[ 04/11/2012 – 10:55 AM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– The latest serious remarks made by de facto president Mahmoud Abbas have received widespread condemnation on popular social networking websites from different Arab and Palestinian noted writers and intellectuals.

Editor-in-chief of the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper Abdulbari Atwan described Abbas on his twitter page as “dangerous to the Palestinian constants.”

“Abbas is not able to defend the right of others from his people to return to Palestine when he gave up his own right to return to his hometown Safed…This man has become a threat to the Palestinian constants and must go,” Atwan said.

Saudi political writer Hasan Al-Ajmi commented on Atwan’s twitter remarks by saying, “he has been dangerous for a long time and he is definitely more evil than the occupier. He is the one who confers legitimacy on the existence of the occupier. May God be with you, Palestine.”

Specialist in Israeli affairs Saleh Al-Naami twitted: “the Palestinian left, which boycotted the visit of the Qatari emir to Gaza at the pretext he had ties with Israel, continues to sit with Abbas, although he waived the right of return.”

“All Fatah leaders are aware of the damage caused by Abbas’s outspoken concession on the right of return, but they embark on vulgarly inventing interpretations for it for fear they lose their financial privileges,” Naami added.

Director of the London-based Islamic political thought institute Azzam Al-Tamimi said on his page that “Abbas does not have anything in order to give up, and his statements are a kind of hallucination and of no value except that they confirm his deviance and bankruptcy.”

Journalist for Palestine newspaper Mohamed Yasin stated on his facebook page that “what many facebook activists said against Abbas following his remarks on the right of return was like a popular trial and a final irrevocable sentence against him releasing him from his posts.”

In a related incident, the Islamic student bloc at Birzeit university staged on Saturday afternoon a protest against Abbas’s remarks on the right of return and the popular intifada (uprising).

According to the reporter for the Palestinian information (PIC) in Ramallah city, dozens of Birzeit student rallied outside the student council carrying Palestinian flags and banners slamming Abbas’s antinational remarks.