The Political Direction of the Resistance Leaders
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Political Observation - The Political Direction of the Resistance Leaders
As the US Secretary of State was visiting the region, the head of Hamas’s politburo, Ismail Haniyeh, told Aljazeera on Wednesday 26 May 2021, that the resistance had “dealt the Deal of the Century a heavy blow, restored the Palestinian issue to the forefront and introduced Al-Quds to the rules of engagement”, adding, “the occupation should catch this message with regard to Al-Quds and the holy sites.”
Commenting on the international standpoints, Ismail Haniyeh said “we appreciate this relative change in the standpoints of Europe and the US, and we welcome the change and the redress of the standpoint which we believe was wrong in the past.” It is known that the previous standpoint was that of Donald Trump, and the standpoints he said he appreciated and welcomed are pertinent to the “two-state solution”, the only solution expressed by those countries. He further stated: “We would deal positively with any positive change towards the issue and the resistance groups…. If we are concretely offered some projects leading us eventually to ending the occupation, ending the settlements, having Al-Quds as a capital, securing the right to return, liberating the prisoners from the occupation’s jails, we as Palestinians would deal with this positively and frankly.”
The Hamas leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, was more explicit when he said during his press briefing on the same day that “if the world succeeded in exerting pressure on the occupation to withdraw from the West Bank, dismantle the Jewish settlements in the West Bank, withdraw from East Al-Quds, release the prisoners, and end the blockage on Gaza, and if we were allowed to hold our elections in Al-Quds, and establish our Palestinian state over a part of our land, there would surely be a possibility to achieve through this a relatively long-term truce, which will defer the struggle and generate stability in the region.” He further added that “Hamas’s political doctrine was “to remove ‘Israel’ through Jihad and armed struggle; but for the sake of a unified Palestinian position and Palestinian commonalities, and because of the current international will, we said we were ready to proceed with this choice…. today, the international powers have a chance to interpret the upshots of this battle into a political achievement.”
These statements that the leaders of the resistance have repeatedly issued reflect precisely what the US has been seeking in order to liquidate the issue of Palestine on this basis. This was expressed by Secretary of State Antony Blinken who stated that “President Biden’s focus on relentless, determined, but quiet diplomacy is what got us to where we needed to be, which is to get the violence ended as quickly as possible, to stop more human suffering, and to at least put ourselves in position to make a turn, to make a pivot to building something more positive.” Blinken also stressed that the two-state solution was what Biden endeavoured to achieve and that it was the “only way to ensure Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state, and of course, the only way to give the Palestinians the state to which they’re entitled.” He added: “We have to start putting in place the conditions that would allow both sides to engage in a meaningful and positive way toward two states. If there isn’t positive change, and particularly if we can’t find a way for – to help Palestinians live with more dignity and with more hope, the cycle’s likely to repeat itself, and that is in no one’s interest.”
In light of this alignment between the standpoints of the resistance leaders and the stance of the US administration, it would be imperative to note that although truces and temporary treaties regulated by Shari'ah rules are approved by Shari'ah, shrouding the intention to embrace the collaborating Palestinian Authority and the “peace” process with a “long-term truce”, justifying accepting the two-state solution by a “unified Palestine position” and the “international will”, and separating “Hamas’s political doctrine” from its conduct and the requirements of reality, is worthless from a Shari'ah perspective. It is even tantamount to deception and collusion to liquidate the issue of Palestine for good, because this proposed solution represents the final settlement which will only be concluded within the framework of recognising the right of the usurping entity to exist; in other words, it would only be concluded if 78% of the lands of Palestine were relinquished, the city of Al-Quds divided and the holy sites placed under international administration. This is the very solution proposed by the Palestinian Authority, America, Arab states and international community.
The critical part of this swindle is the “long-term truce” on the basis of which the leaders of the resistance are attempting to justify their acceptance of the two-state solution. This is why the mole, Mahmoud Abbas, was unequivocal, during his meeting with US Secretary of State, in requesting that the resistance endorse the previous agreements. He said: “We are committed to peaceful popular resistance and we denounce violence and terrorism. We only wish to achieve a political solution through peaceful means between us and Israel,” adding that the Palestinian Authority wanted “to establish a government of national unity, provided Hamas and all other stakeholders adhered to all the legitimate international resolutions and agreements known to everyone,” in addition to the previous demands such as disarming the resistance or placing its cadres under the disposal of the Palestinian Authority, unifying the decision of war and peace under the umbrella of the Palestinian Authority and the PLO. These were the prerequisites stipulated by Abbas to achieve national reconciliation, which would in turn lead to the unity of the Authority, standpoints and decisions.
Hence, the Shari'ah duty of the resistance forces is to maintain the equation of deterrence, remain a thorn in the throats of the collaborators and the Zionists, and to meet the political manoeuvring aimed at leveraging the upshots of the war to kick-start the traitorous process with categorical rejection, and not by inviting the enemy and his collaborators to seize the opportunity to exploit the upshots and turn them into a political achievement that serves the Biden administration and cancels the right of the Muslims to the whole of Palestine under the guise of “long-term truce”.
It would be a crime against Islam, Muslims, the people of Palestine, the blood of the martyrs, and the innocent women and children if the leaders of the resistance were to offer the sacrifices of their children to the US to recycle and turn into political waste in order to exhaust and sedate the Muslims, while the resistance, the people of Palestine, and the Muslims would only reap further confiscation of their lands and holy sites along with the entrenchment of the criminal entity. Their heroic men on the ground would become a tool in the hands of America to beat down Netanyahu and his rightwing herd averse to the two-state solution.
In a nutshell, we say to the leaders of the resistance that Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa are not the only red line, but rather every single inch of Palestine is a red line for which blood and martyrs would be sacrificed. Making Al-Quds the only red line to the exclusion of the rest of Palestinian lands is the purport of the two-state solution, which is nothing but a smoke bomb aimed at obscuring the vision of the Muslims and allowing the usurping entity to seize their land. For the resistance to gain the upper hand, they ought to make the word of Allah the Almighty supreme in their military and political struggle. The supreme word of Allah the Almighty makes it an obligation to end the occupation and its collaborators throughout the whole of Palestine and not just the West Bank and Al-Quds, if not today, then soon, by persevering and constantly preparing for war. Those who succeeded in upgrading the weapons of the resistance from stones and slingshots to explosive belts and now missiles and drones, are capable of continuing the struggle without making any concessions.
The issue of Palestine is the raison d'être of all the Muslims, and the resistance fighters are a part of the Ummah. Confronting the usurping entity is the duty of the entire Ummah, and irrespective of the Ummah’s shortcomings in performing jihad and liberating Palestine due to her fragmentation, the absence of her state, and the dominion of the West and its surrogates over her, the submissive solutions must never be justified; they should rather be rejected and their brokers must be snubbed. The issue should return to all Muslims. The Crusaders occupied Al-Aqsa for a longer period than this and the Muslims never surrendered it until Salahuddin came and liberated it.
“O you who have believed, do not betray Allah and His Messenger and do not knowingly be false to the trust that has been reposed in you.” [al-Anfal-27]
16 Shawwal 1442h
28 May 2021