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Abbas’ advisor needs to defend himself after PMW exposed his call: If you meet an Israeli “slit his throat.”

Headline: “Abu Al-Einein: Palestine is the gate of peace and war”
     “[Advisor to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on NGOs and] Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein said that Palestine is the gate of peace and the gate of war, and that we are peaceful, but our peace will only come about after the withdrawal of the occupation from our land.
These comments were made during a reception that he held for a delegation of the Murabitin Council (i.e., council of those carrying out Ribat, religious conflict/war to protect land claimed to be Islamic) in Jerusalem, which held a solidarity visit with Abu Al-Einein in light of the occupation’s steps against him and the ongoing incitement campaign by Tel Aviv in response to his positions that support the struggle of our people against the occupation (PMW exposed that Al-Einein said a Palestinian who meets an Israeli should “cut off his head” –Ed.).
Abu Al-Einein emphasized that there is no one of our people who will give up on our people’s rights, which have been recorded in the sacrifice and blood of thousands of Martyrs (Shahids) and tens and even hundreds of thousands of wounded, and he sent blessings to our people in Jerusalem, who constitute the spearhead in the struggle against the Israeli occupation…
He continued and said: ‘Our peace needs to be to the standards of the sacrifices of the Martyrs, the wounded, the prisoners behind the bars of the occupation’s prisons, and the refugees abroad,’ and he emphasized that there is no one of our people who will give up on the right of return and the compensation of the millions of refugees...
He added that a people who does not oppose occupation will be without honor, and noted that the resistance to the occupation is a right anchored in heavenly and earthly laws, including international law… He concluded by saying that Palestine is the gate of war and the gate of peace, and that Israel must understand that the reason for the violence and the incitement is the fact that it continues to steal our land, continues its colonialist plans, and persistently defiles the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the sites that are holy to Islam and Christianity.”
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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 "international disputes" should be resolved "by peaceful means."

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