The United States State Department has been encouraging the Muslim Brotherhood in their imperialistic process ever since President George. W. Bush’s time, and since January 2009, President Obama and the State Department have viewed political Islamic imperialism to be in the American national interest. The reason that the United States supports the Brotherhood is because ever since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States has been searching for a moderate sort of political Islam that the West can live with, contrary to al-Qaeda, for example, and the Muslim Brotherhood is very suitable – in the opinion of the State Department, and now, in the opinion of the White House as well – to assume the role of a legitimate ruling power in Islamic states that will not incite hatred against the West in general and the United States in particular.
In order to implement the Islamic plan, the Israelis will have to be sedated first, so that they will not alert the world to the American-Islamic political plan. That’s why the American government tried to reassure Israel when Morsi was elected: under the auspices of the State Department, a delegation of members of the Israeli Knesset met in Washington with members of the Egyptian parliament, among whom were representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood, with the goal of creating a connection and dialogue between the two sides.
The Plan for North Sinai
For the past two years, Syria has been consumed by a terrible civil war, in which more than a hundred thousand men, women and children have been killed to date. Four hundred thousand Palestinian refugees have been living in Syria since 1948 and they share in the general suffering: hundreds of them have been killed and wounded and many thousands of them have fled to Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt and other countries. This is very concerning to the Hamas movement – the Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood – because if the situation continues, the Palestinians, who have until now lived in Syria, will disappear as a group and their distribution throughout the world would dissolve the Palestinian problem and their “right of return” into Israel. This is the reason that Hamas leaders conceived the idea together with Morsi: Egypt will transfer North Sinai to the authority of Hamas, and the Palestinian refugees will be transferred for a limited time to Sinai from Syria and from the countries to which they fled recently as a result of the civil war.
The Morsi government approved of transferring northern Sinai to Hamas in order to settle Palestinian refugees from Syria there, because then, many infrastructures would have to be developed – housing, water, sewage, electricity, roads, communications, industry and education. All of this would have American, Qatari and international funding, and Egypt would benefit from the resulting opportunities for employment. The area would be leased to the Palestinians, and the world would pay the rent to Egypt. According to the plan, Hamas would be responsible for the Palestinian refugees living in Sinai, mainly to assure that other movements, especially Fatah, would not be able to set foot among these Palestinians. The people of Gaza would be able to pass freely into north Sinai, which would become a Palestinian Islamic state. Joining north Sinai with Gaza would ease the Gaza residents’ sense of siege, and would open great economic opportunities because of the building and development initiatives for North Sinai, causing the tunnels between Gaza and Rafah to become superfluous. The United States seems to be aware of this plan and to agree to it, and if the name of the United States is connected with the plan, the United States will earn a lot of credit for its generous support in rescuing the Palestinians while simultaneously preserving their problematic situation, just as their status as refugees has been preserved for the past 65 years with budgets for UNRWA, a large part of which come from American tax payers.
The White House, State Department and Muslim Brotherhood assume that Israel would welcome the plan to settle the Palestinian refugees in Sinai considering this plan to be a solution to their problem. So Israel would not object to American funding of the repatriation of the 1948 refugees, their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren in north Sinai. There would be enough “useful idiots” in Israel who would encourage this plan because they would delude themselves into thinking that this would mean the end the refugee problem, and those Israelis – as usual – would ignore the fact that a concentration of Palestinian refugees in Sinai must eventually lead to a new phase, which would be a struggle, led by Hamas, to return to all of Palestine, thereby eliminating Israel as the state of the Jewish people.
About the Author: Dr. Mordechai Kedar (Ph.D. Bar-Ilan U.) Served for 25 years in IDF Military Intelligence specializing in Arab political discourse, Arab mass media, Islamic groups and the Syrian domestic arena. A lecturer in Arabic at Bar-Ilan U., he is also an expert on Israeli Arabs.
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