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Abbas Zaki
Abbas Zaki is a senior official in Fatah. He is currently a member of the Fatah Central Committee and (since 2009) the Commissioner of Relations with Arab Countries and Relations with China. He was the PLO Ambassador in Lebanon until 2009 [Ma'an, independent Palestinian news agency, Sept. 10, 2009].
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He remains a close associate of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and has also been chosen on several occasions to deliver speeches in Chairman Abbas’ name.
Abbas and Zaki’s close working relationship is an indicator of Zaki’s seniority in PA government, thereby making his statements and positions on various issues all the more significant. Palestinian Media Watch has documented numerous statements by Abbas Zaki glorifying terror and denying Israel’s right to exist. For instance, Zaki stated in 2011 on Al-Jazeera TV that that the goal is for Israel to be “removed from existence.” He went on to say that “this is not a [stated] policy. You can’t say it to the world. You can say it to yourself.”

The following section documents relevant statements made by Abbas Zaki:
Fatah official Abbas Zaki: Israel wants to “destroy the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] and rebuild the [Jewish] Temple” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 31, 2015
Official PA TV live broadcast following the death of baby Ali Dawabsheh from Duma, interview with member of Fatah Central Committee Abbas Zaki
Fatah Central Committee Member Abbas Zaki: “Israel is turning towards extremism, and thinks that the present is a good opportunity, not only to burn houses and kill peaceful citizens, but also to destroy the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] and rebuild the [Jewish] Temple… I call now to cut off all ties with Israel, and to withdraw our recognition of the state of Israel.”

Note: Duma arson attack - On July 31, 2015, two Palestinian houses in the West Bank village of Duma were set afire by Molotov cocktails thrown through their windows. 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh was killed in this attack, his father, Saad Dawabsheh, died of injuries 8 days later, and his mother, Reham Dawabsheh, died of injuries 5 weeks later. Israeli leaders and citizens from all sectors of society condemned this attack, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas that all Israelis were disgusted by the crime, adding, “We will not countenance terrorism of any kind.” He ordered the security forces "to use all means at their disposal to apprehend the murderers and bring them to justice forthwith."
There is suspicion that this was a nationalist attack carried out by Jewish extremists in revenge for Palestinian terror attacks. However, the crime remains unsolved with no named suspects.

Fatah official: Attack and destroy Israel, instead of ISIS, because Israel’s “terror” is worse, implements Nazi tactics 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), July 31, 2015
Headline: “Zaki to Donia Al-Watan: ‘Relations with Israel need to be reexamined, its attacks are worse than those of ISIS’”
      “Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki stressed that relations with Israel need to be reexamined, and demanded of the Arab world and the entire world to annul the recognition of it [Israel], isolate it, and put it on trial. Likewise, he emphasized that attacks to destroy ISIS should not be carried out, as it does not commit even a [small] part of the terror of an organized country like Israel, but rather these attacks should be carried out to destroy Israel, since its attacks are worse than those of ISIS. He added in an interview with Donia Al-Watan: ‘What happened is a war crime and eradication [of the Palestinians], which is included in the framework of terror of an organized state. Therefore, the entire world must know and see the crimes committed by Israel, instead of dealing with what is called ISIS and the fundamentalist and religious extremists. It is true that ISIS’ existence has harmed the world, but the worst kind of terror, according to the legal and true definition, is occupation (i.e., in general).’ Zaki stated that Israel commits the worst kind of terror [by continuing] the occupation, and implements Nazi tactics because burning people in their homes at 2.30 at night is a terrible war crime… Zaki noted that the purpose of the conflict today is to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and continued: ‘This is their historic opportunity. The fact that the Arabs are in a religious, ethnic, and tribal conflict, allows them to realize their dream.’”

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Fatah official: Israel is “feverishly” attempting to “Judaize and take over the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy places of Islam and Christianity” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 25, 2015
Headline: “Zaki briefed the [Tunisian] Afek Tounes party Secretary General on the Palestinian developments”
     “Fatah Central Committee member and Commissioner of Arab Relations Abbas Zaki briefed the Afek Tounes Party Secretary General Fawzy Abd Al-Rahman yesterday, Friday [July 24, 2015], about the developments in the Palestinian arena, especially the feverish [Israeli] attempts to Judaize and take over the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy places of Islam and Christianity.”

