PLO official threatens Israel with a new intifada in response to alleged "crimes of colonialism and the Zionist project"
Headline: “Tamimi warns against the consequences of escalating the occupation’s attacks in Jerusalem”
“PLO Executive Committee member and Head of the [PLO] Department of Human Rights and Civil Society Ahmed Tamimi warned against the consequences of the escalation of the occupation forces’ attacks in occupied Jerusalem.
In a statement yesterday [April 18, 2021], Tamimi said that the attacks against worshippers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque again and again since the start of the [Muslim fasting] month of Ramadan ‘severely harm freedom of worship and the sanctity of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.’
He said: ‘The Jerusalem residents in particular and the Palestinians in general, and foremost among them the Palestinian leadership, will not continue to stay silent over what is happening in occupied Jerusalem and at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. This brings to mind the desecration of the Jerusalem Noble Sanctuary (i.e., the Temple Mount) by [then Israeli opposition leader
Ariel] Sharon in 2000 (i.e., he visited the Temple Mount) and the provoking of the Palestinians, which led to the outbreak of the [second] Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005, more than 1,100 Israelis murdered).’
Tamimi added: ‘The lessons of history have proven that there is no power that is capable of subduing the Palestinians and harming their honor and their holy sites, and that they will not be the only ones to pay the price. The international community must do that which is required of it if it cares about security and stability in the region.’ …
He also noted: ‘Our people, which has been struggling for 100 years to achieve its rights, stood against the strongest colonialist power in the world – Britain at the beginning of the 20th century. This is how the Al-Buraq Rebellion (i.e., 1929 Hebron Massacre and accompanying riots), the 1936 strike (i.e., the Arab Revolt), and [the rest] of the revolts and intifadas that broke out later on against the crimes of colonialism and the Zionist project broke out. [Our people] is still capable of doing a lot if the international community and the UN institutions will not get their act together before it is too late.’”