“Saeb Erekat, as ever doing his level best to make himself look like a fool, was on TV today angrily demanding that Hamas and the other factions fighting Israel’s massacre in Gaza accept the Egyptian ceasefire proposal. As I’ve said before, the Egyptian proposal is a joke. It calls for a temporary ceasefire and a humanitarian corridor, and the end to weapons smuggling. It does not call for Israel to pull out of Gaza immediately. It does not call for the border crossings to be reopened permanently. It basically demands that the Palestinians accept life under siege, with no chance for improvement. The Palestinian Authority is desperate for the proposal to be accepted because it maintains the crippling status quo, or at least the status quo before December 27th. They still hope to regain control of Gaza. They portray this as a purely humanitarian problem and not the political battle that it is. They follow the Zionist party line of ‘Hamas doesn’t care about Palestinian lives because it is still fighting despite the hundreds that have been killed.’”
Comentario para la diplomacia española: Moratinos debe dimitir fulminantemente por incompetente y embaucador, porque quiere vendernos esta mala broma de muy mal gusto de la “propuesta egipcia”. Esto no puede ser la posición de la diplomacia española ante un genocidio. Desgraciadamente y sin sorpresas, lo es.