Saturday, December 22, 2007

No surprise: Fatah again demonstrates it wants to destroy Israel

This isn't really a surprise, but again shows how so many people put their heads in the sand.

Fatah, remember, is Mahmoud Abbas' faction of the PLO. It was founded two years before the disputed territories fell under Israel's administrative control. Its goal has always been the destruction of Israel and had no interest in establishing an independent Palestinian Arab state in the currently disputed territories when they were under Arab control.

The following is excerpted from an article in the Jerusalem Post.

In Fatah map all of Israel is Palestine

By Khaled Abu Toameh
Fatah is planning to mark its 43rd anniversary this year with a new poster that presents all of Israel as Palestine.

Designed specifically for the occasion by Abdel Mun'em Ibrahim, the poster features a map of Israel that is entirely draped with a Palestinian keffiyeh scarf.

It also carries a drawing of a rifle as a symbol of the "armed struggle" against Israel.The poster, which has been endorsed by the Fatah leadership, has already been posted on a number of Fatah-affiliated Web sites.

The underlying message of the poster is that Fatah, like Hamas, does not recognize Israel's existence.

The emblem is in violation of Fatah's declared policy, which envisions an independent Palestinian state alongside, and not instead of, Israel.

By including a rifle in the poster, Fatah is sending a message to the Palestinian public that it has not abandoned the option of "armed resistance," despite current peace talks with Israel.

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