Palestinian official accuses Iran of provoking region

The secretary-general of the Palestinian Authority on Monday accused Iran of provoking regional strife by violating the sovereignty of the UAE.

Tayyeb Abdul Rahim condemned Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s recent visit to Abu Musa, one of three Gulf islands claimed by both the UAE and Iran.

The PA rejects Iranian threats to the Gulf states “as we reject the Israeli occupation and resist it,” the secretary-general said in a statement.

He said Ahmadinejad’s visit was intended to create problems in the Palestinian arena, in the Gulf areas and in general across the Arab world.

Abu Musa is valued for its strategic position in the Strait of Hormuz and for its potential oil reserves. The island has been held by Iran since 1971, shortly before the seven Gulf emirates gained full independence from Britain and formed the UAE.

Saudi Arabia also criticized Ahmadinegad’s trip. The Saudi cabinet said it was a “transgression of efforts towards a peaceful solution of the issue of the UAE islands,” the Saudi Press Agency reported.

PA ‘rejects Iranian intervention in Palestine’

Abdul-Rahim also said the Palestinian Authority rejected Iranian intervention in Palestinian issues. He accused Iran of serving Israel’s occupation by aiding the split between Fatah, which leads the PA, and Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip.

Iran’s activities in the Palestinian arena have destroyed efforts to end the national division and achieve reconciliation, Abdul-Rahim said.

In March, Fatah accused Iran of paying Hamas to block a reconciliation agreement to end the longstanding rift between the parties.

“We have information that Iran paid tens of millions of dollars to Zahhar and Haniyeh in their visits to Iran,” said Fatah spokesman Ahmed Assaf, referring to Hamas leaders Mahmoud Zahhar and Ismail Haniyeh.

“Zahhar, Haniyeh and Hamas’s Gaza leadership were paid by Iran to freeze reconciliation.”

Hamas rejected the charges.

“The Fatah government did not implement any of their obligations (under the unity deal) and they prefer American money to nationalist agreements,” Hamas spokesman Taher al-Nunu said.

Maan

  • 5thDrawer

    And thus, Iran keeps the rhetoric going ….

  • 5thDrawer

    And thus, Iran keep the rhetoric going ….

  • I was extremely happy on September 13th 1993, the day when the Oslo accord was signed between Israel and the Palestinians. Israel made than unbelievable gestures such as allowing tens of thousads of ARMED PLO members to enter Gaza and the West Bank. Yet – already in 1994-1996, even before the second Intifada- Pro Iranian organizations started to slaughter Israeli civilians, in buses or in the streets – such as the bombing in Dizengof center on Purim holiday that killed many children. 

    Those atrocities, and later hundreds of terror attacks agaisnt civilians in buses, cafes, restaurants, schools, universities, streets, private celebrations and holiday celebrations between 2000-2005 killed about 1,200-1,300. Hundreds of those killed belonged to Tel Aviv secular, peace supporting community, such as the attack on the Dolfinarium Disko or Mike’s Place restaurant. That made many left wing Israelis fill very angry, very desparate- and very skeptic about the peace process.  

    Iran is a source of evil that destroyed the prospects of peace between Israel and the Palestinians, and also between Israel and Lebanon. 

    • Hannibal

      You keep forgetting the greater evil of the Syrian regime and Hezbozeus…. besides what the hell are you waiting for? blow Iran to oblivion… The whole world is behind you… EVEN the Palestinians and the Arabs.
      Iran in arabic translates to two dicks… not one… two… lol

    • Hannibal

      You keep forgetting the greater evil of the Syrian regime and Hezbozeus…. besides what the hell are you waiting for? blow Iran to oblivion… The whole world is behind you… EVEN the Palestinians and the Arabs.
      Iran in arabic translates to two dicks… not one… two… lol

  • I was extremely happy on September 13th 1993, the day when the Oslo accord was signed between Israel and the Palestinians. Israel made than unbelievable gestures such as allowing tens of thousads of ARMED PLO members to enter Gaza and the West Bank. Yet – already in 1994-1996, even before the second Intifada- Pro Iranian organizations started to slaughter Israeli civilians, in buses or in the streets – such as the bombing in Dizengof center on Purim holiday that killed many children. 

    Those atrocities, and later hundreds of terror attacks agaisnt civilians in buses, cafes, restaurants, schools, universities, streets, private celebrations and holiday celebrations between 2000-2005 killed about 1,200-1,300. Hundreds of those killed belonged to Tel Aviv secular, peace supporting community, such as the attack on the Dolfinarium Disko or Mike’s Place restaurant. That made many left wing Israelis fill very angry, very desparate- and very skeptic about the peace process.  

    Iran is a source of evil that destroyed the prospects of peace between Israel and the Palestinians, and also between Israel and Lebanon. 

    • You keep forgetting the greater evil of the Syrian regime and Hezbozeus…. besides what the hell are you waiting for? blow Iran to oblivion… The whole world is behind you… EVEN the Palestinians and the Arabs.
      Iran in arabic translates to two dicks… not one… two… lol

  • master09

    This is news, LOL only the blind can NOT see what Iran is wanting to do to the ME. USA takes a bit of oil but Iran wants to start trouble and send the ME back 500 years. When the Jews handed the Palestinians 94% of the land, it was Iran that was one of the first that would not let the Palestinians agree….   

