Is it a contagion of Algerian stupidity? Ambassador. Or does it have something to do with the glitter of the dollar?

OPINION – The wording of the question above gives us half the answer; the other half we look for in the detail of the question’s content. There is a popular proverb that says: “Whoever cohabits with a people for forty days becomes one of them.” The Palestinian ambassador to Algeria, Mr. Fayez Abu Eita, has been living among Algerians since 2021; that is, for almost four years (how many forty days?). How could he not become a mouthpiece of the Algerian regime? His recent statement on the Moroccan Sahara confirms this fact. His words are no different from what Abdelmadjid Tebboune and other Algerian officials, including ministers, governors and others, say. It is the same as the Algerian media, both official and unofficial, and all the mouthpieces of the military regime.

Mr. Aboueita parroted the Algerian regime’s rhetoric on the Moroccan Sahara, proving his complete ignorance of all the developments that have taken place in this contrived issue for reasons that cannot be discussed here. If Algeria denies these developments, whether at the diplomatic level (the number of consulates in the cities of Laayoune and Dakhla exceeds thirty and is constantly growing), at the level of the United Nations, or on the ground (there is not a single Algerian city that can match Laayoune or Dakhla in terms of infrastructure, cleanliness, construction, security and abundance of everything: There is no shortage of water, no shortage of food, no…no…). The Palestinian ambassador’s statement concretely confirms that the man has been infected with Algerian stupidity, which confirms the correctness of the warning against this infection in an article titled “Warning against infection with Algerian stupidity” (published in Akhbaruna on April 24, 2023).

However, it is not only stupidity that is responsible for the ambassador’s ignorance; it may be ignorance rather than ignorance, either to satisfy the Algerian regime and its gratitude for lavishing slogans on Palestine, or to justify the generous gifts given to anyone who expresses a willingness to oppose Morocco’s territorial integrity. In this regard, Algeria is always ready to pay; how could it not, as it has been paying for almost half a century, until the Algerian people are suffering from thirst, hunger and all kinds of deprivation, despite the country’s natural resources generating tens of billions of dollars annually.

It is worth noting that Mr. Fayez Abu Eita is not the only Palestinian official who expressed his gross ignorance of the reality of our national issue and its developments at the level of UN Security Council resolutions and on the ground. He was preceded by Mr. Jibril Rajoub, Minister of Youth and Sports in the Palestinian government (see our article entitled “Mr. Rajoub, are you blinded by your ignorance, shallow thinking or the glitter of the dollar?”, published on the “Akhbaruna” website on July 30, 2023), when he made a similarly stupid, ignorant and weak statement to Algerian television in front of the glitter of the dollar that makes mercenaries and cause merchants drool.

We limited ourselves to two officials (a minister and an ambassador) whom we heard ranting like the mouthpieces of the Algerian regime, and we did not want to mention some of the Palestinian organizations that make a living out of hostility to our territorial integrity, as long as there are those who pay in dollars. It is clear from the statements of both officials that there is a fine line between stupidity and ignorance, between mercenarism and collaboration, or between lowliness and villainy. While it is possible to find some excuses for Mr. Rajoub, even if they are flimsy, it is difficult to find any excuse for a diplomat who is supposed to be familiar with what is going on in the international arena and familiar with political and diplomatic developments; whether at the regional, regional or international level; not to mention the resolutions of the United Nations and the UN Security Council.

We don’t think we need to recall the duties of an ambassador, but it must be noted that he is the supreme representative of his country to a specific country. This representation requires him to observe diplomatic norms and respect bilateral relations, not only with the country to which he is accredited, but also with the countries with which his country has diplomatic relations. If this rule is not respected, it can cause diplomatic crises that could jeopardize bilateral relations and strike at the heart of the interests of the ambassador’s country.

It is clear from his latest statement that the Palestinian ambassador is completely ignorant of the Security Council resolutions on the Moroccan Sahara. He talked about a referendum in the Sahara, as did Jibril Rajoub. Both are echoing the words of Abdelmadjid Tebboune. Does the ambassador really not know that the Security Council killed the referendum two decades ago, after realizing that it was unrealistic and impossible to implement, or has he succumbed to the pressure of the military regime and accepted to be used as a tool by this regime to harm the Moroccan national cause?

In short, the ambassador in question does not serve the cause of his country in any way; rather, he does it a grave disservice by accepting to be used as a ball against Morocco by a regime that prevented its people from expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people; while in Morocco, demonstrations in support of the people of Gaza and the West Bank do not stop; while the Moroccan Foreign Ministry moved by royal instructions towards the Arab League and the Islamic Cooperation Conference to support Palestine, Algeria was supplying Israel with gas so as not to face a crisis in the supply of this substance. Is the Palestinian ambassador unaware of all this? Does he not know the role of the Al-Quds Committee, which is chaired by the King of Morocco? Does he know the great role played by the Jerusalem Mal House, to which Morocco contributes 90 percent of its budget, in preserving the city of Jerusalem and helping Jerusalemites? Morocco does all this in the name of religious and moral duty, and does not give to anyone. There is no difference between the two.

By : Mohammed Enfi

Source : Fes News Media

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