Israel, Jerusalem / corr Trend R.Abdullayev, / In the case of an agreement being reached by Israel and Palestine at the middle east conference in Annapolis, Mahmoud Abbas's regime may be overthrown by HAMAS, Mikhael Clyner, a representative of the right camp of Israel and former MP of the Israeli Knesset [Parliament], leader of Kherut Party, told Trend.
"HAMAS stormed and seized major strategic facilities and bulwarks of FATAH in Gaza in mid June and restored control over them, and they will do the same to the Western bank of the Jordan River," the Israeli political expert said.
The political expert said that before the conference in Annapolis, Israel and the world's community was to demand the Mahmous Abbas regime to terminate their infrastructure of terror. "On the contrary, Israel received the radically fanatic regime of HAMAS terrorists in Gaza, which launched kassams to the territory of Israel. No sovereign country will tolerate missiles to threaten its civilians," Clyner said.
Meanwhile, Ahmed Zeydabadi, an Iranian expert on Palestine, said that the conference in Annapolis does not target Israel and Palestine on the table of talks. "HAMAS is eager to weaken Mahmoud Abbas and spreads ideas that the Palestinian leader is going to sign an agreement in favor of Israel in Annapolis," the Iranian expert said in a telephone interview for Trend on 27 November.
In turn, Imen Takha, а spokesman for HAMAS, told the Arabic news agency Al Alam on 26 November that Mahmoud Abbas is not a representative of Palestine and law-defender of the county. Any agreement or deals are illegal and HAMAS will try its utmost to counteract it," Takha said.
Clyner said that neither Abbas nor HAMAS recognizes the State of Israel and demand the yield of part of Jerusalem, resolve the problems of refugees, as well as yield part of Judea and Samaria. "There is no sense in establishing one more Arab country in the historical land of Eretz Israel, when there are already 21 countries with identical mentality, language and culture, the Israeli expert said.
According to Clyner, in compliance with requirements of the Arab countries, which will participate in the Middle East conference in Annapolis, Israel should terminate a major part of settlements, give the Arabs half of Jerusalem and allow the current residents of the city to move to the Jewish side. Israel must give the Temple mountain to the Arabs, where Jews were banned from prayer.
Before Bush, several US Presidents put forward tasks on the resolution of the Middle East problem, and each of them faced difficulties. "A decision by the current administration on the organization of the conference in Annapolis reflects Bush's intention of try for a solution to this difficult task. At the same time, the current President got involved in this problem too late, and we have no time to achieve any progress in the Middle East," the Israeli diplomat said.