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Fatah member and Hezbollah activist: We must use both diplomacy and the rifle in Palestinian struggle; Israelis “are being revealed as Zionist ISIS members and Jewish ISIS members”

Official PA TV program From Beirut, on US President Donald Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan; hosting Hezbollah activist, Fatah member, and Coordinator of the Security Network for Strategic Research and Studies in Lebanon Anis Nakash – see note below

Fatah member and Coordinator of the Security Network for Strategic Research and Studies Anis Nakash: “The return of the essence of politics to the point of struggle is the important thing, because it will unite all of the forces around it. Afterwards, everyone [will act] according to their capabilities – there are those who struggle through the most sophisticated weapons they have and revolutionary violence, there are those who struggle peacefully through national resistance, and there are those who struggle through politics. The Palestinian entirety needs to reach general wholeness. I am against those who say that diplomacy is not important and only the rifle is important, but I am also against those who say that with diplomacy we will achieve everything and not with the rifle.

Lebanese journalist Younes Oudeh: “This time, the Palestinian people is united. All of the Palestinian leaderships and factions are united in order to defeat this great plot, whose scope is equivalent to the plot to partition Palestine and the passage of [UN] Resolution 181 in 1948 (see note below –Ed.). I say simply that the Palestinian people’s unity is the basis; the ground must be ignited under the occupation’s feet, and this will defeat not only the deal of the century (i.e., US President Donald Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan) but will also restore Palestine.

Anis Nakash: “There is trouble that must be monitored meticulously regarding the change in direction within the Zionist society from a society that was expert in the discourse of the left and the UN – in the past they participated in conferences of the international socialist parties unfortunately – to a situation in which [the Israelis] are being revealed as Zionist ISIS members and Jewish ISIS members in this way, and this is true Zionist trouble in their society.”

Anis Nakash – Lebanese Fatah member who oversaw Palestinian ties with the Iranian revolutionary forces in the 1970s, and reportedly helped train the newly founded Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps in 1979 and establish the Hezbollah terrorist organization. Nakash participated in a failed Iranian assassination attempt to murder former Iranian Prime Minister Shapour Bakhtiar in Paris on July 18, 1980. He was sentenced to life but released by France in 1990 in exchange for French hostages held by Hezbollah. Following his release, Nakash has continued to play an active role for Hezbollah and Iran in Lebanon. He holds the role of coordinator of the Security Network for Strategic Research and Studies in Lebanon.

UN Resolution 181 (the UN partition plan for Palestine) was passed by the UN General Assembly in 1947. It called for the partition of the British Mandate of Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab states, with Jerusalem as a separate entity under the rule of a special international body. The Arab state was meant to be comprised of the western Galilee, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, and the remaining territory of the Mandate west of the Jordan River would be the state of Israel - Jordan (known at the time as Transjordan) had already been established in what had been the part of the Mandate that was east of the Jordan River. The resolution was accepted by the Jewish Agency for Palestine, but Arab leaders and governments rejected it.

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