Nabil Fahmi: you are persona non grata in Palestine ~ by Khalid Amayreh

[ PIC 26/08/2013 – 09:59 PM ]

By Khalid Amayreh in occupied Palestine


During his meeting with Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Monday, the Sisi coup’s foreign minister Nabil Fahmi reportedly condemned the murderous killing by the Israeli occupation army of three young Palestinians at the Qalandya refugee camp north of Jerusalem.

“We condemn the occupation forces’ killing of three people from Qalandiya refugee camp,” Nabil Fahmi told a joint news conference with his Palestinian counterpart Riyad al-Malki.

Fahmi, mainly tasked with explaining and justifying Egypt’s bloody coup to the outside world, met Abbas at his headquarters in Ramallah just hours after Israeli occupation forces shot dead three Palestinians at the Qalandiya camp.

“The continuation of violence and settlement expansion decreases the chances of success for negotiations, which we hope will succeed,” he said.

Fahmi also expressed Egypt’s support for “Palestinian reconciliation, which the Palestinians must reach,” describing the process as a “big challenge.”

However, it was clear that Fahmi’s remarks were conspicuously hypocritical, morally duplicitous and oblivious of cold facts in both Egypt and occupied Palestine.

It is true that the Israeli occupation army murdered three Palestinians in the West Bank while Fahmi was in Ramallah. Well. Israel has been murdering Palestinians since time immemorial. In a certain sense, it’s hardly news.

But in just three hours two weeks ago, the “heroic” Egyptian army and police showered peaceful Egyptian protesters with bullets from air, tanks, and high rooftops, killing more than 3000 people and maiming thousands others. Hundreds of bodies were burned beyond recognition, apparently to destroy evidence while victims’ relatives were asked to sign official papers stating that the murdered victims actually committed suicide.

Israel is our existential enemy and ultimate tormentor, and we hardly need the foreign minister of a murderous junta to remind us of this fact.

Indeed, if Fahmi possessed an iota of morality or rectitude, he would at the very least resign his post and stop acting as cheap emissary for the murderers of his people.

Undoubtedly, he will go down in history as the public relations officer of the nefarious usurpers of freedom and democracy and murderers of innocent protesters.

Fahmi said the coup makers were still committed to achieving national reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas.

Well, Hamas is part of the Muslim Brotherhood, the very Islamic movement the criminal coup makers in Cairo insist on labeling “terrorist.”!!

Hence, it is really hard to imagine that any reconciliation effort by the Sisi gang would be honest, evenhanded and fruitful. After all, if the Sisi gang can’t treat its own people with minimal humanity and minimal respect, would it be expected to treat Palestinians any differently?

In short, we Palestinians don’t want to have anything to do with murderers of their own people.

Mr. Fahmi you are persona non-grata in Palestine.

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