Thursday, 13 August 2009

Fatah: "The Myth of Moderation"

In May, I explained why Fatah do not deserve their reputation as a "moderate" Palestinian party. They are, in fact, just another Islamic jihad group who are a bit more wily in their ways than, say, Hamas.

Now comes this fantastic report which updates my previous post perfectly. It concerns the recently-concluded Sixth Fatah Congress. The congress demonstrated just how little Fatah has changed since the time of Arafat. As the report notes:

  • They still refuse to accept Israel as a Jewish state and insist on the right to resettle millions of Palestinian refugees and their descendants within Israel's pre-67 borders.

  • They insist on the evacuation of Jews from Jerusalem and land captured by Israel in 1967.

  • They adhere to the option of waging armed attacks against Israel if peace negotiations do not yield what they want.

  • They continue to endorse the Al Aqsa Martyr's Brigade – responsible for numerous suicide bombings and terrorist attacks– as their armed wing.

  • They continue to glorify terrorists and vilify Israel.

Regarding that last point, here's some video of former PA Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei (Abu Alaa) openly praising the Fatah terrorists who perpetrated the 1978 Coastal Road Massacre which killed 38 civilians (including 13 children and an American photographer) and wounded 71:

And unsurprisingly, as the report also notes, the Western media either could not be bothered, or willfully refused, to cover any of this.

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