The Jerusalem Labyrinth, by GNADOU Dhramane Athytheaud, Prime Minister of Provisional Government-in-Exile of Côte d’Ivoire
It would be intellectually easy to say that Israel is once again surrounded by hostile states. Yet the fact remains: To the east, Jordan has denied that the USA and Israel have bases that could enable strikes on Palestine, or even Lebanon, which is partially controlled by the Shiite Hezbollah (an ally of Iran), King of Jordan ostentatiously snubbed the arrival of French President Emmanuel Macron when the latter arrived in Jordan, where no Jordanian government or royal Family representative was present to welcome him (the reason being France’s refusal of a ceasefire in Gaza, requested by the Arab countries of the region);
Saudi Arabia condemns Tsahal’s strikes in the Gaza Strip and, as a direct neighbor of Israel, had to discuss with the main allegated (by Israel) Hamas state-ally, Iran;
Egypt mobilizes a regional conciliation summit, implying that the Western leadership is unable or unwilling to obtain it; moreover, the Egyptian President refuses to allow the Palestinian civilian population of Gaza to take refuge in Sinai to escape the Israeli strikes, which would amount to one of the biggest exile or deportation movements of the 21st century, after the millions of exiles in Côte d’Ivoire following the rebel invasion of Alassane Ouattara’s terrorist troops (2002-2011), whose regime is still in power for some time to come;
The terrorist militiaman Alassane Ouattara, head of the rebel occupation regime in Côte d’Ivoire, has been responsible, in Côte d’Ivoire, since 2002, for more than two million internally displaced persons, more than one million exiles in neighbouring countries, more than one hundred and twenty thousand deaths, and more than one hundred thousand damaged or destroyed houses.
Lebanon, as we said, through Hezbollah, one of its most influential political parties, is increasingly directly opposed to Netanyahu’s military policy towards Hamas and Palestine;
Türkiye, through its President Erdogan, claims that Israel does not « behave like a state », and therefore risks not being « treated as such ».
The support of Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan, ex-director of the Turkish intelligence services (MIT), for a rapid resolution of the conflict is contradicted by the exacerbation of hostilities by the Israeli army, whose legitimate defense is denied by part of world opinion, and the Al-Qassam brigades.
Marshal Haftar’s eastern Libya, allied with Russia and the Emirates, has indicated that it will suspend gas and oil deliveries to countries supporting Israel in its response to Gaza.
Iraq, via its Prime Minister al-Sudani, during his meeting with President Putin this month (10th October, 2023), blamed the escalations on the failure to resolve the Palestinian question. It’s a view shared throughout the region.As in 1947, when it was created, Israel (and Hamas) have succeeded in unifying the Middle East once again; Saudis, Iranians, Turks, Lebanese, Iraqis, Jordanians, Egyptians, Libyans… in solidarity with the Palestinians.
In solidarity with law and peace, the world will be able to sharpen tensions, or descriminate relations between neighbors who today risk exile, statelessness or death, like the Ivorians, cleansed , slaughtered and genocided by Alassane Ouattara since 2002.
GNADOU Dhramane Athytheaud, Prime Minister of the Provisional Government-in-Exile of Côte d'Ivoire