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Israel is "The Thieving, Zionist Enemy" PA TV broadcasts a classic PLO hate speech of a PLO official in Egypt (PMM) Palestinian Media Watch) By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook 01/13/06)Source: http://www.pmw.org.il PMW} PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH PMW} PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH Articles-Index-TopPublishers-Index-Top
PA TV recently broadcast a ceremony from Egypt celebrating the founding of the PLO in 1965. Barakat Al-Fara of the PLO, formerly deputy to the Palestinian ambassador to Egypt, spoke in the name of the Palestinian factions. His speech stressed that the origin of the conflict with Israel is not Israel´s control of Judea and Samaria (West Bank) but is Israel´s existence. His speech included the denying of Israel´s right to exist, using the term "Zionist enemy" four times and refusing to say the word "Israel." "The Zionist enemy" he said is "oppressive," the "Zionist oppression and aggression [is] supported by world imperialism," and that "the Zionist enemy … does not know the language of peace." Israel pre- 1967 is called the "thieving enemy" and he glorifies Fatah, who in 1965 planted "hope in the heart of the Palestinian nation" - stressing the basis of conflict was Israel´s existence - before Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Stip were under Israeli administration. Former Egyptian Ambassador Muhammad Basyuni and Usama Al-Baz, political advisor of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, attended the ceremony.

The following is from Barakat Al-Fara´s speech at the ceremony:

"Palestine, with its Al-Aqsa Mosque and its church, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher... Palestine, with its significant geographical location, its culture and its history - the Zionist oppression and aggression, supported by world imperialism, succeeded in occupying it and driving out its inhabitants... [in Israel´s war of Independence - Ed.]

"[After the 1956 Suez Crisis] there was no choice but to break into the homeland by way of a revolution, armed with faith, justice and strength. The Fatah Revolution of January 1965 is one that created storms that rocked the [foundations of the] thieving, enemy Zionist Entity, lead by the Palestine Liberation Organization "Fatah" and the military wing "Al-Asifa" [The Storm], in order to plant hope in the heart of the Palestinian nation and the Arab nations...

"The June 1967 war took place and emphasized that the Zionist enemy set as a goal not only Palestine, but also set as a goal the Arab nation, from the Ocean to the Gulf, and is planning a Jewish state that will stretch from the Nile to the Euphrates...

"The Oslo accords arrived after the first blessed Intifada, but the Zionist enemy, which knows not the language of peace, did not act according to the accords, and continued to follow its ways of terror and financial siege. More over, Sharon, the leader of terror, dared to defile the Al-Aqsa Mosque on September 28, 2000, and the second Intifada began, which proved to the whole world that the Zionist enemy is not interested in peace, security and stability, but wants the submission of the Palestinian nation to its aggressive plans, while dragging the whole region into a comprehensive war."
[PA TV, January 1, 2006]

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