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“The enemy” Israel cannot be trusted in armistice agreements, says PA, citing falsified example of Israeli "attacks"

Excerpt of a column by Fathi Al-Bis, regular columnist for the official PA daily


Headline: “The lesson of Al-Samu' battle”





“At 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 13, 1966, a convoy of Israeli tanks crossed the 1948 (sic., 1949) armistice line together with 400 soldiers and squadrons of modern planes to take revenge on a small and peaceful village – Al-Samu’ – on the pretext that self-sacrificing fighters came out from it for operations (i.e., terror attacks) in the depth of the Israeli entity (the counter-terror operation was a response to Fatah terrorists from the village murdering 3 Israeli soldiers in a land mine attack in Israel two days earlier -Ed.). There were no weapons nor armed people in the village, and the Jordanian army that set out to fight the attackers defended it…


The lessons from Al-Samu’ battle are numerous, and the most important of them is that we must not rely on any armistice agreements with the occupation army, whether long-term or short-term, nor on promises of aid and defense from joint Arab forces or the like.If we become one arm [Jordan and Palestine], this will ensure the defeat of the enemy. Jordan and Palestine will always remain a target for the enemy, and only their unity in the struggle against the Zionist plans will ensure the protection of their land, their skies, and their future.

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