Fatah official: The US is guilty of "unilateral aggression against human rights"
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Feb. 20, 2011

 
Following the US veto of the UN Security Council resolution on the issue of Israeli building in Jerusalem and the West Bank (Feb. 18, 2011), the Palestinian Authority stepped up its verbal attacks against the United States.
Jibril Rajoub, Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee:

     "President Mahmoud Abbas said that he believes that the fact that 14 countries voted in favor of the proposed resolution is a 'real victory of Palestinian diplomacy, despite the American veto'... For his part, PLO Secretary General Yasser Abd Rabbo told Agence France Presse: 'Our decision right now is to turn to the UN General Assembly to pass a UN resolution against settlements, denouncing them and emphasizing that they are illegal. Thereafter we will once again raise the proposal [i.e., proposed resolution] denouncing settlements before the Security Council... The American veto will not stop our activity in relation to the international institutions, nor will it cause us to stop wanting freedom and independence.'...
A senior Fatah member said that the American veto 'represents a strategic threat to US interests in the Middle East region'. Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, Jibril Rajoub, told Agence France Presse: 'The veto contradicts the values of freedom promoted by the American administration in our region, and the values of the American people concerning respect for human rights. We view it as dictatorial behavior of the first order, and a blow to the resolutions of international legitimacy and to international and humanitarian law... The American administration has chosen unilateral aggression against human rights.'" Click to view bulletin