Fatah official: Israel intends to have a “main state from the Nile to the Euphrates” 
Source: Al-Asima, bi-weekly distributed with official PA daily, May 27, 2015
Headline: “The black Nakba (“the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) ”
       From an article by Fatah Central Committee Member Abbas Zaki
“Anyone who is interested in the liberation of Palestine and strives for a life worthy of the people of sacrifice, must cease the policy of indifference towards the consistent aggressive strategy of the Israelis, which includes the destruction of the Al-Aqsa [Mosque], the division of what is already divided and the cooperation with collaborators and cowards in the Middle East under false pretexts. This is in order to exhaust the Arab will power, to destroy the [Arab] nation’s capabilities from the [Atlantic] Ocean to the [Persian] Gulf with the intention of drawing the map of Zionist rule, with its main state from the Nile to the Euphrates, and to turn the Zionist dream into reality.”

Fatah official: Israel’s new government has plan to destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque 
Source: Fars, Iranian news agency), May 16, 2015
Headline: “A member of the Fatah leadership: The Palestinian nation has experienced an ongoing Nakba (“the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) since 1948.”
      “Fatah Central Committee Member Abbas Zaki told a Fars News Agency journalist: ‘The situation is very grave at the moment due to the formation of the new government of the occupation, and we cannot coexist with it anymore. Its members are extremists, and most of them are settlers.’
He warned: ‘Part of the plan of the Israeli settlers’ new government is to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque, just as if we are standing before the signs of Judgment day!’
Zaki emphasized that ’It is important to strengthen the Palestinian national unity and to prepare our inner house to confront the dangers that threaten the Palestinian cause,’ and called to intensify the resistance."

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NATO and Israel behind unrest in the Arab world “in order to strengthen Israel’s presence” and its “supremacy” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Apr. 14, 2015
Headline: “Abbas Zaki clears ambiguity over position regarding Al-Yarmouk”
   “In response to the media frenzy and the contradictory positions and declarations voiced recently by numerous Palestinian officials regarding the aggression of IS and other Takfir factions (i.e., Islamist factions ‎that accuse other people or groups of ‎heresy) against the Al-Yarmouk refugee camp, Fatah Central Committee Member and Commissioner of Arab Relations and Relations with China Abbas Zaki stressed that remaining silent in the face of this crime is treason, ignoring the truth is a plot and the confusion in confronting the [IS] aggression is [an act of] cowardice and desertion, a sinking into the quagmire of history’s farces. [He added that] Fatah is not the one using a defective sword to deal with the aggression against its people’s refugee camps, and not the one exposing the flesh of its banished sons to the swords of the traitors and schemers - the agents of NATO and the ghost brigades of the Mossad and the US Intelligence… Zaki said that every battle that begins with slogans of democracy and legitimacy surely ends with ‘Islamic Stateness,’ which is what has happened in Iraq, Syria and Libya, and that what is happening now in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Sinai will undoubtedly also end with ‘Islamic Stateness.’ That is because the enemies wanted this to be the destiny of our Arab region, within the framework of drawing a new map [for the region], erasing and removing our Palestinian cause from their nations’ agenda, and replacing it with other agendas and priorities. That is because they have decided definitively to divide what was already divided and to change the nation’s map and priorities in order to strengthen Israel’s presence and ensure its supremacy over us.”

Fatah official: “It is the right of our people to use all forms of resistance” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Feb. 6, 2015
     “The masses of the Jenin district marked the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Palestinian revolution with a mass celebration on Tuesday [Jan. 6, 2015]. Fatah Central Committee Member Abbas Zaki… emphasized that it is the right of our people to use all forms of resistance. In addition, he noted that at this difficult and sensitive stage, we have succeeded, through our popular resistance and our diplomacy, in isolating the Israeli occupation.”

