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Fatah refutes annexation of any land

Headline: “When Fatah speaks…” 

“The enemies and rivals know the Fatah Movement well. They know that when it speaks, it acts. They know that it is not hanging on slogans and is not dealing in them, and that it is not playing with words… 

Fatah has always said only what it is capable of doing, even though once it did the impossible when it fired the first shot, and when it turned the rocks of the youths during the glorious [first] Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, approximately 200 Israelis murdered, 1987-1993) into a symbol of the victory of the weak over the strong, and when it ascended the UN podium and turned Palestine into a state… 

The enemies and rivals know that the Fatah leadership has a full quorum in Paradise (i.e, that Fatah has sacrificed many “Martyrs” -Ed.), and this means that it has never diverged from the straight national path, and that its vision and decisions were only correct… 

Fatah is the shield of the national project, and it knows where this project’s red lines lie and will not allow them to be crossed under any circumstances. It has a history that proves this, and what we mean is its struggle against any attempt to erase these lines. The most prominent example of this today is the struggle against US President Donald Trump’s deal (i.e., refers to Trump’s Middle East peace plan), and against the colonialist annexation plan that is included in it. Fatah emphasized yesterday [June 20, 2020] after its [Fatah] Central Committee meeting that it rejects all of the plans whose goal is the elimination of the Palestinian cause. When Fatah emphasizes this rejection, it will turn it into actions of popular struggle on various levels, because our people will not agree to the annexation of one centimeter of its land.”  

The Trump peace plan – US President Donald Trump announced his Israel–Palestinian peace plan "Peace to Prosperity" – commonly known as “the deal of the century” - on Jan. 28, 2020. Main points of the plan: 1- Israeli sovereignty would be applied to the Jordan Valley and all Israeli towns and cities in the West Bank. 2- Jerusalem, including all its holy sites, would remain under Israeli sovereignty with accommodations made to enable access for Palestinians. 3- The remainder of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and part of what is currently Israeli land in the Negev, the Galilee, and Jerusalem - creating a territory almost equal in size to the West Bank and Gaza Strip - would form the Palestinian state, with its capital in neighborhoods in East Jerusalem that are outside of Israel's security wall. 4- The Palestinian state would be demilitarized, with Israel responsible for external security and controlling all airspace. 5- All Palestinian prisoners except murderers, and those who attempted or conspired to murder would be released. 6- Palestinians in refugee camps would be absorbed into their host countries and, subject to certain limitations, into the Palestinian state. 7- Before becoming a state, the Palestinians would have to carry out extensive reform of their laws and institutions, including implementing a new governing system; granting its people due process and basic human rights and freedoms; end all incitement to and incentivizing of terror; end all glorification of terror and martyrdom; disarm Hamas; and adopt a culture promoting peace. The goal of the plan is to create a Palestinian state beside Israel, living in peace and security. The implementation would be facilitated through extensive international investment.