UN resolution allows Palestinians to engage in “armed struggle,” lies Fatah official
Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki: “All the forms of struggle complement each other according to UN Resolution 3236, which says that the Palestinian people may use all forms of struggle, including armed struggle.”
UN Resolution 3236 - PA leaders and officials have legitimized Palestinian violence by quoting UN resolution 3236 which "recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to regain its rights by all means." The PA interprets "all means" as including violence against civilians, but has chosen to ignore the continuation of the resolution which states that the use of "all means" should be "in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations..." The UN Charter prohibits targeting civilians, even in war. Chapter 1, Article 1, opens by saying that "international disputes" should be resolved "by peaceful means."