By Damir Nazarov

Hamas and new mistake

March 10, 2019 - 11:2

WEST SIBERIA/ TYUMEN - The new Hamas leadership, under the command of Yahya Sinwar, has never concealed that one of the top priorities in the foreign policy of the Palestinian movement will be the resumption of relations with the Axis of Resistance. While relations with Tehran and Hezbollah are more or less restored and closer to the former status quo (despite all the problems between the parties since 2011, contacts have never been terminated), relations with Syria need to be reset, which seems to be a matter of time.

 However, there is no saying that Hamas does enjoy the same level of confidence from the representatives of the Resistance alliance. In turn, Hamas itself is in no hurry to restore its status in the camp of the main military-political allies under the auspices of the IRGC, hinting an alliance with Qatar and Turkey is also "important" to the Palestinian organization. It is clear that the main obstacles to relations between Hamas and the Axis of Resistance are yet to pass, and in this regard everything will depend on the leadership of the Palestinian party. 

Meanwhile, on March 1, 2019, Ashark Al-Awsat, a mouthpiece of Saudi propaganda, published an article according to which Hamas detained the leader of the local Islamic Al-Sabireen movement Hisham Salim and his assistants. Circumstances of this incident are no longer specified. It is known that Al-Sabireen is a faction that has never concealed its IRI orientation.

Taking into account the nature of pro-Saudi publications, it is difficult to expect objectivity from them at all, so it is not necessary to seriously evaluate their materials, the news itself is important. In fact, there's been another "shake-down" on the organization of Islamic resistance from the ruling Hamas movement, which is not the first time. If earlier this could be explained by the influence of Qatar (i.e. under pressure of Doha, Hamas was forced to push against pro-Iranian structures in Gaza), the latter act, in my view, has other roots. The reason is the junta of Egypt.

Over the past couple of years, close contacts have been established between the junta and Hamas, from the point of view of Cairo they need a mouthpiece on the Palestinian issue (and steps in this direction are dictated from Washington), and for Hamas it is extremely important not to allow the crisis in the blockaded Gaza to worsen. Accordingly, the parties come to a compromise. And here it is important to note that the war criminals of Egypt are ready to accept the presence of Qatar in Gaza, but absolutely against the influence of the Islamic Republic.

Since it is dangerous to do this directly and is fraught with consequences (for example, the Zionists at the moment do not need a mini-war with Hamas, which is considered to be an “ally” of Iran) tactical maneuvers are being used. One of such maneuvers is to use its allies, which in parallel are important for Hamas at the present time, it is referred to Egypt and Qatar.

 Despite the existing trivial "contradictions" between these Arab countries, we must not forget the key factor in the conduct of their foreign and domestic policies - they are the puppets of Washington and world Zionism. Therefore, the requirement for Hamas to block the Al-Sabireen movement is one of the conditions from the Egyptian junta, which lent the relay of the anti-Iran policy in the Gaza Strip from Qatar, and thus deliberately forces Hamas to take steps against the local allies of Tehran, which is according to the plan of external (over the ocean) provocateurs should adversely affect the connections between Hamas and IRI.

 Influencing Hamas through the junta, the goal of Zionists and Americans is simple, to create new problems in the relationship between Hamas and Iran. And even if it were necessary to recognize the temporary coexistence of Zionism with Hamas, the main thing is to tear off the Palestinian movement from Tehran. Hamas needs to understand that sooner or later it will be necessary to make a final choice in terms of reference to external allies and decide on its own strategy, where the main issue is the "resistance or recognition of occupation". Hamas is in the trap of a regional game and can only come out of it after a stage of "internal revolution". But we must not forget that having fallen into a trap we will have to undergo a painful procedure according to the old principle, to get rid of a part of “our organism”.

The Al-Sabireen movement has nothing to be chided for; they are only the victims of the intrigues of Western professional provocateurs, and such scenarios will not be the last time for them. Here should be added the ayah from the Quran “... (He) relieves from the burden and shackles that were imposed on them [by oppressors] ...”, (Quran, 7: 157 Heights). P.S.

The position of the leadership of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad is bewildering, that regularly gives no response as to the pressing of the Al-Sabireen movement by the Hamas. The PIJ ignores the problems of its colleagues, even the former ones. Apparently the leaders of the PIJ are not embarrassed that brothers of the similar ideology, put forward by the martyr Fathi Shaqaqi, are subjected to moral attack. In this case, maybe the ideology no longer plays any role at all for some PIJ figures?