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Haifa, Jaffa, Acre, Safed, Tiberias are “Palestine”, “struggle with occupation is existential, not over borders” says Palestinian Journalist

Official PA TV, Reporters in the Field

Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate member Muhammad Al-Laham: "The journalists are here in Hebron, Jerusalem, Gaza, Haifa, Jaffa, Nazareth, Tiberias (i.e., Israeli cities), Nablus, Jenin – everywhere, because Palestine is Palestine in every grain of its soil… We have a historical right. Neither the American administration’s position nor the position of this crazy man Trump can change the truth that Palestine is Arab and Jerusalem is Arab. And if [Trump] wants to say that the settlements are legal, we say to him: Haifa is Palestinian, Jaffa is Palestinian, Acre, Safed, and Tiberias (i.e., Israeli cities)… There is a clear understanding that our struggle with the occupation is an existential struggle and not a struggle over borders."

The journalist made these comments after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the US administration’s new position on Israeli towns in the West Bank on Nov. 18, 2019, stating: “After carefully studying all sides of the legal debate... the establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank is not, per se, inconsistent with international law.”


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