US supports IS terrorism and tries “to ‎harm the security” of the Middle East 
Source: Official Facebook page of Fatah Central ‎Committee Member Abbas Zaki, Feb. 4, 2015
Text posted on the Facebook page of ‎Fatah Central Committee Member Abbas ‎Zaki:
     “Fatah Central Committee ‎Member Abbas Zaki expressed his ‎condolences this evening (Tuesday) to ‎the Jordanian ambassador in Palestine, ‎Khaled Al-Shawabkeh, for the ‎Martyrdom-death of Jordanian pilot ‎Muath Al-Kasasbeh. Zaki delivered a ‎letter of condolences from Palestinian ‎President Mahmoud Abbas and the ‎Palestinian leadership to the ‎ambassador, the family of Martyr ‎‎(Shahid) Al-Kasasbeh and to the ‎Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan…‎ Zaki condemned the murder perpetrated ‎by the IS terror organization, ‎emphasizing the group’s barbarity. Zaki ‎said that IS’ actions come as part of ‎terrorism supported by the US and ‎other invisible hands, who are trying ‎to harm the security of the region.”‎

Senior Fatah official says Palestinians have right to “all forms of resistance, ‎including armed struggle”‎ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 5, 2015
Headline: "Jericho Marks 50th anniversary of the launch of the Palestinian revolution"‎
     ‎"The masses of the Jericho and [Jordan] Valley district marked the 50th anniversary of ‎the launch of the Palestinian revolution with a mass celebration yesterday [Jan. 4, ‎‎2014] at the residence of the District Governor of the Jericho and [Jordan] Valley ‎district...‎ Fatah Central Committee Member Abbas Zaki... emphasized that it is the right of ‎the Palestinian people to use all forms of resistance, including armed struggle. [He ‎added that] at this difficult and sensitive stage, we have succeeded, through our ‎popular resistance and our diplomacy, in isolating Israel, which has become a liability ‎for its allies."‎
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Fatah official speaking in Abbas’ name: ‎Minister Abu Ein was “eliminated… by the ‎enemies of peace and humanity”‎ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 12, 2014
     ‎“President Mahmoud Abbas and the ‎members of the [PA] leadership received ‎condolences last night [Dec. 11, 2014] for ‎the death as a Martyr of Fatah ‎Revolutionary Council member and Head ‎of the Committee to Resist Settlements ‎and the Wall Minister Ziyad Abu Ein at the ‎Presidential Headquarters in Ramallah… ‎Fatah Central Committee Member Abbas ‎Zaki said: ‘In the name of the President, ‎the PLO Executive Committee and the ‎Fatah Central Committee; in the name of ‎the government and Abu Ein’s family: We ‎are deeply grieved by the death of the ‎Fatah leader and knight of Palestine, who ‎was eliminated at a most sensitive ‎moment by murderous criminals, the ‎enemies of peace and humanity, and the ‎enemies of Palestine.”‎
From WAFA, official PA news agency

Note: Ziad Abu Ein died on Dec. 10, 2014 at ‎a demonstration in the West Bank that ‎turned violent. Immediately following his ‎death, PA and Fatah leaders claimed that ‎Abu Ein was murdered. Footage from the ‎event shows Abu Ein in an altercation with ‎an Israeli soldier who grabbed Abu Ein by ‎the neck, and later shows Abu Ein on the ground clutching his chest in pain. The ‎autopsy, which was overseen by Israeli and ‎Palestinian pathologists, revealed that the ‎cause of death was a heart attack, but ‎disagreement remains over the extent to which the altercation with Israeli forces may have caused ‎the heart attack. Palestinians have ‎continued to describe Abu Ein's death as a ‎‎"murder" and "assassination" by Israel.‎

Fatah official’s response to massacre ‎in Jerusalem synagogue: The ‎Palestinian nation is great 
Source: Official Facebook page of Fatah Central ‎Committee Member Abbas Zaki, Nov. 18, 2014


Image and text posted on the Facebook ‎page of Fatah Central Committee ‎Member Abbas Zaki:

