So much for the idea that the PLO genuinely wants an independent Palestinian state living side-by-side with Israel. For the PLO ambassador to Lebanon, the peace process and creation of such a state is merely a means to the same end: The destruction of Israel.
Check out this interview:
“With the two-state solution, in my opinion, Israel will collapse, because if they get out of Jerusalem, what will become of all the talk about the Promised Land and the Chosen People? What will become of all the sacrifices they made – just to be told to leave? They consider Jerusalem to have a spiritual status. The Jews consider Judea and Samaria to be their historic dream. If the Jews leave those places, the Zionist idea will begin to collapse. It will regress of its own accord. Then we will move forward.”
But surely, this ambassador is less extreme than Hamas and opposes suicide bombing civilians to achieve this, right?
“I now support any operation that will make the women and men in Israel cry. When the Al-Qassam Brigades and all the other forces were told to strike everywhere, I expected things to be carried out quickly. All those who always flex their muscles, and say they want to slaughter Israel – this is their opportunity. Soon, the world will view us as those responsible for the crime. Currently, in light of what is happening to the children of Gaza, any martyrdom operation is permissible, I swear by Allah.”
The Fatah leadership should be forced to respond to these remarks immediately. If they truly favor a peaceful settlement, then let’s see if they are willing to fire and renounce this ambassador.