Is dissolving the Palestinian Authority an essential next step?

Emir Tamim al-Thani

The Obama administration or those who write its scripts must think that all of us who support the Palestinian claim for justice are stupid. It described Palestinian Authority President Abbas’s statement (during his speech to the UN General Assembly) that Israel’s last war on the Gaza Strip was a “genocidal crime” as “offensive and provocative” and one that “undermined peace efforts.” Peace efforts? There are no peace efforts to be undermined!

And that causes me to return to the theme of my last post which was headlined Obama takes hypocrisy to new high levels.

The longer version of my headline question for this post is the following.

Is dissolving the impotent and corrupt PA and handing back to Israel full and complete responsibility and accountability for occupation an essential next step if the Palestinians are not to be denied for ever an acceptable measure of justice?

In my analysis the answer ought to be obvious to all who are fully aware of the dynamics of the conflict in and over Palestine that became Israel, dynamics which can be summarised in three short sentences as follows.

* Justice for the Palestinians is not on Zionism’s agenda.

* By default the regimes of the existing corrupt and authoritarian Arab Order are complicit in Zionism’s ethnic cleansing enterprise.

* As things are there is no prospect of the major powers led by America using the leverage they have to try to cause Israel to be serious about peace on terms the Palestinians could accept.

So unless the dynamics can be changed, the Zionist (not Jewish) monster state will remain above the law and free to go on imposing its will on the Palestinians and gobbling up more and more of what is left of their land.

That being so the only end game scenario I can see as things are (assuming as I do that the occupied and oppressed Palestinians will never surrender to Zionism’s will by abandoning their struggle and accepting crumbs from its table) is a final Zionist ethnic cleansing of Palestine.

That being so, or most likely, the priority question for discussion and debate by activist groups everywhere which campaign for justice for the Palestinians ought to be this. What can be done to change the dynamics of the conflict?

There are some who believe that an escalating campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) will do it.

My view is that BDS will not cause Israel to be serious about peace on terms the Palestinians could accept unless it becomes the policy of the governments of the major powers including and especially America.

And there’s no chance of that happening unless the dynamics of the conflict are changed.

In my analysis there is only one effective way to change them – dissolving the PA and handing full and complete responsibility and accountability for occupation back to Israel That, as noted in my last post, would not only impose significant financial, security and other burdens on Israel, it would enable global discussion and debate about the conflict to be focused without distraction on the occupation and the need for it (now in its 47th year) to be ended.

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