Posted text: “In response to the ‎Jerusalem operation (i.e., the Jerusalem ‎synagogue terror attack), Abbas Zaki ‎‎[said] to Donia Al-Watan [news ‎website]: ‎
‎‘Yasser Arafat spoke the truth when he ‎said: “I belong to a nation greater than ‎its leadership.”’”‎

Note: Jerusalem synagogue terror attack – On ‎Nov. 18, 2014, two Arab terrorists, ‎Ghassan and Uday Abu Jamal from ‎East Jerusalem, entered a synagogue in ‎Jerusalem and attacked worshippers ‎with guns, knives and axes, killing 4 ‎worshippers and a police officer. Seven ‎people were injured, 3 of them seriously. ‎The terrorists were killed in an exchange ‎of fire with Israeli Security Forces that ‎arrived on the scene.‎

Abbas representative visits Sudan and gives greetings from Abbas to Sudanese president 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Oct. 27, 2014
     “The Fatah delegation that left for Sudan last Thursday to participate in the fourth conference of the Sudanese National Congress [party], concluded its visit today. The delegation was led by Fatah Central Committee Member and Commissioner of Arab Relations and Relations with China Abbas Zaki and [Fatah] Revolutionary Council member Dhiab Ayyush. Samir Abd Al-Jabbar, ambassador of the State of Palestine in Sudan, was also present at the conference. Last Thursday [Oct. 23, 2014], the Sudanese National Congress party held its fourth conference, attended by thousands of party members and officials and headed by the party chairman, President Omar Al-Bashir… The conference opened with a speech by [the representative of] Palestine, which was given the honor of being the first to speak. In his speech, Abbas Zaki addressed those present and the participating guests. He greeted the Sudanese leadership and people, and delivered the greetings of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas to President Omar Bashir.”

Abbas representative: US is the ‎leader of “invading imperialism” in ‎the Middle East 
Source: Official Facebook page of Fatah Central ‎Committee Member Abbas Zaki, Sept. 30, 2014
Excerpt from the speech given by Fatah ‎Central Committee Member and ‎Commissioner of Arab Relations and ‎Relations with China Abbas Zaki, who ‎represented PA Chairman Mahmoud ‎Abbas at a ceremony marking the 65th ‎anniversary of the founding of the ‎People’s Republic of China:
‎     “I am happy and honored to participate ‎in this ceremony as the representative ‎of President Mahmoud Abbas, the ‎President of the State of Palestine, on ‎the occasion of the 65th anniversary of ‎the founding of the People’s Republic ‎of China. In the name of the President, ‎the members of the Executive Branch ‎of the PLO, the members of the Fatah ‎Central Committee and the members of ‎its Revolutionary Council and in my ‎name, personally, I convey our best ‎wishes to you… The presence of a ‎Chinese peace envoy in the Middle ‎East constitutes an active contribution ‎to and true guarantee for the ‎establishment of peace and stability in ‎the region. It indicates full support for ‎the Palestinian people’s cause and its ‎national and legitimate rights to its land ‎and homeland, and strong support for ‎the peace process in the Middle East – ‎support for a fair political settlement that ‎will lead to the establishment of a ‎Palestinian state along the 1967 ‎borders, with East Jerusalem as its ‎capital. In addition, it testifies to a ‎strong Chinese position against the ‎invading imperialism, which the US is ‎leading in the region."‎

Senior Fatah official rejects joining International Criminal Court because PA could be put on trial 
Source: Palestine Today TV (Lebanon), Aug. 22, 2014


