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Fatah official Tirawi: “Fatah has not cast aside the rifle”

"Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi said… in a speech which he delivered [at a gathering, 'Welcoming the new students and renewing the oath of loyalty to President Mahmoud Abbas – gathering [in support] of the state no. 194', at Al-Quds Open University in Hebron] on behalf of the Fatah Central Committee, [member Tawfiq] Tirawi opposed what he described as the common policy on Palestine TV, and said, 'Whoever forbids calling the Israeli enemy an enemy is [acting] contrary to the national consciousness and to the principles of occupied nations, and must leave.'… He noted that he opposed the release of the Israeli captive Shalit until all the prisoners in the occupation's prisons have been released. He emphasized that Fatah has not cast aside the rifle, for since the beginning of its activity it has been the leader of the Palestinian national enterprise, and will remain as such."