    • 5thDrawer

      Indeed master09, it’s about lack of education or ill-education. And a belief things were better in the stone-age.
      But don’t confuse America entirely with ‘western thought’. They only do business like businessmen. And the easy-oil was under ME sands owned by the now-rich tribal leaders. (Arabs were happy with camels I guess – until a German showed up with a car 😉
      The west collectively invented the machines that need the oil, and their citizens now pay for it one way or another, while trying to get away from their dependance on it.
      And at least they are not collecting most of it from whales any more. Something positive, I suppose.
      Hmmm .. speaking of the stone-age … ‘belief-things’ were better then. Hmmm …

  • master09

    This is news, LOL only the blind can NOT see what Iran is wanting to do to the ME. USA takes a bit of oil but Iran wants to start trouble and send the ME back 500 years. When the Jews handed the Palestinians 94% of the land, it was Iran that was one of the first that would not let the Palestinians agree….   

    • 5thDrawer

      Indeed master09, it’s about lack of education or ill-education. And a belief things were better in the stone-age.
      But don’t confuse America entirely with ‘western thought’. They only do business like businessmen. And the easy-oil was under ME sands owned by the now-rich tribal leaders.
      The west collectively invented the machines that need the oil, and their citizens now pay for it one way or another, while trying to get away from their dependance on it.
      And at least they are not collecting most of it from whales any more. Something positive, I suppose.
      Hmmm .. speaking of the stone-age … ‘belief-things’ were better then. Hmmm …

  • wargame1

    This is signaling The end of Iranian Mullah regime and Hezbushaitan. They need to be exposed first among the common people. Any foreign invaders find this Persian entity as their helpers.During the Crusade , The mongol invasion and all other invasion Iran is there to help the invaders but outwardly they project themselves as the great enemy of the invaders. So time to time they need to burn some American and Israeli flag and chant “great Satan”  but in reality they work hand in hand for reciprocal benefit. At the moment they are openly helping America and NATO in Libya, in Iraq, in Afghanistan. It is blatant to see how they take down the governments in these countries and install pro Iranian Shia government and America and NATO have no problem with it. But every now and then America and Iran  threaten each other , almost every month there is a new sensation and it seems Iran will be attacked by USA or Israel at any time. For the last 30 years they have been doing this fooling the entire population on the planet. 

    If USA or Israel had any intention to attack Iran ever then they would never install a Iranian puppet regime in Iraq(essentially handing Iraq to Iran) and USA would never pull out of Iraq because Iraq is the most strategic place to launch any attack on Iran. Iran is on the same boat with Israel, USA, Russia, China,NATO , India etc. Because this Persian malignant mutaa bastards  have proven time and again that they can be the greatest collaborator for any invading force in the region  through out history. 

    • 5thDrawer

      And these days, doing business is better than doing war … it seems.

    • 5thDrawer

      And these days, doing business is better than doing war … it seems.

    • Mahdi Kenaani

      You got all that crap from the article above????

  • wargame1

    This is signaling The end of Iranian Mullah regime and Hezbushaitan. They need to be exposed first among the common people. Any foreign invaders find this Persian entity as their helpers.During the Crusade , The mongol invasion and all other invasion Iran is there to help the invaders but outwardly they project themselves as the great enemy of the invaders. So time to time they need to burn some American and Israeli flag and chant “great Satan”  but in reality they work hand in hand for reciprocal benefit. At the moment they are openly helping America and NATO in Libya, in Iraq, in Afghanistan. It is blatant to see how they take down the governments in these countries and install pro Iranian Shia government and America and NATO have no problem with it. But every now and then America and Iran  threaten each other , almost every month there is a new sensation and it seems Iran will be attacked by USA or Israel at any time. For the last 30 years they have been doing this fooling the entire population on the planet. 

    If USA or Israel had any intention to attack Iran ever then they would never install a Iranian puppet regime in Iraq(essentially handing Iraq to Iran) and USA would never pull out of Iraq because Iraq is the most strategic place to launch any attack on Iran. Iran is on the same boat with Israel, USA, Russia, China,NATO , India etc. Because this Persian malignant mutaa bastards  have proven time and again that they can be the greatest collaborator for any invading force in the region  through out history. 

    • 5thDrawer

      And these days, doing business is better than doing war … it seems.

    • Mahdi Kenaani

      You got all that crap from the article above????

  • Mahdi Kenaani

    Iran should stop helping the Palestinians immediately!!! The Isrealis do to them what they deserve!!!!

    • Hannibal

      It is ok… We know that you hate them because you are a shiite and they are sunnis… But yet you claim you want to fight in the name of Palestine… Stop using the slogan of qaadimoun because you are going nowhere but straight to hell… Besides since when are you the mouthpiece of Iran? ya mahdi ya batal enta.

  • Mahdi Kenaani

    Iran should stop helping the Palestinians immediately!!! The Isrealis do to them what they deserve!!!!

    • It is ok… We know that you hate them because you are a shiite and they are sunnis… But yet you claim you want to fight in the name of Palestine… Stop using the slogan of qaadimoun because you are going nowhere but straight to hell… Besides since when are you the mouthpiece of Iran? ya mahdi ya batal enta.

      • Mahdi Kenaani

        When did I say i hate them because they are sunnis? I hate ass kissers like you not sunnis!!!!

  • Fauzia45

    It s about time the Palestinians deal with their problems and solve them themselves !They have been used for long by those who want to spread their ideologies and gain support,they have been used by those who want to lead,they have been used by those who want to stay in power!!!They were caught in the midst of these power struggling regimes who were after their own interests!

  • Fauzia45

    It s about time the Palestinians deal with their problems and solve them themselves !They have been used for long by those who want to spread their ideologies and gain support,they have been used by those who want to lead,they have been used by those who want to stay in power!!!They were caught in the midst of these power struggling regimes who were after their own interests!