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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Fatah's true goal remains to reverse 1948

Prominent members of Fatah keep making statements that prove that their intent is not to 'compromise' with Israel and have a state along the indefensible 1949 armistice lines, but rather to reverse the results of the 1948-49 War of Independence by ending the existence of the State of Israel.

I keep pointing out those statements in the hope that each and every person who reads this blog understands the true goal of the 'moderate Palestinians' and that it is no different than the goal of the 'bad' terrorists of Hamas. No 'Palestinian' accepts - or ever will accept - Israel's 'right to exist' and it's long past time for us to begin dealing with the situation accordingly.

Take, for example, Tawfiq Tirawi, who is not just a 'Fatah member' as the headline of this article calls him, but the former commander of the Palestinian Authority General Intelligence Service in the 'West Bank.' Tirawi is an insider, one of Arafat's and Abbas' boys, and what he says reflects their thinking as well.
[Tirawi] said that the Palestinians have struggled since the Balfour Declaration and would pursue their struggle "until we achieve our national goals - the establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital and the right of return for Palestinian refugees. We will pass this goal from one generation to another."
Tirawi, in an interview with the Palestinian London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi daily, said: "To those who consider the settlements of Bet El and Ma'aleh Adomin to be Israeli, we say to them and to all that Haifa, Jaffa and Acre are Palestinian and will remain Palestinian."
Tirawi said that Fatah's "political program" has not changed since it was established more than four decades ago.
"Fatah is a movement that was created to liberate Palestine and establish a Palestinian state," he explained. "But the Palestinian, Arab and international objective circumstances have changed, leading to a recession in positive national achievements. Yet in spite of these circumstances, Fatah will surprise everyone by showing that it remains committed to the national project."
Asked about efforts to resume the peace talks between the PA and Israel, Tirawi said that the "liberation of Palestine and the establishment of a Palestinian state have their elements - beginning with the armed and popular struggle led by Fatah for many years and ending with the negotiations [with Israel]."
The Balfour declaration was made in 1917. Fatah was established in 1965, two years before there was an 'occupation' in the 'West Bank.' Clearly, Tirawi doesn't mean to endorse the 'two-state solution' except possibly as a temporary measure on the way to destroying the Jewish state. 

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