Brigadier General Eival Giladi, the man appointed by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to administer the forcible evacuation of the Jewish communities in Samaria and Katif,provided a briefing for the a packed press audience on Wednesday, June 29th,2005.
Giladi reported that his message was based on three premises:
- Security will bring peace, and not the opposite, which represented the approach of the Oslo Process.
- Better Relations with the Palestinians is not the goal. Strong borders remain the goal
- A new leadership of the Palestinian Arabs is needed.
Giladi stressed that the process is now completely unilateral, yet he also was proud to mention that cooperation with the PA is vital, and that the cooperation with the PA, especially with Muhammad Dahlan, was improving all the time. Giladi did not relate to the fact that Dahlan has been identified by Israeli security as the PLO official who directing the murder campaign against Israel which caused the lives of more than 1000 people murdered in cold blood, throughout the state of Israel, over a period of four years.
Giladi also proudly spoke of his efforts to help the PA establish a seaport, and that Israel’s goal was the all Arabs would be able to travel freely from Jenin to Hebron, without passing through a single check point, and how plans are underway for safe passage from Gaza to Judea and Samaria. Giladi did not relate to the fact that the PLO remains in an active, formal state of war with Israel and that. the PLO never ratified the PLO Covenant of War against Israel and never even ratified the Declaration of Principles which launched the Oslo process.
Why would anyone in Israeli intelligence favor a situation where an entity at war with the state of Israel would be assured freedom of movement and economic expansion?
Last week, I asked Giladi’s immediate boss, Attorney Dov Weisglass, who acts as the main advisor to Ariel Sharon, as to how the Israeli government could ignore the fact that the PLO never cancelled its covenant of war against the state of Israell, which was the most fundamental and basic PLO commitment to Israel at the outset of the Oslo process. Weisglass’s answer: “Did you ever see a Covenant kill anyone? I am much more concerned about their actions”.
At a time when many people think that the residents of the Katif district of Gaza are in denial for not owning up to the reality that faces them, as they are being asked to move to communities which will still be in rocket range of Gaza – the time has come to ask the question – Why does the government of Israel operate in a state of denial?