"Peace partner" admits, Israel is "our main enemy"

A senior member of the Israel's so-called peace partner, the Palestinian Authority, has signalled that he wants more Arab money to be spent drawing swords "in the face of the Zionist enemy"

by The Commentator on 8 May 2013 00:02

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Jibril Rajoub, the deputy secretary general of Fatah’s Central Committee and former director of the Preventive Security Force in the West Bank has told the Al-Mayadeen TV channel that for Fatah, “resistance to Israel remains on our agenda.”

In an interview given on May 1st 2013, the Palestinian official, who has previously starred in an advertising campaign claiming to be Israel's peace partner, said that the Jewish state is "the main enemy" of Arabs and Muslims.

Palestinian Media Watch highlighted Rajoub's statements in the hour-long video. He openly endorsed terror tactics and called for the maximum damage possible to the State of Israel.

“I mean resistance in all of its forms,” he said. “At this stage, we believe that popular resistance — with all that it entails — is effective and costly to the other side [Israel].”

The Times of Israel reports that Rajoub spent 17 years in Israeli jails after throwing a hand-grenade at an army bus, and later headed Yasser Arafat’s Preventive Security Force and served as Arafat’s national security adviser.

Rajoub is a signatory to the Geneva Initiative, which brings together Israelis and Palestinians ostensibly committed to a two-state solution, and was one of the prominent figures who starred in an advertising campaign by the initiative’s sponsors, advocating a negotiated settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

“I am your partner,” Rajoub said in a Hebrew video clip for the campaign, adding that the Palestinian leadership under Mahmoud Abbas was committed to the equation of “two states for two peoples” and “there is a consensus in the Arab world to recognize the existence of Israel in return for an end to occupation.”

In the interview for Al Mayadeen, the station for which British Member of Parliament George Galloway works, Rajoub noted that Fatah was a revolutionary movement. He said, ”If you ask me as a Palestinian, I say — our battle is with the Israeli occupation. Our main enemy, not [just] as Palestinians but as Arabs and Muslims, is Israel and the Israeli occupation.”

“If [Arab] mobilisation would begin for the liberation of Jerusalem; if money [would be spent] and swords drawn in the face of the Zionist enemy, that would be great,” Rajoub said.

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