Ex-Fatah chief says US complicit in ‘ethnic cleaning’ of Palestinians in Gaza
LONDON: Ex-Fatah chief Mohammed Dahlan has condemned the US as complicit within the “ethnic cleaning” of Palestinians in Gaza throughout an interview with Hadley Gamble for TIME journal.
He additionally blamed the White Home and the administration of President Joe Biden for a failure to demand a ceasefire and stated historical past would choose the US as having escalated the battle.
“(Biden) is a participant within the warfare, he gave (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu the license to kill kids,” he stated.
“At this time, he and his secretary of state gave permission to Netanyahu to storm Al-Shifa Hospital because it was a headquarter. What headquarter?
“They suppose that Hamas is just like the Central Command of the US Military, that they’ve a management and are sitting below a hospital. It was the US that gave the inexperienced gentle to this crime,” he added.
In a clip launched on X by Gamble on Sunday, Dahlan additionally accused Secretary of State Antony Blinken of turning the warfare in Gaza into a non secular battle.
“Once we see the US secretary of state standing as much as say ‘I got here right here, not because the American secretary of state, however as a Jew,’ are you calling for (Osama) bin Laden and his likes to face up and say, ‘We’re with the Muslims’ and switch this battle from a nationwide battle to a non secular one?”
He continued: “Do Individuals like this? No. The US administration is a full associate on this crime.”
Dahlan stated leaders in European nations, together with France and the UK, had been additionally companions “in various levels” for not appearing towards Israeli actions in Gaza.
Within the full interview, the previous Fatah chief, who was ousted within the 2006 elections in Gaza, informed Gamble that Israel’s in depth bombardment was breeding the following technology of Palestinian militants. He stated its actions in Gaza had been probably condemning Israeli residents to long-lasting insecurity.
Talking about Israeli navy figures “boasting” about victories over buildings and taking revenge towards Palestinian civilians, he requested: “If Israel, a secure nation, is contemplating revenge, what do you count on from kids now in Al-Shifa Hospital once they develop up?”
When Dahlan was requested by Gamble if he condemned Hamas for the Oct. 7 assaults on Israel, he stated Palestinians weren’t “warmongers” and that they’d defend themselves “bravely” to the top.
“We’re not those calling for killing others, but when others come to kill us, we now have the correct to defend ourselves,” he stated.
Dahlan stated any profitable peace between Israel and Arab neighbors was wholly reliant on a passable decision to the plight of Palestinians.
“No peace can succeed with any Arab nation with out Palestinian rights. That is the results of Oct. 7 and earlier. We understood that, however others weren’t all in favour of it,” he stated.
“I imagine if Israel makes peace with the entire world and doesn’t make peace with the Palestinian folks, it is not going to have safety … It is not going to obtain stability. It is not going to get hold of it.
“They won’t discover the Palestinian folks giving in to their will. Moderately, we’ll enter a steady cycle of resistance that has no finish,” he added.
Dahlan was requested if Hamas’ assault was value it given what number of Palestinians had been struggling within the Israeli retaliation in consequence, to which he responded by telling Gamble she had by no means skilled residing below occupation.
He predicted that extra resistance would come from Palestinians residing within the West Financial institution.
“Occupation destroys you from inside, it means you can not learn freely, it makes you can not go to college freely, it means you can not marry if considered one of you lives in Gaza and the opposite lives within the West Financial institution, it means many you issues that you simply don’t know, we all know it and have lived it,” he stated.
“This conflagration is however the pure results of that, the following conflagration will occur within the West Financial institution,” he added.