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PA forces led the Intifada
Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi: “I was the head of the [General] Intelligence [Services], and in the West Bank was my brother Jibril Rajoub… Honored brother: The commanders of the security establishment, our officers and soldiers are the ones who led the Tunnel Intifada (i.e., the...”
Dec 11, 2014
Fatah official: Fatah led the second Intifada and is leading the Jerusalem Intifada
Sky News Arabic program The Night Talk hosted former head of the PA General Intelligence and Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi and former Israeli diplomat Meir Cohen. Sky News Arabic host: “Is it the security coordination between the [Palestinian] Authority and Israel that is...”
Dec 11, 2014
Fatah official: Ziad Abu Ein was “assassinated and murdered in cold blood”
“Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi said that Abu Ein had been assassinated and murdered in cold blood. He added: ‘Our entire people and its leadership are potential Martyrs (Shahids) in resisting the occupation, and the [current] stage demands that we all form a unified rank...”
Dec 10, 2014
Fatah official: "Arafat was poisoned and murdered by Israel"
Official PA TV program The State of Politics hosted Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi. Tawfiq Tirawi: “The security reports, the circumstances and the security evidence in our possession – we will continue the investigation, because all these data lead to the conclusion that President...”
Nov 10, 2014
Fatah leader calls to destroy Israel "from the river to the sea!"
"O our free people of resolve and sacrifice in Gaza, you are more honored than us all... We remain committed to the promise: freedom, independence, and driving out the occupier from the entire pure land, from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea. Long live free Gaza! Your brother, Tawfiq..."
Aug 5, 2014
Fatah official: "The big explosion is coming"
Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi: "These are small explosions, which happen occasionally, but the big explosion is coming. The big explosion is coming. After the big explosion, no one will know where it will lead and what its results will be...It is legal to use all means – to shoot,..."
Jul 24, 2014
Fatah official calls for one-state solution: Replace Israel with a Muslim state
The independent Palestinian radio Ajyal interviewed Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi: Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi: “In my opinion, the two-state solution has come to an end – and the one who ended it is Israel. Since the Algiers Convention [of 1988] (at which the...”
May 6, 2014
Fatah official: "The [PA] Security Forces are the ones who led the second Intifada"
The Palestine Today Channel interviewed Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi. Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi: “We and Hamas – it’s true we are political rivals, but our goal is one, and our enemy is one. Everyone must understand that the enemy of all the groups of the...”
May 6, 2014
Fatah official: The PA led the second Intifada
Fatah Central Committee member, Tawfiq Tirawi: "The [PA] Security Forces were the ones that led the second Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005), and, before that, the Tunnel Intifada (3 days of riots in 1996). Today, there are over 300 or 400 Palestinian officers from all the Security..."
May 5, 2014
Fatah leader calls for future without Israel: Haifa, Jaffa, and Acre will all be part of Palestine
"Our people, people of Gaza, Gaza of resolve, of nobleness and struggle: Your freedom is near. Our prisoners' freedom and your freedom are also near, Allah willing. You will return to the bosom of legitimacy, to the bosom of the homeland, which is represented by [the] Gaza [Strip] and the [West]..."
Apr 20, 2014
Fatah official: "Haifa, Jaffa, Acre... it is all Palestine"
Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi: "Our people, people of Gaza, Gaza of resolve, of nobleness and struggle: Your freedom is near. Our prisoners' freedom and your freedom are also near, Allah willing. You will return to the bosom of legitimacy, to the bosom of the homeland, which is..."
Apr 20, 2014
Fatah official: Unless Israel releases all terrorist prisoners, "there will be no peace"
“Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi emphasized that there will be no peace unless all the Palestinian prisoners are released from the occupation prisons. He added: ‘We will not forsake a single foot of the land of Palestine – all of Palestine – and no one has the right to prevent any...”
Apr 15, 2014
Fatah official: "Two-state solution does not exist... Return to the option of one Palestine from the river to the sea"
Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi: “I repeat my humble opinion once again: I’m telling you that the two-state solution does not exist. The two-state solution does not exist. The two-state solution is over. We must return to the option of one Palestine from the [Jordan] River to the...”
