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Fatah official: “If we consolidate our ranks… then we will certainly defeat our enemy”

Headline: "Abbas Zaki: The leadership needs to understand that it is not leading sheep"


"Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki said today (Sunday) [Sept. 22, 2019] that the Palestinian factions' initiative to end the [Fatah-Hamas] rift is a strong initiative that must be worked on as soon as possible…

He added: 'If we consolidate our ranks and unify our internal front we will begin to work with an open mind, will, and strategy that are undebatable, then we will certainly defeat our enemy, which is Israel.'

He emphasized that unity is the necessary path for those whose land is occupied and our basic enmity cannot be between us, but rather towards the occupier of the country and desecrator of holy sites, whose goal is to end the Palestinian existence in its country, which legislates racist laws, including the Jewish Nation-State Law."


Jewish Nation-State Law – law passed by the Israeli Parliament on July 19, 2018, which codifies in Israel's Basic Law that Israel is the home of the Jewish nation with Jerusalem its capital, and the Hebrew calendar its official calendar. It establishes Hebrew as the sole official language and grants Arabic a special status, and it recognizes Jewish and Israeli holidays, memorial days, and the Jewish Sabbath as national holidays and days of rest - while guaranteeing the right of all Israeli citizens and residents to celebrate their holidays and days of rest. The law, which passed with 62 in favor, 55 against, and 2 abstentions, has sparked controversy within Israeli society.


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