“Our goal has never been peace,” says a Fatah official in a PA TV panel.
“Peace is a means; the goal is Palestine ” – meaning the conquest of Israel .
Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), directed by Itamar Marcus, reports on a panel
discussion on a television program of the Fatah organization broadcast this
past week. Headed by Mahmoud Abbas, Fatah is considered the more moderate
wing of the Palestinian Authority, compared with Hamas.
The panel discussion shows that in actuality, Fatah is no less firm than
Hamas in seeking the goal of Israel ‘s destruction. Kifah Radaydeh, the
deputy head of the Jerusalem chapter of Fatah, says openly that the PA will
resume violence and terror against Israel when Fatah is “capable,” and
“according to what seems right.”
“It has been said that we are negotiating for peace,” she further stated,
“but our goal has never been peace. Peace is a means; the goal is
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Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, writing this latest PMW report, emphasize
that when Fatah refers to ” Palestine ,” as when Radaydeh says the “goal is
Palestine ,” the reference is to all of Israel . As proof, it is noted that
the Fatah flag still shows the map of Israel under rifles.
In addition, Fatah MP Najat Abu Bakr said in a PA TV interview last year
that Fatah’s goal remains the destruction of Israel , but that their
political plan is to focus on returning to the 1967 borders. “It doesn’t
mean that we don’t want the 1948 borders,” Abu Bakr said, referring to all
of Israel ,” but rather that “our current political program is to say that we
want the 1967 borders.”
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