Fatah quotes Arafat: “We fight when we want to fight, according to a Palestinian decision, not external instructions”
The Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch posted a video and text on its Telegram channel showing former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat giving a speech in the Gaza Strip at an unknown date:
PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat: “Yes… we fight when we want to fight, according to a Palestinian decision, and not according to external instructions. Whoever wants it wants it, whoever rejects it rejects it, and whoever doesn’t like it – let them go drink from the sea.”
[Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch, Telegram channel, Aug. 14, 2023]
Posted text on Telegram channel: “‘When we want to fight we fight, according to a Palestinian decision’
- Leader and symbol [former PLO Chairman and PA President] Yasser Arafat”
Yasser Arafat – Founder of Fatah and former chairman of the PLO and PA. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s Arafat was behind numerous terror attacks against Israelis. Although he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East" after signing the Oslo Accords peace agreement, Arafat launched a 5-year terror campaign - the second Intifada (2000-2005) – in which more than 1,000 Israelis were murdered. Arafat died of an illness in 2004.