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Fatah official accuses Israel of genocide: “There is collective extermination of the Palestinian people”

Official PA TV program State of Politics, hosting Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub, on Fatah’s standing among the Palestinian street

Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub: “When [former US President Barack] Obama allowed passing [UN Security Council] resolution -”
Official PA TV host: “2334”
Jibril Rajoub: “- this resolution in the final hours or final days of his administration, this was a message saying: ‘We Americans cannot take this anymore, cannot take the exploitation of the Holocaust to wage a holocaust against the Palestinian people.’ There are attempts to dismantle the Palestinian public. There is collective extermination (i.e., genocide ) of the Palestinian people. Think about Deir Yassin and all of the history. Now they tell you that these [Palestinians] are terrorists and [that we] are giving money [for terror]. Who has no terror in their history?”

Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).

UN Security Council Resolution 2334 was passed on Dec. 23, 2016, by a vote of 14-0 with one abstention.
The resolution condemned the establishment of Israeli "settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem," saying it "has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace." It demanded that Israel “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities” in the area. The resolution further said “it will not recognize any changes to the 4 June 1967 lines” other than changes made through negotiations, in reference to the 1949-1967 ceasefire line between Israel and the neighboring Arab countries following Israel's 1948 War of Independence.
The resolution called “upon all States… to distinguish, in their relevant dealings, between the territory of the State of Israel and the territories occupied since 1967.” It also called "to prevent all acts of violence against civilians, including acts of terror, as well as acts of provocation and destruction... and to clearly condemn all acts of terrorism," and noted the obligation of "the Palestinian Authority Security Forces to maintain effective operations aimed at confronting all those engaged in terror and dismantling terrorist capabilities."
The US abstained instead of vetoing the resolution, in a breach of longstanding US policy of not allowing the UN to force conditions on Israel in place of direct negotiations. This policy change came during US President Barack Obama’s final weeks in office.
Extra info: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/SRES2334-2016.pdf

Deir Yassin - On April 9, 1948, Jewish fighters from the Irgun and Lehi military groups, part of the forces opening the blockaded road to Jerusalem, attacked the Arab village of Deir Yassin. When the battle was over, the village had fallen and in addition to the Arab fighters killed, 107 civilians were also killed. Narratives differ as to whether the civilians were killed in the crossfires or were intentionally killed by the Irgun and Lehi fighters.
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