International Law Prof: No PA Legitimacy Without Resistance
|Wednesday, January 7,2009 11:51|
|By Asmaa Shehata|
Counselor Hassan Ahmed Omar, international law expert, told Ikhwanweb that resistance by any means and forms is a legitimate right of any country under occupation, especially when the rights of people are violated.
Omar said that what gives legitimacy to any Palestinian authority whether Hamas or Fatah is resistance. None of them represents the Palestinian people legitimately unless resistance is their primary choice, given the current Israeli occupation. Legitimacy is acquired through resistance not elections, since the elections are held under the occupation; so this generally raises doubts about its verisimilitude.
Omar sprang a surprise by saying that the partition resolution of ICJ ruling on the separation barrier 2003, which set the borders of the Palestinian and Israeli states, considers the 60-kilometer Gaza Strip just a part of the Strip demarcated by the resolution. Hence all the cities surrounding
Israel does not have the right to build the wall outside the borders prescribed by the ruling, Omar added. Therefore, Hamas has the right to attack the Israeli settlements on Palestinian lands and defend their lands according to the international law.
Counselor Omar demanded