Monday, July 30, 2007

CORRECTION-do not get too excited, the PA has NOT moved toward peace as earlier reported today! Here is the response to "Has Fatah really given up terrorism?"

PA Prime Minister: Resistance against Israel is legitimate Staff, THE JERUSALEM POST
Jul. 30, 2007

Palestinians have a legitimate right to resist the Israeli "occupation", even if the term "resistance" does not appear in the new Palestinian Authority platform, PA Prime Minister Salaam Fayad said during a press conference in Cairo on Monday.

Fayad, who is representing the Palestinian Authority during an Arab League conference in Egypt, explained that the term "resistance" was excluded from the platform because it was too often associated with "armed struggle."
"What is the essence of resistance, especially in light of the current occupation?" Fayad asked. "Does is not begin with all possible efforts to strengthen the permanence of the Palestinian citizens on their land? That is precisely the government's agenda."

Fayad's government came under heavy criticism over the weekend from Hamas and other radical groups for failing to mention the "armed resistance" in its platform.

One group threatened to kill the "traitor" Fayad and his colleagues in Ramallah, while another said it would step up its efforts to bring down his government.
The threats against Fayad were the worst since he was appointed prime minister last month.

Note: Nothing has changed-a simple threat "We will kill you..." is all that is needed. Can you honestly believe that Fatah has the ability, integrity, skill or culture to act "nation-like"? How many times must they demonstrate exactly who and what they are before you will believe them? Better yet, why do you choose to still believe them?

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