Sunday, January 3, 2016

PCG Fear Mongering of a Third Intifada Since 2005

The second intifada is often stated to have ended with a summit in February 2005.
Some consider the Sharm el-Sheikh Summit on February 8, 2005 to be the end of the Second Intifada, when President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon agreed that all Palestinians will stop all acts of violence against all Israelis everywhere and, in parallel, Israel will cease all its military activity against all Palestinians anywhere. They reaffirmed their commitment to the Roadmap for peace (however, the violence did not stop the following years). (Second Intifada, Wikipedia.)
Since then PCG has been constantly fear mongering about a third intifada. They have done so since 2005.
A July 28 Wall Street Journal article highlighted Israel’s concern over the future of Israel: Israel is preparing its forces “for what is feared to be a full-blown ‘third intifada,’ during or soon after the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza .…” Israel’s Gaza pullout is supposed to be a step toward peace, yet it will more likely prove to be the beginning of another intifada!
Palestinian leaders agree that a third intifada is on its way. “Palestinian leaders openly warn that another terror war is on the horizon—even if they assert that it would be the fault of the Jewish state alone” (ibid.). (Israel Concedes the Gaza Strip: Still No Sign of Peace, August 1, 2005.)

Former Labor Party Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben-Ami is worried about what the Palestinians may do next: “A unilateral retreat perpetuates Israel’s image as a country that runs away under pressure,” he stated. “In Fatah and Hamas, they will assume that they must prepare for their third intifada—this time in [the West Bank].”
What was supposed to be a step toward peace will more likely prove to be the spark igniting another intifada. (Joel Hilliker, Israel's Bleeding Would, November 2005.)

Global intelligence think tank Stratfor reported its sources as saying that if America or Israel try to block Muslim donations, Hamas plans to launch a third intifada (February 14). Reports by the Middle East Newsline indicate that the armaments for another intifada, or worse, a strike for East Jerusalem, are pouring into the Palestinian territories. It reported that Hamas has been accumulating a huge arsenal of weapons, and that “Hamas, flushed with funds from Iran, has been pressing families and armed factions to join the military” (February 17). Will Israel soon be a victim of this armament build-up? (The Consequences of an Iran-Financed Hamas, February 21, 2006.)

In any event, whatever difficulties Hamas now faces, there are no signs of capitulation either by it, or by the Palestinian populace that elected it. The daily newspaper Al Hayat Al Jadida quoted a senior Hamas official, Hassan al-Saif, “as warning of a ‘third intifada,’ or violent uprising, should the conflict over the new unit bring down the Hamas government” (USA Today, May 14). (The West Backs Down Over Hamas, May 16, 2006.)
Now that the latest round of violence is currently afflicting the Holy Land since October 2015 PCG thinks a third intifada will prove their tapestry of prophecies to be true. This is a vain hope because Gerald Flurry and his PCG are but false prophets.

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