Azerbaijan, Baku, 22 January / corr. Trend R. Hafizoglu, R. Abdullayev/ The blockade of the Gaza sector by Israel will not weaken the position of HAMAS and is directed against the peace-loving Palestinians, Ziyad abu - Eyn, the spokesman of the FATAH said.
Israel blocked the sector leading to Gaza and stopped the fuel delivery on 19 January. An electric power station turbine was disconnected on 20 January morning and once the fuel ran out, the Palestinians disconnected the second one during the evening, NEWSRU reports. The Gaza sector blockade and the disconnection of the fuel delivery was a response by Israel to the mass rocket fires to Sderota and West Negeva ( Southern Israel).
By blockading the Gaza sector Israel wants to demonstrate its power to the HAMAS movement, which is the leading force in the region," Ziyad abu - Eyn, said to Trend during a telephone interview. "The blockade will not influence HAMAS's authority, on the contrary, the Palestinians who are suffering from the blockade will support HAMAS who does not agree to hold peace talks with Israel," Ziyad said.
According to Ziyad, the policy of HAMAS in the region is contrary to the interests of the Palestinians. "As a result of the policy pursued by Mahmud Abbas, the leader of the Palestine administration, the world community and Israel have witnessed that the Palestinians are supporters of peace. However, if Israel does not stop the blockade of Gaza and military operations, all Palestinians, regardless of the political concept, can start a new Intifade.
The Gaza blockade did not start now, but when HAMAS came into power, Isa Muhammad, the dean of the Islam University in Gaza said. " Israel, who does not respect the democratic choice of the Palestinians, did not leave them any choice but to begin an Intifade. If the blockade of Israel and military operations does not end, a new Intifade may begin in a week" he said. Israel will fulfill Mahmud Abbas' demands to stop the blockade of Gaza, he said.
A response of HAMAS is already being accompanied with the strengthening of rocket fire to Israel. Mordehay Kedar, the expert of the Begin Sadat Strategic Investigations Center at the Bar Ilan University in Tel - Aviv said Trend. "The Haniye Government deliberately makes the lives of the Palestinians unbearable. HAMAS misuses the suffering of its people in the informational war against Israel," Israeli expert said to Trend.
According to Kedar, HAMAS uses the rocket fires to Israel for its internal policy interest. "They are obviously looking forward to when Israel will launch a large-scale operation in the Gaza sector," he said.
According to Kedar, Mahmud Abbas, on the one hand, condemns Israel for the blockade of the Gaza sector and on the other hand is interested in Israel's driving Haniye, the head of HAMAS into a corner. "Unlike the 'secular nationalists' from Abbas's FATAH, the radical islamists from HAMAS do not recognize the ideas of territorial compromise and peaceful regulation of the conflict with Israel. Accordingly, the leaders of this group announce that they are not ready to accept any agreement reached with the participation of Israel within the framework of the scheduled conference," the expert stated. Mahmud Abbas condemns Israel publicly; however the 'Palestinian gray fox' understands that the blockade of Gaza may lead to the fall of Ismail Haniye's regime.