An Event and a Regional Tendency

Informed sources in Fatah movement confirmed today to Al-Quds al-Arabi paper that member of Fatah central committee Hani al-Hassan will return in the near future to the West Bank and that liberating Fatah from the US-Israeli coup, which is led by Abbas-Dahlan, will be his top priority.
Meanwhile, al-Aqsa martyrs’ battalions condensed their operations against the Israeli occupation in Gaza and the West Bank while their spokespersons announced the movement’s rejection of the decision made by Mahmoud Abbas and Salam Fayyad’s government to pull out the legitimacy of resistance’s weapons under the title of dissolving militias and the singleness of the authority’s weapons.
It became clear that Fatah movement is facing, with its national heritage and resisting bases, Sharm el-Sheikh’s summit’s results, which designed an agenda for the internal Palestinian conflict provoked by US and Israel and Rice’s Arab four-sided group.
Informed sources stressed that Palestinian resistance in Gaza and the West Bank will increase on a grand scale and that the coming developments inside Fatah will be crucial in their influence on Palestinian political reality in general, especially if Hamas clings to the method expressed by Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, which is based on considering the struggle on the topic of resistance and national rights as political, not a conflict between the organizational fanaticism of Hamas and Fatah.

An Event and a Lebanese Tendency

The decision announced by the White House concerning the measures approved by President Bush against a number of Syrian and Lebanese personalities has revealed the size of the US administration’s fears concerning the future of al-Siniora government. Most of the analyses said the listed names are closed to the list of possible ministers in the government that president Emile Lahoud may form and raise the fears of the loyals from a dramatic change that deprives al-Siniora and his team of all the tools of influence.
The available Lebanese corridors information say that the list that the loyals asked the US embassy to adopt, includes tens of names, which are targeted by US intelligence.
In addition to this, there are whispers in Lebanon which say that some of the loyals’ leaders asked Elliot Abrams to assassinate some persons, but Israel, which was consulted concerning this, answered that it has its own agenda and the loyals did not fulfill their commitments during the July aggression on Lebanon, and consequently there is no possibility to exchange services with them.
What is eye-catching is that one of al-Hariri family’s associates, the former minister and representative Mohsen Dalloul said with confidence in a talk to al-Manar channel that Prime Minister Fouad al-Siniora was planted by the CIA, without knowledge of the late Prime Minister Rafiq al-Hariri. Mohsen Dalloul also confirmed that Fouad al-Siniora is one of the CIA big agents in Lebanon. Some experts considered Dalloul’s confirmation as an evidence on the size of the US interest in al-Siniora and his position in Lebanese equation.
The loyals’ sources refuse this interpretation of the US decision and frankly classifies the decision in the category of the conflict between the US and Syria and adopts the US accusations against the targeted Lebanese personalities.

Lebanese Press

As-Safir focused on al-Badawi camp’s events asking if the Palestinian file will ramify and extend to become a project o Lebanese-Palestinian and Palestinian-Palestinian wars.
As-Safir pointed out those Lebanese sources said some quick photographs were taken to the persons who attacked the Unifil forces.
An-Nahar said the Lebanese government warned from helping what was left of Fatah al-Islam leaders to run away.
Al-Akbar wondered about the sides that push the army to fight comprehensive camps battles, pointing out that some sides want to drown the Lebanese army in useless bloody confrontations.

International Press

Former head of the Israeli national security council said in a study published in the new issue of the pamphlet of the national security researches institute at Tel Aviv university that Israel faces a new reality that imposes challenges like reading and coordinating changes in an unbalanced war that erupts in a populated area, the system of the relationship between the military institution and the political level, the need to changes on the organizational level, technology, mass media, and a bridging the gap between expectations from the army and its ability to achieve results on the ground.
Joshua Muravchik said in an essay published by American Enterprise Institute that Iran leads the winds of war to the Middle East, pointing out that a war that covers Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Iran and Palestinian lands started to become more possible.
The Economist said that since the violent confrontations in Gaza everybody seems enthusiastic to support Mahmoud Abbas.
World Socialist Internet Site said representatives of universities recently voted in the first conference held by the syndicate of British universities and collages to boycott Israeli universities which collude with occupation policies.
The International Herald Tribune said Hamas leaders are confident that it is not possible for any side to seize Gaza and there is not international force that wishes to go to Gaza and face the 40 militias there.
The French paper Le Monde said the number of illegal North Korean immigrants in China reached 300 thousands persons.
German press said Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Washington.
Sudanese sources quoted leader of the popular conference party Hassan al-Turabi as saying that deploying international force in Darfur does solve the region’s problem.
International press agencies said Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas asked the conference of international socialism in Geneva to abort the goals of Hamas’s coup in Gaza.
Naomi Klein said in an article in The Guardian that Israel’s economy is booming despite confusion and the massacres that Israel commits, pointing out that Israel succeeded in changing war in Gaza to an international trademark that helps it to achieve profits.

Arab Satellite Stations Interviews

Al-Jazeera
Program: With Haykal
Journalist Mohamed Haykal said the opportunity of Hamas’ and Fatah’s return to dialogue is not possible after Gaza events, pointing out that Arab states should find creative ideas to solve this crisis. He added that what happens in an operation to eliminate the Palestinian cause.

Lebanese Television Stations News

Al-Manar said al-Badawi camp’s demonstration took place in a time when Palestine clerics’ league announces suspending its endeavors to search for a political solution to the crisis in Nahr al-Bared.
The NTV said al-Bared camp’s front is hot, while the internal political front is in the freezer.
The LBC said time passes while the files of events remain open. The Future said there are sides that want to exhaust the Lebanese army through useless confrontations.