Apr 2, 2014
Fatah official: “The rifle is here, and it can go off at any moment”
"A national enterprise cannot succeed without the National Liberation Movement, Fatah. We in this movement have not cast down the rifle and have not let go of the rifle. The rifle is here! The method of struggle we are adopting now (i.e., negotiations) is [only] one of the methods of struggle. But..."
Mar 17, 2014
Fatah official at Abbas event: terrorists are “heroes who made this movement [Fatah] and all of us proud”
Official PA TV Live broadcast a cultural event in support of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, held under the auspices of the Mayor of Jenin. The event was attended by Abbas’ advisor and Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein and Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi. Fatah Central...
Feb 11, 2014
Fatah official: Negotiations must be reinforced by “armed struggle”
An interview on Al-Mayadeen TV (Lebanon) with Tawfiq Tirawi, member of Fatah Central Committee: Tirawi: “There is no way a Palestinian state will be established in the West Bank and [the] Gaza [Strip] within the next twenty years... The negotiations are giving us nothing. The only thing that is...”
Jan 23, 2014
Fatah official: Soak the land with blood to “liberate” Jerusalem
Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi: “I say, from a position of responsibility, not a centimeter of Jerusalem will be liberated unless every grain of Palestinian soil is soaked in the blood of its brave people. For Jerusalem doesn’t need negotiations, because negotiations will not bring...”
Dec 19, 2013
Fatah official: US, Israel and the Muslim Brotherhood (including Hamas) conspire against the Palestinian cause
Official PA TV Live broadcast the main event marking World Teachers’ Day in Bethlehem. Several PA officials attended the event (according to Facebook page of the Head of Education in Bethlehem): PA Minister of Education Ali Zaidan (Abu Zuhri), Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi, Advisor...
Dec 19, 2013
Abbas representative attends convention paying tribute to released murderer
“The Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions… conducted its elections convention in the Hebron and Jericho Valley region, attended by Dr. Saeb Erekat, who represented the President [Abbas], Member of the Fatah Central Committee Tawfiq Tirawi… At the end of the convention, tribute was paid to...”
Nov 19, 2013
Fatah official mocks Israel for releasing murderers from prison
Member of Fatah Central Committee Abbas Zaki: “Since firing the first shot, we in Fatah have sworn that we are on a journey that will not end unless our nation’s aspirations are achieved: return [of the refugees], an independent state, Jerusalem as the eternal capital of a Palestinian state… It...”
Nov 3, 2013
Fatah official: Use violence at the right time; recognizing Israel was a mistake and should be retracted
Fatah Central Committee Member Tawfiq Tirawi: “When there are negotiations, the negotiations need leverage. Leverage on the ground for negotiations [can be] armed resistance, popular resistance, civil disobedience against the occupation, appeals to the UN, etc. You have to use all forms of struggle...”
Oct 13, 2013
Fatah official: PA state will be “from the [Jordan] River to the Mediterranean Sea”
Headline: “Tirawi: ‘We will have a Palestinian state from the [Jordan] river to the Mediterranean Sea’” “Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi attended a ceremony in appreciation of the prisoners’ families and a reception for new students, held yesterday [Oct. 8, 2013] by the student council...”
Oct 9, 2013
Fatah official: “We will pass [this conflict] on to our children and our children’s children”
Member of Fatah Central Committee Tawfiq Tirawi was interviewed by Al-Manar TV (Hezbollah). Tawfiq Tirawi: “Our conflict with this occupation is a conflict that has continued since 1917, since the Balfour promise (i.e., Balfour Declaration). I’m telling you, and trust me, it’s been passed from...”
Sep 14, 2013
PA celebration under Abbas auspices honors released murderers
“Yesterday [Aug. 18, 2013] the Jenin District and official dignitaries held a celebration under the auspices of President Mahmoud Abbas for the district’s released prisoners. The district held the celebration in honor of three prisoners who were released from occupation prisons: Yusuf Arshid, Taher...”
Aug 19, 2013
PA and Fatah officials visit and congratulate murderers who were released from prison
Headline: “A delegation of senior Fatah officials conveyed greetings to released prisoners in Nablus and Jenin” “In a speech he made at a reception ceremony in honor of the released prisoners that was held yesterday [Aug. 16, 2013]… in Nablus and that was attended by Fatah Central Committee Member...”
Aug 17, 2013