Fatah leader supports terror war in Iraq (PMW) Palestinian Media Watch) by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook Mar 5 , 2008)
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A Palestinian leader of Mahmoud Abbas´s Fatah party has come out in
support of the terror war being fought against the US and British
forces in Iraq. He expressed this support during an interview on
official Palestinian Authority (PA) Television, which is under the
control of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Mahmoud Ismail, member of the
PLO Executive Committee, further defines the US -Britain alliance
fighting in Iraq as the Arab Nation´s "enemies, the imperialists,"
and justifies the "right to struggle and to resistance [euphemism for
terror] in all possible ways in all the occupied lands." Among the
occupied lands he includes "Palestine" and Iraq.
The following is from the interview with Mahmoud Ismail, member of
the PLO Executive Committee.
"I want to cite the actions and future actions of President [Abbas],
from the starting point that the Palestine cause is the essential and
central cause of the Arab Nation. It´s not surprising that [to]
certain journalists of the current despicable American era, our [Arab
nationalist] language of the 50s and 60s is outdated, when we talk
about the nature of the struggle between the Arab Nation and its
enemies: the Imperialists and Zionists, who attack and occupy our
territories inside Palestine and outside, in Iraq, in the remains of
South Lebanon and the Golan.
"We [however,] take pride in this [Arab nationalist] language because
we are the authentic Arabs who believe in our Arabism, our faith, our
cause, our Nation, in our right to struggle and to resistance
[euphemism for terror] in all possible ways in all the occupied
lands, in Palestine, Lebanon the Golan and Iraq..." [Palestinian
Television (Fatah) Feb. 26, 2008]
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