The Media Review Network welcomes the decision by the principal Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah, to set up a transitional government which will oversee general elections to form a new unity government within a year.

It is hoped that this new initiative, driven by the new Egyptian regime, will not succumb to the obvious pressures that will be exerted on it by Israel and the USA. Both these entities wield enormous powers, militarily and financially over the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Government of Mahmood Abbas who has lost all credibility in the eyes of most Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza. Benjamin Netanyahu’s ultimatum to Abu Mazin: “choose between peace with Israel or peace with Hamas” illustrates the point. This further strengthens the view that Israel has neither an agenda nor a solution for peace in the region.

This unity movement is supported by all factions within the Palestinian community in the Gaza and the West Bank. The Media Review Network supports this united position that will advance the quest for freedom and justice for the people of Palestine.

Ibrahim Vawda

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Media Review Network

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The aspiration of the Media Review Network is to dispel the myths and stereotypes about Islam and Muslims and to foster bridges of understanding among the diverse people of our country. The Media Review Network believes that Muslim perspectives on issues impacting on South Africans are a prerequisite to a better appreciation of Islam.