woensdag 25 januari 2012

Lawaaidemonstratie tegen Hamas en Fatah op 1 februari

 

Een Palestijnse demonstratie die niet gericht is tegen Israel of de bezetting. Het komt voor, maar opvallend genoeg stond dit bericht alleen op de Arabische site van Ma’an. Voor westerse media en publiek is dit blijkbaar niet interessant. Ik verwacht er ook geen aandacht voor van Meulenbelt, Pessoptimist en de andere zogenaamde sympathisanten van de Palestijnen. Als Israel er niet bij betrokken is, is men een stuk minder geëngageerd en betrokken. EoZ schrijft:

 

The protesters are smart, calling not for people to gather in central squares where they can be harassed by security forces but to protest loudly from their homes.

Aangezien ze niet op veel Westerse aandacht en sympathie hoeven te rekenen, kunnen de veiligheidstroepen van Fatah en Hamas (ik begrijp uit het bericht dat de actie op zowel de Westoever als in Gaza zal plaatsvinden) hun gang gaan, en kun je je daar dus maar beter op voorbereiden.

 

RP

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PalArabs plan pots and pans protest against Hamas, Fatah

http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2012/01/palarabs-plan-pots-and-pans-protest.html

 

I wrote this morning that I was astonished that the people in Gaza and the West Bank who protested against Hamas and Fatah selfishness had not caught on to the fact yet that their "unity" has been a sham to shut them up.

Now, Ma'an Arabic reports that 160 Palestinian Arab media figures and intellectuals are calling for a mass protest on February 1 against the PalArab leadership for precisely this reason.

Their document refers to the nearly five years of Palestinian division, their leaders' violations of human rights, the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. It notes the reconciliation agreement signed in Cairo in May "which has not yet become a reality." It calls for a political system that offers a decent living and is "pluralistic and democratic, open to all cultures, a system that respects women and ensure their freedom and equality." 

It goes on to say that "the use of methods of peaceful protest organized and sustained and directed clearly against both sides of the split is a key factor to the success of our campaign."

The first phase is to organize a pan-Palestinian Arab protest on February 1 at 7:00 PM where people will go in the streets and bang pots and pans on roofs and from open windows for ten minutes.

The document does not name Fatah or Hamas by name. 

The protesters are smart, calling not for people to gather in central squares where they can be harassed by security forces but to protest loudly from their homes.

Last time, Hamas tried to sabotage the popular protests; it will be most interesting to see how they react to this, if it gains traction.

 

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