A joint strategy.
This is with reference to the article "Is PFLP trying to make a comeback?" (Nov. 25) by Ramzy Baroud. This is a big reason to worry. The Popular Front and its tactics have lost relevance in today's world. First of all, the ideology on which it was based has miserably failed. We can safely claim that the PFLP has also lost its ideological base. Secondly, the tactics it used to employ in yesteryears will nowadays only harm the Palestinian cause. I have no doubt about its sincerity concerning the Palestinian cause but with the passage of time, it is important for an individual or an organization to evolve ideologically. The recent Synagogue attack was uncalled for. It is true that Israeli crimes are greater than these attacks but one has to be mindful that the media is in control of pro-Israel elements and they love to blow things out of proportions to tip the balance in favor of Israel. At a time when the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment (BDS) movement is gaining steam across Europe and when people are beginning to realize the true face of Israel, such attacks will only help anti-Palestine propagandists. The PFLP should keep in mind the entire picture before taking such actions or issuing irresponsible statements. It is very important for all Palestinian factions to forge unity among their ranks and work on a joint strategy to achieve their main goal, which is the creation of a viable Palestinian state. When the goal is same, it is pointless to work in different directions. It will only create confusion among Palestinians. - Hamid Masroor, Dammam
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