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PFLP: Blood oath to Palestinians to establish "Palestine" from River to Sea
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PLO-member party PFLP claimed responsibility
 for murder of Israeli policewoman in Jerusalem attack
 
Attack part of "blood oath to the Palestinian people
to... [establish] our state...
from the [Jordan] River to the Mediterranean [Sea]"
 
PFLP about terrorists:
"The heroic Martyrs fulfilled their wish to die as Martyrs
on the streets of Jerusalem"
 
Nan Jacques Zilberdik

PFLP, which is a member of the PLO, has claimed responsibility for the terror attack last week in which Israeli policewoman Hadas Malka was murdered. In an announcement the party stated that its "heroes" carried out the attack "to emphasize the path of resistance."
 
The attack was described as part of a "blood oath" to Palestinians to carry out "resistance" - a Palestinian euphemism for violence and terror - until "Palestine" is established "from the [Jordan] River to the Mediterranean [Sea]." In other words, completely erasing all of the State of Israel:
 
"The PFLP again emphasized in the statement the blood oath to the Palestinian people to continue on the path of resistance until the return [of the Palestinian refugees], freedom, and the establishment of our state on all of the land of the Palestinian homeland from the [Jordan] River to the Mediterranean [Sea], with free and united Jerusalem as its capital."
[Wattan, independent Palestinian news agency, June 17, 2017]

Palestinian Media Watch has documented numerous statements by Palestinian leaders that present the Palestinian goal as being a state that encompasses the entire area from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. This vision of course leaves no room for the two-state solution, to which PA Chairman Abbas and other Palestinian leaders continue to profess their support:

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "We are working to implement the two-state solution within the June 4, 1967 borders. In other words, an independent and sovereign Palestinian state whose capital is East Jerusalem, which will live in security and peace beside the State of Israel." 
[Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 16, 2017]
 
The following is a longer excerpt of the report on PFLP's statement:

Headline: "The Popular Front took responsibility for the Al-Buraq Promise operation that was carried out yesterday in Jerusalem"
"The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) early this morning, Saturday [June 17, 2017], took responsibility for the combined Jerusalem operation, the Al-Buraq Promise operation (i.e., terror attack, 1 murdered) that took place yesterday in occupied Jerusalem. [The Front] emphasized that the operation was carried out in order to emphasize the path of resistance and respond to the occupation's crimes and targeting of the holy sites.
The PFLP said in a statement it published: 'The PFLP informs the masses of the Palestinian people about the death of the heroes of the village of Deir Abu Mash'al, the two heroic released prisoners Bara Ibrahim Saleh Ata, 18, and Osama Ahmed Mustafa Ata, 19, and Martyr (Shahid) Adel Hassan Ahmed Ankoush, 18. On Friday evening these three carried out the Al-Buraq Promise operation in the holy city of Jerusalem in order to emphasize the path of resistance and to respond to the occupation's crimes and targeting of the holy sites.'
The PFLP added that the heroic Martyrs fulfilled their wish to die as Martyrs on the streets of Jerusalem, and they are the ones that regularly terrorized with Molotov cocktails and rocks the occupation and settlers on the bypass roads, and at what is called the 'Halamish' settlement, which is adjacent to their village that stands firm, Deir Abu Mash'al. As a result of this resistance activity, Martyr Bara was imprisoned in 2015 for several months, and Martyr Osama was imprisoned in 2015 for a year and was responsible for [a group of] young comrades.
The PFLP again emphasized in the statement the blood oath to the Palestinian people to continue on the path of resistance until the return [of the Palestinian refugees], freedom, and the establishment of our state on all of the land of the Palestinian homeland from the [Jordan] River to the Mediterranean [Sea], with free and united Jerusalem as its capital."
[Wattan, independent Palestinian news agency, June 17, 2017]