Member of Fatah Central Committee Abbas Zaki:
"I'm against signing the Rome Statute (i.e., joining the International Criminal Court) as long as our country is occupied. If tomorrow you shoot, they’ll say you signed an agreement. This is not meant for people who want to liberate their country... I think the [Palestinian] people’s weapon is pure - they don’t want to kill. By the way, there are no innocent Israelis."
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Fatah official: "Popular uprising continues" but "conditions are not yet ripe for intifada" 
Source: Al-Akhbar, Lebanese daily, Aug. 19, 2014
Headline: “An interview with Abbas Zaki” 
Q. For the first time, the Palestinians are united behind their demands, but the negotiations have dragged on for two weeks. What is going on?
[Member of Fatah Central Committee and Fatah Commissioner of Arab Relations and Relations with China Abbas Zaki:] ‘In the past few days the ideas that have come up for discussion have not progressed, because they have not accomplished their goal; every idea was either vague or had a catch. Israel is experienced at evading an admission of defeat. For example, they condition the ceasefire on the cessation of hostilities, as though the legitimate struggle for the liberation of the land constitutes aggression.
They also conditioned our right to an airport and seaport, and even the rebuilding [of Gaza], on the disarmament of the resistance. The delegation refused this, and the Egyptian brothers did not repeat this request…’
Q: The occupied West Bank tried to demonstrate presence through shooting operations and confrontations through rocks. What about the possibility that a third intifada will break out?
[Zaki:] ‘What is happening in Jerusalem and the West Bank is a mass uprising, necessitated by the crimes being carried out by the gangs of settlers and the [Israeli] soldiers. As if history repeats itself, new price tag militias are based on the models of the Lehi, Etzel, and Hagana from the period of the establishment of the state, [David] Ben Gurion who gave the order to carry out massacres under the slogan “Let us defeat the Arabs through fear.” The popular uprising continues, but there are cautious expressions of armed resistance in the West Bank. The conditions are not yet ripe for intifada.’”

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Fatah commissioner: "The US is in the evil camp‎" of those who "follow Zionism's money, dollars and ‎media‎" 
Source: Awdah independent Palestinian TV channel, Aug. 10, 2014
The independent Palestinian TV channel ‎Awdah interviewed Fatah Central ‎Committee Member and Commissioner of ‎Arab Relations and Relations with China ‎Abbas Zaki on August 3, 2014. The ‎interview was posted on August 10, 2014.‎
Fatah Central Committee Member and ‎Commissioner of Arab Relations and ‎Relations with China Abbas Zaki: “We ‎must now act by consensus. We must ‎formulate a common strategy. We have ‎none among us who would either oppose ‎‎[the resistance] or [be willing to] ‎compromise. We must reach a point in ‎which no one demands from the other ‎something he cannot do. Whoever can ‎win hearts [and minds] around the world ‎is a hero. Whoever can terrorize them [the ‎Israelis] and send them into the shelters ‎is a hero. Whoever can raise money is a ‎hero. And whoever can build and repair ‎is also a hero… The harsh blockade on ‎Russia strengthens the BRICs – Russia, ‎China, Brazil, India and South Africa. ‎Just yesterday, they opened an ‎international bank, in addition to the ‎existing one, in local currency, with a ‎capital of a hundred billion. So I believe ‎we are not alone. Two camps are now ‎emerging in the world: the good camp ‎and the evil camp. At the moment, the US ‎is in the evil camp. You will soon see that ‎this is no decree of fate – after all the ‎crimes committed, the double standards ‎and the blind recruiting of those who ‎follow Zionism’s money, dollars and ‎media. And they call themselves a [world] ‎power – inconceivable.”‎

Note: This was broadcast during the 2014 Gaza war as Hamas was firing thousands of rockets at Israel and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.

Fatah official: Israel and the terror org. ISIS are the US' "most advanced pawns" 
Source: Palestine News Network (PNN, independent Palestinian news agency), Aug. 7, 2014
     "Fatah Central Committee Member and Commissioner of Arab Relations and Relations with China Abbas Zaki said the Palestinian language and terminology [employed] with the Zionist enemy must be changed, as whoever has seen the extent of the destruction, the ruins and the limbs torn from the pure bodies of our people in Gaza understands the goals of the Zionist attack (i.e., Operation Protective Edge) - [namely,] to exploit the terrible situation in the Arab world that has resulted from the lack of bravery, enthusiasm and willpower among those [countries] who have made subjugation to the US their way [of life]... [The US,] whose most advanced pawns include Israel and its new creation, ISIS, whose goal is to destroy the Arab world and eliminate the Palestinian cause."
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ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) - is an unrecognized state and jihadist group that has conquered large parts of Iraq and Syria. It has declared itself a Caliphate, thereby claiming religious authority over all Muslims; its goal is to bring much of the Middle East, including Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Kuwait, and Cyprus under its control.

