Interview with Minister Ashraf Al Ajrami

Interview with Minister Ashraf Al Ajrami

Khaled Al-Najjar

Given the importance of the current political situation and the ongoing conflict with the Israeli occupation, we conducted the following interview with His Excellency Minister Ashraf Al-Ajrami, former Minister of Family Affairs in the Palestinian government and writer and political analyst concerned with Israel./p>

First of all, we thank you for allowing us to conduct this interview with you and to give us your valuable time.

Q: How do you evaluate the Palestinian-Israeli relationship at this stage?

A: The Palestinian-Israeli relationship is at its worst stage, especially as the political process is completely stalled and Israel's actions on the ground violate all the agreements signed between the Palestinian Authority and Israel.

Q: Why does Israel insist on continuing the settlement policy in the West Bank and Jerusalem?

A: Because Israel does not believe in the idea of establishing a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders alongside the State of Israel, it considers the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 as part of the so-called land of Israel and continues to build settlements and Judaize these lands to establish a fait accompli and create facts that actually prevent a continuous Palestinian state. Regionally and viable on the territories occupied since 1967 in the hope of making the Palestinians surrender to this reality and abandon the idea of a complete Israeli withdrawal from the occupied territories.

Q: How does Israel deal with the Palestinian-Palestinian split?

A: It exploits and encourages this division because Israel wants to tell the world that it is not possible to withdraw from the West Bank, since the future of the West Bank may be like the future of Gaza under Hamas control and thus threaten Israeli security. To justify its continued occupation of the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.

Q: Is there any possibility of not reviving the political process with Israel?

A: Under the government of Benjamin Netanyahu, who represents the far right of the Israeli right, there is no minimum possibility of reviving the political process. Israel does not want to withdraw from the territories occupied in 1967, nor does it want to give up Jerusalem, nor does it want any solution to the core issues of this conflict. These government.

Q: What can the Palestinian Authority and leadership do in the face of Israeli policy?

A: There are two things that the Palestinian leadership must do to confront Israel. The international community by exposing the Israeli policy and also trying to obtain international resolutions against Israel and impose isolation and boycott on Israel at the international level and put Israel in the corner and pressure on it and force it to change its policy There is also a third thing that may be useful in this aspect, which is to explain the Palestinian position to the Israeli public and the international community, especially to prove that the Palestinian people and the Palestinian leadership are ready for a serious and constructive political process based on the bases of the agreed international references. It would ultimately lead to a two-state solution to the conflict, which would require Israel to withdraw completely from the territories occupied in 1967 and find a just solution to the Palestinian refugee issue.

Q: What should the leadership do in the face of Israel's executions against Palestinian youth and children?/h4>

A: There is an issue of going to the international community, the International Criminal Court, all human rights organizations, the Security Council, the General Assembly and the Human Rights Council. All these organizations should address the Palestinian Authority with evidence, documents and proof of what Israel is doing, including the debate inside Israel and the position of human rights organizations. In Israel, which rejects such executions to try Israel for its crimes against the Palestinian people, the other thing is that the Palestinian Authority should take solutions to protect Palestinian youth and make them aware of not going to risk wasting their lives to no avail. Palestinian Wara heavy must therefore carry out an internal campaign to educate young people and children to preserve the lives of Palestinians in the face of these Israeli crimes and targeting programmed for children or young Palestinians./p>

Q: Is it possible to rely on the international community to end the Israeli occupation and settle the conflict?

A: The international community is one of the important parties in ending the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, especially since the Palestinian issue is receiving international attention. There is a growing international awareness of the importance of ending the conflict and settling the Palestinian issue because its survival affects regional and international security significantly. The file of the conflict and the just liquidation of the issue secures the Palestinian people their legitimate rights, but at the same time the international community cannot reach the level of pressure on Israel, punish it and force it to withdraw from the territories occupied in 1967 without internal Palestinian arrangements that convince society. The Palestinian people are ready for such a development.

Q: Do you think that national reconciliation dialogues can lead to ending the division?

A: Unfortunately, these dialogues have so far failed to reach any practical framework to end the division and all the agreements signed by the Mecca, Cairo or Doha agreement or the ongoing dialogues have not led to any practical result, which is a repetition of previous agreements because the issue is related to more resolutions. What is related to agreements, papers and understandings, so far there are no real good intentions, no end to the division file completely and there are bets on the search for a breakthrough and resolve the crisis without reaching an end to the division and the abandonment of Hamas from the Gaza Strip in the framework of the restoration of Palestinian national unity and that is why I am pessimistic The feasibility of this pain Events and it is possible to lead or lead to a solution to this intractable crisis.

Q: What are the obstacles to achieving national unity, and is Israel involved?

A: The obstacles are linked to different programs and agendas and different forces want to maintain their strength and influence and want to share the food. It concerns the power and influence within the Palestinian society and these factional interests and personal and personal interests that prevent and hinder the achievement of Palestinian national unity in addition to interests linked to regional bodies, see for example in the Hamas rule of the Gaza Strip, where the last remaining Muslim Brotherhood of winning and authorities in the Arab world and thus wants to preserve on her

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