Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fatah terrorists

“Fatah does not recognize Israel’s right to exist, nor have we ever asked others to do so,” Rafik Natsheh, a member of Fatah’s influential Central Committee, said last month.

“We do not demand that the Hamas movement recognize Israel,” said Mohammed Dahlan, a top adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in March. “On the contrary, we demand of the Hamas movement not to recognize Israel, because the Fatah movement does not recognize Israel, even today.”

“[T]he desire for popular support has not moderated Hamas, but has radicalized Fatah.” — David Schenker, Foreign PolicyExtreme statements. Yet neither of these men are known as extremists. Natsheh was an outspoken critic of then-PA President Yasser Arafat several years ago. Ynetnews called Dahlan one of Fatah’s “most moderate figures.”

Now, as thousands of members of Fatah gather for their first conference in 20 years, it is clear they are far from moderate.

The summit began Tuesday and will run through Thursday. Right at the start of the conference—in the opening line of the opening speech—PA President Mahmoud Abbas praised the “martyrs” who died in previous terror attacks against Israel... Click here to continue reading

Fatah Reveals Its True Colors

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