Palestinian Authority sacked on Friday Colonel Ossama Mansour over a message he wrote to criticize the PA president, Mahmoud Abbas, for offering condolences for the death of former president of Zionist entity Shimon Peres.
According to Palestinian newspapers, Ramallah government arrested Mansour – one day after sacking him – over the same reason, without providing any justification for that. PA agencies sabotaged the Colonel’s house after his arrest.
Before his arrest, Mansour said he accepts the PA’s decision to be fired although he didn’t insult Abbas. However, his arrest sparked a wave of Palestinian activists who demanded the authority to release him.
“We have been rolled with reactions and everyone roared back when it was announced you were heading to console over Shimon Peres .. the founder of settlements whom you are calling to stop .. in addition to his practices after Oslo accord and his statements and participation in the continuous Palestinian suffering. In any case, whether he is a terrorist or not .. whether he is the founder of Ccracking Bones theory during the first intifada or not .. whether he has to do with the massacre at the Jenin refugee camp and the massacre of Jasmine neighborhood in Nablus or not .. whether he has to do with the massacre at Qana [in Lebanon] or not .. whom does he represents so that he made you to head to participate in his funeral whereas most of your people refuse,” Mansour wrote in his letter.
“You can pass by the mother of martyr Yasser Hamdouni and ask her permission. If she agrees, you can go. If she doesn’t agree, you have to make up your decision then. If you decided to participate by yourself in the funeral of the killer of our sons, you would be mistaken. And if you decided so after consultation, you would be misled. There must not be personal or friendly relations with the occupier as long as he continues the policy of arrogance against our people,” Colonel Mansour added.