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Abbas’ deputy says “resistance in all forms” is a “legal right,” – “all forms” includes the use of violence

Headline: "Al-Aloul: There is a gap between Fatah and the people, the relations with the occupation must be cut off, and my being chosen as [Fatah] Deputy Chairman is not ‘temporary’"

"[Fatah Central Committee member] Mahmoud Al-Aloul, who was recently chosen as deputy to Palestinian [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas denied that this is an honorary position or a temporary position (i.e., the position was said to be for one year only).
Al-Aloul verified in an interview with the London newspaper Al-Sharq Al-Awsat that there are 'gaps between the movement and the Palestinian street.'

The transcript of the interview:

[Q:] You said that the world is waiting to understand [US President Donald] Trump, but can the Palestinians wait any more after 20 years of negotiations? Isn't it necessary to go in a different direction?
[Fatah Deputy Chairman and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul:] Negotiations are necessary in every conflict, here or anywhere else in the world. There is a conflict with this occupation, and this is a bitter conflict that has lasted for years. When we felt the negotiations were absurd, we stopped them. We will manage this conflict in all of its forms.
[Q:] However, you stopped the negotiations without any alternatives. There are those who are calling the resistance the alternative.
[Al-Aloul:] The resistance is legal, and the main points of Fatah's political statement say that the resistance, in all of its forms (i.e., term used by Palestinians to refer to means that included violence), is a legal right. However, each stage has an appropriate form. At this stage, the appropriate form is popular resistance (i.e., Palestinian leaders have used this term to refer to violence -Ed). We see this and are using it.
[Q:] Do you see that popular resistance exists?
[Al-Aloul:] There is present, impressive, and respectable popular resistance in dozens of places. However, a greater effort must be invested in order to awaken it and to show its ability to apply pressure. It must be comprehensive in order to become a way of life. We want it on the ground and as a way of life."

The terms "all means," "peaceful uprising/resistance,” and “popular uprising/resistance " are ‎often used by PA leaders to refer to events that include violence and deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as rock-throwing, stabbings and even shootings. See ‎Mahmoud Abbas' reference to murderous terror as "peaceful" during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), which included numerous stabbings, shootings and car ramming attacks in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded: http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=16437


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