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Asked if Fatah will continue “armed resistance,” top PA official says it’s “conditional on the developments on the ground”

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Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub: "We are heading towards establishing the independent Palestinian state… and no one will have peace, security, or stability without us having a state… We are 7 million Palestinians between the [Jordan] River and the [Mediterranean] Sea … and we will not wave a white flag."

Kuwaiti satellite channel Al-Shahed host: “Is the Fatah Movement’s resistance continuing?”

Jibril Rajoub: “The clash with the occupation has been continuing for 100 years already, and the clash is [our] connection [with the occupation] and the strategic choice. At this stage, we are saying popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror)-”

Host: “Is Fatah’s armed resistance continuing or are the talks with the Israeli side putting an end to this matter?”

Jibril Rajoub: “Popular resistance is our choice at this stage. In our national dialogue [with Hamas it was determined that] a general change of the clash with the occupation is conditional on the developments on the ground."

Jibril Rajoub also serves as Head of the PLO Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).

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