I am ready toÂ kill for the sake ofÂ my cause; wouldn’t I lie for it?
“We plan to eliminate the state of Israel and establish a purely Palestinian state.We will make life unbearable for Jews by psychological warfare and population explosion. . . . We Palestinians will take over everything, including all of Jerusalem.”
“Continue to press on soldiers of freedom!Â We will not bend or fail until the blood of every last Jew from the youngest child to the oldest elder is spilt to redeem or land!”
“This is my homeland no one can kick me out.”
Yasser Arafat was born in Cairo. Why did he claim Israel as his “homeland?”
“Moderate” terrorist Abu Mazen aka Mahmud Abbas
A resolution adopted at the conference of the ‘moderate’ Fatah terror organization calls for the ‘return of all Jerusalem‘ both ‘east’ and ‘west’ before any further talks are held with Israel.
The sixth Fatah General Assembly decreed on Saturday that the return of both east and west Jerusalem to Palestinian control was a “red line” which was non-negotiable, and would need to be fulfilled before any peace talks with Israel could renew, Israel Radio reported. J’post
Peace-loving Fatah revives an old manufactured grievance, blames Israel for Arafat’s death
Why bring this up now? Why make fresh accusations that are sure to cause tensions with the Israelis instead of smoothing things over and playing the role of the cool-headed “moderate” faction that is open to peaceful coexistence? With Barack Obama in the White House, isn’t Fatah on the brink of greater success than ever? Isn’t it true that all Abbas and Company has to do is play the game, send the right signals about desiring peace, and all sorts of goodies will fall into their laps?
Maybe. But they’reÂ behaving as if they don’t even have to pretend to want peace. They’re behaving like people who know that a more belligerent stance will cost them nothing. And indeed, that does seem to be the case in regard to Barack Obama.
“Israel to blame for Arafat death: Fatah,” by John Lyons forÂ The Australian, August 8 (thanks to JW):
THE ruling faction of the Palestinian Authority has formally blamed Israel for the “assassination” of Yasser Arafat, one of the founders of the Fatah party.At the party’s conference in Bethlehem yesterday, delegates unanimously passed a resolution blaming Israel for Arafat’s death and setting up a committee to investigate the death.
The committee will be led by Arafat’s nephew, Nasser el-Kidweh.
Israelis seized on the resolution saying it suggested Palestinians were not serious about negotiating with Israel for a two-state solution.
Indeed. Because they’re going to get everything they want anyway, courtesy of the President of the United States.