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Fatah spokesman: "The occupation needs to pass from our Palestinian land," "resistance to the occupation is a legitimate right"

Headline: “Alayan: Liberman’s joining the government is of no significance to us, and resistance of the occupation is a legitimate right”
“Fatah’s official spokesman in occupied Jerusalem Raafat Alayan emphasized that the recent talks being held regarding the one called [Avigdor] Liberman joining [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s government and receiving the Military Ministry (i.e., Ministry of Defense) are of no significance to the Palestinian people…
Alayan added that our Palestinian people is determined to realize its dream of self-definition through the establishment of its Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, and that the occupation needs to pass from our Palestinian land, no matter how long it takes. Likewise, he emphasized that the resistance to the occupation is a legitimate right anchored for us in all of the international norms and laws.”

PA leaders and officials have legitimized Palestinian violence by quoting UN resolution 3236, which "recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to regain its rights by all means." The PA interprets "all means" as including violence against civilians, but has chosen to ignore the continuation of the resolution which states that the use of "all means" should be "in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations..." The UN Charter prohibits targeting civilians, even in war. Chapter 1, Article 1, opens by saying that the "international disputes" should be resolved "by peaceful means."

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