On Tuesday 8 February 2005, America gathered Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian authority, along with Sharon, the Prime Minister of the occupying enemy of Palestine, in Sharam El-Sheikh. This summit meeting was organized by the Egyptian ruler and the King of Jordan. After the meeting and following discussions, they emerged to address the media.
America had announced through Prime Minister Rais, following the arrangement of the summit, that an American security coordinator would be appointed in the government. If one examines the statements announced after the summit meeting and what lies behind them, it is not hard to come to the conclusion that Palestine in this summit was merely a security issue which guarantees and recognizes the secure existence of the Jewish entity in Palestine. Moreover, even the ruler of Egypt and the king of Jordan, who both called for the return of their ambassadors from the Jewish entity in embarrassment, from the massacres of Sharon, declared that they will reinstate them to prove their good intentions towards the enemy, as well as enhancing the reputation of Sharon.
The profiteers have managed to conspire against Palestine and to let it go piece by piece to the Israelis and their supporters, ever since the Arab rulers sent their armies in 1948 to save Palestine but instead gave most of it to the Jews. At the Camp David agreement, the Egyptian regime accepted recognition of the Jewish entity. Then came the Oslo agreement, which marked the recognition of the Jewish entity by the PLO, and the agreement of Wadi ‘Arabah which marked recognition by the Jordanian regime. What followed was a series of agreements, each worse than the one before. Even now, they are taking advantage of Palestine and betraying it through a gradual and endless cycle, while deceiving the people that they are its liberators. When the people believe them and follow behind them, they fail them without any shame before Allah (swt) or His servants.
In 1948, it was said that Palestine is a colonized land which must be liberated from the Israelis. After 1967, they proposed the ‘tactical periodical objective’ and to be content with the liberation of the occupied land without recognizing the Israelis. After that, they agreed to recognize the Israelis and negotiate with them to resume the occupation of this land. The negotiations and talks continued until they reached the “Road map” and Bush’s initiatives which disregard the refugees and exclude them from the negotiations. This means that of the “Road map” talks will not cover more than 40% of the West Bank!
Moreover, Palestine in the summit of Sharam El-Shiekh has now become a security issue and the ultimate goal the government is seeking to achieve is to return to the conditions before the Intifadah in April 2000, while providing security and comfort to the Jewish entity as well as recognizing its authority and sovereignty!
Palestine is indeed a blessed land where Allah (swt) made his Messenger (saw) travel to by night even before it was conquered by the second Khalifah Umar (ra). The authority of the Muslims remained until its capture by the Crusaders in the 5th century. The ensuing war which lasted over two hundred years has not been forgotten by the Muslims. The army of Islam liberated it under the leadership of Salahuddin (may Allah (swt) have mercy on him) at the battle of Hittin in 583 (Hijri) and Al-Quds was liberated in the same year. After that, the Tatars invaded and they were defeated in ‘Ain Jalout in 658 (Hijri). Subsequently, Palestine became the nucleus of Islam for centuries and no one dared to transgress against it.
When Hertzel, the Jewish politician, used international interventions at the end of the 19th century to contact the Khalifah of the Muslims, Abdul-Hamid, and offered to pay the state treasury to allow the settlement of the Jews in specific areas of Palestine, this was harshly rejected. The Khalifah’s reply in 1901 was, “to have the scalpel cut my body is less painful than to witness Palestine being detached from the Khilafah state and this is not going to happen …let the Jews keep their millions and once the Khilafah is torn apart one day, then they can take Palestine without a price.”
In fact, what he said (may Allah (swt) have mercy on him) has happened. After the destruction of the Khilafah at the beginning of the 20th century, the Jews occupied Palestine in 1948 and then the Arab rulers and the Palestinian authority went to the extent of legally acknowledging the Jewish occupation of 1948. They then disgracefully accepted to negotiate over the expansion of the occupied territory from 1967. Finally, they reached the “Road map”, the Bush initiatives and the summit of Sharam El-Sheikh, and at each stage they abandoned their principles until they have none left.
Palestine is a trust on your necks. We are undoubtedly certain that the Islamic Ummah with its army and men is truly capable of destroying the Israeli entity and bringing back the whole of Palestine to the land of Islam. The only obstacle is the rulers and the governments who recognise the Jewish entity and secure its protection. They have changed the role of the armies from fighting and martyrdom to military parade and protecting the thrones.
In spite of this, if the rulers, the government officials, and the Palestinian organizations are incapable or not willing to destroy the Jewish entity and save Palestine, they must and at least hand the authority over to those who will, without recognizing the authority of the Jewish entity over any part of Palestine. It is absolutely certain, by the will of Allah (swt), that Omar, Salahuddin, Abdul-Hamid and a group of Muslim are indeed coming to fulfil the prophecy of the Messenger of Allah (saw) by fighting the Israelis, destroying their entity and returning the whole of Palestine to the lands of Islam.
Hizb-ut-Tahrir warns those who neglect Palestine, who recognize any part of the Jewish entity, and who negotiate with the enemy to give up any hand-span of the blessed land. It warns them against the anger of the Ummah which will remain alive by the grace of Allah (swt) and thus will never forget those who desert the first Qiblah of the Muslims and the land of Al-Isra’ and Mi’raaj.
Indeed the anger of the Ummah is great. Allah (swt) said:
ولعذاب الآخرة أكبر لو كانوا يعلمون
(But greater is the Punishment of the Hereafter, if they only knew!) TMQ 39:26