Prof. Qassem criticizes Israeli-PA probe into Nablus shooting Sunday

[ 24/04/2011 – 11:05 AM ]

NABLUS, (PIC)– Dr. Abdul-Sattar Qassem, political sciences professor at Al-Najah University in Nablus, has strongly criticized investigations carried out jointly between Israeli security forces and those of the Palestinian Authority after a Nablus shooting where Palestinians were suspected of killing a Jewish settler and injuring three more.

“The Fatah authority is tied with the Israeli occupier. It has no choice but to form such a committee immediately. If it doesn’t, it won’t operate, and won’t eat, and won’t receive funds,” Qassem said in statements to the PIC.

The political analyst condemned resistance forces over their shortcomings in carrying out duties in the West Bank.

“Our first duty is to confront the [Israeli occupier] in order to achieve freedom to establish a real Palestinian state and restore the national rights, most prominently, the right of return,” he said.

Qassem said operations like the one that occurred in Nablus Sunday morning place Israeli settlers in real trouble, forcing large numbers of them to leave the occupied West Bank.

He emphasized that there is no security calm in the West Bank but only “subservience and humiliation”.

“This is not a calm nor peace. There is an occupation. Those who suffer from occupation do not discuss a security calm but think instead about how to remove the occupation. The PA’s arguments [for security coordination with Israel] are desperate and outside the logic of human history. They always seek for justification to implement degrading agreements with the Zionist entity.”

Qassem called on the PA security agencies to terminate security agreements with Israel that force the Palestinians to coordinate with Israeli security apparatuses.

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