Hamas Islamic Resistance

Netanyahu’s new government and the necessity to unify Arab and Muslim efforts

01 May, 20

Hazem Qasem, Hamas spokesperson
Hazem Qasem, Hamas spokesperson

BY Hazem Qasem

With the announcement of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and head of Blue and White party Benny Gantz about reaching a coalition agreement to form an emergency government, the Israeli occupation “state” is ending a year-and-a-half-long vacuum and political rudderlessness created by the Palestinian resistance in the “Edge of the Sword” operation and the Israeli inability in the face of the growing resistance movements surrounding the Israeli occupation, starting with the resignation of then-Israeli war minister Avigdor Lieberman and three rounds of elections that were about to be followed by a fourth one if not for the mounting pressing on the head of Blue and White party owing to the coronavirus outbreak, coupled with Netanyahu’s desire to avoid going to prison for corruption charges.

Despite of the announcement of a coalition agreement between Netanyahu and Gantz, the last crisis that has hit the Israeli occupation over more than a year and a half revealed a wide storm of controversies and differences among segments of the Israeli political system, either as a rift between secularists and the far-right or political rivalry between camps and racial differences, which are increasing and widening. Thus, the Israeli leadership emerged in its opportunistic, corrupt, and dictatorial form that has always attempted to conceal behind a fake democracy mask. It has appeared that the Israeli leadership is ready to sacrifice all of Israeli interests to perpetuate the grip of a group of families on power.     

These divisions revealed by the latest political rudderlessness in the Israeli occupation, in which the Palestinian resistance had a role in disclosing them, reaffirm that the Israeli occupation was established by a group of thieves and gangs and that settlers who came from various countries have no connections to the Arab land. They reiterate that the Israeli occupation can be defeated and its military can be crushed by resistance action, just as what happened to it more than once while confronting the Palestinian and Lebanese resistance.    

The formation of the new Israeli occupation government, whose top priority is targeting all components of the Palestinian cause, and its political program has reinforced the argument that various Israeli political segments are continuously shifting towards the far-right as the so-called Israeli left is disappearing, confirming the narrative of Palestinian resistance, who has declared in several occasions that counting on an Israeli political component to understand, even a bit, Arab rights is a nonsense and that the waiting of the team believing in compromise approach for election results is a nothing more than a waste of time; rather, it is a political farce used by this embattled team as it has failed to achieve any goal for our people.

Before and after the formation of the Israeli occupation government, the Palestinian resistance will always have a say on the relationship with the Israeli occupation. The conflict with this coloniser will remain in place until ending the occupation of all Palestinian and Arab lands. This consensus about the vision of Israeli right makes it easier for all noble Arabs and Muslims to manage the relationship with the Israeli occupation, based on a struggle against the occupation, which cannot be normal under any circumstances. 

The logic of aggression followed by the Israeli occupation against Arab and Muslim sources of strength requires unifying efforts of all Palestinian resistance movements, activating inclusive resistance according an agreed upon vision, and coordinating resistance action by all resistance factions in the Axis of Resistance, which rejects the Israeli presence on Arab land. This a recipe to achieve an emphatic victory and Arab and Muslims hopes to beat the Israeli project.