayeen operations or resume the previous military operations, thus dealing the rightwing "Israeli" public opinion a heavy blow, and convincing it of the futility of banking on military power and the fait accompli policy. America would then end up entrenching the rules of engagement achieved in the battle of the Sword of al-Quds and therefore twist the arm of the extremist rightwing forces in "Israel" to accept the internationalisation of the holy precincts.

As for the shameful official Arab standpoints, they have not come as a surprise since their function does not exceed providing political cover for the Zionist entity to pursue its ghoulish behaviour and vandalism and impose the fait accompli on the people of Palestine and all Muslims. As for Hamas and the rest of the resistance groups, they would be absolved of blame if their standpoint were based on legitimate objective approaches to avert harming the people of Palestine. However, observers of their comportment would deduce that they are moving according to the political approaches of their sponsors, especially the rulers of Qatar who have admitted that they receive the instructions from America and direct Hamas accordingly. They should have rather refused to accept lowliness in their religion since Jihad and liberation is in the first instance the duty of the Muslims around them. They ought to return the issue to its people to add more embarrassment to the collaborating rulers and their traitorous slack regimes instead of assuming the responsibility of fighting a criminal regime which they could not match in terms of power and weaponry, and which is lurking to annihilate them and usurp their rights and sanctities. Hamas and the resistance groups can ignite the region and embroil in a war that would undermine its stability, incentivise the Ummah to uproot her rulers, undermine the interests of the West and force it to recalculate and reconsider its standpoints and strategies if only they stopped lining their decisions to the standpoints of their sponsors and their conspiratorial projects, especially Qatar.

“And Allah always prevails in whatever be His purpose: but most people know it not.” [Yusuf-21]

28 Shawwal 1443h
29 May 2022