Middle East

The Treachery of the Palestinian Authority

Once again the Palestinian Authority has failed its citizens miserably. The Judicial System which comprises the highest court in the land has watched in deafening silence while the Security Enforcement Agency (SEA) abuses its power and oppressing the people.

 When the High Court issued a verdict for the immediate release of Mohammad Khateeb, a member of Hizb ut-Tahrir on 30th August 30 2010, the SEA deliberately disregarded this verdict. They detained Khateeb illegally for more than forty-six days. The SEA then decided to throw its oppressive weight before the High Court by holding a military trial. The SEA forbade Khateeb from any legal representation and denied him any witnesses or evidence for fear of it swaying the hearing. A military court in one session tried and sentenced Mohammad Khateeb to six months in prison. The fact that this was all carried out in one session is appalling and clearly demonstrates the failure of the Justice System. Despite numerous attempts from the judicial committees and human rights organizations to plea for his release the sentence was passed. Khateeb’s attorney even delivered an appeal to the “Prime Minister” Salaam Fayyad himself only to witness Fayyad’s complete apathy in the matter.

How many times must Palestinian citizens witness such repressive actions against their people? How many times must Palestinian citizens be silenced due to their fear of the very agency that is supposed to protect and ensure their rights in their land? The “constitution” in this case merely represents ink wasted on paper. Where is the feeling of hope and security that is supposed to be guaranteed by the so-called “State”?

When the “rulers” of Palestine obviously have other agendas against their own people, the people do not have a place in their society. Constant rejection of their citizens only proves the ever-increasing treachery of the “rulers”. Why is the judicial system in place when Palestine can simply be ruled directly as a dictatorship for the entire world to witness? Why hide behind the façade of the High Court and its Judicial System, only to fool the citizens of Palestine into thinking they have a chance for fairness when the evidence proves one’s innocence. It’s obvious that these traitors do not show even an ounce of remorse for our grief and anguish, and are more concerned with continuing the façade of democracy in front of their agents. They will have their Day of Accountability for surely it is promised by the Creator Himself.

وَلَوْ يَرَى الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا إِذْ يَرَوْنَ الْعَذَابَ أَنَّ الْقُوَّةَ لِلَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَأَنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعَذَابِ

“Those who believe are stauncher in their love for Allah, that those who do evil had but known, (on the day) when they behold the doom, that power belongeth wholly to Allah, and that Allah is severe in punishment!” (Al-Baqara, 2:165)

Oh people of Palestine

Do not be silent and speak the true words of justice. Be brave for yourself, for your families, for Allah سبحانه وتعالى the same Creator who created you and them. For Allah سبحانه وتعالى is with the one who is brave in front of the oppressive ruler.

Manal Bader
Bayt Almaqdes