This article was published during the 2014 Gaza war as Hamas was firing thousands of rockets at Israel and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.

Fatah leader Abbas Zaki: Israel is committing genocide 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 14, 2014
     “Fatah Central Committee Member and Commissioner of Arab Relations and Relations with China Abbas Zaki called on the Arab [political] parties and powers to support the Palestinian nation, which is undeniably under the most powerful and evil Zionist attack. In a statement to the press yesterday [July 13, 2014], he said: ‘The aggression does not have military objectives, but serves [to commit] genocide.’”
From WAFA, official PA news agency

Note: This article was published during the 2014 Gaza war as Hamas was firing thousands of rockets at Israel and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.

Fatah official: "Whoever disavows‎ the resistance is no ‎member of Fatah" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 12, 2014
Q: “[As of now, Israel’s Operation ‎Protective Edge has claimed] over 120 ‎Martyrs (Shahids) and wounded 900, and ‎at the official level, Fatah is still adhering ‎to the negotiations. Is that really the ‎movement’s position?”‎
Fatah Central Committee member Abbas ‎Zaki: “First of all, what is happening in ‎Gaza is a very large operation. The enemy ‎has crossed all boundaries of human ‎‎[behavior], and I don’t believe Fatah is ‎relying on negotiations with this ‎savage…”‎
Q: “What is Fatah’s official position on the ‎Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military ‎wing), who are launching rockets at the ‎Israeli settlements? There are figures ‎according to which Fatah in Gaza has ‎launched over 200 rockets.”‎
Abbas Zaki: “Our eyes are now turned ‎toward Gaza, and the unity of the factions ‎is very necessary... No one in Gaza will ‎look on from the sidelines and sit by idly. ‎Gaza is at war and is living under fire, and ‎whoever disavows‎ the resistance is no ‎member of Fatah‎...
We Palestinians have an international ‎decision regarding our right to defend ‎ourselves, even by means of armed ‎struggle, but we won’t use the [armed] ‎struggle unless it suits the situation and ‎helps and exacts a high price from the ‎enemy during the campaign. ‎
We don’t want to say we are against it.
‎Yasser Arafat went to the UN and told ‎them, ‘an olive branch in one hand and a ‎rifle in the other.’ He didn’t say ‘just a rifle;’ ‎but also the green branch... Mahmoud Abbas is ‎experienced. We don’t want words, we ‎want deeds."

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Fatah official: Israel is a “colonialist Zionist enterprise” in alliance with the US that seeks to weaken the entire Arab region 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 15, 2014
Op-ed by Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki
     “On May 14, 1948, colonialist Britain announced the end of its Mandate in Palestine and the completion of its mission, [which was] to allow the Zionist movement to take over... That same night, the leader of the armed Zionist gangs, David Ben Gurion, finished reading the declaration of the ‘independence of the State of Israel,’ as it was called, to the leaders of these gangs. With them, he approved Plan D, and on the morning of May 15, [1948] the Holocaust of Palestine, its great Nakba began… [We are still struggling] to prepare ourselves for the restoration of all the rights we lost and to concentrate all our power and ability on achieving the great victory and putting an end to the Zionist settlement enterprise on our Palestinian land…
As we have seen throughout the history of the conflict, the functional aspect of the colonialist Zionist enterprise outside of Palestine’s borders calls for engaging in war and aggression against the Arab nation, completely dominating all political, social and economic channels in the neighboring Arab countries, weakening and embroiling them in wars and internal and external conflicts, and weakening the [entire] Arab region, exhausting it, to keep it under foreign influence and hegemony forever …
Beyond the borders of the Arab world, it also demands, as we have seen, the forging of a strategic alliance with the United States – where AIPAC and the Zionist lobby have a strong influence – and with the fascist regimes and oppressive regimes in Asia, Africa and Latin America. [It also demands] supporting separatist and reactionary movements among nations fighting for their freedom and national independence... in order to keep them in the cycle of poverty and dependence on monopolistic global companies.”

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