Annas [Archives:2004/759/Press Review]

August 29 2004

26 July 2004
Main headlines
– YSP leading member: Government drives those deported from their jobs to mass graves in Saada
– Mahatwari: The state cares for the south and forgets the north
– Parliamentarian committee discusses with Human Rights minister the trafficking of children and girls to neighbouring countries
Columnist Dr Hosni al-Jawshaie says in his article there are rapid events going on in Palestine began with kidnapping the Palestinian director of security and released hours after that as a result of a promise from the Palestinian government to conduct investigation with him at the backdrop of issues of corruption and bribery and other developments. All steps of changes were refused by battalions of al-Aqsa Martyrs, of Fatah led by President Yasser Arafat. Some might say it is a rebellious movement in the ranks of Fatah movement or a split of two factions, one sees the Palestinian political situation as becoming stagnant after three years of restricting movement of president Arafat in his headquarters, a matter that weakened the state and that was reflected negatively on the citizen's living socially, politically and economically.
There is another analysis saying the developments on the Palestinian arena are an external conspiracy, which is an un-ruled out explanation. The “rebellion”” among Al-Aqsa battalions could be supported by some Arab regimes or Israel which intends to get rid of Arafat under encouragement of America.