More blaming of Israel for the troubles of the Arab world, and a brazen “demand” for jizya, from the Khaleej Times: “Palestinians must prevent ‘civil war’: Islamic conference”
BAKU – Palestinian factions must fight a slide into civil war which is being exploited by Israel, Islamic diplomats said at a pan-Muslim conference in Azerbaijan on Monday.
“Palestinian forces should not allow a civil war to take place,” the foreign minister of Malaysia, Syed Hamid Albar, said at the opening of an Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) meeting in Baku.
Yemen’s foreign minister, Abu Bakr Al Kurbi, said the victory of the Palestinian Hamas faction at parliamentary elections in January was being exploited by Israel. Like Israel, the United States and the European Union consider Hamas to be a terrorist organization.
“The victory of Hamas is a trump card in the hands of Israel, which does not want dialogue with the Palestinian government,” he said.
He also called on international donors to resume the aid to the Palestinians that was cut by Western governments after the Hamas win.
“Today there are threats to blockade the Palestinian people. We demand donor countries aid Palestine,” Kurbi said.